Resume

Summary of Qualifications

  • Executive level experience in the multi-family housing, non-profit and government sectors
  • Skilled communicator capable of effectively interacting with people from diverse backgrounds to solve problems and encourage teamwork
  • Visionary leader adept at identifying future environments and leading projects to reach that new state

Professional Experience

Collaboration / Team-building

  • Successfully negotiated agreement involving ten partners to develop and implement county-wide GIS
  • Initiated community-wide, citizen-led, long term strategic planning process to guide development and investment decisions for community
  • Developed strategy and partnerships to deploy major water/sewer infrastructure project to position community for long-term growth

Strategy, financial and management skills

  • Lead team member in development and implementation of balanced scorecard
  • Developed model capital improvement projects decision-making methodology
  • Created IT investment plan to align technology investments with business plans
  • Obtained initial GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for two different entities
  • Manage, update and deploy variety of social media and traditional web sites for diverse portfolio of organizations

Operational and Project Management

  • Successfully resolved numerous inherited regulatory actions saving over $3.5 million in penalties
  • Boosted annual service revenues for line of business by 40% to $2.0 million annually
  • Managed selection and deployment of several technology projects to enable employees to better serve customers
  • Reorganized and streamlined several operational functions to maintain or enhance service delivery despite funding and personnel cutbacks

Work History

Finance and Operations Director

Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, Inc., Carrboro, NC
2016 - present
Oversee all financial, accounting and budget functions for non-profit serving at-risk populations, including operation of a food pantry, community kitchen, men's and women's shelters, and crisis intervention programs. Responsible for management, maintenance and repair of all facilities.
  • Manage annual budget of approximately $2 million and construction budget of approximately $5 million
  • Oversee investment portfolio of approximately $3 million
  • Supervise staff providing maintenance for four different locations, including two facilities that operate on a 24/7 basis

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Bennett College, Greensboro, NC
2016
Serve as chief financial officer/finance director for non-profit, private college located in Greensboro, NC. Oversee all accounting, budget and financial management functions. Also oversaw human resources, information technology, campus security, administrative services, facilities maintenance (via third-party vendor), dining services (via third-party vendor), .
  • Assisted president and board with completion and adoption of annual $19 million operating budget 
  • Completed procurement of vendor for dining services contract
  • Completed procurement of financial advisor for $12 million endowment fund
  • Oversaw annual student registration process for fall 2016 semester

Chief Financial Officer

Durham Housing Authority, Durham, NC
2007 - 2016
Serve as the chief financial officer for public housing authority and related entities. Responsible for management of accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, procurement and information technology for the agency.
  • Managed annual budget of approximately $40 million
  • While avoiding direct layoffs, reduced staffing by 50% while maintaining service levels provided to users and customers
  • Engaged in planning information architecture and deploying new computer technologies and assets to support approximately 100 users including balanced scorecard software and human resources/payroll systems
  • Effectively managed distributed procurement system including formulation of recommendations and action plans to ensure staff had required resources available
  • Successfully used analysis, negotiation, and communication skills to reduce HUD imposed sanctions from $7.2 million to $3.6 million
  • Created comprehensive annual financial report leading to GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

President

Strategic Innovations, Inc, Graham, NC
2005 – 2007
Started and operated small consulting business serving variety of clients, provided strategy development, financial management, and accounting services. 
  • Assisted clients with development of annual budgets 
  • Assisted clients with analysis of funding requests including development of assessment methodologies

Assistant County Manager

Alamance County, Graham, NC
1998 – 2005
Served as finance director for county government, including serving in the role of chief financial officer and chief information officer; responsibilities included accounting, purchasing, information technology, planning, library, recreation; frequently interacted with and supported other operational departments and functions 
  • Managed annual operating budget of approximately $120 million 
  • Implemented new billing and collections systems for ambulance billing to increase annual collections from $1.4 million to over $2.0 million 
  • Effectively motivated leadership with the library system to obtain recognition for customer service in local media competition 
  • Developed capital improvement planning process to guide decision-makers; system was cited in textbook by UNC professor 
  • Facilitated community-wide long-term strategic planning process that included input from wide variety of stakeholders 
  • Created information technology strategy to ensure installed base of approximately 600 computers were refreshed on regular cycle so that employees had access to technology required to excel in their assigned jobs and responsibilities 

Town Manager

Town of Spencer, Spencer, NC
1995-1998
Chief executive officer for local government providing all municipal services including police protection, zoning, planning, library, volunteer fire department protection, water and sewer utilities, and economic development 
  • Initiated project to expand water and sewer infrastructure to encourage new economic development, including successful navigation of legal issues 
  • Created new comprehensive annual financial report leading to town obtaining the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 
  • Revamped planning and zoning department to implement effective code enforcement function 
  • Market leader in deploying web site for local government 

Town Administrator

Town of Richlands, Richlands, NC
1994-1995
Chief administrative officer for local government providing municipal services including police protection, zoning, planning, water and sewer utilities, sanitation services, and economic development 
  • Oversaw completion of wastewater treatment plant construction project 
  • Organized community-wide clean-up efforts 

Education 

Master of Public Administration - N.C. State University

Bachelor of Arts - N.C. State University (Major - Political Science)

Certifications 

Certified Public Accountant, State of North Carolina, certificate number 28680 
Certified Associate in Project Management, Project Management Institute, CAPM number 1421866 (expired June 2016)

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