Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary
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.
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Work History
02/2016 to 07/2016
Economic Development Consultant State Of Nebraska Plattsmouth, NE, South Africa
  • 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.

04/2012 to 02/2016
Project Manager Chickasaw Nation Industries Fort Knox, KY,
  • 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 'Ivoire.
  • 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 infrastructure development.
  • 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 regional market.

05/2012 to Present
Lead Business Development Officer The World Youth Foundation City, STATE,
  • 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.
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
Expected in December 2016
MBA: Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
University of Houston Victoria - Victoria, Texas

Expected in May 2013
Bachelor of Science: Business Management
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University - Greensboro, NC
Business 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

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School Attended

  • University of Houston Victoria
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

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  • Economic Development Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Lead Business Development Officer


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science

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