(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Resume for Metropolitan Council District 12 Seat

Results-oriented disaster recovery and general construction executive with demonstrated record of accomplishment in streamlining operations, increasing profits and maximizing market penetration. Decisive leader promoting operational improvements, market expansion, legal knowledge and positive corporate culture as keys to success. Forward-thinking senior executive with proven record of accomplishment in multiple licensed construction classifications during an approximate 15-year career. Driven and ambitious change manager dedicated to continuous business improvement focused on enhancing revenue and streamlining business operations. Focused on profit maximization through multifaceted business approaches including, but not limited to, multi-state/U.S. territory disaster recovery, building construction, construction building and law, electrical work, highway, street and bridge construction, municipal and public works construction.

  • Consulting
  • Program oversight
  • Business analysis
  • Contract Management
  • Project management
  • Business planning
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Financial management
  • Business Administration
  • Staff management
  • Budgeting
  • Business development
  • Strategic planning
  • Operations management
  • Financial administration
  • Negotiation
  • Commercial construction
  • Proficiency at reading blueprints
  • Commercial site supervision
  • Complaint resolution
  • Supervisory experience
  • Effective at multi-tasking
  • Good communication skills
  • Troubleshooting expert
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Safety knowledge
  • Safety procedures knowledge
  • Start to finish home construction
  • Commercial structures
  • Strong initiative
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Project management skills
  • Employee performance reviews
  • Customer relationship building
  • Budget administration
  • Self-motivated
Southern University Law Center Baton Rouge, LA, Expected in J.D. : Juris Doctorate Degree - GPA :
Southern University And A & M College Baton Rouge, LA Expected in Bachelor of Science : Accounting - GPA :
Certifications & Active Licenses

Active Licenses with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (La. License Number 43670):

-Building Construction
-Business and Law
-Electrical Work Construction
-Highway, Street and Bridge Construction
-Municipal and Public Works Construction

Work History
Aecom - Disaster Recovery Specialist
Las Vegas, NV, 08/2016 - Current
  • Built and strengthened relationships with area governments, departments and agencies to manage effective planning and implementation of emergency response strategies.
  • Supported care objectives by devising and implementing effective structures to track performance and assess compliance with specifications.
  • Conducted research on emerging trends within industry and capitalized on finds to develop new products, services and strategies.
  • Worked with governing board to turn mandates into real-world policies and advance program objectives.
  • Conferred with representatives of local governments to assess and meet community needs.
  • Optimized operational systems to maintain effective budgets and accurate documentation for permanent records.
  • Developed and deepened partnerships with related organizations to enhance success by eliminating duplication.
  • Collaborated with the appropriate FEMA, HUD and/or government representative on operational support tasks to model importance of group goals.
  • Evaluated quality problems and performed intensive investigation to identify and resolve issues.
  • Created and managed knowledge base to offer staff and customers immediate informational access to products, services and organization.
  • Established logistics policy including mode, carrier and supplier agreements that benefited overall business.
  • Conducted office management and emergency preparedness orientation to provide special skills and test specific emergency plan components.
  • Conducted field visits and met corporate customers for business development.
  • Developed and executed plans to monitor standard process adherence.
  • Developed standard operating procedures and document workflow for current and future process steps.
  • Collaborated with materials purchasing specialist to meet production requirements and quality standards.
  • Offered data-driven recommendations aligned with overall company strategies and prioritized process improvement initiatives.
  • Managed high-value existing and new business partnerships to deliver on objectives and maximize corporate revenue, support and awareness.
  • Collaborated with team to define business requirements for organizational processes, achieve productivity standards and adhere to accuracy standards.
  • Coordinated with FEMA, HUD and/or government representative team in developing project plans for prioritized initiatives.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated agreements between parties in order to reach win-win solutions to disagreements and clarify misunderstandings.
  • Analyzed current business plan, identified inefficiencies in existing processes, and tracked performance following implementation of improvements.
  • Conducted training and change management processes to improve operations.
  • Followed quality standards and procedures to minimize errors and maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Worked with FEMA, HUD and/or government representative to resolve real time problems, improve operations and provide exceptional customer service.
  • Operated with high integrity, built trust, and earned sustained credibility with internal and external clientele.
  • Welcomed visitors to office, communicated arrival to team and managed visit expectations.
  • Partnered with cross-functional teams to conduct thorough discovery and due diligence on existing processes.
  • Identified and resolved process issues to encourage smoother procedures, more efficient workflow and overall business growth.
  • Improved quality processes for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Researched competitive solutions and maintained competitive market comparisons and evaluations.
  • Inspected inbound and outbound products for compliance with established industry standards, company policies and procedures.
  • Developed and executed go-to-market plans and facilitated internal organizational readiness.
  • Investigated and resolved customer complaints to foster satisfaction.
  • Engaged client executives to assess strategic business needs and challenges and translate business strategy into human capital opportunities with business impact.
  • Adhered to established policies, procedures and compliance for satisfactory audit rating.
  • Provided observations, took measurements and performed tests at various stages according to quality control plan.
  • Updated quality control standards, methods and procedures to meet compliance requirements.
  • Determined and recommended methods to address improvement opportunities.
  • Established and maintained productive working relationships with staff to resolve operational difficulties and to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to customer service provision.
  • Equipped and organized facility to comply with company strategy for online and offline quality controls.
Aegion Corp - General Contractor
TX, State, 05/2005 - Current
  • Performed weekly inspections of job sites to verify staff and subcontractor observance of important safety protocols.
  • Improved operations and boosted profits by streamlining procedures, controlling waste and bringing in new clients.
  • Monitored customer industry trends to determine best approaches and solutions.
  • Handled all scheduling of subcontractors to ensure that projects would be completed within required timeframes.
  • Maintained optimal cost controls by making affordable supplier purchases and negotiating lower prices.
  • Managed talented teams of electricians, carpenters, plumbers and other craftsmen on commercial and residential projects.
  • Maximized cost savings by assessing subcontractor bids before completing contract agreements.
  • Reduced costs by approximately 15% by carefully managing resources.
  • Reviewed contractor invoices, approving payments on acceptable work.
  • Implemented systems to improve process efficiency and reduce project duration.
  • Determined project schedule, including sequencing all construction activities for optimal efficiency.
  • Scheduled utility service providers according to project timelines.
  • Monitored supply levels and identified cost-effective materials to reduce project expenses.
  • Oversaw entire building turnover process, enhancing communication between all construction management to facilitate smooth completion.
  • Improved process efficiency and workflow by implementing productivity initiatives and proactively identifying and resolving problems.
  • Guided and directed third-party inspectors through project construction, commissioning and closeout.
  • Reduced process downtime by restructuring ongoing projects, ensuring quality and compliance.
  • Performed regular job site observations to provide direction for general contractor personnel and subcontractor laborers.
  • Kept sites compliant with OSHA, federal, state and local regulations to prevent unnecessary delays.
  • Reported to vice president of production on conformance with contract schedule and budgetary constraints.
  • Assisted vice president of production in review, approval and archiving of all closeout documents.
  • Conducted routine quality audits to verify progression against specifications and initiated corrective actions to remedy concerns.
  • Avoided construction delays by efficiently following through with all site inspections.
  • Monitored subcontractor operations and applied effective time, resource and money management strategies to delivery under-budget project completion.
  • Led weekly production and operations contractor meetings, facilitating stronger communication and helping to resolve critical issues.
Lumen Technologies - Attorney
Englewood, CO, 10/2000 - 11/2004
  • Advocated for clients before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light.
  • Provided legal advice to variety of businesses involved in various types of litigation.
  • Interviewed and selected jurors to verify competency and lack of biases, presenting challenges for cause to dismiss unfit candidates.
  • Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Questioned and cross-examined witnesses throughout course of trials.
  • Formulated trial techniques specifically pertaining to each case.
  • Tracked and researched developing precedent and legislation in Louisiana law to maintain expertise and best advise and advocate for clients.
  • Interviewed witnesses and gathered public record research relevant to each case.
  • Apprised clients of potential risks and costs associated with each course of action.
  • Minimized risk exposure through careful advice on business operations and strategic plans.
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Drafted legal briefs and opinions for all clients.
  • Attended hearings as representative of firm and it's clients.
  • Researched, wrote and filed all motions, writs and briefs for each case.
  • Managed high-volume caseload in most populous and demanding circuit.
  • Wrote memoranda and reviewed legal briefs.
  • Addressed employee concerns regarding demotion and termination.
  • Proposed requests for admission and requests for production of documents.
  • Developed strategies to resolve cases in client's best interest.
  • Interviewed and selected jurors to ensure competency and lack of biases.
  • Drafted motions, petitions and waivers.
  • Maintained records of client and vendor contracts.
  • Explained available courses of action and possible repercussions of cases to clients.
  • Worked with management and staff to resolve pre-litigation disputes.
  • Drafted statements of cases and witness lists.
  • Researched and wrote contracts, agreements and proposals.
  • Managed all trial preparation for case litigation.
  • Presented key evidence and exhibits during civil trials.
  • Inspection contractor and Tier 1 construction contractor performing Phase I and Phase II disaster recovery, repairs and rebuilding of homes damaged and/or destroyed by natural disasters in multi-states and U.S. Territories declared as major disaster areas.
  • Reporting - Responsible for electronic daily reporting on disaster recovery inspections, Shelter at Home progression, including homes repaired, homes being repaired, estimated time of future homes to repaired, downtime minutes, and any quality concerns to the appropriate governmental representative to be forwarded to the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (GOHSEP) pertaining to the 2016 flood event.
  • Reporting the same as the aforementioned to the Texas Governor's General Land Office pertaining to the damages sustained as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Reporting the same as the aforementioned to the Governor's office of Puerto Rico pertaining to the damages sustained as a result of Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
  • Reporting the same as the aforementioned to the Governor's office of the U.S. Virgin Islands pertaining to the damages sustained as a result of Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
  • 100% home inspection passage rate in the above-mentioned jurisdictions
Affiliations (Past and Present)

-Istrouma Kiwanis Club (Current and Founding Board Member)

-Frederick Douglas Newsmaker Luncheon Founding Member (Sponsored by the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish)

-Youth Football Coach and Mentor of the Redstick Titans Youth Organization

-Youth Baseball Coach of the Baton Rouge Bulls

-Youth Football Coach of the Baton Rouge Cowboys

-Youth Basketball and Tee Ball Coach at the Baranco YMCA

-Youth Indoor Soccer Coach at the A.C. Lewis YMCA

-Southern University Alumni Federation (Life Member)

-Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

-Friends of St. Francis Xavier Catholic School (Committee to Save the School From Proposed Closure)

-Former Lecturer and Usher at St. Jude Catholic Church

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  • Southern University And A & M College

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