Visionary Operations Executive with solid experience managing all levels of multiple projects including budgeting and administration.
General Management, coordination of all activities, committees, organizations and projects affiliated with the Lawrence County CDA and the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.
Developed target industry plan to guide future development in rural Lawrence County.
Assisted existing manufacturers in expansions worth $2 million in capital investments and 200 jobs.
Acquired numerous grants and loans from state and federal sources to assist in the development process.
General management - including staff, budget and strategic planning.
Assessed needs of existing industries and developed plans to assist them.
Solicited financial support from local, state, federal and private sources.
Completed projects include the construction of a 380,000 sq. ft. auto parts distribution center in the industrial park at Gallman, MS.
Managed communications and public relations activities with advertising budget of $3.5 million.
Prepared and presented agency budgets to MS Legislature appropriations committees.
Worked with the Legislative Budget Office to prepare budget estimates and revenue forecasts.
Directed a $15 million special project to develop Tri-State Commerce Park near Iuka, MS
Developed and staffed a new office to strengthen liaison between Mississippi's Congressional delegation and statewide economic development efforts. This involved numerous meeting with Senators, Congressmen and high-level federal officials to implement the plans.
Represented the department in the deliberations, plans and reports of the MS Task Force for Strategic EconomicDevelopment Planning.
Managed of staff of 28 highly qualified engineers and technicians involved with energy project development.
Developed an energy loan program and a support program for a master lease program that afforded significant energy cost savings for state agencies, schools and hospitals.
Developed and executed programs with budgets totaling over $30 million.
Evaluated the efficiency of the work and the quality of outcomes of the professional staff.
Played a major role in the location of a 440 megawatt power plant served by a lignite coal mining operation in a 300 acre industrial park now operating in Choctaw County, MS.
Managed all fiscal and personnel functions of the Energy Division.
Led staff efforts to develop long-range strategic development of energy resources in MS.
Managed all aspects of the small ad specialty company:
Banking & Investments
Sales & Marketing Management
Sipping & Receiving
Managed all budgets totaling $110 million.
Directed the planning, internal auditing, and personnel functions of the 200-position department.
Management also included development of department-wide plans for state-owned vehicles (autos, trucks and aircraft), and leased vehicles.
Successfully re-organized the department combining the economic development functions of the MS Research & Development Center with the Department of Economic Development.
Introduced and Implemented new state-of-the-art computer technology for utilization of the State Central Data Processing Center.
Introduced the use of PC's in the department to accomplish personnel, accounting, and grants management functions.
Maintained working relationships with many Federal and State oversight agencies.
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