Laura E.

Bent_______________________________________________________ 739 Highland Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94404; home: (650) 375-1036; mobile: (650)766-5234; SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS A results-oriented professional who assumes a proactive role in the overall succ ess of the organization. An organized leader who is experienced in building st rategic alliances, fund development, financial management, staff and volunteer d evelopment, membership and program development, marketing and public relations. An award winning integrity driven staff development specialist with excellent i nterpersonal and communication skills. AREAS OF STRENGTH Program and Constituency Development / Management Management / Supervision of $3.0M Membership serving 12,000+ people while maint aining a 66% retention rate. Management / Supervision of $3.5M in program services including 3 mental health clinics, aquatic classes/programs, day camps, youth enrichment centers, Older a dult programs/trips, and group exercise, strength training, massage and wellness classes/programs. Management / Supervision of Corporate Fitness satellite facility in Applied Bio systems Corp. serving 500+ employees with YMCA health & wellness activities. Plan, implement, and manage diverse programming for community youth, adolescent s, families, and older adults including recreation, fitness, job training and sk ill building. Provided leadership to YMCA of San Franciscos Youth Development initiative, ens uring 15 YMCA branches provide youth-friendly, safe, creative and productive env ironments for community youth. Successful partnering with the City of South San Francisco operating the Penins ula Family YMCAs first Child Care Center; providing 100 (36 infant, 24 toddler a nd 40 pre-school) youth with quality child care, in a community where currently roughly 75% of youth go without this opportunity.

Staff and Volunteer Development / Management Provided leadership to a team of up to 15 professional directors, 10 coordinato rs and 225 support staff in the management of the operations for a $6.5M YMCA. Recruitment, training and development of leadership & support staff and volunte ers. Provide leadership to eight YMCA standing committees and two key task force gro ups. Proficient in Board Development and keen ability to build strong boards investe d in fundraising and advocacy. Successful in managing all aspects of human resource related issues and opportu nities.

Community Development Successful acquisition of a $250K grant provided by the Intel Corporation. Res ulting in 400+ immigrant impoverished youth exposed to high-end computer, audio and video equipment; expanding their knowledge and engaging them with profession als in the technology field.

Successful partnership with the City of Millbrae to build and operate a 10,000 square foot skate park (currently operated by the city of Millbrae). Created partnerships with multiple CBOs, schools, churches and low-income housi ng developments to co-locate YMCA programs. Created and nurtured partnerships with city and state government officials and agencies securing funding and resources to provide unique program & job opportun ities for community adolescents. Acquired a $.5M annually to implement mission driven programs for youth and tee ns. These programs create opportunities to develop extensive partnerships/linka ges with local agencies; maximizing resources and services to the 1,000+ youth a nd adolescent participants. Creation and management of a partnership with the San Mateo Area Chamber of Com merces Youth Leadership program, serving high school juniors with a unique YMCA community leadership program and exposing youth to their citys government, publi c and business officials. Strategic Planning Led the process for and successful implementation of short-term and long-range planning. Facilitated a ten-year process that has led to growth of YMCA of Grea ter New York program participants, membership & program quality and the developm ent of a strong and qualified team of employees. Successful facilitation of a five-year planning process, to clarify and strengt hen the direction and role of the YMCA in the community. Involved in a study to build a YMCA in the South San Francisco area on donated property. Fund Development Provided leadership, training and management to 100+ volunteers conducting over 10 Annual Support and special events campaigns. Managed and facilitated a successful $250K+ Annual Support Campaign for three c onsecutive years. Demonstrated proficiency in government contracting, procurement and stewardship .

Within two years more than doubled revenue from city, state, corporations and f oundations from $150K to $350K. Secured $300K in Capital to complete the South City Child Care facility (the pr operty and building donated by the city of South San Francisco) resulting in $1. 0M annual operating growth. Fiscal Management Demonstrated proficiency in the area of operating budget development and manage ment for $6.0M operational budgets, securing nets of $75K+ annually in various p ositions and mitigating deficit operations in difficult economic climates. Eliminated an operating deficit of $50,000 in day camp programs in Greater New York YMCA, and $50,000 in day camp programs at in YMCA of San Francisco. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Founder & President of LEBC Consulting, LLC 01/10 present

YMCA of San Francisco PENINSULA FAMILY BRANCH, San Mateo, California Associate Executive Director 09/00 11/02 Branch Manager 11/02 05/04 Executive Director 05/04 02/10

YMCA of Greater New York CROSS ISLAND BRANCH, Queens, New York Director of Youth, Teen, Family and Membership Services 11/95-08/01 Volunteer Leadership 09/95-12/99 Chairperson of the YMCA of Greater New York Teen Program Leadership Team District Coordinator for District V Youth & Government Program, achieving Premie r District status. Associate State Director for YMCA of Greater New Yorks Youth & Government Progra m. YMCA OF Greater New York BROOKLYN CENTRAL BRANCH, Brooklyn, New York Youth & Teen Director 01/94-10/95 YMCA OF Greater New York VANDERBILT BRANCH, Manhattan, New York School Age Child Care Director 02/88-12/93 CURRENT AFFILIATIONS YMCA of the USA Faculty in Working with 10-18 year olds, and Principles of Yout h Work. YMCA of the USA Trainer in Fundamentals of Youth Work, and Youth Sports Directo r. Board Member, San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce and several standing committee s Board Member & 6 year member of San Mateo Rotary Club Trainer: Conflict Resolution, Child Abuse Prevention, Blood borne Pathogens, Character Development EDUCATION B.S. in Business Administration Expected completion - December 2011

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