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Mid-America Consulting Group, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio 1990 to 1995 • Managed the NASA Lewis Visitor Center contract, which included the day-to-day operations of the Visitor Center and various educational (tours, teacher resource center) and outreach programs (exhibits, publications, speakers' bureau and special projects). • Developed public relations programs to increase visibility of NASA Lewis Research Center in the local communities and the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. • Managed the performance of the VC team that resulted in official recognition by NASA Lewis Research Center for two years (1993-1994) as an “Outstanding Minority Contractor.” • Planned and managed the process to solicit subcontractors, prepared service specifications, proposals, and selected and negotiated subcontracts. • Managed the work of subcontractors in areas of: transportation of exhibits, research reports and surveys, exhibit construction and fabrication e.g. Mobile Aeronautics Education Laboratory (MAEL) and video production.
Conducted a financial feasibility study for the Philadelphia municipal and common pleas court. • Conducted financial analysis of the State of Ohio's Bureau of Worker Compensation temporary total claims life cycle from date to injury to date of final payment. • Assisted BP Oil Company in identifying opportunities for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of BP Oil's Retail Marketing Information Systems.
AT&T Communications, Cleveland, Ohio, 1983 to 1988 Manager, Exchange Carrier Cost Analysis • Member of the Central Region interdepartmental strategic team (comprised of 10 states) that had an indirect impact on $4.3 billion in access charges. • Analyzed Bell operating companies' regulatory filings for compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling and assessed impact of deviations. In 1987, received special merit award for outstanding performance. Supervisor, Separations Information System (SIS) • Supervised AT&T cost separations for 3 states, totaling $90 million in expenses, taxes and earning in investments. • Developed tax, revenue and expense studies applicable to state and interstate rate making requirements. • Prepared training material and provided instruction to staff for operation of computer software programs. • Managed, trained and developed support staff in technical work, computer systems and daily administrative duties. Scholarly Contributions
Paragon TEC has emerged as a nationally recognized, innovative firm with a proven record spanning over two decades; integrating business solutions, technology, education, and communications in a variety of services that enable organizational transformation and success.
Paragon has 18+ years of experience as a NASA prime contractor with nine NASA prime contracts managed since 2002 as large as $55 Million and totaling over $200 Million.
Before founding Paragon, Gail gained over a decade of Fortune 100 (AT&T) commercial best practices experience in financial services with responsibility for closing the books for a 10-state area. This has resulted in vast business acumen that encompasses the areas of management, strategic planning, systems, subject matter training, PR, financial analysis, and IT applications.
Accomplished business owner of a consulting company that provides training, educational outreach and consulting services to both public and private sectors nationwide. • Served over 200,000 students, parents, and teachers at various fixed sites and outreach locations across the United States. • Active and ardent advocate of innovative programming designed to increase participation and retention of youth who are underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). • Published author; developed and established the first SEMAA (Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy) Parent Café. NASA and other Youth Organizations nationwide have adopted the SEMAA Parent Café Coordinator's Handbook
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