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    DENNIS D. McDONALD

    EXPERIENCE

    Writing & Editing

    • Business, technical, and grant proposals
    • White papers & presentations
    • Blogging & social media
    • Marketing collateral
    • Website contents
    • Book, movie, & media reviews

    Business Development

    • Market research
    • Business prospecting
    • Requirements definition
    • Technical sales support
    • Proposal development
      • Technical
      • Cost
      • Work Plan

    Project & Program Management

    • Data Governance Strategy and Tactics
    • Technology Strategy & Business Alignment
    • Project Planning, Costing, and Administration
    • Process Analysis & Documentation
    • Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing
    • Database & Portfolio Transformation
    • Requirements Assessment
    • PMO Setup & Operation

    INDUSTRIES
    Nonprofits

    • Film Festivals
    • Trade & Professional Associations
    • International Development
    • National Science & Engineering

    Government

    • Federal Agencies
    • Local Governments

    Industries

    • Auto & Truck
    • Insurance
    • Household Appliance
    • Computer Hardware & Software
    • Publishing
    • Medical Technology
    • Energy Utilities

    EMPLOYMENT

    Independent Contractor, Alexandria, VA, Aug. 2005 – Present

    • Sales prospecting via Microsoft Dynamics 365 and ClickDimensions.
    • Editorial and writing support for international development proposals.
    • Documentation of CMS ACA system testing operations. 
    • Communication plan, metrics, and social media for GI Bill.
    • PMO support for insurance data center consolidation.
    • Development of web based municipal open data portals.
    • R&D program collaboration plan for large Federal agency.
    • Collaboration strategy and metrics for SharePoint adoption.
    • Enterprise collaboration software strategy & assessment tool.
    • Project & program management via SharePoint and Office 365.
    • Social media promotion of engineering and STEM careers.
    • Communication plans for professional & trade associations.
    • Management planning for disaster response information.

    VP & Co-Owner, Technology Consulting Associates, Atlanta, GA, July 1999 - July 2005

    • Management, business development, financial P&L control for boutique consulting firm. Managed systems integration, database consolidation, strategy, and IT cost analysis projects.
    • Program management office (PMO) for a NY-based energy utility's 18-month, 300-person, $30M+ customer system database and software consolidation effort. 
    • Enterprise wide IT service cost analysis and application portfolio assessment, retirement, and consolidation planning for a Midwestern energy conglomerate. 

    Senior Principal, Technology Solutions Company (TSC), Chicago, IL, 1997 - 1999

    • Knowledge management, IT strategy, and customer service consulting.
    • Managed Lotus Notes for IT strategy business development. 
    • Customer relationship management system planning for insurance firm with Chinese & international markets. 
    • Enterprise IT cost analysis & IT strategy development for insurance firms.
    • Metrics-based approach to project portfolio selection.

    TOOLS

    • SharePoint & Jive; Google Drive & Google Docs; Tableau; Squarespace 5 & 7; Socrata; MS Project, BaseCamp, & Artemis; MS Access; Microsoft Office and Office 365; Microsoft Dynamics 365; ClickDimensions. 

    EDUCATION

    • MLS & Ph.D., Library & Information Science, Univ. of Maryland. Ph.D. Dissertation: Mathematical Modeling of Journal Selection Decisions by Cancer Researchers and Astrophysicists. 
    • BA, Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 

    VOLUNTEER

    • Alexandria Film Festival (grant proposals, festival planning)
    • Alexandria Country Day School (Board of Trustees)