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Project Manager

Fort Mitchell, KY
March 29, 2021

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Management Career Profile

Seeking the opportunity to apply expertise in operational management within a forward thinking organization. Accomplished organized manager with diverse experience in the Transportation Manufacturing, Construction, Logistics, and Hospitality/Gaming Industries.

Principal strengths include strong evaluation skills, plan development and installation, strong communicator with a passion for learning. Proven leader with exceptional problem solving and relationship building capabilities. Contacts

35 Marian Drive

Lakeside Park, Ky 41017


Core Knowledge and Skill Areas

Advanced Computer Skills H&S Management Energy Management OSHA 30 Project Management Risk Management Supply Chain Logistics Vendor Agreements Contract Negotiation US Customs Inventory Management Transportation Manufacturing Property Management Financial Analyst Regulatory Compliance Professional Experience

Cooney Consulting, LLC, Lakeside Park, Kentucky 2019 - 2021 Business consulting company specializing in project management, safety and operations management. o Safety Manager/Project Coordinator on 7 month construction project at a food service production facility. Conducted safety and emergency training for all contractors and sub-contractors. Monitored construction work for safety issues and worked with all parties to correct issues

o Project Manager for manufacturing representative company. Developed succession plan and evaluated product line. Columbia Sussex Corporation/Zenith Motors Inc., Crestview Hills, Kentucky 2006 – 2019 Columbia Sussex is a privately held, family owned, full service hotel company operating multiple brands across the United States. Ownership also formed Zenith Motors, manufacturing fully-electric passenger and cargo vans. Energy Manager – Columbia Sussex Corp. (2007-2019) o Energy Manager for all hotel properties, including the implementation of a comprehensive energy management program. This program was designed to capture supply at market lows while systematically reducing the volume of usage and timing of energy use. Lowered energy usage by 15 - 20% across hotel portfolio. o Led multiple energy saving projects while working with teams of hotel General Managers and Engineers to replace outdated mechanical and electrical systems, inefficient lighting, kitchen equipment, back-up generators and underground propane storage tanks.

o Implemented the Demand Response Program to reduce the electric load in various markets when the demand is high. Director of Community Outreach – Columbia Sussex Corp. (2006-2019) o Worked with local groups and their community to host fundraising and awareness events. “Loop for Lana” a 5K run/walk to raise funds for pediatric cancer along with the annual fire safety event for children. o Organized Richwood Tahoe Railroad philanthropy events with local charities to achieve maximum group profits. o Coordinated charitable donations, including soft assets (i.e. funds and hotel rooms for auctions) and hard assets (i.e. vehicles and furniture for schools and non-profit groups). Production/Procurement/Safety Manager - Zenith Motors (2011-2019) o Directed health and safety program for production facility. Developed and implemented safety practices and procedures that included comprehensive training and tracking of workplace accidents. o Developed production schedules to bring inventory, sub-assemblies and manufacturing teams together to meet delivery dates. o Created bill materials for multiple sub-assemblies, to be completed per-production by hourly workers, decreasing production cost by 15%. o Contributed to earnings through margin enhancements, cost improvements, and developed cost controls for all employees. Columbia Sussex Corp., Crestview Hills, Kentucky 2006 – 2019 Purchasing Manager– Columbia Sussex Corp. (2016-2019) o Redeveloped the purchasing department, generating strategies to increase efficiency through technology integration. o Established strong relationships with vendors, ensuring quality and good customer service. Reduced overall spending in the department 10% by consolidating purchasing programs. Executive Risk Analyst – Columbia Sussex Corp. (2013-2016) o Developed a process to analyze costs of current and future liabilities, reducing exposure to operational risks. Created baseline numbers that were used for insurance strategies and budgeting. Financial Compliance Analyst/Revenue Analyst Food and Beverage – Columbia Sussex Corp. (2008-2016) o Produced quarterly financial reports based on ratios developed from historical and current revenue data to comply with billion-dollar loan agreements to offer shares of the loan on the secondary market. o Collaborated with the vice president of Food & Beverage to identify trends in costs and revenue. Reduced overall spending in F&B 15% by consolidating purchasing programs and implementing cost controls. Project Manager/Jillian’s Complex in Covington, Kentucky – Columbia Sussex Corp. (2008-2015) o Oversaw the bidding process, developed the demo plan, and led ongoing maintenance on site. o Facilitated conversations with City Council, Fire Department, and the Kentucky Historic Register to negotiate the demolition of buildings.

Construction Supervisor/Facility Manager – Columbia Sussex Corp. (2007-2012) o Oversaw completion of the new Columbia Sussex Corp. office building at 740 Centre View Blvd., which was completed on time October 2007.

o Led team of senior management, project architects, and construction managers to effectively design/redesign work spaces crafted for individual departments

o Upon completion, directed maintenance engineers on day-to-day operations Excellence Commitment 50, Direct Sales, Erlanger, Kentucky 2002 – 2004 NAMAR, Inc., Owner/Operator, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky 1991 – 2006 New York Life Insurance, Agent, Cincinnati, Ohio 1990 – 1991 PNC Bank, AVP Consumer Lending/Branch Manager, Fort Wright, Kentucky 1988 – 1990 Education


Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, Graduated May, 1988

- Bachelors Degree in Business Administration

- Associates Degree in Business Finance

- Minor in Geology

American Institute of Banking/University of Kentucky, Graduated June, 1990

- Associates Degree in Professional Bank Management, University of Kentucky Family, Avid Golfer, Trap Shooting, Photography and Travel

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