As a proud parent of 2 great kids, my interests primarily revolve around my family's activities. When I am not at work, I can be found most evenings at either a basketball game, volleyball game, football game, softball game, music concert, recital, or scholastic bowl event. On the few occasions I have time to pursue my own interests, I enjoy playing golf, where I have been my club's champion on 4 of the last 10 years.
To use the skills and knowledge acquired during my 27 years of retail management, to teach future generations of business students and professionals
Like many adults, I have returned to college mid-life to gain the additional education and skills needed in todays changing job market. I have been a salaried retail manager and district trainer with both small independants and corporate giants for 27 years. I was also in the insurance industry as a licensed financial representative for about a year. Along with the work experience, I have held 3 state licenses in the past 5 years as well. It is now my goal to use that real world experience combined with the education of an MBA degree to teach future generations of students and business professionals at the college level.
Apr 2007 - Present
As the manager of a CVS / Pharmacy, my duties include human resource management, merchandise management, facilities management, cash office management, and all other duties associated with the day to day operations of the business
2006 - 2007
Licensed Financial Representative
licensed with the state of Illinois for the sale of life insurance products, disability products, long term care products and group benefit plans.
Apr 1996 - Aug 2006
Specialty Division Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Perishable Manager
During my 10+ years with Wal-Mart, I held 5 different salaried positions and managed 5 different divisions for the company. I also served in the capacity of a district trainer for perishable managers, assisting with the grand opening of 12 different supercenters in the midwest.
2007 - 2009
Western Governors University
Along with completing my Masters degree in Business Administration, I have also passed the CMBA professional certification exam as part of the degree curriculum. The degree covered the domains of microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, business ethics, strategic management, business law, and human resource management.
Aug 1981 - Jul 2008
associates in arts
Was in the marketing / mid management program right out of high school in 1981. I completed 65 credit hours but was short a few specific classes to graduate at that time. Upon returning to school in 2007 to obtain my bachelors degree, I took the classes needed to fulfill both programs at the same time, thus completing my associate requirements as my bachelor degree requirements were completing.
2007 - 2008
Eastern Illinois University
After a 25 year absence from college, I returned in the spring of 2007 and completed my bachelor degree through the Eastern Illinois Univesity Lumpkin School of Business for continuing education students. I was a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society for continuing education students. I was also on the Provost List honoring straight A academics.