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 Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.