DAVID SCOTT COKER
1601 Western Hills Drive
Evansville, IN 47720
(812) 423-0403
cell (812) 499-7143
e-mail: oldcars55@aol.com
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.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE:

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR
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

Evansville, Indiana and Washington, D.C.
1984-1985, 1991-present

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.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Human Events
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.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

INDEPENDENT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR

Evansville, Indiana 1991 - Present
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

Recruited corporate travel accounts for regional business-oriented travel agency. Used American Airlines SABRE computerized airline reservation system. Also sold leisure travel packages to individual clients. Accomplishment: Estimated
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

Evansville, Indiana 1992 - 1998
Registered counseling volunteer at regional drug and alcohol treatment center.

 

SAVE OUR LAND AND ENVIRONMENT, member 1996 - present
Vice President, 1997 - 98 A Vanderburgh-Posey County-based environmental organization.

EDUCATION

Indiana University -- Bloomington
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Bachelors of Science -- Mass Communications -- 1978

Indiana State University -- Evansville 1971 - 1973
Biological Sciences Major Chemistry Minor

Property Inspectors Training Institute
Potomac, Maryland
Accredited by the American Society of Home Inspectors -- received Certificate in Real Estate Property Inspection, 1989

HOBBIES

Classic automobile restoration, antique furniture refinishing, collecting license plates, gardening, home canning, fishing, bicycling, aviation and music.

AWARDS

Outstanding Young Men in America - 1981
Nominated for the Jefferson Awards with Leadership Evansville, 2003 and 2004

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST