An assertive and resourceful professional who has forged a measurable record of success in a series of increasingly responsible senior-level positions. My extensive background in government, policy creation, financial empowerment strategies, and financial services reflects several common threads. At every juncture, I have demonstrated the ability to create what programs were needed such as a comprehensive city-wide strategy, meet business objectives and sustain vital, innovative strategies for everything from credit cards to insurance products to PC Banking. And, as a bilingual executive, I have succeeded with multi-national corporations in domestic and international markets in the both the public and private sectors. Over time, I have established numerous contacts in my various business spheres; this has allowed me to operate with ease in multiple and complex arenas. I am renowned for my negotiating and team leadership skills, as well as my ability to persuade both internal and external clients. I interface effectively with people at all levels, from fellow decision makers and dignitaries, to implementers. While I am able to work both collaboratively and independently in developing and implementing goals, I am particularly proud of my practical nature and legacy of getting it done where others have failed. AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS Small Business Advocate Award - US Department of Commerce MBDA Public Servant of the Year Award Minority Chamber of Commerce Grant Award $200,000 AIG - ACCESS Miami for Financial Empowerment Programs Appointed - Governor's Advisory Committee on Economic Security Grant Award $400,000 Microsoft Outstanding City Employee Grant Award $1.9M Small Business Assistance Center, Dept of Commerce National Award US Conference of Mayors 1ST Place Large City, Livability Award National Model Program ACCESS Miami US Conference of Mayors Grant Award $1.5M VISTA Grant Award $3M US HUD Outstanding Employee - American Express