Senior Management Consultant/Outdoor Writer 2011-Present
Global Marketing and Management Strategies Consulting for Big Game Outfitters,
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
Principal of a management consulting firm working with Big Game Outfitters. Work involves assessing outfitter organizational effectiveness, strategic planning for future growth and writing articles for publication on the outfitter services offered.
Senior Management Consultant 2006 to 2011
Management Strategies, Bella Vista, Arkansas and Lakeland, Florida.
Work involved management consulting in the following areas: strategic planning, writing organizational plans, marketing, grant writing, preparing low income housing tax credit development applications, organizational needs assessments/evaluations, conflict resolution and team building, human resource reviews, supervisor/staff training, legislative affairs, and public relations.
Special Projects Director 2004 to 2006
Lakeland Housing Authority, Lakeland, Florida. Work involved providing leadership and coordination of major projects of the Authority to include: the writing and preparation of state housing tax credit applications, developing affordable housing programs, writing federal grant applications, conducting strategic planning conferences, and meeting with State and Federal legislators.
Police Planning and Research Supervisor 1992 to 2004
Lakeland Police Department, Lakeland, Florida
Work involved supervising the Strategic Planning, Crime Analysis, Grants Management, and Computer Applications Units. Volunteered as the Director for the Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) Program, a Central Florida U.S. Attorney’s Office Program.
Joint Staff Planner 1989 to 1991
The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Planned and coordinated military deployments of personnel and equipment, worldwide. These projects included deployments for two major conflicts: Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operations Desert Shield/Storm in the Middle East.
USAF Research Associate Fellow 1988 to 1989
Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Greensboro, N.C.
Developed a Lieutenants Leadership Development Program for the United States Air Force. Trained Fortune 500 executives and CCL staff in strategic planning, stress management, leadership, and performance development. Provided participant feedback in psychological and organizational assessments.
USAF Headquarters Planner 1987 to 1988Air University Headquarters, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
Designed, trained, and implemented a Headquarters Strategic Plan within 14 separate organizations. Responsible for staffing all policy matters regarding the Air War College.
United States Air Force Officer 1971 to 1987
Held a number of positions, with an increasing amount of supervisory and leadership responsibilities. Served two years as a Faculty Research Instructor directing students in research development. Served three years as a Management Consultant and Team Chief working Air Force-wide organizations. Served five years as a Chief of Supply and Supply Resource Manager, responsible for a 70,000 line item account, valued at over $80 million. Served five years as a Missile Launch Commander in the U.S. strategic nuclear missile forces.
D.P.A. Doctorate in Public Administration, 1991, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
M.S. Economics, 1977, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
M.S. Logistics Management, 1977, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
B.A. Economics/Political Science, 1971, St. Thomas University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Development Applications/Grants Management
Managed and wrote over $54,000,000 in awarded grant and housing (tax) credit application funding from State and Federal agencies for the Lakeland Housing Authority and the Lakeland Police Department. Successfully developed and assembled four “perfect score” Florida Housing Finance Corporation Competitive Housing (Tax) Credit Applications. Coordinated development activities with architects, construction managers, financial analysts, attorneys, and government planners.
Spearheaded time sensitive construction projects for police and housing agencies. Team Chief for a cross-functional Marketing Property Management Team that leased up 50 elderly affordable housing rental units within 6 weeks.
Developed, authored, facilitated, trained and implemented organizational strategic plans for the Lakeland Police Department, Lakeland Housing Authority, Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organization (FAHRO), Air National Guard, and several U.S. Air Force organizations.
Senior Management Consulting
An organizational “trouble-shooter”. Training and experience in Leadership Development, Team Building, Manpower and Organizational Structure, Project Management, Human Resources and Staff Inspections.
Developed strategy for and supervised the implementation of a Five-Year Automation Plan for the Lakeland Police Department. This includes Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management System (RMS), Mobile Computing Terminals (MCT), and CCTV Video Camera Surveillance Systems.
Taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in Research Methods, Systems Management, Economics, Organizational Communications, and Patterns and Trends in Criminal Behavior for the University of South Florida, University of Maryland, and Webster University.