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JOHN LOTZ * 904 N. Oceola Street, Effingham, IL 62401 * jl11fd584@westpost.

net * (217) 994-6413 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT PROFILE Self-Motivated * Computer Proficient * Versatile * Productive * Results-Driven Accomplished professional with 20 years of experience in effectively developing and managing programs in corporate, academic, retail and non-profit environments . Seeking a challenging, long-term career that will allow me to contribute to th e continual growth and development of stable, yet proactive organization. CORE COMPETENCIES *Management/Supervision *Program Development *Sales & Marketing *Writing/Editing *Market Research *Public Speaking *Teaching/Training *Grant Programs PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE FREELANCE WRITER/REPORTER & SALES PROFESSIONAL Various Publications in IL, MO, KS 2009-2011 Worked as a reporter/feature writer and columnist for Russell Publications, Hera ld Publications, the Potter's Network and select online publications, covering m ajor topics and events throughout the region. Also worked closely with City and County governments, local businesses, schools, churches, theaters, senior living facilities and more. Additionally, sold newspaper advertising for Russell and H erald, while selling yellow page and internet directory advertising for Summit P ublications. Key Achievement: *Broke major stories for both Herald and Russell, while notably increasing their readership and circulation. *Successfully interfaced with business owners, public officials, educators, and community members, gathering information through research, interviews, observati on and other means in producing quality journalism. Also sold advertising and de veloped marketing programs for customers. *Set daily, weekly and monthly sales records, in addition to coming up with new ad campaigns. *Accounted for the biggest advertising/sales issue of the year in December of 20 09 (Russell). *Also responsible for Web and Facebook updates, pagination/layout, photography a nd more. DIRECTOR, LEARNING RESOURCES & SERVICES St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, IN 2001-09 Charged with directing wide range of programs, with additional responsibility as adjunct instructor and student advisor. Spearheaded academic support, cultural immersion, summer camp, web-based learning and community outreach programs. Form ed and coordinated multiple program-specific committees, coordinating meetings, conferences, workshops, and other events. Administered human resource functions, including recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating staff members as well as ADA policy administration. Key Achievements: *Managed multiple programs, while adhering to strict budget constraints and exce eding goals. *Realized 25% increase in summer program revenue and participation through succe

ssful program management, external partnering, and proactive promotional/adverti sing campaigns. *Secured grant-based funding for and managed Even Start literacy program, includ ing hiring, training and evaluating program staff, managing a $200K budget, and conducting participant intake. *Spearheaded academic assistance and workforce development programs for children (K-12) and adults (including seniors) throughout Vigo County and the surroundin g region. *Consistently earned superior performance evaluations (1.5-2.0 on a 5-point scal e). MARKETING DIRECTOR Kinedyne Corporation, KS 1997-98 Oversaw a comprehensive range of marketing operations, leading an internal adver tising department with six full-time staff members and a $700K budget. Hired, tr ained, and evaluated employees; planned, scheduled, and orchestrated trade show appearances; and performed market research. Key Achievement: *Effectively guided development and execution of major national trade shows, an award-winning advertising campaign, and launch of first full-scale corporate web site. SALES, OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION MANAGER NorthStar Theatrical Productions 1994-97 Co-founded non-profit theater production company with more than 30 staff and vol unteer team members, including technical support and sales personnel. Conducted negotiations with prominent lo local vendors, including Quail Hollow Resorts and Travelodge America to produce professional dinner theater events. Key Achievements: *Co-founded and managed both the Quail Hollow and Northern Lights dinner theater s. *Successfully coordinated advertising and public relations strategies for this o rganization, spanning television, radio, print advertising, and press releases. *Honored with several sold-out shows, in addition to acclaim from audiences and critics alike. TRAINING / MARKETING SPECIALIST & ADVERTISING MANAGER Mitsubishi Caterpillar, Inc. & Swagelok Companies, OH 1988-96 *Worked with Swagelok's marketing department in developing new global marketing initiatives, while also developing industry-specific training programs for distr ibutors worldwide. *Developed several successful advertising campaigns and training programs, while managing a $500K budget for Caterpillar. Also provided regional sales coverage and support for Cat dealers in the Midwest, increasing overall sales and program participation by 18-20% over two-year period. EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS Master of Business Administration (MBA) - BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY, Lisle, IL Bachelor of Communication Studies - UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Lawrence, KS Education Certifications - OTTAWA UNIVERSITY, Ottawa, KS (4.0 GPA HONOR GRAD) Professional Associations: Cambridge Who's Who Award Winner (2009) ~ Illinois Pr ess Association ~ Volunteer & Account Executive, United Way ~ Volunteer/Fund Rai ser, Make-A-Wish Foundation ~ Kappa Delta Pi ~ Sigma Tau Delta ~ Board Member, M arch of Dimes (NE OH Volunteer of Year) ~ Wabash Valley Literacy Coalition ~ Tre asurer/Secretary, Rabbit Run Theater ~ Clark County Parks Planning Committee