Besides running PSS, we have been involved in a number of business and civic activities. We think it is important to give back and grow the collective wealth of everyone we can.
FLA Ė FINANCE LEADERS ASSOCIATION Founder & Executive Director
Higher end career management/networking group of senior financial executives.
∑ Founded FLA to provide more service to members and outside community including recruiters and companies.
∑ Conceptualized/implemented powerful site with e-commerce/content management at www.financeleaders.org .
∑ Grew organization quickly to 572 dues paying members in first year, generating over 1,100 job leads per month.
∑ Enhancements include articles, motivations, resources and events for both active and landed members.
FENG - FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE NETWORKING GROUP Founder & Chair- Chicago chapter
Nationwide organization of senior financial executives to help members find new opportunities and build relationships.
∑ Founded Chicago chapter and built membership to 1,400 in 3 years, becoming largest chapter.
∑ Added monthly chapter meetings with speakers such as recruiters, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.
∑ Provided network for recruiters, venture capitalists and hiring firms to quickly tap into strong financial talent.
FEI - FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE INSTITUTE
Nationwide organization of senior financial executives with focus on professional development and networking.
Helped with career groups at both local and national levels
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CLUB OF CHICAGO
∑ Played active role in getting web site up at http://www.hbs-chicago.org/ in 1996.
∑ Put together presentation in 1996 - Turbo Charge Your Job Search at http://www.hbs-chicago.org/int1.html
EVANS SCHOLAR ALUMNI
Alumni Board Member
Foundation that puts over 800 caddies each year with good academic records and financial need through college.
∑ Awarded Evans Scholarship back in high school.
Active as alumni in annual fund drives and $5M fund raising
project for new chapter house at Illinois.
EXECUTIVE NETWORK GROUP OF GREATER CHICAGO
Cross functional group of senior executives in Chicago area to help members network for new opportunities
∑ Championed and organized effort to get web site up at http://www.engchgo.org/ in 1997.
∑ Gave annual presentation on using technology to boost job search efforts.
∑ Converted many resumes to online format on web site and helped transition to outsourcing administration.
ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH Council member and Financial Secretary
∑ Championed and organized effort to get web site up for church at www.stjameslutheran.org/.
∑ Helped grow revenue base by over 25%.
∑ Rebuilt financial system and received high marks for timeliness and insights from financial reports.
∑ Frequent speaker before menís group.
∑ Elected to Council based on activities done for church.
COACHING - YOUTH SPORTS
Coached two sons in several sports before they reached high school - hockey, basketball, soccer and lacrosse.
∑ Praised by parents for making sports fun for their kids and having them look forward to it.
∑ Coached championship teams in many seasons.
Got good playing time for kids and modified game strategies to fit
talents and interests of kids.
∑ Developed and gave numerous public presentations on applications using Internet technology.
∑ Put together program for management level job seekers and presented program before several career groups.
∑ Recently written up in Chicago Tribune for weight reduction of 95 pounds.
Started up new website
www.waisting-away.com and writing book about the weight reduction experience
President, Value Added Finance Inc.