CEO, CORPORATE EXEC., OPERATIONS DIR., PROGRAM MGR.
Offering extensive background as a senior military and corporate officer providing expertise in technology, strategic thinking, leadership and program management.
Led personnel, project and contract operations for small (under $10m), medium ($10-50m), and large (over $50m) companies with offices located in San Antonio. Provided business development and customer interface, recruiting and staffing, proposal writing, and personnel training support for both internal and external customers. (2007-2012)
United States Air Force officer: honorably served over 27 years including assignments at Joint Service commands, the Pentagon, and the White House. Served a tour as senior communicator in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (1979-2007)
Directed the planning and development of the first Iraqi Communications Technical Training School in the high threat city of Taji. Oversaw funding, lesson development, student and instructor selection, and facility management. (2005)
Directed unique squadron of radar technology experts focused on ensuring military and civilian flight safety. Maintained operating budget of $10m. (1997-1999)
Awarded the Air Education and Training Command’s Falcon Award for lifetime achievement in the communications career field. (2007)
Received Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense and Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, and Iraqi Freedom Medal while serving in the United States Air Force.
Education and Public Relations
PUBLIC SPEAKING, RADIO HOST, TEACHER
Skilled orator and experienced public speaker. Teacher for 4th grade math within Comal ISD,
college adjunct professor, emcee at professional forums, media lead for 30+ Presidential events around the world, radio host in two cities.
Host of weekly radio show, Military City USA Radio, 930AM-the ANSWER, discussing military issues with distinguished guests from government and corporate America.
Host of weekly radio show, Ahoy Galveston, KGBC 101.5FM/1540AM, presenting news stories, themed music, and local events. Highest rated weekly program at the station.
Selected guests, developed program, selected music, worked board during show
Presented the University of Florida’s College of Journalism William Hearst Visiting
Professional Award for outstanding contributions in the media and public relations field.
Adjunct Professor, Our Lady of the Lake University. Contracted to teach college undergraduate students Business Communications as a core requirement course.
LEADERSHIP, FUND RAISING, GRANT WRITING
Executive Director, Cavalla Historical Foundation, operating the American Undersea Warfare Center, Galveston, Texas (2016-2017)
Asked to build a stagnant WWII naval museum into an historic showplace. Though increased marketing; personal involvement in community activities like Chamber of Commerce, City Park Board, and Island Rotary; and increasing volunteer hours, museum maintained a steady attendance despite an increase in entrance fees.
Implemented educational camps for kids, partnership with veterans groups, and increased museum store offerings.
Result was a 45% increase in annual revenue and multiple awards from the Historic Naval Ships Association.
President, the Ohio State University (OSU) Alumni Club of San Antonio (2008-2013)
Built small club of 35 members into 4-time Outstanding Club (Top 10%) award winner
with over 200 members. Directed events to raise over $30k in scholarships.
Recognized with prestigious 2010 OSU Alumni Professionalism Award for career
Board of Directors, the OSU Alumni Association (2015-Present)
Selected to serve 5-year term on BoD overseeing the policies and goals of a non-profit
serving over 580,000 members world-wide.
Regional Vice President, Armed Forces Comm-Electronics Association (2009-2014)
Texas region overseeing 4 chapters. Re-activated Ft Hood chapter, energized Dallas/Ft
Bliss chapters, establishing virtual chapter at Goodfellow. Texas membership up 40%.
Drafted chapter awards for international competition, over 65% success.
Presented the 2014 AFCEA International Chairman’s Superior Performance Award for
sustained professional accomplishments.
Coach, Kinder Ranch Lego League Team – 4 team awards in two years (2014-2015)
Awarded Kathy Menzel Memorial Grant to upgrade school robotics team’s technology.
Continued education ongoing to hone skills using the latest information, policies, and techniques. Master of Education, Wayland Baptist University, San Antonio (2014). Certified
Secondary Education and Mathematics Grades 4-8.
Master of Arts, USAF Air University, Montgomery, AL (2000), Strategic Operations.
Master of Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Biloxi, MS, (1984),
Bachelor of Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, (1978), Communications
and Public Relations.
Department of Defense Professional Military Education: Joint Info Ops Staff Course,
Air War College, Joint Staff Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Advanced Communications Officers Course.
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