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Desired Industry: Management SpiderID: 46875
Desired Job Location: Hollywood, Florida Date Posted: 12/23/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: immediate
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization:
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Willing to Relocate:

Creative leader with great experience in
getting the best out of people seeks new
challenges. Highly skilled in managing
staff, building relationships, and
developing collaborations as well as
generating revenues and efficiently
operating enterprises. Ability to
analyze metrics, think and act
strategically, and articulate outcomes
in well-written reports and
presentations. Successfully opened two
major performing arts centers and two
large, mixed-use urban real estate

Founder and President, Our Heritage
Vault, Inc.
Hollywood, FL; October 2008 to present
Conceived and created a new company to
digitize and protect family photographs
and important documents. The electronic
files are stored on electronic media,
providing protection from loss and the
ability to share with future

ArtsPark Director, City of Hollywood,
Hollywood, FL; May 2007 to September
President, Greater Hollywood Arts
Foundation, Inc.
Hollywood, FL; June 2006 to June 2008
These are two positions that were
combined into one job. Established
programs and relationships to raise $6.8
million dollars enabling the City of
Hollywood to complete construction of
the ArtsPark at Young Circle.
Responsibilities include developing and
implementing fundraising and marketing
strategies, solicitations, developing
programming strategies. Started up and
operated a small nonprofit organization
with one staff member.

Executive Director, American Red Cross
American Red Cross, Historical Resources
Department, Washington, DC; 1998 to 2005
(Paid staff: 8; Volunteer staff: 8;
Volunteer advisory committee: 45;
Operating budget $1.3 million)
Consolidated the American Red Cross
Museum and its Visitors Center, the
Hazel Braugh Record Management Center
and Archives, and the function of
historian into a single department that
was well respected for its programming
and high quality research and writing.
Managed Visitors Center operations,
tours, and gift shop, generating
recognition by collaborating in citywide
• Led planning process with
exhibition designers and consultants
leading to the conceptual design for a
new museum, including the revitalization
of facilities, grounds, and gardens.
Prepared project schedules with
• Developed, maintained, and
supervised relationships with donors
that resulted in annual as well as major
gift support (excess of $100,000) for
capital and endowment funds.
• Led the effort to inventory more
than 41,000 objects in collections,
prioritized conservation needs with
curator, and created “First Aid for Fine
Art” fundraising program to support
• Promoted pre-packaged, grade-
specific outreach educational programs
for young people that include
videotapes, books, brochures, projects,
and teaching guides that are available
via the Internet. Produced six low-risk,
low-cost traveling panel exhibitions and
downloadable exhibits.

Senior Associate and Project Manager,
STRA (Management Consulting Firm)
SocioTechnical Research Applications,
Inc., Washington, DC; 1995 to 1997
Conceptualized and created prototype of
the Individual Building Economic
Analysis Model (I-BEAM) for the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency to
determine the costs/benefits of
operating an office building using
different levels of indoor air quality
management practices. Basis of
information derived from more than 15
years of opening and operating major

General Manager, The Pavilion at the Old
Post Office
The Rappaport Companies, Washington, DC;
1993 to 1994
(Staff: 45 people; Operating budget $4.7
million—$6.2 million in 2005 dollars)
Joined third party property management
company with new contract to manage
leasing and facilities in the retail and
food service portions of the National
Historic Landmark to ensure that it was
maintained in first class condition.
Property went into receivership three
months later and ownership changed.
• Analyzed research data and
supervised marketing and promotion
campaigns to build and solidify customer
bases in shopping centers through
advertisements, special events, printed
brochure distribution, and community
relations. Successfully spearheaded a
targeted effort to recapture workers to
the food courts of The Pavilion at the
end of tourist season.
• Led building through ownership
transfer, maintaining appropriate
business relationships with all parties.
Administered lease agreements while
maintaining positive tenant relations
and assisting tenants to grow their
businesses through substantive and
pragmatic advice.

Vice President and Project Manager, The
Galleries of Syracuse
Amlea ( New York ) Inc., Syracuse, NY;
1988 to 1993
(Staff: 35 people; Operating budget $3.6
million—$5 million in 2005 dollars)
Administered the operations of a new
500,000 square foot mixed-use facility
in downtown Syracuse that included
retail, Class A office, state-of-the-art
public library, and parking garage
components. The County of Onondaga owned
the library unit of the two party
condominium complex.
• Extensive experience in
preparing sophisticated budgets that
included energy consumption pass-
throughs, complex proportionate shares
of common elements of commercial
condominium, and revenue estimating.
Prepared complex year-end analysis of
component and common area expenses that
were billed to tenants under the terms
of net lease agreements. Analysis and
assumptions withstood the audit of two
major tenants.
• Revised operating procedures for
the energy management program that
includes a prototype, state-of-the-art
thermal storage system, and reduced
energy consumption by 17.2%.

Vice President and General Manager, The
Conservatory on Nicollet
Conservatory Management Corporation,
Minneapolis, MN; 1987 to 1988
Chief operating officer of company
incorporated to start up, open, and
manage new $37 million, 500,000 square
foot, mixed-use complex with retail and
office components.
• As first manager of the
facility, conceived, produced, and
promoted the “Unwrapping Ceremony” to
commemorate its grand opening,
culminating a $1 million marketing
• Prepared monthly financial
reports, including executive summary and
explanation of general ledger variances
to budgets.

Manager of Retail Operations, St. Louis
(MO) Union Station
Manager of Retail Operations, North Star
Mall, San Antonio, TX
The Rouse Company, 1984 to 1987
Transferred from North Star Mall in San
Antonio, Texas in March 1985 to St.
Louis Union Station, a National Historic
Landmark, to join team converting
complex from developing to operating
property six months prior to grand
opening. Initially involved with startup
issues and became on-site leasing
manager once development team finished
its work.
• Conceived and instituted an
affirmative action hiring program for
the opening of St. Louis Union Station
that exceeded the goals of municipal
officials, provided dozens of jobs to
unemployed individuals, served as a
model for other major urban projects,
and was instrumental in gaining
development rights in Phoenix and
• Supervised more than 125
professional, supervisory, and service
employees with responsibility for
hiring, training, coaching, and
evaluating performance.
• Led construction completion and
punch list completion efforts at St.
Louis Union Station.

Initial Executive Director, Majestic
Performing Arts Center
Majestic Performing Arts Center, Inc.,
San Antonio, TX; 1981 to 1983
Supervised restoration of 50 year old
National Historic Landmark, 2,750 seat
movie palace and reopening as a
performing arts center for major touring
attractions. Recognized by the City for
sensitivity in preserving significant
elements during remodeling.
• Managed in-house promotions and
negotiated facility rentals to outside
• First series subscription
attracted a membership of more than
10,000 patrons.
• Successfully coordinated the
sale of more than 20 corporate all-event
boxes and 5,000 series subscriptions for
the reopening of the 2,500 seat theatre.

Initial Director, Frances Ann Lutcher
City of Orange, Texas; 1979 to 1981
Coordinated construction completion and
opening of a new, 1500 seat performing
arts center. Negotiated theatrical
bookings, executed marketing plans,
hired, and trained staff. Managed punch-
list repairs and ongoing operations
under municipal government policies.
• Planned, programmed, and
promoted a 10-day grand opening
performing arts festival (featuring
Liberace, The Gatlin Brothers, The Air
Force Band of the West, Ossie Davis and
Ruby Dee). Changed general community
perception that the facility was too
costly and a "White Elephant."
• Conceived a 200-member nonprofit
organization to provide volunteer
services to the theater. Organization
was recognized by the Southeast Texas
Regional Arts Council for in-kind

B.S., Business Administration, American
International College, Springfield,
Partners in Organizational Leadership,
Executive Leadership Program, John F.
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fundraising Academy, American Red Cross,
Partners in Progress Conference
Boards in Action! Leadership Academy,
Nonprofit Resource Center, Community
Foundation of Broward, Fort Lauderdale,

Grant reviewer: Institute of Museum and
Library Services Connecting to
Collections Bookshelf 2008 and 2009;
Reviewer: The History Channel’s Save Our
History grants 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Former member: Cultural Tourism DC,
Board and Executive Committee Member
(2002-2009); Business Volunteers for the
Arts/Washington, Member; American
Association of State and Local History
(AASLH) Convention, Session Chair 2002,
Convention Task Force 2005, Corporate
History Steering Committee 2005. 2002
American Red Cross United Way National
Sector, Campaign Chair. Alexandria (VA)
Commission for the Arts (Chair, 1999-
2001); Virginia Commission for the Arts,
Grant Review Panel; Institute of Museum
and Library Services (IMLS) National
Leadership Grants Web-based Training
Prototype, Reviewer; Cultural Resource
Council of Onondaga County (NY) Board;
Lafayette Square Restoration Committee
Board (St. Louis, MO); Free Enterprise
Education Steering Committee of the
Greater San Antonio (TX) Chamber of
Commerce; and Texas Assembly of Arts
Councils Board.

Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft
Office software applications. Used
PastPerfect Museum Software for collection

Additional Information:
Established 8 self-sustaining recovery
teams and coordinated the recovery of
damaged cultural resource collections
that were affected by Hurricanes Katrina
and Rita for the American Association of
State and Local History in partnership
with the American Association of Museum,
Southeastern Museum Conference, and the
American Institute for Conservation in
cooperation with the Louisiana
Association of Museums and the
Mississippi Museum Association in late

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