Program Manager seeking a position with a community planning agency to utilize my experience in governmental
relations and grant management to lead and assist regional planning and economic development. Highly experienced working with local government, Program Management state and federal agencies Grant writing experience Regulatory Policy Development Computer and office equipment proficient Staff leader
Strength in financial planning
Strength in financial planning
Chairman of the Board of Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce in 2005, serving on the Board for 3 years Completed the Georgia Academy for Economic Development Leadership Program in 2004 Served as Chairman of the Chattooga County Leadership Steering Committee in 2002 after completing the leadership program in 2001 Through the local Chamber worked with stakeholders to build infrastructure needed to attract industry Strong understanding of need of diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with businesses and expansion Knowledge of government organizations needed to accomplish economic development Worked with Georgia Tech on BRIDGE Project on a study in identifying areas of the Region underdeveloped in broadband.
APPALACHIAN VALLEY FIBER NETWORK, LLCSummerville, GAGrant Manager01/2010 to Current
Managed $21 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for broadband expansion in underserved areas of NW Georgia and Alabama Developed grant administration policies and procedures in accordance with federal regulations, serving as resident expert on grant compliance and interpretation of OMB Circulars, Department of Commerce T&Cs, and all applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
Worked with NTIA, Department of Commerce, and NOAA to develop these policies Led staff in meeting requirements of grant contract, this included compliance, budgeting and project time line Set up Accounting System for grant revenue and expenditures to meet financial reporting requirements and track matching funds.
Managed budget, reporting and compliance time lines through the life cycle of the grant to ensure program milestones were met Worked with consultants to ensure environmental laws and regulations were being followed to meet environmental assessment requirements Managed the Program Specific audit Worked with Department of Transportation for Alabama and Georgia to obtain permits in the rights of way for broadband construction as well as railways such CSX and Norfolk Southern to receive railroad rights of way permitting.
Established "Other Common Carrier" Status with Public Service Commission in the states of Alabama and Georgia, as well as local governments on franchise agreements Communicated on project status and challenges to both senior management and other key stakeholders to keep publicly funded project on budget and on schedule Completed project on schedule, under budget and exceeding many project milestones.
PARKER SYSTEMS, LLCSummerville, GAConsultant06/2006 to 01/2010
Financial adviser and liaison to municipalities in the expansion of Fiber Connectivity Network Worked with Floyd County, Polk County and Walker County to bring to those areas high speed fiber connectivity for business development Project planning and budgeted for fiber expansion into the various counties Initiated agreements such as franchise and easement agreements when necessary for the project.
PARKER SYSTEMS, LLCSummerville, GAController01/2002 to 05/2006
Directed financial management functions including development of financial statements, financial forecast, and budget Oversaw AR/AP, account reconciliation and cash management Interacted with Company owner to developed goals and objectives to improve efficiency and production as well as cost reduction Led the preparation and analysis of financial reports to summarize and forecast financial position.
CHATTOOGA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCESummerville, GAExecutive Assistant01/2001 to 01/2002
Provided administrative and program support Maintained bookkeeping records and prepared monthly financial reports for President and Board of Directors Assisted President in scheduling chamber events Scheduled meetings and coordinated travel logistics Create and distribute correspondence and reports Worked with local officials to achieve Chamber goals in economic development and community planning.
BENJAMIN F. PERRY ENTSummerville, GAOperations Manager01/1997 to 01/2001
Oversaw operations of 3 retail stores Responsible for start up operations of third location Managed cash flow, budgeted expenses, increased profits Created market awareness by working with local organizations Location broke even within six months and met annual sales projections of $1.5 million in first year.
DANKA INDUSTRIESClearwater, FLBranch Manager01/1993 to 01/1994
Sold copiers to retailers in the southeast region.
Maintained customer loyalty by providing excellent service and follow up that generated a high number of referrals and repeat business.
Consistently met or exceeded sales expectations while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.
BBA:MARKETING SALES AND ADVERTISINGACCOUNTING
Kennesaw State UniversityMARKETING SALES AND ADVERTISING