Executive Director ~ Chief Executive Officer
Preferred Industry: Nonprofit
§ Qualifications Profile
Visionary, compassionate, and seasoned professional, with more than 19 years of experience in nonprofit organizations. Recognized for solid background in program portfolio management, business development, and project administration. Equipped with strong leadership skills in driving vision, and innovation, as well as cultivating significant and mutually beneficial partnerships with legislators, potential stakeholders, and public policy organizations. Capable of concept presentation; workgroup engagement; and supervision of federal and state funded programs, as well as large-scale budgets. Armed with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and time management aptitudes to accomplish set-forth objectives and goals.
§ Areas of Expertise
Strategic Planning and Implementation
Fiscal Planning and Oversight
Research and Data Analysis
§ Professional Experience
Michigan Community Action Agency (MCA) Okemos, MI
Program and Policy Director 2010–Present
-Expertly oversee contract administration for the Efficiency United Portfolio that serves as a state awarded contract which offers energy efficiency programs for 18 utilities.
-Deliver evaluation, measurement and verification (EMV) services through contract development and security with additional partner utilities.
-Act as the primary contract liaison among portfolio partners, regulating departments, and auditors.
-Assume accountability for leadership and contract management of the Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) with $6M to $12.6M yearly, responsible for giving energy assistance to low or income qualified residents.
-Closely collaborate with state departments in contract administration, fiscal reporting, monitoring, as well as program evaluation.
-Render keen oversight to a federally funded program which advocates for Community Action best practices and organizational standards for the Community Action network for the Regional Performance Innovations Consortia.
-Promote communication and consensus building regarding federal and state policy issues to attain support for passing key legislation.
Successfully delivered $16M ARRA funded Weatherization program for income qualified households.
Effectively negotiated Efficiency United Contract Extension through 2021.
CLEAResult Consulting Okemos, MI
-Diligently integrated narratives and budget forecasts of $3M to $18M projects in formal presentations for request for proposals (RFPs) and invitation to bid (ITB).
-Worked with the Project Team in amplifying the company portfolio of utility clients to provide residential, commercial, and industrial energy efficiency programs.
-Provided support in developing creative solutions to complete the energy efficiency program client branding, messaging, as well as marketing goals.
-Functioned as the point of contact for the regional and corporate office.
Exhibited efforts in securing a $16M state awarded contract.
Home Builders Association of Michigan Lansing, MI
Marketing and Development Specialist 2008–2009
-Offered new and current builders pre-licensure courses and residential builder certifications by executing strategic plans and overseeing the educational arm of the association.
-Utilized numerous contact sources for student recruitment to promote the benefits of the educational program curriculum that advocated the ‘green’ design and energy efficiency building practices.
Effectively boosted the school visibility through marketing campaigns to build the school reputation and endorse the curriculum.
§ Earlier Career
Michigan Home Builders Association Lansing, MI
Director of Communications
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, 2011
Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communications, 2009
Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society
Governing Board Member, National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC)
Member, ROMA Leadership Committee; Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Member, The Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm
Member, Michigan Society of Association Executives
Dyson, C., Coleman, C., Hennessy, T., and Jones, B. (2016). Perfect strangers: Evaluators working with implementers.