As Executive Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Louisville, KY for twelve years, I prepared the daily schedule, booked travel, handled payroll, responded to customer requests by phone and mail, worked with internal and external customers and acted as liaison with Boards and Commissions.
As Office Specialist II for the Town of Ponce Inlet, FL I worked at the front desk in the Planning and Zoning Department and answered customer questions, compiled annual budget for department directors review, acted as Board Secretary for the Historic and Parks, Recreation and Tree Advisory Boards, worked on Special Projects and was the staff member assigned to prepare the 2010 Census data for the Town.
The Town Manager of Ponce Inlet assigned me the task of locating a site for a Dog Park and managing the project to completion. With community input and hard work from the Public Works staff, the Happy Tails Dog Park opened in less than a year to rave community reviews.
As Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Louisville, KY I worked to develop Industry Networks with the head of the Office for Economic Development, a program that is still working today for the City.
At the One Stop Career Center in Louisville, KY I suggested that a Ten-Key training program would assist both job seekers and a large area employer. I took the idea to a National Bank in the community and worked with their call-center staff to develop a training program. This project received the highest award in Economic Development for the City.
As the Mayor's gatekeeper I was in charge of his appointments and daily life. I made sure he had time for family, his own health, and community activities while he was Mayor and then County Judge Executive (Mayor) of Jefferson County, KY. I worked with Campaign staff when he ran for Governor and then US Senate.
Spent two years of Undergraduate study at Michigan State.
Transferred to UK and spent three years studying Russian before accepting a position in New York City.
Worked toward a Bachelor's Degree while working for the City of Louisville.
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