DENNIS D. McDONALD

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BASICS

EXPERIENCE

Writing & Editing

  • Business, technical, and grant proposals

  • White papers & presentations

  • Blogging & social media

  • Marketing collateral

  • Website contents

  • Book, movie, & media reviews

Business Development

  • Market research

  • Business prospecting

  • Requirements definition

  • Technical sales support

  • Proposal development

    • Technical

    • Cost

    • Work Plan

Project & Program Management

  • Data Governance Strategy and Tactics

  • Technology Strategy & Business Alignment

  • Project Planning, Costing, and Administration

  • Process Analysis & Documentation

  • Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing

  • Database & Portfolio Transformation

  • Requirements Assessment

  • PMO Setup & Operation

INDUSTRIES

Nonprofits

  • Trade & Professional Associations

  • International Development

  • National Science & Engineering

  • Film Festivals

Government

  • Federal Agencies

  • Local Governments

Industries

  • Government Contracting

  • Auto & Truck

  • Insurance

  • Household Appliance

  • Computer Hardware & Software

  • Publishing

  • Medical Technology

  • Energy Utilities

EMPLOYMENT

Independent Contractor, Alexandria, VA, Aug. 2005 – Present

  • Business and proposal development for Federal contractors

  • Sales prospecting via Microsoft Dynamics 365 and ClickDimensions.

  • Editorial and writing support for international development proposals.

  • Documentation of CMS ACA system testing data governance.

  • Communication plan, metrics, and social media for GI Bill.

  • PMO support for insurance data center consolidation.

  • Development of web based municipal open data portals.

  • R&D program collaboration plan for large Federal agency.

  • Collaboration strategy and metrics for SharePoint adoption.

  • Enterprise collaboration software strategy & assessment tool.

  • Project & program management via SharePoint and Office 365.

  • Social media promotion of engineering and STEM careers.

  • Communication plans for professional & trade associations.

  • Management planning for disaster response information.

VP & Co-Owner, Technology Consulting Associates, Atlanta, GA, July 1999 - July 2005

  • Management, business development, financial P&L control for boutique consulting firm. Managed systems integration, database consolidation, strategy, and IT cost analysis projects.

  • Program management office (PMO) for a NY-based energy utility's 18-month, 300-person, $30M+ customer system database and software consolidation effort.

  • Enterprise wide IT service cost analysis and application portfolio assessment, retirement, and consolidation planning for a Midwestern energy conglomerate.

Senior Principal, Technology Solutions Company (TSC), Chicago, IL, 1997 - 1999

  • Knowledge management, IT strategy, and customer service consulting.

  • Managed Lotus Notes for IT strategy business development.

  • Customer relationship management system planning for insurance firm with Chinese & international markets.

  • Enterprise IT cost analysis & IT strategy development for insurance firms.

  • Metrics-based approach to project portfolio selection.

TOOLS

  • SharePoint & Jive; Google Drive & Google Docs; Tableau; Squarespace 5 & 7; Socrata; MS Project, BaseCamp, & Artemis; MS Access; Microsoft Office and Office 365; Microsoft Dynamics 365; ClickDimensions.

EDUCATION

  • MLS & Ph.D., Library & Information Science, Univ. of Maryland. Ph.D. Dissertation: Mathematical Modeling of Journal Selection Decisions by Cancer Researchers and Astrophysicists.

  • BA, Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

VOLUNTEERING

  • AAAS STEM Volunteer Program (classroom volunteer, program governance)

  • Alexandria Film Festival (grant proposals, festival planning, event photography)

  • Alexandria Country Day School (Board of Trustees)