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T R A I L

S A N

EDUCATION

Texas State University- San Marcos, TX


May 2008
Bachelor of Public Administration Degree with a Minor in Business Administration
Cum Laude
Deans List: Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Texas A&M Engineering Extension (TEEX)
June 2013
Basic Economic Development Course
EXPERIENCE

March 2013 Present


Owner and Managing Director

Galleon Media LLC

Manage a portfolio of web assets on a part-time basis including e-commerce, video production services and a
San Antonio blog.
Responsible for financial and strategic planning of assets, marketing, creative direction, sales and contractor
coordination.
Business-to-Business sales for video production services.
Business-to-Consumer sales for e-commerce products targeting bakers and sugar artists.

March 2013 July 2013


City of Seguin
Assistant Director of Economic Development

San Antonio, TX

Seguin, TX

Worked closely with the Seguin Economic Development Corportation (SEDC) to promote the business and
economic development interests within this Type A community.
Provided guidance to companies to establish, relocate or expand their businesses to Seguin.
Prepared grant proposals and applications, contracts and other necessary documents to promote economic
development.
Worked with our Economic Development Director to formulate and implement marketing and business
attraction strategies.
Maintained strong working relationships with the general public, area businesses, clients, the media and others.
Provided assistance in the development of short and long term economic and community development plans.
Responsible for research of various avenues of gap funding for both business prospects and the community.

May 2010 March 2013


City of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Management Analyst
Created strategic plan for small business development within the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ).
Administered financial management for all TIRZ which includes the management of up to $12 million of public
funds for development projects and providing statistical analysis on the projected performance of each TIRZ up
to 30 years in the future.
Managed accounting of each TIRZ to include development of finance plans, vendor payments, customer billing,
reconciling accounts and providing SAP reports to management.
Provided oversight on project management for all 24 TIRZ which encompass an aggregate value of over $4B in
property valuations.
Spearheaded improvements to financial management and accounting processes.

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Coordinated primary research through a focus group with entrepreneurs of multi-million dollar firms.
Communications representative for the Community Reinvestment Business unit to include promoting the unit,
its objectives and its accomplishments to peer resource partners.
Established and opened communications with small businesses, developers and property owners in the TIRZ by
creating a website for the Tax Increment Financing Unit.

June 2008 May 2010


City of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Economic Development Specialist
Counseled business executives for the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) on company expansion
opportunities through federal, state, and local government contracting to include assisting in the successful
pursuit of complex certifications and registrations, marketing to local public agencies, obtaining a GSA Schedule,
8(a) business development program, HUBZone certification, marketing to federal and other public agencies for
contract opportunities. My work has resulted in the award of over $4M to local businesses.
Provided assistance in identifying procurement contracts, contracting officers, buyers, purchasing agents, and
small business specialists, preparing government marketing plans, proposal preparation including obtaining
procurement histories, specifications, drawings and interpreting FAR regulations.
Established and maintained communication links between federal, state and local government agencies regarding
the PTAC program.
Instrumental in coordination and promotion of PTAC-sponsored professional networking and training events
which attracted up to 500+ professionals.
Assisted in preparing annual applications for grant monies and audit preparation. Monitored grant compliance
by taking initiative to fully understand its administrative requirements under Department of Defense Grants and
Agreements Regulations as well as the financial management requirements.
Innovated and implemented marketing strategies to increase client base and expand reach of public service
which resulted in increased attendance to outreach events on an average of 200%.
Developed the Procurement Technical Assistance Center Standard Operating Procedures Manual to be used for
the solicitation of grant funds. Also created internal process documents and press releases.
Professional experience with Microsoft Frontpage as webmaster for the Small Business Division and
Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Duties include coordination of personnel for web updates and
specific direction of its content.
January 2008-March 2008 City of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Economic Development Department Intern
Gained general knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and the local, state, and federal procurement
systems.
Prepared the Procurement Technical Assistance Center Standard Operating Procedures to be used for the
solicitation of grant funds.
Attended Small Business Division outreach events and networked with current and potential clients.
Extensive technical writing including public relations material and the design of internal counseling documents.
20032008
Sinclair Customer Metrics
San Antonio, TX
Operations Supervisor/Editor
Acting manager in the absence of the appointed department manager.
Maintained working relationships with independent contractors, reviewed agreements and counseled them on

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securing work with the organization.


Supervised an in-house staff of up to 15 employees and up to 30 at-home personnel in the quality control
department of this market research firm.
Oversaw, created, developed and edited technical department documents, to include development of multiple
complex training guides and presentations.
Initiated a collaboration among team members to conceptualize, develop and implement new operations
procedures that greatly enhanced our work environment.
Improved recruitment process and implemented other retention strategies, which resulted in increased retention
within 6 months.
Conducted quality reviews and provided feedback through individual coaching sessions with employees.

MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

2008 Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers - Member


2008 Tri-Chair Military Transformation Task Force Economic Development Subcommittee Member
2008 National Contract Management Association - Member
2008 Business Opportunities for Texans Steering Committee
2009 - 2010 National Hispanic Professional Organization Community Affairs Committee Member
2011 National Hispanic Professional Organization Marketing Chair
2013 Texas Economic Development Council Member
2013 International Economic Development Council Member
2013 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - Member
SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES AND EDUCATION

City of San Antonio Workplace Performance Supervisor Series


o Supervisor Essentials
o Interpersonal Skills
o Performance Management

Introduction to Project Management

Project Management II

Applied Project Management II

Defense Acquisition University -CON260A Small Business Specialist (Coursework in federal small
business programs)
Federal, State and Local Procurement
o Working with Area Congressional Reps
o Teaming Arrangements
o Federal Procurement Data Systems
o Teaming/Joint Ventures
o Export/Import Compliance
o Green Procurement
o Strategic Sourcing

REFERENCES

Available Upon Request