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Expert in Local Government and Leadership Development

Expert ID: 738075 Georgia, USA

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Executive Administrator of local government . 30+ years local government experience. Develop & Manage multimillion dollar, general, capital, enterprise and grant budgets. Department consolidations for efficiencies Manage and oversee city incorporations. Process engineering. Design & implement local government enterprise systems. Develop & Facilitate curriculum for both Leadership & Customer Service development. Close large budget deficits through departmental consolidations, restructuring and outsourcing. Project Management. Cash Management. Tax Revenue Collections . Delinquent Tax Collections. Municipal Services

Fulton County is the largest county in the State of Georgia serving nearly one million residents and employing over five thousand employees. The Fulton is comprised of fifteen cities to include the state capitol Atlanta. Fulton County simultaneously administers high quality services and programs for some of the most affluent cities, as well as some of the most economically challenged communities in the State of Georgia. Having served as one of the top County Administrators, Expert is an experienced leader with over 24 years of progressive leadership experience with a demonstrated ability to drive the achievement of organizational results and Board of Commission goals through effective personnel leadership and operational efficiency and accountability. Expert is a problem solver with strong communications skills who has consistently leveraged innovative and creative methods to devise and implement effective policies and procedures.

CORE COMPETENCIES
- Executive Leadership
- Budgeting/Procurement
- Strategic Planning/Assessment
- Operations Management
- Policies/Procedures Development
- Program/Project Management
- Relationship/Team Building
- Effective Communications
- Conflict Resolution
- Financial Management

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2008 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Administration concentration Leadership Development Institution: Strayer University
Year: 1987 Degree: BS Business Administration concentration Accounting Subject: Business Administration concentration Accounting Institution: Seton Hall University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Deputy Tax Commissioner Department: Property Division
Responsibilities:
Analyzed and identified improvements to implement in department systems and controls. credited with leading the successfully planning, executing, training and managing of several major change initiatives to include, State wide system, and county IT data processing systems, new office policy and procedures, customer service and office rebranding. The office has seen a significant decrease in processing time, errors and customer complaints which has ultimately led to positive impacts in the organizational performance, economies, and employee satisfaction.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to 2017 Employer: Fulton County Government Title: Assistant County Manager Department:
Responsibilities:
Responsible to the County Manager for the provision of leadership for seven internal departments; Finance, Purchasing, General Services, Economic Development, EEO, Internal Audit and Arts & Culture. Charged with the oversight of South Fulton Municipal Services Departments: Police, Fire, Planning & Community Services and Parks & Recreation. Responsible for overseeing the creation, implementation and maintenance of the Services District and capital funds in excess of 50+mil. Conferred and collaborated with state and local government agencies regarding plans and priorities for existing and new programs. Responsible for representing the County in public, town hall and community meetings. Served as the County Manager in his absence.
Coordinated, collaborated and strategized with the County Manager and 34 countywide departments to develop, implement and manage a $1.2B multi - fund budget. Successfully closed budget deficits ranging from $40M – $70M over a four-year period with no reduction in force or decrease in service delivery.
Successfully developed and launched several county programs that realized savings in excess of $1M through in sourcing janitorial and construction services. Directed and launched two separate departmental mergers to improve services, economy, efficiency and organizational performance.
Charged with the effective management and implementation of a variety of major county projects. Credited with leading and directing the completion of the $6M+ Wolf Creek Amphitheater Complex. The project was completed on time and within budget. Responsible for the management of the Wolf Creek Amphitheater 53K capacity complex. Credited with successfully bringing the venue into a self-sustaining enterprise fund within four years through identifying market need and leveraging outsourced partner relationships.
Provided direct oversight as Interim Director to several key departments until active leadership placements were completed resulting in no interruption in service delivery.
Assisted with managing three countywide emergencies: the 2009 winter snowstorm, 2010 flood and 2008 presidential election minimizing harm to county residents, property and equipment where possible.
Successfully launched the implementation and management of a County wide Customer Service initiative. Charged with overseeing the resolution of all customer concerns reaching the County Manager Office. Responsible for managing all County programs that require cross collaboration from both inside and outside stakeholders.

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to 2009 Employer: Fulton County Government Title: Parks and Recreation Director Department:
Responsibilities:
Responsible for the management and operations of 24 Fulton County parks and facilities. Developed, implemented and effectively managed $8M+ budget to ensure the successful achievement of departmental goals and objectives. Led the department through a highly successful reorganization resulting in a 70% reduction in budget and staffing with no layoffs or decrease in service delivery. Renovated three recreational facilities despite the reduced budget.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: Fulton County Government Title: Budget Analyst Department:
Responsibilities:
Responsible for the development, management and maintenance of six of the county’s largest budgets including Water & Sewer, Library, Justice System and Health & Human Services totaling in excess of $100M. Developed timely cost analysis and projections for complex funds to ensure proper accountability and financial management. Collaborated with county executives, directors and managers to assist with identifying funding issues and problem resolutions. Responsible for the preparation of two National award-winning budget publications for public distribution.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to 2002 Employer: Fulton County Government Title: Personal Property Auditor Department:
Responsibilities:
Conducted personal property tax audits of commercial businesses located within the jurisdiction of Fulton County resulting in the discovery of 1M+tax revenue.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to 1995 Employer: Fulton County Tax Commissioner Office Title: Tax Cashier Department:
Responsibilities:
Effectively processed real and motor vehicle tax collections adhering to the zero-tolerance policy for balancing and reconciliation. Assisted with the creation of the County’s first in house lock box collection system. Recognized by management as a top performer for consistently exceeding established departmental goals.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2018 to Present Agency: Clayton County Government Role: Deputy Tax Commissioner Description: Oversee several divisions within the Tax Commissioner Office. Current and Delinquent Tax Collections, Accounting Division and Motor Vehicle Division
Years: 1993 to 2017 Agency: Fulton County Government Role: Assistant County Manager Description: Executive county administrator for the largest county in the state of Georgia, 1mil+ residents, 5000+ employees and 14 Cities. Oversight and development of county's general, capital, grant and enterprise budgets. Managed capital projects, municipal services and department restructuring.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Government Financial Officer Certification, Regional Leadership Institute 2010, Georgia Insurance License, FINRA Securities License

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