Industry Experience: Business Plan Development, Marketing Plan Development, Financial Statement Development (P & L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow), Consulting, Loan Applications, Research and Business Services, Manufacturing, Wood Products, Automotive, Government Contracting, Procurement, Minority and Women Owned Businesses, Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services, International Trade, Retail-Industrial-Institutional Security, Real Estate-Business Location, Nonprofit operations, Public and Professional Organizations, Food Services, SBA/EDA/HUD-CDBG/DOA/DOE/SBIR financing, Government Grants, Usage of State TAX Incentives/Credits/Abatements and TAX Increment Finance, Recreation and Travel, Housing, Tourism, Hospitality, Retail and Wholesale Trades.
Professional Experience: Economic Development Director, City Manager, Community Development Manager (Statewide), Regional Planner (3 Counties), Loan Officer (Statewide), Governor's Liaison to the Ford Motor Company and Mazda Corporation. I have operated my Genealogical Business, online, since 1992, 15 employees and annual sales of $6.5 million. Have 43 years experience in Business and Community Development. I am Nationally Certified as a Business/Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council (1985).
Bachelors in Political Science, Masters Business/Public Administration, Certified Economic Development Finance Specialist.