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Summary

Accomplished, enthusiastic project manager with 21+ years of success delivering projects on time and within budget through improved productivity, performance, and cost control. Communicate effectively with all levels of management.

  • Cross-functional team leadership competencies span the entire project delivery lifecycle, from conception through product development and launch. Manage large, complex projects, pulling disparate teams together to focus on execution and delivery. Effectively manage risks and apply mitigation strategies. Astute understanding of key success factors.
  • Solid in project management essentials of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing as well as processes, methodologies, tools, scope of management, budgeting, financial tracking, scheduling, resource management, solution identification and assessment, vendor selection, procurement, contract negotiations, and business case creation. Proficient PMBOK and Test-Driven Design project management methodologies.
  • Innovator in launching strategies, products, and projects to capture new opportunities, maximize profit streams, and drive business growth. Delivered accelerated growth in revenue through NPD, new service offerings, and new channels

Core Competencies

Project Life Cycle Management • Cross-Functional Team Leadership • New Product Development Lifecylec • Product Marketing • Test-Driven Design •  Issues & Risk / Change Management • Partner & Vendor Management • Quality Assurance • Software Development Lifecycle • Website Development Lifecycle • Social Media Campaign Development Lifecyle  Strategic Business Planning • Regulatory Affairs

Education

Project Highlights

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spotlight elder abuse and exploitation.

Elder Justice Coordinating Council | Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services | October 11, 2012 - September 24, 2013.

The Elder Justice Coordinating Council, created by the Older Americans Act, seeks to preserve the rights of and secure protection for older people. The Council, co-chaired by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General of the United States, is comprised of members from federal departments, agencies, and other government entities identified as administering prevention programs on abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.

National HIV/AIDS campaign tells citizens to "Take control of their health and life! Get Test for HIV!”

National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign | Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services | September 2006 - September 2009.

The National HIV/AIDS Community Mobilization Campaign was designed to promote HIV testing and the use of rapid HIV testing technologies. Crossing multiple disciplines and sectors of interest, the campaign design applied a variety of mediums and venues to promote DHHS policies and programs related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.

National Cancer Institute at the forefront of virtual online collaboration.

caBIG® - cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid | National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health | April 2006 and February 2007. The 3-day Washington, DC-based caBIG® Annual Meeting, which hosted more than 1,100 individuals representing more than 300 organizations and 13 countries, gathered to learn more about the caBIG® initiative and the critical role information technology could play in health care reform and biomedical innovation.

Conference findings become key provisions of PEPFAR.

HIV/AIDS in Africa: What works? | Center for Global Development & John Snow -International | January 2003.

HIV/AIDS in Africa: What Works to highlighted successful strategies in response to the growing HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. The conference provided evidence of successful programs currently being implemented and countered the perception that nothing can be done in the face of daunting circumstances. It identified key factors common to most success stories, which could help expand these successes into national and regional responses to the epidemic. The success factors identified in the conference became integral components of President Bush's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief that was signed into law in 2003.

Math and science teachers receive Presidential Award.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching | National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House | May 1-6, 2006.

The National Science Foundation acting on behalf of the White House, conducted a search for the best science and math teachers in the United States, then assemble the selected teachers in Washington, DC to honor their achievements with a week-long series of cultural, education, and entertainment events, including meeting with the President, participation in a documentary premiere, and a formal dinner at the State Department that was followed by an awards ceremony at the National History Museum.

Work Experience

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia

Bachelor of Arts, Theater Arts, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia

Awards and Recognition

Recipient of the Rance R. Willis Planner Development Scholarship, Society of Government Meeting Professionals Gilmer Institute, April 2013.

Certificate of Excellence, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (Formerly known as the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy), Office of the Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, August 2009.

Certificate of Excellence, 2007 Spotlight Awards: Print, Video & Web Communication Gold Award, League of American Communications Professionals, May 2007.

Certificate of Recognition, Office of Public Affairs, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, February 2005.

Received Honorable Mention by Radelet, Steven, Challenging Foreign Aid, A Policymaker’s Guide to the Millennium Challenge Account, Center for Global Development, May 2003.

Received Honorable Mention by Easterly, William, The Elusive Quest for Growth – Economist’s Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics, Center for Global Development, August 2002.

Certifications

Nov 2015Oct 2017

Inbound Certification

Hubspot Academy, Cambridge MA
Jun 2014May 2017

Section 508 Compliance Certification

GSA Government-Wide Section 508 Accessibility Program, Washington, DC [Source: http://goo.gl/Kzp0j2]
Jan 2014Dec 2017

Certified Government Meeting Professional

Society of Government Meeting Professionals, Alexandria, VA [Source: http://goo.gl/SwPpFm]

Professional Affiliations

Society of Government Meeting Professionals,  Member, September 2008 – Present.

Convention Industry Council, Member, September 2008 – Present.

American Marketing Association,  August 2008 – Present.

GovLoop: Government Social Media & Knowledge Network,  Member, August 2009 – Present.

Meeting Professionals International, Member,  January 2011 – Present.

Global Business Executive Travel Service Association, Member 2013 Present.

Constant Contact, Member/New-Product Reviewer, July 2014 – Present.

DigitalGov - Building the 21st Century Digital Government,  July Member, 2014 – Present.

Microsoft Windows Insider Program, Member/New-Product Reviewer, December 2015 - Present.

Supported Federal, State, and Non-Government Clients

*-Served as project manager.

FEDERAL AND STATE ORGANIZATIONS

Agency for International Development*

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Public Technology

Corporation for National and Community Service

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

US Department of the Army

US Department of Education

The White House / US Department of Education

US Department of Health and Human Services

US Department of Justice

US Department of the Interior

US Treasury Department

US Department of Transportation

 

NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Black Entertainment Television

Bookings Institution, The

Cherry Fund, The*

Congressional Black Caucus

Council on Foreign Relations*

Essence Communications, Inc.*

Foreign Policy Magazine

Goldman Sach’s Foundation

Inter-American Development Bank

International Monetary Fund

John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

John Snow International

Peterson Institute for International Economics*

ONE Campaign, The

George Soros | Open Source Foundation, The

Radio One, Inc.*

Reynolds Consumer Products, LLC

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network*

Tetra

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University Development*

Vibe Media Entertainment Group

World Bank, The

William & Flora Hewlett Foundations, The

Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud (CC)

Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 assembles the best creative tools under one accessible platform with all the apps and assets — including new Adobe Stock Images. Current proficiency  rates for included programs are: 

Acrobat DC 201590%InDesign CC 201570%
InCopy CC 201550%Illustrator CC 201560%
Muse CC 201570%Dreamweaver CC 201540%
Premiere Pro CC 2015NoviceAudition CC 2015Novice
Prelude CC 2015NovicePhotoshop CC 201565%

Special Note: Seeking certification from the Adobe Associated Certification Program  in Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign and Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop in 2016.

Microsoft Office 365 E5

Microsoft Office 365 Business Enterprise 5 productivity suite and companion subscription based services.

Word  201695%SharePoint 201670%
Excel 201685%Lync 201650%
PowerPoint 201693%Skype for Business85%
Outlook 201697%YammerNovice
Access 201670%Exchange 201660%


Event Management Systems
Cvent Event Management70%Active Network Events70%
Constant Contact 85%Citrix's GoTo Meeting73%
Adobe Connect70%Zoom Conferencing85%
Adobe Forms Central92%Cisco's WebEx74%
Eventbrite70%Google Hangouts75%
Social Media Tools
Hoote Suite 95% Constant Contact 70%
Hubspot CRM 85% Twitter for Business 85%
LinkedIn 93% Google+ 85%
Facebook 97% Pinterest Novice
Tumblr 70% YouTube 80%
Google Analytics 82% Sprout Social 80%