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VANESSA JOHNSON-EDWARDS

_221 BUENA VISTA DRIVE, PINOLE, CA 94564_


_PHONE (415) 740.6594 EMAIL: vjda1864@westpost.net_
--------------------------------------------------------- PROFILE
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EXPERT IN ADMINISTRATION a" LEADER AND MOTIVATOR OF STAFF a"
POLICY SETTING AND INTERPRETATION
Versatile; High Energy professional who provides support and
enhances Human Resources initiatives by driving results and
contributing to team efforts by accomplishing established goals. Keen
ability to partner with various departments to understand business
objectives and identify corresponding Human Resource needs. Proven
capability to identify training needs and provide information
concerning training approaches and content. Hands-on leader who
expertly leads teams and keeps them focused and productive beyond
organization's expectations. Provides policy interpretation and
ensures accurate and consistent application of all organization
policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state and local
laws.
Proficient in working with Workers' Compensation Carriers to monitor
and reduce reserves on existing claims.
Prevention helps with future premium charges;
Reduction in reserves will impact the current year's premium.
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COMPENTENCIES ------------------------------------------------
_PROFICIENT IN APPLICATION OF PDL AND FMLA/CFRA a" WORKERS
COMPENSATION _Customer Service - Staff Management and Leadership
Organization and Communication
Data Analysis a" Budget Planning a" Administration
New Employee Orientation - Growth Strategies a" Strategic Planning
----------------------------------------------------- EDUCATION
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Experience meets standard Equivalent to a Master's Degree
in Management and Human Resources
Professional Member of the Society of Human Resource Management
since 2004

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Project/Program Management, Compensation and Benefits, Operations
Management, Management Development, Auditing, Administration/Support
Services, Progressive Management Practices, Community/Public
Relations, Strategic Partnership Development, Senior Level Management

VANESSA JOHNSON 221 BUENA VISTA DRIVE, PINOLE, CA 94564


PHONE (415) 740.6594 EMAIL: vjda1864@westpost.net Page 2

------------------------------------- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


---------------------------------------------------_J. REIGNS
CONSULTING FIRM_ JANUARY, 2002 - PRESENT
Management and Human Resource Consulting CEO/Owner
Provide expert resource for strategic business initiatives,
workforce development and analytics. Provide guidance for Human
resource management and Administration.
Establish workplace best practices, organizational enhancement,
project management, performance measurement, government relations,
communications and other organizational consulting functions.
Provide Expert review and recommendations of client contracts and
negotiations prior to document signing. Serve as Senior Consultant on
all client assignments. Interface with clients. Lead teams in giving
shape to extensive analyses of cutting-edge strategic issues.
Mad Will's Food Company 1986 - December 2007 Chief Administrative
Officer/Director of Human Resources MAD WILL'S IS RETAIL AND
WHOLESALE FOOD RELATED COMPANY. IT HAS TRANSITIONED FROM 4 BARBECUE
STYLE FOOD RESTAURANTS GENERATING BARELY $500,000 ANNUALLY TO 4 FINE
DINING RESTAURANTS GENERATING INCOME ABOVE 10,000,000.00 ANNUALLY.
IDENTIFIED, EVALUATED AND RESOLVED HUMAN RELATIONS AND WORK
PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS WITHIN COMPANY TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATION AND
IMPROVED MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE HUMAN RELATIONS SKILLS AND PERFORMANCE.
Facilitated effective interpersonal communication among participants
and to ascertain human relations and work related problems that
adversely affect employee morale and establishment productivity.
Evaluated human relations and work-related interpersonal issues to
determine effective remediation means, such as job skill training,
personal intervention. Developed and conducted training to instruct
managers, supervisors, and workers in human relations skills,
conflict resolution skills, interpersonal communication skills, and
effective group interaction skills. Reduced turnover and employee
grievances by 90 percent. In one year reduced work related accidents
by 80% while monitoring existing Worker compensation claims.
RICHARD WOLFFER'S AUCTIONS a" CONCURRENT WITH MAD WILLS 1993 -
1998Director of Human Resources PLAN, ORGANIZE, AND DIRECT ALL PHASES
OF THE CORPORATION'S HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS PROGRAM
INCLUDING LABOR RELATIONS; RECRUITMENT, TESTING AND SELECTION;
CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION;
SERVICE AWARDS; HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEMS; HUMAN
RESOURCE-RELATED TRAINING PROGRAMS; AND ORGANIZATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE
PLANNING AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT; PERFORM OTHER RELATED WORK.
PROFICIENT IN BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE LABOR LAW AS WELL AS THEIR
APPLICATION. Bank of America, NTSA a" MBA Management Recruiter
Administrator MBA Administrator: Assistant to the VP of MBA
Recruitment for Northern California RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGEMENT
RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES FOR THE ORGANIZATION THROUGH ACCREDITED
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. TO MAXIMIZE THE STRATEGIC FLOW OF THE BEST
AND BRIGHTEST MBA GRADUATES INTO THE CORPORATION MBA TRAINING PROGRAM.
CLIENT LIST AND REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST