About My Business:
Senior Multi-Lingual Business Executive successful at providing effective corporate training, fund-raising/grant proposal writing and program/project management for for-profit, NGOs, and non-profit organizations. A proven leader in identifying and overseeing processes to ensure quality and proper evaluation. Strong business acumen with the ability to execute a wide range of sales, marketing, and communication strategies designed to establish market presence and increase awareness to raise revenues and profitability. A proven performer who moves easily from vision and goal setting to implementation and follow through. An experienced professional who excels at disseminating otherwise complex concepts into usable and translatable information to targeted populations.
Key strengths include:
*Channel, Program and Project Management
*Strategic Alliances, Partnerships, Outreach
* Grant Proposal Writing and Research
*Training, Quality, Audit & Evaluation Expertise
EDUIT, Inc. 2007 to Present
Vice President of Strategic Development Central Region, India, and Japan
Lead global project management, marketing and fund development activities for this ground breaking grassroots educational non-profit organization. Primary challenge is to coordinate the activities of regional Vice Presidents both domestic and international. Additional duties include outlining public policy and identifying crucial strategic alliances/partnerships and grant proposal writing/evaluation both domestically and internationally (India and Japan). This position reports directly to Founder and CEO.
§ Trains up to 85 people comprising of direct reports, managers and executive level on grant writing, state and federal regulations, public policy, grass roots operations, diversity, and team building. Created curriculum and evaluation methods for training programs to include International Programs
§ Authors and oversees the development, review and updating of various corporate and training/educational documents to include confidentiality agreements, training manuals and team procedures manual.
§ Spearheads program/project development and management to include grant proposal writing, grant review, evaluation, and reporting.
§ Manages staff of 8 domestic and international Vice Presidents. Responsible for key strategic alliance building in Midwest region of United States, India and Japan.
§ Creates creative approaches to fund-raising.
§ Responsible for local, state, regional and international media relations.
§ In conjunction with Founder and CEO, analyzes and oversees a variety of quality assurance measures for company to ensure goals are being met but also makes recommendations for improvements where needed.
M1 International Corporation 1993 to Present
Responsible for program management, grant proposal writing, research, administration, review, and evaluation. Seasoned professional that provides all strategic and organizational planning models for the company. This position is responsible for facilitation and mediation, comprehensive understanding of rules and regulations of processes that governs for profit and nonprofit entities to include state and federal programs. This position reports directly to board of directors.
§ Responsible for the development of sound evaluation methodology including the collection of data and reporting of data to appropriate sources.
§ Responsible for all grant proposal writing efforts for client individuals. NGOs, profit/non-profit programs and foundations both domestic and international.
§ Builds beneficial business relationships/strategic alliances by meeting with key community officials to determine similar interests and goals.
§ Experience with USAID, Title V, IDIQ contracts administration, state housing, student loans, alternative fuels, healthcare, economic forecasting/growth and more.
State of Michigan 2002 to 2008
Allocated misdirected funds to proper trust and borrower accounts for this $500 million provider of student loans to post secondary students. Responsibilities included income statements and balance sheets, special allowance, interest revenue testing, electronic funds transfers and ach debits, budget analysis, financial reporting, collection, dissemination and reporting of various types of data via reporting (excel spreadsheets and other methods), state government contracting (full project cycle), software development and testing, problem resolution and technical writing. Report directly to Deputy Director of Bureau.
§ Responded to customer inquiries, requests and concerns. Provided first line support and technical support for co-workers not customers for state-based systems.
§ Participated in cross-functional teams, comfortable collaborating and working with management at all levels.
§ Introduced various new measures as a means of cost reduction for division.
§ Technical writing and state government contracting (full project cycle).
§ Responsible for daily accounting and project management functions with special projects assigned by Deputy Director.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School 1999 to 2002
Responsible for various operational/research/evaluation needs of one of the largest private law schools in the United States. Primary challenge was to focus on the education of faculty, students and visitors to improve their understanding of the use of the library and legal databases. Created, prepared and distributed promotional materials to include newsletters, press releases, reports, articles and other means of communication to educate and evaluate staff, internal and external customers. Created various evaluation documents to review the effectiveness and efficiency of programs. Report directly to Senior Specialist.
§ Member of special team recruited to improve effectiveness of campus programs.
§ Managed staff of 4 student workers to include time off requests, problem resolution, and duty delegation.
§ Performed extensive research required for staff and others as requested on various topics such as law, business and finance. Curriculum and instructional design for various training programs.
§ Collection, dissemination and reporting of various types of data to various sources via spreadsheets and other methods.
§ Arabic (entry level), Japanese (entry level) and Spanish (fluent) speaking.
University of Phoenix, Pending grad Thomas M. Cooley Law School, MI, 99-01
Masters of Public Administration/Evaluation Completed 2 years
Davenport University, MI, 99-01 Fisk University, TN, 92-96
BS – Business Administration, Certificate, Paralegal Studies BA, Political Science/Psychology