I have over 30 years of experience as a mid- to senior-level manager of major corporations, as well as government operations. My degree in Psychology has helped me to understand behaviors and to be an expert motivator of all types of people. I have attended numerous seminars and training programs in Time Management, Motivation, Public Speaking, Written and Verbal Skills, and Management Techniques. In October 2012, I earned my Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, with a specialization in Financial Services from Villanova University. My sports background includes expertise in baseball, softball, football, and soccer, each of which I played beyond the high school level. I also have expertise in golf, basketball, and other sports.
I have over 30 years of experience as a mid- to senior-level manager of major corporations, as well as government operations. My degree in Psychology has helped me to understand behaviors and to be an expert motivator of all types of people. I have attended numerous seminars and training programs in Time Management, Motivation, Public Speaking,
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I played competitive baseball through high school and beyond. I was taught the game by my father, who played college and professional baseball, as well as by my grandfather, who is in the Oglethorpe University Athletic Hall of Fame as a baseball player. He also played professional baseball. He coached most of the players in the Atlanta area during his era, including Luke Appling, a Hall of Famer who stated the my grandfather taught him all he knew about baseball.
I have more than 30 years of mid- to senior-level management in national corporations as well as in government operations. I have attended numerous seminars and training programs in many areas. In October, 2012, I earned my Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate with a specialization in Financial Services from Villanova University.
With more than 30 years of experience in mid- to senior-level management in large national corporations as well as government operations, I have worked in numerous fields and industries. In addition to advancing my own career, I also motivated and developed the staff who reported to me, and helped them to attain higher positions of authority and responsibility.
As a Psychology major, I am well-versed in counseling techniques. Further, I am very familiar with college preparatory development, as well as counseling on the pitfalls college life, such as financial education and advice, time-management, study techniques, and other aspects of college life.
I played competitive football throughout high school, and was a walk-on player at Auburn University. Subsequently, I played organized flag-football, and coached our teams.
I have played golf and studied the rules of golf for more than 40 years.
For ten (10) years, while in county government, I used Outlook for all of my work-related e-mails. On average, I received more than 7,000 e-mails per year, and wrote, or responded to, a like number of e-mails each year.
I have been playing poker since the age of 5, when we had a family poker night each week. Additionally, a second cousin of mine (and his wife) are both top-ranked professional poker players.
During my many years of mid- to senior-level management experience, I have had the responsibility of speaking publicly to a wide variety of audiences. Additionally, I have taken numerous training courses and seminars in the art of public speaking.
I was raised in the Methodist Church from birth, and have attended both Methodist and Presbyterian Churches most of my life. I have learned about other forms of religion, including Catholicism, the Mormon faith, Church of Christ, Judaism, some about the Muslim faith, as well as others. I have read the Holy Bible in its entirety, and am currently studying its contents and performing daily devotionals.
I learned the game of soccer when I lived in Lima, Peru as a pre-teen. I continued to play soccer through high-school, playing on the Varsity squad my Sophomore through Senior years. I won the MVP trophy as a Senior.
I played baseball all through high school, and then started playing softball in college and beyond. I have played virtually every position, and all types of softball, from slow-pitch to modified-pitch, to fast-pitch. I used to play 4 nights a week, and then spend my weekends on a travel team, which came in 2nd place in the State Championships and qualified us for the National Championships.
I earned my BA in Psychology from Auburn University in 1979, which gave me a strong base for motivating individuals and learning Studying Skills. I have taken numerous training courses in Time-Management, which plays an integral role in Study Skills. I have presented and delivered numerous training programs to the staffs which I have managed. Through patience and perseverance, I was able to help all of the class participants to pass the final exams. Many times, this required one-on-one tutoring and counseling on the methods of studying and the discipline required.