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MELANIE GOERKE, LEED Green Associate

517-974-8151 | mgg78@georgetown.edu | www.goerkeportfolio.weebly.com

EXPERIENCE
OLIVER / HATCHER CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, INC. Novi, MI
Project Engineer - Estimating 1/2018 - Present
● Facilitator of all new project documentation control until turnover to the Operations Department.
● Primary contact for all new projects out to bid; constant contact with subcontractors required on a daily basis.
● Responsible for high-level and detailed drawing review for each project within the Department.
● Assists in using On-Screen Takeoff software to increase the level of material quantity accuracy in our proposals.
● Designed and successfully implemented approximately 18 specific documents to streamline our processes and
increase efficiency within our department.
● Leader of a company-wide initiative on effective documentation management and transitioned each company
Department to a new internal management system.
● Portfolio of projects on average at any given time include up to 12 with a value of $100 Million.

MICHIGAN ENERGY OPTIONS East Lansing, MI


Data & Research Management Aide 1/2016 – 1/2018
● Comprehensive data collection and management for 61 Michigan Utility Companies.
● Analyzed and quantified energy cost saving reports for 13 multi-family properties throughout the state, co-
conducted ASHRAE Level II Energy Audits.
● Identified potential grant partners and requirements for energy efficiency related collaborative projects in Michigan
and studied nationwide trends in renewable energy.
● Aided in developing marketing materials including postcards, infographics, and case study reports.
● Assisted the ongoing outreach for the East Lansing Community Solar Park.

FERGUSON DEVELOPMENT, LLC Lansing, MI


Property Development Intern 5/2017 – 9/2017
● Assisted in developing Real Estate and Financial Agreements in collaboration with all development team parties.
● Consulted with team members on proper use, layout, characteristics, and development of a $380MM multi-use site
in the Lansing, MI area.
● Formulated weekly meeting outlines and led initiative on compiling progress updates, communication, and tasks to
be completed by all parties.

UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION, UNA-USA Midwest, United States


Midwest Region GenUN Fellow June 2016 – June 2017
● Spearheaded campaign to launch three new college GenUN campus chapters by May 2017.
● Aided 13 existing GenUN Midwest campus chapters on advocating, fundraising, and event planning.
● Formulated nationwide GenUN advocacy event involving the Sustainable Development Goals.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT East Lansing, MI


Coordinator, Alumni Golf Outing Summer 2015-2019
● Accurately monitored and tracked logistic information for 677 golfers, 170 company sponsorships, and
approximately $118,000 in net profit for the Construction Management Program over the course of four years.
● Restructured eight-page master task-list of duties to be completed each month by the executive golf committee.
● Developed two detailed instructions manuals for future successor and board executive committee including all
historical data from previous outings through 2013.

CENTER FOR ANTI-COUNTERFEITING AND PRODUCT PROTECTION East Lansing, MI


Executive Research Assistant 8/2016 – 8/2017
● Pursued research focusing on building product/material counterfeiting and environmental crime.
● Developed comprehensive knowledge-based curricula for brand protection and trademark registration nationwide.
● Generated 42 legislative briefs on anti-counterfeiting statutes in 12 different states.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY East Lansing, MI
Accounting Assistant III 9/2014 – 12/2016
● Responsible for accounting, reconciliation, and credit reports daily for 35 on-campus eatery locations.
● Managed weekly dining hall and quick-store income of $75,000+ for the university.
● Precisely annotated daily ledgers, expense reports, cashflow analyses and detailed descriptions of items sold per
each account for senior staff.

MIDWEST FREEFALL Ray, MI


Manifest Manager 5/2014 – 8/2014
● Managed manifest details and passenger lists for Midwest Freefall Skydiving as a summer internship.
● Scheduled each patron according flight specifications and instructor availability.
● Compiled accurate records of all medical history and full legal waivers required to skydive.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY East Lansing, MI


Senior Sales Associate 11/2013 – 5/2014
● Cash handling, transactions, and customer service required to Deliver Outstanding Spartan Experiences for Sparty’s
Convenience Stores in MSU’s Largest Residence Hall.
● Promoted from Sales Associate in three months, additional responsibilities included managing seven other
employees per shift and providing training for all new individuals within our campus neighborhood.

RESEARCH

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY


● SCHOOL OF PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: Participated in a federally funded OSHA Grant,
Project SH-26316-SH4 “Safety in Structural Steel Fabricator and Supply Company Warehousing Activities
Training Program.” Completed Fall 2014.
● SCHOOL OF PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: Partnership with the Michigan DNR to conduct energy
assessments and low-technology energy audits of individual buildings on Belle Isle, Michigan. Six buildings
assessed since Fall 2013. Completed in Spring 2015.
● CENTER FOR ANTI-COUNTERFEITING AND PRODUCT PROTECTION: “Return on Investment, Student
Consumers: Officially Licensed Products” and “Return on Investment, Measuring Return on Investment of Anti-
Counterfeiting, Brand Protection, and Product Protection Through Barcoding and Other Metrics”. Completed Fall
2016 and Fall 2017.
● CENTER FOR ANTI-COUNTERFEITING AND PRODUCT PROTECTION: “Environmental Criminology and
the Assessment of Construction Catastrophes”. Completed Fall 2016.
● SCHOOL OF PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: “Growing Trend in Single-Family Housing
Subdivisions for Rent”, through National Housing Endowment HELP Grant, academic publication forthcoming,
under review by the Journal of Architectural Engineering.

EDUCATION
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES Washington D.C
Master of Professional Studies, Urban & Regional Planning 8/2019 –5/2021
Anticipated Concentration in Housing, Community, and Economic Development

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY


SCHOOL OF PLANNING, DESIGN, & CONSTRUCTION East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 8/2013 –12/2017
• Member of the 2016-2017 NAHB Residential Construction Competition Team; placed 9th out of 35.
• Member of the 2017-2018 NAHB Residential Construction Competition Team; placed 5th out of 34.
• National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) 2017 Student of the Year.
• Dean’s List four of nine regular semesters.
SKILL SET

TECHNICAL : 2D/3D AutoCAD, Google Sketch-up, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-Design, Revit, Primavera 6, Procore, D4
Cost Estimating, Conceptual Cost Estimating, Sage Timberline, On-Screen Takeoff, Hand-Drafting, Wego-Wise (utility
tracking), Salesforce, EPA Portfolio Manager, Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks, Pantera On-Line Plan Room

ORGANIZATIONS
● City of Farmington Hills Planning Commission
○ Commissioner (May 2018 – August 2019)
● University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
○ Volunteer (March 2018 – August 2019)
● Michigan State University Construction Management Industry and Alumni Advisory Board
○ Executive Committee, Golf Outing Chair (October 2018 – Present)
● USA Swimming, Coach
○ Junior Group Competitive Swim Coach (January 2018 – Present)
● City of East Lansing, Building Board of Appeals
○ Member (January 2017 – December 2017)
● Kappa Omega Alpha, Pre-Law and Public Policy Fraternity
○ Member (September 2016 – December 2017)
○ Professional Development Chair (September 2016 – June 2017)
● United Nations Association of Michigan State University
○ Treasurer (September 2014 – May 2017)
● Girl-Up, MSU
○ Activism Chair (September 2016 – May 2017)

CONFERENCES

• Featured Speaker; 2019 Summer Leadership Conference, National Association of Homebuilders, June 2019.
• Keynote Speaker; 2017 Michigan State Land Development Competition Winner, November 2017.
• Featured Speaker; Brand Protection Strategy Summit, September 2016.

CERTIFICATIONS

● LEED Green Associate


● Michigan Association of Planning
● OSHA 30-Hour Safety
● CPR/AED/First Aid
● USA Lifeguard
● USA Swimming Athlete Protection and Safety
● USA Swimming Safe Sport
● State of Michigan Concussion Awareness