AGE:56 ADDRESS:Cordova OCCUPATION: Retired from Exelon Nuclear FAMILY: Wife, Barb and two adult sons reared in Cordova EDUCATION: B.S. in management; M.S. in education
POLITICAL PARTY: independent candidate OFFICE SOUGHT: Trustee PRIOR OFFICE(S):None WHY RUNNING: I would like to apply the skills obtained in business to restore the village board's focus on the best interests of the people of Cordova. Improving police protection and maintaining and improving our village infrastgructure are also top priorities. I look forward to removing Cordova from the humor sections of our local newspapers, improving the respect for our village government, and restoring pride in our community. KEY ISSUE:
COMMENTS: As Senior Program Manager for General Electric's Nuclear Training services, I managed a multi-million dollar business. I maintained the budget, controlled costs, and drove new product development and sales, and managed the dismantling of this business venture when the business climate changed.
As Training Support Manager at Exelon's Cordova Nuclear Power Plant, I gained experience in office management, information technology, and federal and industry regulatory issues. I provided a leadership role on numerous and diverse teams to standardize processes across the company and to research and resolve issues.
Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.