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·Business Professional with over 6 years of computer programming experience and more than 22 years of combined business experience.


·Recent Bookkeeping Experience using Quicken and Quickbooks by Intuit.


Skills Summary:

· Help Desk - Laptop Technical Support

· Horticultural Management - Over 6 years experience

· IBM MVS Mainframe Cobol programming spanning 6 years

· MS-Office: Access, Excel, FrontPage, Publisher, PowerPoint, Word, Visio spanning more than 10 years

· Qualcomm and Trapeze Transportation Communications Systems Programming, Support and Analysis spanning 2 years

· Retail Store Management

Technical Summary:

· Environments: IBM MVS mainframe operating system, Windows (2000,NT, and 98), MS-DOS, Unix

· Computer Languages: Assembler, Cobol, CICS, DB2, HTML, Javascripting, JCL, SQL, UNIX Shell Scripts



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Allied Van Lines, Inc - Corporate Headquarters.............................................Naperville, Illinois

Systems Consultant

· Documented system changes and procedures using MS-Office: Excel, Visio, Word

· Restored system integrity on over twenty existing CICS/DB2 and batch COBOL/DB2 programs in response to production support problems.

· Enhanced dispatcher and driver communications by creating two new CICS/COBOL II/DB2 on-line programs using Qualcomm satellite interface with Allied's IBM MVS system.


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Maxim Group, Inc....................................................................................Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Consultant

· As a member of the Invoice Print Team at MCI-WorldCom, maintained and enhanced a segment of a commercial billing system, which generated one billion billing detail record pages per monthly billing cycle.

· Documented system changes and procedures using MS-Office: Excel, Word

· Conducted program code walkthroughs with client after preparing design specifications for over ten different batch programs for all coding changes prior to production implementation.


CNA Insurance - Headquarters - CNA Plaza.......................................................Chicago, Illinois


Application Specialist


· Identified and resolved a major database error that involved over 1300 agents who were incorrectly receiving an additional 5% commission on all commercial policies written. Cost savings was in excess of $50,000

· Documented system changes and procedures using MS-Office: Excel, Word


Maxim Group, Inc. .....................................................................................Oakbrook, Illinois

Staff Consultant


Performed various programming and analysis roles as assigned by each client.

· Managed Level 1 production support help desk for PC laptop systems at Armour Swift-Eckrich for field sales representatives in the food industry.

· Served as project communications manager for a 20 member conversion team and systems integrator for Sentinel Technologies of Downer's Grove, IL, a subcontractor of Lockheed-Martin for the New York City Transit Authority Y2K conversion and Wang to AcuCobol HP-UNIX system upgrade project.

· Used MS-Office: Access, Excel and Word for documentation of project status reports sent to Lockheed-Martin


IBM Global Services .....................................................................................Chicago, Illinois

I/T Specialist

· Documented system changes and procedures using IBM Lotus Notes database, MS-Office: Visio, Word

· Maintained CICS system performance and integrity by performing systems analysis on AMS International Letters of Credit on-line banking system for the Bank of America wholesale banking division.

· Improved financial report formats by enhancing three existing financial system COBOL II batch/JCL/TSO-ISPF/VSAM programs in a multiple LPAR environment.

· Utilized multi-layered mainframe security protocols for the transfer of sensitive financial data into the test LPAR


TruServ Corporation - Worldwide Headquarters ...........................................Chicago, Illinois


For my first six months I was a Maxim Group Contract-for-Hire consultant to Cotter and Company, which later became TruServ.

Programmer

· Documented system changes and procedures using MS-Office: Access, Excel, Visio, Word

· Designed, constructed, and tested thirty-two different functional edit routines for an inventory cross reference on-line CICS-DB2 program for merger of three hardware store brand names into one unified on-line system. This resulted in a substantial cost savings due to consolidation of individual systems.

· Enhanced sixteen existing inventory system batch and on-line programs which supported the 26 regional distribution centers utilizing COBOL II, CICS, DB2, JCL/TSO-ISPF / VSAM, MicroFocus COBOL, and SmartTest development tools.


Metromail (acquired by Experian )................................................................. Lombard, Illinois

Client Services Specialist

· Analyzed client specifications to create procedures for direct mail label processing

· Used Group1 software to create subroutines and JCL job streams to convert client input data to inkjet or pressure-sensitive label formats

· Formatted multiple input records from foreign and domestic list brokers using Group1 data conversion software to create inkjet tapes for three Japanese mailing label projects


Eagle Intermodal Services ............................................................. St. Paul, MN

Office Manager

·Responsible A/P coding, work order processing, administrative tasks, safety training, etc

·Utilized MS-Excel to daily status reports for chassis repair and maintenance activities for intermodal transportation contractor in St. Paul



Demopolis Country Club ............................................................. Demopolis, AL

Bookkeeper

·Responsible A/P, A/R, ACH Bank Draft Member Dues monthly batch processing, monthly P&L and Balance Sheet preparation, monthly online federal and state payroll and sales tax payments

·Utilized Quickbooks 2008 and MS-Excel to generate financial reports and daily balanced three bank accounts

·Developed a procedure manual to show how to handle house charge payments via ACH bank draft or credit card plus other complex business processes.


Employer Name Withheld ............................................................. Demopolis, AL

Bookkeeper and Business Administrator

·Responsible for financial reporting and analysis of a seven-million dollar estate

·Utilized Quicken 2007 and MS-Excel to generate financial reports and daily balanced five checking accounts

·Initiated stock portfolio consolidation procedures with UBS Financial Services and prepared stock power forms for signing by POA

·Created stock inventory control documents and monitored the transmittal by the U.S. Postal Service of over $400,000 in stock certificates


 

University of West Alabama ............................................................. Livingston, AL

Graduate Assistant

·Supervised eight undergraduate work study students in setting up weekly biology labs

·Conducted two biology lab sections each week

·Created MS-Access database for biology lab inventory control and supervised physical inventoryk



 

Kid One Transport, Inc................................................................Hoover, AL

Internal Systems Consultant and Driver

·Created more than thirty SQL reports and MS-Excel spreadsheets used for operational statistics and fund raising efforts for senior Kid One Transport management staff

·Served as technical support troubleshooter with new rollout of sixteen Mentor Engineering Ranger /Trapeze software wireless mobile data terminals for driver to dispatch communications.

·Responsible for providing 1500 safe and efficient medical transport trips in a seven county region for children and expectant mothers

·Utilized Mapquest on-line mapping software to prepare the most efficient route for each day



ServiceMaster Cleaning Services.....................................................Ottawa, Illinois

Owner

· Simultaneously supervised up to 9 people on two disaster restoration teams

· Purchased existing franchise and more than doubled annual sales from $40,000 to $116,000 in the first year of ownership

· Utilized video camera for disaster restoration surveys of homes and businesses after fires or floods

· Entered key data from handwritten disaster surveys utilizing ServiceMaster's proprietary software GADGETS to create insurance estimates for insurance adjusters

· Wrote, produced and starred in two TV. commercials for local cable television


Tonica Nurseries, Inc. ...................................................................................Tonica, Illinois

General Manager

· Supervised over 15 nursery personnel in various tasks.

· Responsible for all retail, wholesale and landscaping operations for a 200-acre nursery in north central Illinois

· Attempted to convert paper inventory system to a computerized inventory management system using Evergreen software in the Clipper environment.


Bunch Nurseries, Inc. ..........................................................................Terre Haute, Indiana

Nursery Production Superintendent

· Supervised four nursery crew members from March to December

· Responsible for all aspects of the nursery production cycle

· Upgraded the nursery inventory system and developed and in-depth nursery production schedule

· Revamped entire 50-acre nursery production areas by selectively thinning out unmarketable trees and also began a soil-rebuilding program.

· Analyzed nursery production data using Microsoft Works spreadsheet on a IBM-PS1 computer


Poundridge Nurseries, Inc. ................................................Pound Ridge, New York

Assistant Retail Nursery Manager

· Assisted the nursery manager in selling and maintaining over 15,000 specimen trees and shrubs (617 different species) at the 40-acre retail nursery site located 45 miles north east of New York City in Westchester County.

· Supervised four nursery workers in fertilizing, pruning and plant material handling techniques

· Helped the nursery manager conduct annual physical inventory of nursery stock and unload incoming shipments of nursery stock using forklifts, Bobcats and other equipment.


Ireland-Gannon Associates, Inc. .......................................................Wilton, Connecticut

Landscape Construction Foreman

· Supervised two landscape crew persons to carry out various landscape construction projects

· Operated New Holland L-785 skid steer loader to excavate and grade various landscape job sites in preparation for planting

· Operated a dump truck to haul excavated soil, plant materials and pull a trailer for the skid steer loader


Gro-Rite Horticultural Services .............................................Minneapolis, Minnesota

Owner


· Responsible for business administration, sales, marketing and contract negotiations and contract execution

· Supervised up to 6 landscape crew persons on two crews in all aspects of landscape design, construction and turf care.

· Provided horticultural consulting services to homeowners and commercial clients.


Patio Town.........................................................................................Burnsville, Minnesota

Retail Store Manager

· Patio Town supplied landscape construction materials such as landscape timbers, wall rock, interlocking pavers, and bulk landscape rock to retail and wholesale customers. Primary customer base was local homeowners in the greater metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

· Operated a forklift to load wholesale customers who were landscape contractors from the region of south central Minnesota

· Supervised 3 retail store employees in all aspects of landscape construction material retail inventory
management and retail store operations

· Responsible for weekly inventory replenishment and daily sales tracking

· Conducted semiannual physical inventory of entire facility


Other Work Experience

Consolidated Container Co. .....Demopolis, AL .....Truck Driver

Ferrellgas .................................Demopolis, AL .....Propane Truck Driver

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc........... Lowell, AR ...........OTR Truck Driver

Schneider National Carriers......Green Bay, WI ......Driver Associate

Liberty National........................Birmingham, AL.... Insurance Agent

Werner Enterprises.................. Omaha, NE........... Driver

ITR...........................................Knoxville, TN....... Computer Consultant



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EDUCATION

B.S - Business and Horticulture - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN.
Computer Career Program Certificate - DePaul University - Chicago, IL

Nebraska National Guard Military Academy Camp Ashland, NE
Primary Non-Commissioned Officer Course for Combat Arms (Reserve Component)

US Army Institute of Personnel and Resource Management - Finance School
Graduate of Finance Specialist Course Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN

PUBLISHED WORK

The Chronic Job Hopper: My Ongoing Battle with Attention Deficit Disorder.iUniverse. Second Edition, 2007.

Propagation In Vitro of Rose. HortScience. A publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Vol.16, Number 3, June 1981, page 100 - Abstract #474.

How's and Why's of Pruning. City Gardens. 1986. A defunct monthly gardening newsletter which was published in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Memberships

Alumnus of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity - Kansas City, MO



 


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