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Raleigh, NC
February 24, 2020

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Robert Hennessy **** Alphawood Drive

919-***-**** Apex, NC 27539

Professional Summary

Former U.S. Coast Guard Commander with 20+ years of service specializing in emergency management, port operations, and vessel inspections. Additional eleven years experience in program and project management roles within the private sector pertaining to vital Coast Guard initiatives. Managed complex multi-million dollar government contracts that met or exceeded client expectations while maximizing profitability. Currently managing the human resources and safety programs for the leader in pallet manufacturing. Core Qualifications

• Leadership

• Problem Solver

• Communicator

• Goal Driven

• Creative Thinker

• Risk Mitigation


Emergency Management – ICS certified at the Operations, Planning, and Command Staff levels providing proven leadership doing natural and man made disasters. This includes hurricane Katrina relief efforts with FEMA. Multiple major oil spills and exercises throughout the United States. Safety and Security Consultant – Provide customers with safety and security audits of their facilities and or vessels. Combining ISO 9000 lead auditor skills with 20 plus years of practical quality management within the government and private sector resulting in improvements to customer safety and security programs. Program Manager - Responsible for overseeing private sector Coast Guard and maritime safety contracts. These included managing several project managers and their teams at several different locations throughout the country. Contracts ranged from $5-15 million per year with projects ranging in the areas of administrative, technical support and IT development.

Project Manager – Extensive project management experience ranging from IT development to regulatory research. Projects included managing teams ranging from 2-120+ employees spread throughout the country and working remotely. Successfully managed and met strict customer timelines and budgets. Software Development – Managed several successful software development projects for the Coast Guard. Most significantly, the development of the Coast Guard’s Incident Response Tool used to manage, capture, and share information concerning response cases, such as search and rescue, vessel detentions, oil and chemical releases, groundings, collisions, security threats, etc. Additionally managed a team responsible for developing databases to assist the Office of Regulatory development with small business data. Human Resources – Strong working knowledge of management issues pertaining to personnel. Worked closely with human resources to support new hires, current employees and the release of staff while ensuring all personnel management laws and regulations were followed. Responsible for managing payroll, travel reimbursement, employee benefits, etc., for up to 120 employees. Safety Manager – Strong working knowledge of implementing and sustaining safety regulations and policies. This included investigating industrial mishaps and determining root causes. Working closely with staff to develop corrective actions and implementing change to prevent further mishaps. Through implementation of OSHA standards, continual compliance and minimizing work hazards to mitigate workers compensation. Subject Matter Expert – Ten plus years of primary responsibility with regard to major studies for the Coast Guard’s Regulatory Development Office. Studies such as the implementation of the Maritime Security Act and the effectiveness of the nations hazardous material response were vital in giving insight to the regulatory development teams and aid them in making decisions concerning new regulatory projects. Robert Hennessy 3225 Alphawood Drive

919-***-**** Apex, NC 27539


Northrup Grumman – Computer Simulator Operator September 2017 – Present Alitek Consulting – Senior Maritime Security and Safety Consultant February 2016 - Present PalletOne, Inc – Human Resources and Safety Manager November 2014 – February 2016 Alitek Consulting - Maritime Security Consultant/Project Manager September 2013 – February 2014 Self-Employed - Professional Photographer 2011 – Present Rolling Bay LLC - Program Manager/Subject Matter Expert April 2011 – August 2013 ATS Corporation - Program Manager June 2008 – April 2011 Potomac Management Group, Inc. – Project Manager March 2007 – June 2008 U. S. COAST GUARD CAREER

Office Chief - Hazardous Material Standards Division, Washington, DC 2003 – 2006 Project Officer - Computer Systems, Washington, DC 2001 – 2003 Executive Officer - Huntington, WV 1998 – 2001

Assistant Chief of Port Operations – MSO/Group Philadelphia, PA 1996 – 1998 Assistant Senior Investigating Officer – MSO/Group Philadelphia, PA 1994 – 1996 Investigating Officer, Admin Officer, and Waterway Manager - MSO/Group Portland, OR 1991 – 1994 Marine Inspector, Foreign Vessel Boarding Officer Manager, Facility Inspections Manager, and Waterway Manager – Marine Safety Office Houston, TX 1987 – 1991 Deckhand/Seaman - United States Coast Guard Cutters Aquidneck and Chinook 1985 – 1987 EDUCATION

• B. S. Chemistry, with a minor in Business Management, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

• Continuing Education Teaching Certificate, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

• Pursuing B. A. Photography, Art Institute of Pittsburgh CERTIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND KNOWLEDGE

• NIMS/ICS 300 Operations Section

• NIMS/ICS 400 Planning Chief and

Command Staff

• Qualified Individual – pollution

response coordinator

• NFPA Marine Chemist Qualification

Board Member

• ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course

• Commandant’s Innovation Counsel


• Commandant’s Quality Award Board of

Examiners (Senior Examiner)

• Coast Guard Public Affairs Officer

• Transportation Research Board;

Committee on Transportation of

Hazardous Material Member

• Coast Guard Leadership and

Management Course

• Project Management for Software

Development – Learning Tree

Robert Hennessy 3225 Alphawood Drive

919-***-**** Apex, NC 27539

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