A highly motivated and entrepreneurial executive with twenty- five years experience in organizational management, development/ fundraising, program management and finance administration. Proven capability for leading, motivating and developing a staff of diverse backgrounds and expertise, across multiple operations. Outstanding consensus building with strong team leadership and project management expertise, utilizing data-driven analysis and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Executive Leadership Competencies P&L Management/ Improvement Budgeting/ Financial management Performance/ Process Improvement New Business Development Policy Development/ Analysis Strategic Planning/ Facilitation Advocacy/ Constituency Building Development/ Grants Management Program/ Brand Development Program Implementation Staff Management/ Training Organizational Development Track Record of Success Effectively managed operations and programs with close attention to budgets, timeframes, and program parameters. Experienced in formulating policies/ processes and strategic plans for future growth. Identify and capitalize on new growth opportunities through industry analysis and program development expertise. Develop and implement strategies that increase brand awareness and program/ operational effectiveness. Develop internal control/ processes to ensure accountability and transparency. Expert in developing partnerships/ relationships to further enhance brand awareness maximizing new client engagement. Consistent knack for being able to identify, recruit, and hire exceptional staffs, and for establishing highly productive and team-oriented work environments.
January 2013 to Current
Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas CityShawnee, KSExecutive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Provide general oversight of all museum activities reporting directly to the president of the board of directors, manage the day-to-day operations, and ensure a smooth functioning, efficient organization.
Oversee budgetary and fiscal management for the organizations annual budget.
Assure program quality and organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation.
Responsible for interaction and collaboration with diverse corporate and foundation donors, sponsors, membership, media, community groups, volunteers, board members and nonprofit partners.
Identified and corrected functional and financial inefficiencies resulting in cost savings and improved customer service stabilizing an extremely weak financial position.
January 2008 to January 2012
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United StatesKansas City, MissouriExecutive Director
Provided oversight and management of all administrative and financial functions of the foundation,reporting directly to the president of the board of directors.
Provided budgetary and fiscal management for the organizations annual $6 million budget, managing all accounting functions for operating and capital campaign activities, including: supervision of staff performing fundraising, program administration, gift processing and grant management.
Prepared monthly and quarterly reporting to the board of directors.
Managed all fiscal reporting, contract reviews, and agreement renewals with charitable watchdog agencies, private foundations, and corporations to ensure accuracy and compliance with funding guidelines.
Worked closely with board treasurer on multiple projects, forecasting, audits, IRS form 990 preparation, and fiscal plans for programs, projects and fundraising campaigns.
Initiated and managed the redesign and upgrade of the foundations gift processing system( Blackbaud Raiser's Edge) and fiscalpolicies and procedures.
Key Achievements: Created and implemented an innovative award-winning fundraising campaign," Return the Favor", generating $1.
6 million in corporate support in less than two years.
Created special relationships with the NFL and NASCAR to further enhance the branding of the VFW.
Revenue growth increased 89% during fiscal years 2010 through 2012.
January 2000 to January 2008
Veterans of Foreign WarsSacramento, CaliforniaChief Administrative Officer/ Chief Financial Officer
Reported directly to the president of the board of directors and managed all committees, employees and volunteers.
Directed the daily administrative matters of the organization( 100, 000+ members and 475 local chapters), including training, conventions & meetings, coordination of special guests and speakers, PR and communications.
Provided budgetary and fiscal management for the organizations $1.6 million budget, including headquarters building leasing operations, seperate 501c3 foundation and political actioncommittee.
Key Achievements: Revenue growth increased by over 40% between 2000 and 2008.
Negotiated and purchased a 32, 000 sq ft Headquarters building in downtown Sacramento.
Increased the organizational assets from $2.
4 million to over $5.
Department of California
Rockhurst University Kansas City, MissouriMBA
University of San Francisco San Francisco, CaliforniaBachelor of Public Administration
United States Army (3 Years- Specialist 4th Class/ E-4)