Since 1981, has been
a self-employed, independent economics consultant,
serving clients by applying economics for organizations (private and public) needing custom consulting in:
Analysis & Forecasting
Development & Planning
Information Gathering &
Business Information Firms
researching and writing multi-client studies
such as are described in the
section of this web site's Industry Analysis link.
Economics consultant, also subcontracts performing niche consulting as part of team projects.
Greater Cleveland Growth
Association. Responsibilities included providing business assistance to small and
minority firms, planning and implementing education and volunteer assistance programs to
help those firms, various technical aspects of economic development programs, and numerous
public relations and administrative functions necessary to operate a federally funded
program. I also organized and was Executive Director of the
Cleveland Regional Minority Purchasing
Council, Inc. This 501(c)3 organization was comprised of
a group of purchasing directors representing several major (mostly
"Fortune-sized") corporations trying to increase their purchases from minority
1978: Research Analyst;
Researched and wrote in-depth
industry studies. These studies included industry structure analysis, market shares, forecasts for
the industry's product and end-use
markets, profiles of leading companies in the
industry, a forecast for the industry's economic environment, and the
outlook for the industry's regulatory and technological environments.
1975-1977: Business Development Coordinator;
City of East Cleveland.
Managerial and technical responsibilities for the following aspects of the City's
economic development program: market research, financial analysis, cost-benefit analysis,
economic planning, technical assistance to businesses; established and
implemented a commercial crime prevention program, assisted in the sale and rental of
commercial property, and many public relations and administrative duties necessary to
support these parts of a Federally funded (community development) program.
Adjunct Faculty: 25 years at several local colleges & universities,
teaching various courses in Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, & Statistics.
M.A.; Economics; Case Western Reserve University
B.S.; Business Administration;
major Economics; Miami University
Professional Memberships and Activities:
2010; Enumerator; U.S.
Bureau of the Census
I worked on Operation NRFU (NonResponse
Follow Up) going door-to-door interviewing and getting the required
information from persons who had not returned their questionnaires
either at all or by the deadline. This was a temporary (6 week),
part-time (30-35 hours a week) position.
2007-8 tax seasons;
tax preparer & branch manager;
H&R Block; trained & certified
by H&R Block
National Association for Business Economics (NABE):
(1999-2001) and Board Member (1997-2010)*, Cleveland chapter (CABE).
I led the reorganization of the Cleveland chapter from a "club" to become
the first NABE chapter designated as a 501(c)3 entity.
Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE):
(Board of Directors, 1999-2004)
and Member Government Advocacy Committee (1983-2010)*.
My volunteer work included issues such as regulation, paperwork, taxes,
and government & business relations. I chaired subcommittees on taxation
and on regulation & paperwork. I also lobbied all three levels of
government on behalf of small business.
NOTE: COSE is the largest locally-based small business organization in the
over 16,000 members.
for Public Policy
Guest Scholar and Academic Adviser
National Association of Scholars
Association of Professional Futurists
Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)
American Marketing Association
Geauga, class of 2006
Geauga Park District Foundation;
member Finance Committee,
► 2005-2010: Geuaga County Community Improvement Corporation
pro bono adviser, Berkshire Community Planning Association (BCPA)
NOTE: The Berkshire school district
serves four municipalities. BCPA is trying to increase
the district's tax base though economic development.
► 1983-1993: Member Citizens Advisory Committee, City Planning Commission,
City of Shaker Heights
discharged: U.S. Army
In September, 2010, I resigned from these organization when I moved to
Grove City (Columbus) Ohio.
Ezine expert author
Frequent columns on the Northeast Ohio economy and related issues for
Examiner.com, an online "newspaper." This link should provide a list of
links to my articles
Cleveland Economy Examiner
For clients who publish the above-noted
off-the-shelf industry studies, numerous 150-200 page studies
on several industries, including: disposable medical supplies, handling of infectious
waste, residential water treatment, cheese, security systems & devices, lighting,
and building management systems & devices.
"Applying Economics to Competitive Intelligence," Competitive Intelligence
Review (a peer review journal) Winter, 1996; based on a four hour workshop I presented at a national SCIP
meeting six months earlier.
"Market Research"--Chapter in Building Your Business: A Handbook for Small
Business, co-authored by several members of COSE.
"The Economics of Urban Economic Development", used as text book supplement.
Examiner.com on the economy, business, and finance in Northeast Ohio
Occasional op-eds, letters-to-editor,
and blogs: Wall Street Journal, Crains Cleveland
Business, Buckeye Institute for Public Policy, Euclid Observer, and Cleveland Plain Dealer.