Results-oriented leader with over 4 years of experience in project management, renewable energy development and economic development initiatives. Versatile professional with proven success in economic development strategies, business management, customer targeting, business model development, and market research. Adept at coordinating with international stakeholders from small local economic development initiatives, to large scale multi-billion dollar renewable energy and economic development projects. Driven to blend innovative economic development, entrepreneurial, and intrapreneurial experience into actionable intelligence for multiple stakeholders and clients.
Project Management Customer Targeting Business Development Marketing & Advertising Team Building and Leadership Strategic Partnership Building Small Business Management Six Sigma Process Analysis Market Research Green Energy Deployments Community Outreach & Public Relations Work Force Development Economic Research Stakeholder Management Vocational School Curriculum Planning Business Model Development
Economic Development Consultant03/2016
to 08/2016 Dominovas Energy Corporation – Johannesburg,
Implemented economic country analysis for strategic targeting of renewable energy and infrastructure development deployments in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central America, based on discussions with targeted ministries of energy and engagement with the African Development Bank and World Bank.
Researched renewable energy markets and provided in-depth economic reports dissections for executive management, to affectively highlight opportunities for renewable energy deployments and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America.
Supervised breakdowns of the United States Trade Development Agency feasibility study guidelines, to effectively structure the strategic approach to receive feasibly study funding for renewable energy deployments in Angola, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Guatemala.
Lead Business development Initiatives with the African Development Bank, United States Trade Development Agency, The Power Africa Initiative, and The World Bank, on obtaining criteria for structuring and developing renewable energy projects and their accompanying financing structures.
Strengthened company's business by leading implementation of microeconomic research in multiple communities in Cote d'Ivoire.
to 03/2016 The Principle Partnering Group – Houston,
Coordinated with global partners: AECOM,
ARUP Construction, Arizona State University, and Alamo College, for economic
and infrastructure development projects worth over $1.7 billion dollars
commissioned by the President of Cote d'Ivoire Alassane Quattara and Senior
Minister Moussa Dosso.
Consistently supported AECOM executive leadership with
engagement between global partners and senior government officials associated
with renewable energy feasibility studies.
Successfully defined and implemented
project goals and success criteria with project teams to collate information on
the project backgrounds, local economic development guidelines, the vision for
the scheme, and the target returns for infrastructure projects In Cote d
Spearheaded economic research and
business development strategies on the West African market areas, to gather
initial data on demographics, key real estate drivers, and strategic planning
issues that the government of Cote d'Ivoire considered critical for
Identified four industries for
workforce development deployments with expansion plans resulting in over 750
new jobs created over a 3 year period.
Pioneered and proliferated online
project management software systems with global partners to actively manage and
support four project teams based in Cote d'Ivoire and the United States.
Analyzed existing regional economic
structures relative to business attraction and expansion. Reviewed and deployed
modern techniques for business and entrepreneur attraction in the West African
Lead Business Development Officer05/2012
to Current The World Youth Foundation – Houston,
Lead diverse projects teams consisting of community leaders, citizens, and government officials to effectively deliver economic and community development strategies to youth ages 6-24 years of age.
Coordinated with local partners Microsoft, NASA, HEB, Houston Astros, Houston Texas, and Raytheon, for strategies to promote the World Youth Foundations Youth Innovative Incubator STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiative program targeting inner city youth.
Created a pipeline for youth of all socio-economic backgrounds, to learn about career opportunities at multiple employers and nonprofits in the Houston metro area.
Lead community leaders in business model and value proposition development to affectively deliver quantifiable results to our community leaders, corporate partners, and youth engaged in our programs STEM initiative efforts.
Collaborated with Microsoft to deliver their YouthSpark camp to over 1000 youth in the Houston metro area.
Microsoft's YouthSpark Camp consisted of opportunities to learn how to code, create games and apps, and have the ability for our youth to present innovative business ideas.
Formalized high level partnerships with governments in Haiti and Sub-Saharan Africa, to establish mission trips where Houston based businesses have the opportunity to expand their to product and or services offerings in international markets, primarily in renewable energy offerings.
MBA: Economic Development and EntrepreneurshipDecember 2016University of Houston Victoria-
Bachelor of Science: Business ManagementMay 2013North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University-
NCBusiness Management 3.25
Toast Masters Houston Young Professionals World Youth Foundation Officer (4 years' experience with nonprofit STEM and fundraising initiatives for youth in Houston, Texas.) Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals Houston Economics Club