53 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1009 (312)
Chicago, IL 60604 email@example.com
Planning n Business Development Services n Project Management
Attorney with public and private
sector executive expertise in corporate strategy, program marketing,
contract negotiations, vendor management and process reengineering.
Move people and projects forward by building successful teams to tackle
cross-functional issues in multi-cultural environments. Language fluency
in Spanish and French.
STRATEGIES IN SITE, INC.,
(Certified M/W/DBE) Chicago, Illinois 2002 to Present
advisory services firm focused upon multi-location
Fortune 1000 corporate clients. Provide comprehensive management strategy
and execution services for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) on behalf
of private financial institutions, nonprofits, developers, local and
international government entities.
Manage operations, client marketing,
business development, and project implementation.
ILLINOIS AFRICA TRADE INSTITUTE,
World Trade Center – State of Illinois Initiative, Chicago, Illinois
- Chaired public relations
outreach committee. Drafted and presented proposal to Ex-Im Bank to
expand financial institution guarantor pool to facilitate and increase
potential trade between small business in Illinois and Africa.
EUROMEDITERRANEE, Public Private Economic Development Agency, Marseille, France
- Developed strategies
to attract corporate business to city of Marseille. Identified
target corporations, introduced and promoted Marseille for investment
consideration. Coordinated strategic business development efforts,
designed and executed conference events. Enhanced visibility which
increased project development. Hosted delegations of over 60 corporations
for on-site visits to Marseille.
TRUST, Nonprofit organization, Hamburg, South Africa
- Facilitated U.S.
tour of Keiskamma Altarpiece and held interfaith services increasing
Keiskamma Trust fundraising base. Connected South African NGOs
to the Eastern Cape village enhancing local economic development efforts.
GVA WORLDWIDE, LLC, Commercial
real estate organization with 70 offices in 20 countries, Chicago, Illinois.
Created brand awareness, optimized
client relationships, and created new client business. Developed
strategic business initiatives for new lines of service. Created
new service councils to coordinate member offerings in the areas of
biotech/life sciences, industrial and retail real estate.
SAN MIGUEL SCHOOLS,
Chicago Public Schools - Catalyst Schools Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
- Conducted feasibility study for first faith-based organization led elementary school. Created strategic plan, wrote RFP response
resulting in a charter school and a contract school. Resolved
church and state legal issues; incorporated and branded the new entity;
coordinated curriculum development; established board and governance
structure; handled community/stakeholder outreach; and performed facilities
acquisition. Provided reporting to the board and external constituents.
Successfully launched two schools serving 932 inner city elementary
VILLAGE of FORD HEIGHTS,
ILLINOIS, Deer Creek Flood Mitigation Project, Ford Heights, Illinois
- Acquired real estate
interests necessary for Army Corps flood mitigation infrastructure project.
Identified and located correct titleholders of 254 parcels. Facilitated
community and eminent domain hearings. Successfully negotiated
purchases from 45 owners in 12 months.
VARIOUS LEGAL CLIENTS
- Negotiated and drafted
general, construction, lease and purchase contracts. Performed
litigation and negotiations navigating across contract, family, and
mortgage foreclosure law. Handled legal aspects of development
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
BERKELEY: Boalt Hall, Haas School of Business. JD, MBA 1986
STANFORD UNIVERSITY: A.B. in Sociology and Spanish, 1982. Sociology Honors, Stanford-in-Salamanca
DESIGNATIONS AND HONORS
Admitted to the Illinois
Bar (1987) and Federal Bar (1987). Licensed Illinois Real Estate
ROLES AND KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Oak Brook, Illinois 1994-2001
Preeminent Global Retail
– Business Development, U.S. Acquisitions (2000-2001)
- Investigated over
50 companies in and identified 34 acquisition targets through contacts
in the brokerage, legal, economic development and financial communities.
- Structured acquisition
methodology, hired service providers to execute deals and negotiated
key contracts. Identified and pursued 7 portfolio opportunities,
created alliances and managed relationships with acquisition partners
resulting in 4 executed transactions in 12 months for restaurants.
Director - Excess Property
- Developed and implemented
the expansion of a trial outsourcing program to manage excess portfolio.
Sold services to 38 regions increasing program participation from 28%
to 77% in the program’s initial year.
- Trained staff and
directed the activities of 10 service providers from Trammell Crow and
CB Richard Ellis in nationwide property management and disposition of
marketable excess property portfolio.
- Reduced McDonald's
ownership risk and expenses by reducing accounts receivable 48%.
Gained $4M additional income annually. Managed program budget
of over $1M. Negotiated a 15% decrease in fixed contract costs.
- Directed negotiations
and strategies yielding over $17M in transactions value. Exceeded
plan for both deal quantity and quality, reduced cycle time and attainment
of targeted disposition price.
Senior Asset Manager - Asset
- Evaluated all deals
handled by eight Asset Managers to assure financial measurements were
met. Developed process improvements and performance measurements
to align the Department with regional objectives.
- Directly supervised
two field Asset Managers covering ten regions with 990 sites handling
portfolios of 140 deals protecting over $190M in sales. Exceeded
plan for cost minimization by 22%.
AMERICAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
CORP., (AMERITECH) Chicago, Illinois 1988-1994
Regional Bell Holding
Company for Midwest Region (Operates as AT&T today)
Director - Transactions,
Illinois Bell (1991-1994)
- Administered $17M
annual rent obligation for a 200-property leased portfolio of over 2M
square feet. Managed property interests in 12M square feet of owned
space, by conducting studies that determined potential cost savings
and occupancy strategies. Team of four direct reports plus one
Staff Manager - Regulatory,
Illinois Bell (1989-1991)
- Coordinated and
implemented a $45M exchange service rate case throughout Illinois.
Facilitated activities of 25 departments and 75 individuals, assuring
successful staggered cutover to new rate plan without loss of service.
Manager - Corporate Strategy,
- Conducted competitive
industry analyses of market opportunities to assess revenue potential.
Identified market entry vehicles, evaluated alternatives, and wrote
business plans integrating subsidiary participation.
U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
COMMISSION, Chicago, Illinois 1986-1988
of U.S. Securities Markets
Attorney, Branch of Reorganization,
Branch of Enforcement
- Litigated the SEC’s
position on appointment of protective committees, fees to parties and
adequacy of disclosure in disclosure statements filed in support of
plans of reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.
- Family Focus (1993-Present)
Member of Development Committee for this Early Childhood Family Support
- Episcopal Church
Secretary, External Affairs and Governance Committees member for national
nonprofit for lay leadership.
- Chicago Council
on Global Affairs, President’s Circle
- Economic Development
Council of Chicago
- World Trade Center
- International Trade
Club of Chicago
- ULI-Urban Land Institute
Inner City Council, Public Policy Committee
- Chicago Women in
- St. James Episcopal
Warden Real Assets 2008-2009, Chapter (2003-2007, Bishop’s Search
- American Institute
of Wine and Food, Chicago Chapter
- Latin American Bar
Association, Vice President
- Black Women Lawyers
Association of Greater Chicago
- Latin School of
Chicago Board of Trustees, Alumni Association Board
- Stanford Club of
- Chicago Work Ethic
Real Estate Network, successor to IDRC & NACORE
World Congress Programs: Panel Moderator and Participant
Council of Shopping Centers
- Illinois State Bar
° Corporate Law Department Section Council, Chair; Commercial, Banking
& Bankruptcy Section
- Attorney General’s
Hispanic Advisory Council
- Chicago Sister Cities
- Junior League of
- Cook County Bar
Association Community Law Project
- Constitutional Rights
Foundation Lawyer in the Classroom Program
Lawyer’s Advisory Council
Frequent Public Speaker on
Diversity Inclusion and other subjects
REAP (Real Estate Associates
Program) Faculty Advisor
Graduate of Turner Construction
Management Training Institute
Arbitrator for Cook County
Mandatory Arbitration Program