Originally Posted Online: March 23, 2013, 10:03 pm
Last Updated: March 31, 2013, 7:10 pm
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Richard Gaylord, 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
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.
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.