1601 Western Hills Drive
Evansville, IN 47720
cell (812) 499-7143
web site: http://www.oldcars55.com
OBJECTIVE: To obtain a responsible position in either marketing communications, government relations or public relations for a major corporation.
CURRENT OCCUPATION: Commission Internet Sales Consultant -- market investment-quality vehicles, antiques and collectibles, new and used musical instruments and other items on ebay.
President and co-founder of the Vanderburgh County Taxpayers Association, a grass-roots taxpayer membership organization that monitors the fiscal affairs of local government. 2003-2008
Registered volunteer at The Dream Center
Tour guide and maintenance -- LST 325
U.S. Small Business Administration
Washington, D.C. 1986
Presidential schedule © appointment in public information office -- Composed news stories and edited agencyís monthly in-house publication, Network. Prepared remarks for administrator and other agency officials; wrote media plans, public service announcements and promotional materials for agency. Edited videotape presentations and researched sensitive assignments for top administrative appointees. Supervised other agency employees in production of agency external communications materials.
FREE LANCE WRITER/POLITICAL CONSULTANT
Provided frequent opinion/editorial commentaries for Evansville Courier & Press, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis News, and Henderson (Kentucky) Gleaner (see web site for hosted text documents). Also provided longer feature articles for national and regional publications. Subject matter includes local and regional politics, property tax issues, environmental issues (specifically, air quality, landfill management and coal combustion wastes), state and federal budget policy, legislation and campaign finance reform. Conducted opposition legislative research for candidates for public office.
Washington, D.C. 1979-1982
Produced bi-weekly page of topical items of interest to organizationís readership and conducted background research for other editors. Worked on typesetting, text editing, for mechanical graphics production. Covered Congressional hearings, floor action and presidential transition subsequent to the 1980 election. Contributed photographic and text coverage of national conferences, trade shows and other media events. Conducted personal interviews with Members of Congress and Washington interest group representatives for publication.
INDEPENDENT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR
Washington, D.C. 1986 - 1991
Residential Restoration and home improvements including contract proposal development, material pricing and acquisition, subcontracting: painting, plastering, drywall, finish carpentry, ceramic tile, masonry, electrical repair, demolition.
CORPORATE SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Omega World Travel
Rockville, Maryland 1983
first-year annual gross sales volume of new accounts was $1.2 million.
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE
GARVIN PARK 2002 - 2003
Coordinated discussions among local neighborhood associations, corporate executives and the Evansville Mayorís office in an effort to forge a public/private partnership to underwrite the landscaping restoration of the park. Restoration would be dedicated as a memorial to the victims of the 9/11. An historic landmark, Garvin was the first urban public park facility built during the late 1910s and 1920s. Participated in the planting of the Freedom Tree on the first anniversary of 9/11 tragedy, unveiling landscaping plan in a brief public ceremony.
EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS 1999 - 2003
Trained baritone voice -- performed chorus parts in Mozartís Marriage of Figaro and Pucciniís La Boheme. Performed numerous other noteworthy classical symphonic pieces including Beethovenís Missa Solemnis and Mozartís Mass in C minor. Participated in nine-day tour of Italy in June, 2002. Itinerary included Rome, Bolsena, Montecatini, Florence, Siena and Venice and other rural Tuscan villages.
MULBERRY CENTER -- WELBORN HOSPITAL
Registered counseling volunteer at regional drug and alcohol treatment center.
Vice President, 1997 - 98 A Vanderburgh-Posey County-based environmental organization.
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Bachelors of Science -- Mass Communications -- 1978
1971 - 1973
Biological Sciences Major Chemistry Minor
Accredited by the American Society of Home Inspectors -- received Certificate in Real Estate Property Inspection, 1989
Classic automobile restoration, antique furniture refinishing, collecting license plates, gardening, home canning, fishing, bicycling, aviation and music.
Young Men in
Nominated for the Jefferson Awards with Leadership Evansville, 2003 and 2004
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST