Skillful and dedicated Administrative Leader with extensive experience in leadership and in coordination, planning and support of daily operational and administrative functions in a confidential environment. Highly self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
Microsoft Office proficiency
Web Design and Maintenance
Articulate and well-spoken
Professional and mature
Strong problem solver
Administrative support specialist
Meticulous attention to detail
The Dow Chemical CompanyAdministrative Leader02/1987 to 02/2013
Served as administrative leader to Houston Operations Site Leader and the Houston Operations Maintenance Leader.
Performed general office duties such as managed calendars, created appointments, ordered supplies, made travel arrangements and prepared itineraries, prepared and submitted expense reports, on-boarded contract employees, coordinated catering for on-site lunch meetings, served on multiple committees and recorded minutes, paid invoices, monitored costs, reconciled asset registers, purchased furniture, served as the IS (Information Systems) focal point for conference rooms, arranged for temporary housing for leaders transferring to the site, etc.
Acted as the Houston Operations site focal point for all Deer Park customer visits which included planning and executing agendas, arranging site tours, scheduling meeting attendees, scheduling and preparing the meeting facility and preparing customer presentations.
Hosted and coordinated site visits, tours and dinners for top Dow leaders such as the CEO, CFO, Presidents, VPs, etc.
Planned and coordinated on-site and off-site events such as Global Leadership Team meetings, Houston Operations Leadership Team meetings, leadership workshops, dinners, site service award dinners, department team recognition lunches and dinners.
Planned and coordinated Environmental, Health & Safety employee milestone recognitions across 4 sites.
Acted as team leader to the Houston Operations Admin Network consisting of 30 Admins.
Spearheaded several cost-saving projects including the Deer Park Site Pager Reduction project which resulted in a $46,000 annual cost savings to the site.
Arranged and coordinated Admin training in Freeport to help integrate Rohm & Haas (a Dow acquired company) Admins into Dow admin policies and practices.
Acted as the Houston Operations Work Group Focal Point for all Information Systems changes and upgrades across four Dow sites. (i.e. laptops, copiers, fax machines, desk phones, etc.).
Performed administrative duties for the Houston Operations EOC (Emergency Operations Command) and served as a core team member which required reporting to the EOC when activated by the emergency manager.
Planned, set up and equipped a back-up Emergency Operations Command at the Dow La Porte site.
Served on the Emergency Operations Planning Committee.
Served on the Dow Deer Park SSOP (Site Security Operations Planning) Team to prepare a Site operation plan for a possible work outage of bargained-for employees.
Served on the off-site Dow Representative Team to negotiate a new Union contract for bargained-for employees.
Served as Community Relations Liaison for Dow La Porte site in surrounding community organizations and served on the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as the Dow representative (2007-2008) as well as managed the Community Relations budget, invoicing, community event participation and employee event participation (1997 - 2007)
Special Projects:Houston Operations Office Restructure (August - October, 2013) - Planned, coordinated and scheduled people and office moves across four Dow sites resulting in the move of 130 people. Remodel Project (2012) - Planned and coordinated office area remodel to create a kitchen/lunchroom area for the building employees. Web Creation Project (2012) - Created, launched and maintained Houston Operations Global Maintenance website along with the Dow Deer Park and the Dow La Porte websites. Remodel/Upgrade Project Planned and coordinated remodel-upgrade for two major conference rooms including the technical equipment for both conference rooms.
Certified Temporary Services (Contract to Phillips Petroleum)Administrative Assistant02/1985 to 02/1987
Fish Engineering, IncAssistant Field Office Manager02/1976 to 02/1984
Trained and supervised office personnel in payroll procedures.
Supervised over-all office functions (e.g. time reporting, new hires, promotions, employee record changes, terminations, etc.).
Coordinated weekly/bi-weekly reports for the home office and prepared weekly customer billing.
Prepared vendor accounts payable for two locations.
Buddy Schoelkopf IncInventory Control Assistant01/1973 to 01/1975
Education and Training
Graduate1971Hawkins High School, Hawkins, Texas
Administrative duties, budget management, Community Relations, expense reporting, office machines/upgrades, leadership, team leader, event planning and coordination, Microsoft Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel) payroll, data gathering and reporting, scheduling, travel arrangements-domestic and international, customer service, project management, web design and maintenance, accounts payable, billing, invoicing.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
*Small Business Owner (2000 - 2005): Co-owned two small businesses; 1) Ken's Lawn Service - professional lawn care and landscaping service and 2) Pearland Topsoil and Rock - landscape supply and zero-turn mower - retail shop
*Licensed Notary Public for the State of Texas (2001 - Present)
Activities and Honors
Deer Park Chamber Board Member (2007-2008)
Deer Park Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award (2002)