Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Executive Summary

Manager offering 20 years of progressive leadership experience in strategic management, program management, business development, sales and marketing management, and academic research in diverse industries including K-12 Education Assessment, Publishing, Educational Computing, and Performing Arts Management. Project manager with proven abilities to control project costs, boost company revenue, and manage risks and change through innovative process improvements, close collaborations with functional groups and vendors, and use of strategic and tactical management tools and techniques. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are practiced to assure project success.

Core Qualifications
  • Project management
  • Client and stakeholder relations
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Team building and staff development
  • Scope and change management
  • Process improvements
  • Market research and analysis
  • Budget analysis
Professional Experience
10/2010 to Current
Program Manager Dcs Corporation Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH,

Manages all aspects of a $130 million large-scale client/state assessment program (MA) to measure progress for over 500,000 students annually in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Technology in partnership with the client. Collaborates with functional groups, including IT, Publishing, Purchasing, Psychometrics, Data Reporting, Distribution, Scoring, and Scanning, to plan, schedule, track, and manage deliverables using Microsoft Project and Access databases. Proven managerial track record of overcoming major project risks to maintain on-time delivery of test materials and reports while meeting rigorous quality standards and robust revenue and profit targets. Introduces process improvements and online applications to decrease expenses while maintaining or improving quality and timing of deliverables. Manages online applications for secure enrollment, distribution, and return of test materials. Monitors weekly and monthly activity, budget, and inventory reports. Plans and facilitates training sessions for over 2,000 district and school administrators. Conducts fairness reviews and facilitates offsite standard setting meetings for other state contracts. Makes recommendations to the PMO and senior management.

2009 to 11/2010
University Lecturer Burton Snowboards Burlington, VT,

Taught undergraduate and graduate courses:

Finite Mathematics, Exploring Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Calculus.

Candidate for Ph.D. in Mathematics Education.

04/2006 to 11/2008
Director of Marketing Quad/Graphics, Inc. Eden Prairie, MN,

Delivered over 150 live performances featuring 200 performers. Tripled project performance goals in two years. Raised project visibility and reliability with internal and external stakeholders. Managed five marketing associates. Initiated donor program and created 40 corporate sponsorships. Achieved mutually beneficial partnerships with major corporations, public service and government agencies, and the press to create and promote 60 hospitality nights and special events. Created and launched Community Arts Patron program for students grades K-12. Premiered website in February 2007.

1985 to 04/1989
Co-founder Starry Columbus, OH,

Developed national and regional strategic marketing and sales programs.

05/1983 to 1985
Advertising Director Scholastic, Inc City, STATE,

Launched and positioned new consumer magazine as top publication in the home computing market. Tripled revenue and doubled market share in two years. Recruited, hired, and motivated national sales force to exceed targeted goals. Promoted from Associate Advertising Director.

1978 to 1983
Marketing Manager Capital Cities Communication City, STATE,

Doubled revenues and increased market share 30% for three consecutive years. Analyzed market trends and launched successful new trade publication. Promoted from sales representative.

Expected in 1978
MBA: Marketing and Operations
University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA

Funded 100% of tuition with scholarships and assistantships.

Expected in 1975
Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics
Duke University - Durham, NC
GPA: magna cum laude

Funded 70% of tuition with grants, scholarships, and work-study.


PMP (Program Management Professional) conferred by Program Management Institute (PMI) in July 2012 and renewed in July 2015.

Community Service

Board of Directors, Seacoast Community School

Board of Directors, Portsmouth ProMusica


Best Paper Award (2010) Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE) conference

TRUSE Presenter travel award (2010)

MBA with Honors, Darden School, University of Virginia

Sidney F. Small Scholar, Darden School, University of Virginia

J. Spencer Love Fellow, Darden School, University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts, magnum cum laude, Duke University


Fukawa-Connelly, T. P. & Claire, C. D. (2014). Analyzing the teaching of advanced mathematics courses via the enacted example space. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 87, 323-349.

Fukawa-Connelly, T. P., Shrey, M. & Claire, C. D. (2010). A framework for comparison of two intentional pedagogical structures for presenting the concept of a group in abstract algebra classes. Presented at TRUSE, Orono, ME.


Microsoft Project, Access, and Excel

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