Multifaceted career of innovation and success
Innovative, results-driven professional with progressive hands-on experience. Demonstrated expertise in economic development. Proven ability to direct departments requiring coordination of multiple resources. Skilled with next level implementations of new designed programs. Leverage wide-ranging talents to effectively manage highly-complex projects, mitigate risk, infuse new ideas, and deliver large-company capabilities on a small-company budget. Exceptional ability to research, analyze, and translate information to diverse audiences. Excellent interpersonal capabilities, cultivating relationships with clients, staff, and management.
Development Regulations Retention Development Strategic Planning
Industrial-Business Growth Expansion Programs Partnership Building
Staff Leadership Fundraising Process Improvement
PRINCIPAL January 2010 to CurrentWILLIAM PRICE AND ASSOCIATES - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Consulting Services in economic and business development in Indiana, Illinois, Florida, and Helsinki implementing new business strategies while managing highly complex existing projects to improve market position for future growth.
PRESIDENT/OWNER January 2009 to January 2010Pool Care - St. Petersburg, Florida
Provided pool care for the latest technology driven salt generated systems, maintenance and repair for over 60 customers.
Grew the business by 35% from acquisition to selling.
Built relationships with customers, pool supply companies, etc.
Certified Pool Operator by the State of Florida.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / CEO January 2001 to January 2009KEWANEE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Kewanee, Illinois
Provided full scale development and management of two corporate business-industrial parks.
Acquired six new companies within three years.
Analyzed business needs and implemented results-driven solutions.
Drove company revenue through strategic planning.
Developed and implemented corporate policies and procedures.
Collaborated with community officials, company managers, and staff.
Coordinated efforts of all contractors, ensuring on-time and in-budget project completion.
Accomplishments and Projects: Key member of team that provided initial startup of $230M ethanol plant resulting in 80 full time jobs and over $1M local annual tax revenue Partnered with Black Hawk College for New Technology Education Center Campus resulting in advanced education for existing workforce and innovative communication education for the community Partnered w/BNSF Railway for the creation of the "Route 34 Logistics Corridor Group", creating a regional marketing alliance allowing 14 communities to collectively have a competitive advantage.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR January 1995 to January 2002THE ALLIANCE FOR GROWTH & PROGRESS - Terre Haute, Indiana
Charged with planning and development of economic growth.
Handled full lifecycle project management for several large projects.
Located five new manufacturing plants, with two from Japan.
Directed and managed staff members.
Designed and implemented new corporate policies and procedures.
Created technology incubator with Rose Hulman Ventures.
Accomplishments and Projects Successful development of 1500+ acre county industrial park significantly increasing economic growth Helped establish Staples largest distribution Center creating 800 new jobs Facilitated future growth for Bemis and AET Corporations making Terre Haute a major plastics center cluster for the Midwest drawing many companies and their new technologies to Terre Haute.
BS : LIFE SCIENCES-BUSINESSINDIANA STATE UNIVERSITYLIFE SCIENCES-BUSINESS
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CDC- CERTIFICATION COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT-3ND YEAR BLACK HAWK COLLEGE
Hatteras 3 months later totaling 4000 miles in the intercostal waterways plus 1000 hrs. Logged time as captain in command in the Gulf of Mexico. Community Service 8 years Terre Haute, Indiana City Council Co-Chair US Senate campaign Rotary, Exchange Club, Habitat for Humanity American Legion Post 0049, South Haven, MI
Private Pilot's License
US Merchant Mariner's License# 2802390 ( 2000 hrs. as Master Captain with Captains Towing Certificate) owned and operated a 55' 80 ton Gulfstar motoryacht from Tower Marine from 2004-2010) moving the vessel to Clearwater, FL 2010 including another 65
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE Private Pilot's License US Merchant Mariner's License# 2802390 ( 2000 hrs. as Master Captain with Captains Towing Certificate) owned and operated a 55' 80 ton Gulfstar motoryacht from Tower Marine from 2004-2010) moving the vessel to Clearwater, FL 2010 including another 65 Hatteras 3 months later totaling 4000 miles in the intercostal waterways plus 1000 hrs. Logged time as captain in command in the Gulf of Mexico. Community Service 8 years Terre Haute, Indiana City Council Co-Chair US Senate campaign Rotary, Exchange Club, Habitat for Humanity American Legion Post 0049, South Haven, MI
budget, business development, business strategies, competitive, Consulting, Fundraising, drawing, Leadership, Logistics, managing, marketing, market, policies, Process Improvement, project management, selling, Strategic Planning, tax