Expert in Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Economic Development
Developed the business plan for the 2,400 acre Collinet-Bitye Plantation in Cameroon, West Africa, a $4 million revitalization financing proposal to transform a former rubber, coffee and cocoa plantation into to a state-of-the-art agribusiness enterprise. Expert served as a Program Advisor/Instructor with both the Close Up Foundation and the Congressional Youth Leadership Council in Washington, DC, programs that educates high school students in civics and federal government knowledge in 1990-91. He served as Assistant Professor at Howard University’s School of Business and Public Administration in Washington, DC, as an Instructor at Jefferson School of Business in Washington, DC and as a Management Consultant to the Institute for Services to Education in Silver Spring, Maryland. Expert also served as a Trainer with the Association for Public-Private Partnerships in Washington, DC, providing seminars in 1999 for 20 mid-level executives and bureaucrats from developing nations under grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). With The Bowen Group, Expert has written several business plans and strategies for public, private and non-profits, to include Insuraty, Inc., an insurance brokerage firm in Bowie, Maryland. Working for the Urban Development Group of Washington, DC, he wrote the preliminary proposal for the Booker T. Washington Public Charter School for Technical Arts in May, 1998, a high school and adult education public charter school for construction and building trades that was funded at $1.4 million. In 1998, he wrote training strategies for the Ellen Wilson Economic Development Corporation under a welfare-to-work program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in SE Washington, DC. He provided training for small and disadvantaged businesses in the building and construction trades for the Montgomery County Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, with the Urban Development Group, in 1998. He conceptualized and documented a business plan for the DC Private Industry Council to establish a Business Incubator, Business Development Center, and Job Training & Placement Service Center, in cooperation with Howard University and the U.S. Small Business Administration in 1995-97.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Wilmington, Delaware - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
|Year: 1980||Degree: MPA, ABD||Subject: Organization Development and Financial Administration||Institution: University of Southern California|
|Year: 1972||Degree: MBA||Subject: Management Information and Controls (w/ a Marketing minor)||Institution: The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)|
|Year: 1970||Degree: BA||Subject: Developmental Economics||Institution: Howard University|
|Years: 2015 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Executive Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert is currently Executive Director of a nonprofit corporation that promotes think-tank-esque research and information of African-American history and culture. Avenues include social media and new media, as well as position papers, books, periodicals and videos.|
|Years: 2010 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: CEO||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert's company offers technical and financial assistance to nonprofit organizational causes, primarily African-American history. Focuses include music and current affairs; avenues include writings, lectures and videos.|
|Years: 1987 to 2009||Employer: Bowen Group||Title: Economic Development Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: For over 20 years, Expert lent analysis, financial advice and strategy to a variety of institutions and organizations. During this time, he served on an education-related Review Panel and also worked as a Management Consultant to an educational institution.|
|Years: 1972 to 1987||Employer: Anacostia Economic Development Corporation/National Dental Association/Tennessee Valley Center for Economic Development||Title: President and Executive Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert worked as Economic Development Executive and Advisor with an economic development organization. His titles during this period also included Manager of Economic Development. He also gained significant trade and commerce experience during this time.|
|Years: 1985 to 1987||Employer: RAM & Co||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Conceptualized and wrote the Marketing Plan for the Underground Atlanta Festival Project, a $160 million project of the City of Atlanta, in cooperation with Dobbs, RAM & Co. of Atlanta, the Rouse Company of Columbia, Maryland|
|Years: 1977 to 1977||Employer: Dudley W. Gill & Associates||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Transportation issues and planning concerns through work with the Urban Mass Transit Authority of the Department of Transportation through work with Dudley W. Gill & Associates, conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis of bus purchases in the District of Columbia in 1977.|
|Years: 1978 to 1978||Employer: Mark Battle Associates||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Project Promote, a 1978 program funded by the U.S. Department of Interior which responded to the Mitchell Amendment to the Public Works Act of 1977, where he served a National Project Director in Washington, DC and in Denver, Colorado.|
|Years: 1991 to 1992||Employer: Henderson & Associates||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Henderson & Associates of Atlanta on a seven state HIV/AIDS conference program funded by the Department of Health and Human Services in 1991-92, designing the database that collected and processed data significant to the program.|
|Years: 1967 to 1969||Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||Role: First Lieutenant||Description: Expert served as Construction Platoon Leader, Courts-Martial Officer and Field Unit Intelligence Officer during this time.|
|Years: 1972 to 1973||Agency: KPMG-Peat Marwick||Role: Management Consultant||Description: Budget Examiner|
|Years: 1971 to 1972||Agency: Office fo the President, OMB||Role: Budget Examiner||Description: Management Services Division|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1991 to 2010||Country / Region: Global||Summary: Developed and analyzed financial development plans and funding proposals with the Global Network for Economic Development in Washington, DC, Lagos, Nigeria, etc.|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Society of Public Administration, 1977-79, membership participation|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Investment Advisor, US Securities and Exchange Commission, 1977|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has been published extensively, including two full-length books as well as articles in The Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has written several plays. His sundry experience includes speechwriting and artistic/musical representation. Expert was a speechwriter for Rushern Baker, candidate for the Democratic nomination for County Executive of Prince George’s County in Maryland in 2006 (he won). Expert was Editor-In-Chief, Wharton Journal. He published Letters to the Editor in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (2), 1986/87, Letters to the Editor in the Baltimore Sun, 1994, a Series on Economics, Afro-American Newspapers, 1988/89, and Contributing Editor toThe Georgetowner, Washington, DC (1998)|
|Training / Seminars|
| Expert has offered training to a variety of public-private partnerships; commercial enterprises; and nonprofit organizations. At Howard University School of Business and Public Administration, Washington, D.C. Taught courses such as Management of Small Business, Accounting Information Systems, Advertising, Marketing and Urban Planning to undergraduates and graduates. Faculty Advisor to Marketing Club and the School of Business Student Council for "Business Week" (1985). 1984-85.
Expert conducts a series of lectures ans seminars titled, the "Entrepreneurial Mind Seminar Series" upon request. The Mission of the Entrepreneurial Mind Seminar Series is to create a platform for the expanded education of arts & entertainment Educators, artistic and entrepreneurs, and people seeking careers as entrepreneurs in the arts & entertainment sectors, incorporating new media and new current technologies, recruiting through established institutions, such as community development corporations, churches, economic development programs, unions, veteran’s organizations and professional associations. With a goal to promote and develop knowledge of economics and capitalism for the tools needed to become self-sufficient enterprise owners and service providers, the lecture series will be based on two books as described below.
The Entrepreneurial Mind Seminar Series is designed around the idea that entrepreneurs need to be aware of their economic environment and the forces that flow within it. Those forces are called market forces and all entrepreneurs need to understand marketing concepts and techniques in order to be successful. The seminar series provides participants with an understanding of economics that allows them to be effective in makings strategic plans and projections based on trends and the recognition of opportunities. The Marketing Guru book by Expert provides this insight and critical thinking. the Economics for BIG Kids book by Expert gives insight and understanding of the basic principles of economics and the historical perspective that created the capitalist system in which we live. To be able to recognize the trends and conditions in the economy, to project anticipated economic activity-based on research and awareness of the structure of the system, and to understand how to participate in the economic democracy are all tools for the entrepreneur's success.
|Marketing Analyst, D.C. Development Corporation, Washington, D.C. Developed, packaged and analyzed loan and investment request for working capital and asset acquisition up to $250,000. 1973-75.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Has written and packaged business plans, strategies, and development proposals for business and government, writing business plans for commercial enterprises, non-profits, and investment programs in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC. Recent efforts include a Business Plan for Planning & Development International, Inc. to acquire logging contracts in Liberia. Wrote the LSDBE Certification package for Municipal Consulting Group, LLC, a Washington DC-based permitting company. Working with Mumin Productions, Washington, DC to mount the musical theatrical production, Where Eagles Fly, to be launched at the Eisenhower Theater of the Kennedy Center for February 2008. Wrote a business plan for Henderson’s Global Voices, LLC, a speaker’s bureau with emphasis on international affairs and public relations. Wrote plans and strategies to establish and fund of the Premier Community Development Corporation of Ward 5 in Washington, DC. Participated in the proposal review process for grant applications to the Bureau of Indian Education, US Department of Education in 2006. Wrote the initial proposal and assisted with planning documents to establish of The Booker T. Washington Public Charter School in Washington, DC. Wrote plans for the D.C. Private Industry Council in Washington, DC and a museum project as a part of the Baltimore Avenue of the Arts project with the Baltimore Development Corporation and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. 1987. Expert was Editor-In-Chief, Wharton Journal, and has written specials to The Washington Post in 1982. In addition, he has written Letters to the Editor, Atlanta-Journal Constitution (2), 1986/87, Letters to the Editor, Baltimore Sun, 1994, and wrote a series on Economics for the Afro-American Newspapers, 1988/89. He has also written plays, poetry, and film scripts, one of which was optioned for production in Atlanta in 1986.|