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Professional Summary

Results-oriented Municipal Executive Manager with over 20 years experience in Human Resources, Finance, Budgeting, Personnel Management, Operations, Procurement, Training, Project Management, Grant Management and Diversity.

  • Project management
  • Team building/leadership
  • In-depth knowledge of HR
  • Union negotiations and grievance resolution
  • Relationship builder
  • Data analysis
  • Best practices in government
  • Conflict resolution
  • Capital and annual budget preparation
  • Management of staff
  • Consensus builder
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Assessment centers for public safety
  • Understanding of government law
Work History
Assistant Human Resources Director, 07/2012 to Current
City of Worcester Worcester, MA
  • Manage day to day operations of Human Resources Department, 17 employees and 6 divisions.
  • Work collaboratively with 18 departments and 47 divisions.
  • Member of city's negotiating team that worked toward successful union labor contracts.
  • Oversee employee benefits and Civil Service process.
  • Executive team member that reduced overall health insurance spend by over $22M over six years.
  • Prepared and managed annual Human Resources, Workers Compensation, Injured on Duty, Unemployment and Health Insurance budgets.
  • Prepare bid specifications and analyze results.
  • Oversee M.G.L Ch. 152 and manage M.G.L. Ch. 41, Section 111F.
  • Implement and manage assessment centers.
  • Manage investigations associated with departmental/resident complaints.
  • Coach and train department/division heads.
  • Develop strong working relationships with city unions, employees, city council and residents.
  • Oversee wellness programs and training for employees.
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
Director Of Admin. & Operations, City Manager's Office, 10/2011 to 07/2012
City of Worcester Worcester, MA
  • Managed day to day operations and staff in office.
  • Resolved resident and city council problems with management.
  • Managed wide variety of city wide issues and projects as a representative of the City Manager.
  • Prepared and managed city manager's bi-weekly agenda for City Council meeting.
  • Worked with cabinet members and department heads on behalf of the City Manager.
  • Participated in executive management meetings.
  • Held department heads responsible for City Manager's directives.
  • Responsible for personnel issues in the department.
Finance Manager For The WRA & Grants Manager, 04/2008 to 10/2011
City of Worcester Worcester, MA
  • Managed all financial duties associated with Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA).
  • Prepared and presented financial documentation for WRA board.
  • Managed financial aspect of Economic Development grants.
  • Participated and managed audits for WRA, grants and Worcester Regional Airport.
  • Established processes to ensure proper internal controls.
  • Oversaw writing, tracking and financial reporting of several million dollars in Federal and State grants.
Director of Administration, City Manager's Office, 10/2004 to 04/2008
City of Worcester Worcester, MA
  • Managed day to day operations of City Manager's office and office staff along with special project management.
  • Worked with executive management to resolve issues, concerns and complaints on behalf of the City Manager.
  • Assisted in the development and automation of the City Manager's electronic agenda management system.
  • Attended City Council meetings and cabinet meetings with City Manager to ensure proper follow up.
  • Managed all hiring and firing in the City Manager's office.
  • Developed strong working relationships with state and federal legislators.
  • Represented City Manager at meetings.
Director of Administration, Parks Department, 01/1998 to 10/2004
City of Worcester Worcester, MA
  • Managed day to day operations of Parks Department.
  • Prepared and managed $3M annual budget and multi-million dollar annual capital program.
  • Managed all financial aspects of department.
  • Resolved problems with residents and employees.
  • Developed strong working relationships with employees, management and residents.
Administrative/Budget Analyst, 08/1994 to 11/1997
Town of Westborough Dept. of Public Works Westborough, MA
  • Prepared and monitored departmental budget.
  • Managed finances associated with departmental grants.
  • Attended Board of Selectman meetings for finance issues related to DPW.
  • Purchasing agent for all bids.
  • Supervised office staff of three.
Masters in Public Administration: Public Administration, 2013
Clark University - Worcester, MA
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, 2007
Worcester State University - Worcester, MA
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01/2015 to 09/2015
Regional Grants Manager Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York Rochester, New York
  • Managed a comprehensive grants management system for both government and non-government institutional grants for Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse Planned Parenthood affiliates.
  • Responsible for the timely completion and submission of all government grant applications, RFAs, RFPs, reports and close-outs.
  • Served as the primary contact for government grants for the agency and as the primary contact for non-government grants as assigned.
  • Supervised 2 direct reports.
10/2012 to 12/2014
Program Manager Government of The District of Columbia Washington, DC
  • Implemented $1.8 million Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Continually monitor and recommend program modifications to grantees to reach strategic goals Identified, collaborated and worked with stakeholders to develop and implement community engagement opportunities to support Women's Reentry Provided capacity building and technical assistance to grantees and community stakeholders Served as Public Information Officer for the agency updating the websites and writing occasional press releases Acted as liaison to local, state and federal funding sources for assigned grant programs Managed the competitive grants program, including but not limited to application announcements, acceptance of applications and database entry, coordination of applications for review by the Grants Committee, notifications to grantees, agreement processing, documentation of payments, and collection of final reports.
04/2011 to 10/2012
Communications and Development Coordinator Sisters of St. Francis Sylvania, Ohio
  • Maintained the website, updating news and events content on a regular basis Generated content for social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube Prepared news releases Worked closely with internal and external vendors to ensure flawless execution of the Sylvania Franciscan Gala and various fundraising events Prepared and edited fundraising materials including solicitation letters, proposals, invitation, and program.
  • Managed the Gala Committee through regular contact with committee members, event chairs and event sponsors.
04/2007 to 04/2009
Reporter/Anchor WOHL/WLQP FOX/ABC Lima, OH
  • Reported and anchor the evening news Generated ideas for stories and features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources Researched evidence and information to support a story using relevant information sources such as the internet, archives, databases, etc.
  • Prepared and present material 'on air' for both pre-recorded and live pieces Identified potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions and conducting both live and recorded interviews Developed and maintained local contacts and assuming a public relations role.
03/2005 to 10/2006
Weekend Assignment Manager WJZ-TV Baltimore, MD
  • Supervised and coordinated the news gathering process, researching, verifying and bringing breaking stories to air.
  • Monitored law enforcement and fire frequencies on newsroom scanners, and make beat-checks to law enforcement and fire agencies to determine coverage of spot news, check wires, and special reports.
  • Developed stories, using solid news judgment as well as coordinate interviews and logistics for field crews.
Masters of Public Administration University of Toledo
Bachelor of Arts: Communications Howard University Communications
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