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Cobblestone Development and Consulting
January 2020 ~ Present1 yr1 mo. Responsible for the overall operations and management of this consulting firm that provides services to help city's and real estate developer's streamline their entitlement processes as well as establishing and executing on public financing strategies that build public infrastructure . Provide daily management of the site selections process for national clients . Provide project management services for the creation of special finance districts for the City's including tax increment financing, special assessment districts and municipal bond financing structures . Prepares and implements economic development plan and tax credit applications
City Manager (CEO)
City of Hutto
January 2016 ~ December 20194 yrs0 mosPopulation : 35, 000 . Responsible for managing the day to day operations and affairs of this full service City located Austin, TX metroplex of which includes providing direction and oversight of the real-estate development as well as entitlement process for the construction of public infrastructure and real-estate development projects throughout the City . Responsible for negotiating government leases for the use of the government as well as the repositioning of real-estate space with private tenants for office, industrial and retail property owned by the City . Led the acquisition of 250 acres for the development of a 3 million sq. ft. industrial park as well as negotiating a land lease deal to build the vertical development on the site . Led the acquisition and sale of 53 acres for the Co-Op District to a developer while overseeing the construction of a 500 sq. ft. of retail, office and apartments mixed use site anchored by a new civic center including the construction of a new City Hall and Library . Successfully managed and implemented a community participatory process that led to the adoption of a new Comprehensive Land Use Plan that will guide the communities growth . Successfully negotiated and purchased a water system for the City and planned, designed build 25 miles of water and sewer trunk lines . Recruited Perfect Game/Major League Baseball recruiting network's National Headquarters to the City a development that will generate a 200mm annual economic impact to the community along with generating a 150k hotel bid stays to the Austin, TX region . Successfully planned, built and engineered a new City Hall, Amphitheater, Police Headquarters and 32 miles of road ways and 4 bridges within the City
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Public Lighting Authority of Detroit
January 2013 ~ December 20164 yrs0 mosPopulation : 700, 000 . Responsible for the day to day operations this public utility and the implementation of the policies of the Board of Directors including the preparation and management of a 250mm budget . Planned, organized and evaluated the work of all departments to ensure that operations and services comply with the policies and direction of the Board of Directors. . Directed the development of the capital improvement plan budget for approval by the Board as well as monitored the implementation of adopted budgets. . Directed the Community Development and real estate permitting process for development projects . Performed financial and managerial analyses for the Board of Directors, Mayor, City Council and State Legislatures pertaining to progress and operations of Authority.
Executive Director of Economic Development
City of Cincinnati
January 2012 ~ December 20143 yrs0 mosPopulation : 301, 000 . Directed the City of Cincinnati's overall mission and method of Economic Development and stimulated an environment for growth, job creation, and economic vitality throughout the City. . Managed the City's real estate and parking facilities including the construction of a new 500 space garage . Worked with staff, community and City Council to adopt an Economic Development plan for City Neighborhoods and the Downtown Including tax incentives, small business loans, bond financing programs, tax abatements as well as planning initiatives related to zoning and design overlays. . Served as a member of City executive team managed a budget of 53mm and a staff of 145 including the divisions of economic development, parking, building services and community development.
Director of Real Estate and Economic Development
State of New Jersey
January 2008 ~ December 20125 yrs0 mosPopulation : 8, 875, 000 . Directed a strategy throughout the State of New Jersey to generate jobs utilizing a portfolio of small business loans, tax credits, and the sale and purchase of real estate as well as leading development projects including obtaining local governmental entitlements while managing corporate site selection processes and construction activity. . Performed analysis and proposed economic development deals to the Board of Directors, Mayors/Councilmembers and the Governors Office. . Established and maintained relationships with local Mayors, Councilmembers and State Legislatures while assisting Cities with developing economic development plans and business recruiting and retention strategies. . Managed a tax credit portfolio, tax increment finance program and infrastructure investment fund as approved by the State legislature and Governor as well as a staff of professionals operating throughout the State . Served as Director of Real Estate for the Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Authority and successfully recruited ComVault to acquire and develop their World Headquarters on the Base
City of Keokuk
November 2007 ~ February 20084 mosPopulation : 12, 000 . Directed the day to day operations of the local government including all City departments and budget of 30mm reported directly to the Mayor . Negotiated new bargaining agreements for Mayor and City Council approval . Prepared and proposed an annual budget for the City Council adoption . Restructured the organization to align with the Mayor and City Council budget policy
Columbus Urban Growth Corporation
January 2004 ~ December 20074 yrs0 mosPopulation : 901, 000 . Directed the day to day operations of this Redevelopment Authority of the City of Columbus, OH reported directly to a 11 member Board of Directors and the Mayor of the City of Columbus . Led the development of 2 million sq. ft. industrial park within the center city area of the City . Led the redevelopment of Gowdy Field including the recruitment and construction of 200k sq. ft. Class A office building for the Time Warner Mid-West corporate office to the City. . Led the development of Affordable Housing projects within the Center City Areas of the City as well as the tax incentive and small business loan portfolio of the City targeting the Center City Area. . Worked with neighborhood associations and the planning/zoning Board to adopt a Center City redevelopment plan.
City of Obetz
January 2000 ~ December 20045 yrs0 mosDaytime Population : 26, 000 . Provided oversight of all day to day operations of this full service City including its utilities and departments reported directly to the Mayor and City Council while supervising a budget of 15mm and a total staff of 112. . Formulated a financial package which was used to plan and construct a New City Hall and Police Headquarters. . Prepared and successfully proposed to City Council a new water/sewer rate structure that allowed for the implementation of a new service territory expansion and capital improvement plan. . Worked with City Council to adopt a new comprehensive plan and economic development strategy that lead to the development a new CSX rail intermodal facility and 4 industrial parks. . Directed the implementation of a new Information Technology system that improved Citywide auditing controls, reporting and customer service to the residence, Mayor and City Council :
Interim City Manager
City of Centralia
January 2004 ~ July 20047 mosPopulation : 17, 000 . Directed the day to day operations of this full service City and all departments reported to the Mayor and City Council managed a budget of 38mm and staff of 178. . Restructured City'staff and organization to eliminate City'structured deficit including the outsourcing of waste collection and legal services . Prepared and successfully proposed for adoption of City Council a new City budget . Negotiated new bargaining contracts with three unions and hired a new Police Chief and Finance Director for the City with community and City Council input. . Worked with City Council to adopt a new zoning code and citywide planning master plan
Central Michigan University
MASTER of PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEGREE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
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