R&D Expense Analyst—Network Systems (NS), CFO Division Prepared monthly results book for distribution to Lucent Network Solutions Regional CFO’s, Division and District Managers and Operations Support Team. Analyzed and reported monthly R&D expense results and prepared presentations for Lucent CFO’s. Interfaced with Financial Sub-Ledger (WINSFINS) for the creation of Ad-hoc reports. Training middot; Leadership Fort Bragg- Leadership Development program middot; Leadership Scotland – Leadership Development program middot; North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (NC REAL) Institute ndash; Facilitator training. middot; Leadership Richmond – Leadership Development program NC Community College Certified Small Business Center Director- Level 2 USDA 1890 Rural Entrepreneurial Program Outreach Workshop: Focus – Business plan development, developing marketing concepts/expanding your market, using the internet to sell products and packaging you business loan middot; Tuskegee University Economic Development Summit: Focus –innovative approaches to entrepreneurship development, and benchmarking economic development program middot; WPA Financial and Accounting management: Focus – Financial analysis, general and cost accounting middot; WPA Leadership Seminar: Focus – developing leadership skills, team building skills middot; Consultant/Client Engagements: Focus – managing client engagements and relationships middot; Not-for-profit Management: Focus – managing and working in WPA not-for-profit division middot; Non-profit Program Development: Focus – managing and directing non-profit programs
Small Business Center Director
Office Location: Bennettsville, SC
Resume Updated: June 2014
Programmatic Evaluation and Assessment
Information Systems Management
Grants Administration and Writing
Director Individual counseling to small businesses and start-ups.
Identify areas of training needed for small business managers, and develop and administer programs to meet those needs.
Establish contact with area small business resource organizations and the small business community.
Initiate and manage activities to assist in the development of Richmond and Scotland county small businesses.
Contact and work with area businesses and industries to determine needs and develop training needs and develop training programs to meet those needs.
Compile and submit reports, participate in planning meetings, recruit and train instructors, and maintain an up-to-date resource center.
Provide annual program planning outcomes and results for the Small Business Center, including projected budget expenditures.
Plans, promotes and conducts seminars and workshops.
Speaks to business groups, community groups and agencies on business and economic development topics.
Assist and/or teach clients how to complete key financial statements, loan packets, state and federal certifications & applications.
Analysis of financial statements, key performance indicators, business plan, budgets, and other planning documents.
Set-up and maintain business library.
North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (REAL) Conduct workshops and training to students and adults (Teachers, administrators, community organizers, etc.) on REAL curriculum; which includes but is not limited to, business financials, marketing, human resources, etc.
County Agent/Economic DeveloperSouth Carolina State University Research & Extension Office
Prepare financial statements, sales forecasting, income statements, revenue projections, & breakeven analysis Coordinate economic development assistance to entrepreneurs in the creation of new businesses, expansion of existing businesses and the development of business opportunity Plan and manage the economic development efforts and associated administrative support within the multi county area of the state Coordinate program and activities with state and federal agencies, commercial firms, lending institutions and community based organizations.
Assist in preparing and submitting loan packages, business plans and performance reports.
Plan and implement economic development activities in cooperation with other economic development organizations Plans, promotes and conducts seminars and workshops.
Speaks to business groups, community groups and agencies on business and economic development topics.
Senior ConsultantWilliam Preston & Associates
Plan and execute the implementation the First Steps strategic plan of four counties in preparation for their hiring permanent staff.
Manage all financial and cost reporting and analysis for three counties Create RFQ’s (Requests for Quotations), and coordinate the receipt and scoring of responses.
Manage contract negotiations of the selected vendors.
Develop and implement, in conjunction with multiple contractors, County Partnership Boards and State Office of First Steps, evaluation plans for each strategy implemented.
Manage interview process for Executive Directors and other permanent staff of individual County Partnerships.
Assist in the design and implementation, in conjunction with the county school district, County Partnership Boards and State Office of First steps, of Summer Readiness programs.
Organize and facilitate the awarding of mini-grants to Early Child Care providers within the county.
Develop a Program Evaluation Plan in conjunction with Wayne County (North Carolina) program coordinator for the county’s Direct Service Providers.
Assist in design of data collection tools used in program evaluation and monitoring.
Design evaluative survey.
Design and implement Pilot Study, with North Carolina Partnership for Children.
Design implementation plan for statewide evaluation of program services provided by North Carolina Smart Start Partnerships for Children.
Pee Dee Healthy Start Consortium Manager Interfaced and collaborated with local health and human service providers to develop strategies and programs designed to improve healthcare for pregnant women, parents, and children.
Planned and organized community and health education events throughout the six counties served in the Pee Dee region on topics selected by consumers.
Conducted local consumer group forums and meetings in efforts to develop multiple rural neighborhood-based consumer groups with the common goal of community and health education.
Linked consumer groups, male outreach groups and healthcare providers in the Pee Dee region to health education activities to collaborate to achieve the common goal of healthier birth outcomes in the region Assisted in the writing of Federal, State and local grants, and reviewed grant proposals.
Supervised Consortium program assistant and served on counties’ special committees and boards.
MIS/Data Manager Managed Pee Dee Healthy Start information systems and supervised Database Manager.
Interfaced with Agency consultants, assisting in Local Evaluation and continuing development of Healthy Start Evaluation Program Assessment System (HEPAS).
Collected, analyzed and reported program data tables for Federal reports and internal reports for program director and division managers.
Developed schedule of data entry for HEPAS, and interfaced with HEPAS in the creation of ad-hoc reports and queries.
Designed and conducted presentations at hospitals throughout the six counties served, including the development of Memorandum of Agreements with local hospitals.
Supervised and provided technical support for all staff and personnel.
Program Coordinator Acted as Chief Fiscal Officer.
Collected, analyzed, and synthesized program data tables to meet Federal reporting requirements as well as prepared internal evaluative reports for Program Director and Division Managers.
Developed Outreach, Recruitment, and Consortium performance measures, baselines, and data sources.
Worked closely with executive Director to manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of program strategies.
Managed tracking of service and resource utilization Directed all Federal reporting activities.
Strategic Business Partner—Government Solutions, CFO Division Partnered with Government Solution’s Business Development, Human Resources, CFO and Lucent Technical Group to provide financial support Executed financial forecasting, conducted run rate analysis, and conducted analysis and monthly reports to of CFO budget and expenses.
Interfaced with Lucent Financial Information Tracking (FITS) in the creation of ad-hoc reports and investigative reports.
Program Coordinator—Lucent Financial Leadership Development Program Designed and coordinated Leadership Development Program events and meetings, serving as assistant to the Program Director.
Recruited for Lucent Technologies and Lucent’s Financial Leadership Development Program.
Trained new team members in the Lucent Recruiter Certification Program.
Revenue Analyst—Business Communication Systems (BCS), CFO Division Prepared Business Unit’s (BU) large sales report, including an analysis of the two largest revenue generating sales channels by discounts, allowances and returns (DAR).
Analyzed DAR of total BU, prepared reports and monthly results communications, quarterly Lucent Operations Team (LOT) review presentations, and various presentations and reports for BCS’ Controller, Regional CFO’s, Division and District Managers, and Operations Support Team.
Forecasted monthly product sales and revenue by sales channel and tracked manual journal entries by sales channel and source.
Interfaced with Lucent’s Financial Information Tracking (FITS) and General Ledger System (BUGLE), including creation of queries and ad-hoc reports.
MS, Strategic Cost Accounting and Entrepreneurial FinanceBabson College － Babson ParkStrategic Cost Accounting and Entrepreneurial Finance
BA, Business Administration, FinanceClark Atlanta University － Atlanta, GAGPA: GPA: 3.99Business Administration, Finance GPA: 3.99
AB, Business AdministrationNortheastern Technical College － Cheraw, SC.GPA: GPA: 4.0Business Administration GPA: 4.0
Richmond Community College Small Business Center
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HONORS AND AWARDS middot; Leadership Scotland County middot; Leadership Richmond County middot; Bennettsville Zoning Board middot; Certified Small Business Director – Level 2 middot; Small Business Administration Award for Collaborative and Economic Development middot; 2011 NC Governor’s Entrepreneurship Summit: Moderator for “The Entrepreneurs of Local Food” session middot; Lucent Technologies Recruiter Certification middot; United States National Collegiate Award middot; Full Academic Scholarship, Clark Atlanta University middot; National Dean’s List and President’s List middot; Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honor Society) middot; Phi Theta Kappa (Academic Honor Society) middot; Talented Roster of Outstanding Minority Students middot; Who’s Who Among America’s Junior Colleges