Polished MBA with over ten years of professional experience in needs determination, solution development, resource management, and project/program direction. Highly skilled in collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial objectives. Able to effectively utilize project management principles to independently plan and direct affairs. Able to coordinate multifunctional teams and multiple projects simultaneously. Outstanding leadership and communication skills. Previous background in legal, financial, and...
I spent 14 years obtaining my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Pensacola, Florida. To that end, I have taught myself and many cohorts numerous topics over the years. I have learned what works well in person and online. One-on-one and in groups. I have a hunger for knowledge and will always remain a scholar at heart.
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, Certified Paralegal
2012 - 2015
Management: Managed vendor selection, day-to-day interaction, vetting of bills, and any conflicts with the vendors over the course of the litigation. Managed monthly audits of complex insurance invoices firm-wide. Managed workflow, case productivity reporting, and production procedures.
Acquired Skills: Develop and harness business relations to cultivate and capture new and existing business that establish targeted goals. Effectively assess challenges and implement strategies. Able to motivate employees to perform to their maximum...
City of Pensacola, Community Maritime Park Coordinator
2010 - 2012
Management: Handled $54 million in accounts payable. Fully managed company-wide accounting and reporting functions. Supervised quarterly and annual audits. Oversight of day-to-day accounting operations, purchase order review, contract review, and loan maintenance. Managed construction and operating budgets.
Acquired Skills: Adept in streamlining financial processes, enhancing productivity levels, and introducing process improvements. Skilled at client and account management, able to negotiate agreements, prepare and deliver presentations, and...
McDonald Fleming Moorhead, Construction Litigation Paralegal
2009 - 2010
Management: Managed quality control over document productions and the timely and complex preparation of cases through trial.
Acquired Skills: Developed poise in high pressure, fast paced business environments. Powerful verbal and written communication with the wisdom to foster open relationships while maintaining confidentiality. Capacity to coordinate work efforts with other employees and organizations in a timely manner.
Basham & Scott, LLC, Paralegal
2007 - 2009
Management: Managed 25-50 breach of contract and negligence claims per month.
Acquired Skills: Developed supervisory, delegation, and cold calling skills. Fostered complex problem solving and analytical skills. Increased writing and presentation skills. Enlarged ability to resolve complex issues, organize, and interpret data. Expanded understanding of scheduling concepts, practices, and procedures.
McSwain Engineering, Inc., Research Technician
2004 - 2007
Management: Managed 125-150 cases per year.
Acquired Skills: Ability to prioritize and multitask with little to no errors. Able to perform quality work within guidelines, deadlines, and processes with or without direct supervision. Strong interpersonal skills (effective communication) and a professional demeanor when interacting with coworkers, clients, and suppliers. Experience working with tight deadlines in a collaborative manner across diverse cross-functional and cross-business teams.
Accomplishments: Promoted to Research Associate...