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Last Login 5/5/2016
Location Cedar Park, TX
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Paul was the managing editor of The Work Boat, an offshore oil boat trade publication, for two years. For several years, Paul was the special projects editor for New Orleans Citibusiness (later CityBusiness), writing on technology. He spent five years as editor of the Port Record, a promotional publication of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Later, Paul was wrote press releases and articles for the employee newsletter for Mobil Chalmette Refinery. Paul moved to Texas to work for Dell Inc. Paul developed and delivered new product technical training about servers and advanced storage systems. Most recently, Paul developed and is delivering six courses featuring Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word for HIREDTexas, a non-profit focused on mid-career adults who have been laid off.
Specialties
Computer software training, computer technology, offshore oil supply boats
Interests
Technology, training, and photography
Education
University of Cincinnati Sep 1960 – Jun 1965
Radio Television Journalism, BFA

During his four years in college, Paul worked in the newsroom at WLW-T Cincinnati. He worked at WCET, America's non-commercial educational television station as part of his university/industry experience. Paul made the Dean's list twice in his senior year.


Honors and Awards
Outstanding Contribution to Business Process Improvement Sep 2008
Paul was given the award for managing the creation of an online course that saved Dell over $1 million in fees.

Excellent Contribution to Dexterra Implementation Mar 2006
Paul suggested improvements to a service and support application that reduced employee errors by 55%.

Excellence in Development and Teaching Dec 1997
Paul received quarterly awards for excellence in development and teaching from July 1995 to December 1997.

Silver Beaver Mar 1993
Paul received this national award given at the council level for service to boyhood.

Wood Badge Feb 1991
Paul completed all the requirements in the field experience and practicum for the Wood Badge, the highest level of training for adult Scouters.

Association Memberships
Project Management Institute Mar 2010
Paul earn certification as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). It has since expired.

HIREDTexas Aug 2009
Paul joined HIREDTexas, serving as a member of the Board of Directors, corporate Secretary, and developer/Instructor for technical courses.

Westside at Buttercup Creek Homeowners Association Board of Directors Mar 1997
Paul served on the Board of Directors for several years, helping manage association agreements and properties.

American Society for Training and Development Dec 1995
Paul was an occasional presenter at meetings.

Society for Technical Communication May 1994
Paul was a member of the New Orleans Chapter, serving as Vice President of Program.

Boy Scouts of America Mar 1977
Paul served as a Scoutmaster, District Commissioner, and Assistant Council Commissioner in the New Orleans Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Paul taught and led adult leader training courses during his 17 years in the New Orleans Area Council. He earned his Wood Badge, and was awarded the Silver Beaver award for his contributions to boyhood.

Projects by Industry
Technology

Paul created technical training, including presentations and student handbooks for technicians. The technicians were able to install, configure, and troubleshoot servers and advanced storage systems. All of the projects were for Dell new products.

Publishing

Paul joined CItiBusiness as a general assignment reporter. When it became apparent that he had a knack for working with oil industry executives and data, he was made special projects editor. Paul continued to write on a variety of topics, but the main project was the Book of Lists which he created for CitiBusiness. It provided a business reference found nowhere else in New Orleans. Paul also used his technical experience to shift CityBusiness editorial from paper to online,

Transportation

Paul was the managing editor of The Work Boat. Paul wrote stories on the construction and operation of river towboats and offshore oil vessels, including engine rooms,and wheelhouse navigation technology. Paul worked in the field at shipyards along the Gulf Coast, interviewing sources about shipbuilding technology, and shooting photos to illustrate the photos.

Projects by Asset Type
News Story

Paul's writing has been in a variety of publications, including those where news stories are important. Most of the articles have been stimulated by a press release or some event. A fair number were enterprise stories, where Paul discovered a story, sold the editor on covering it, then produced an article that was published. For example, Paul noticed a real estate development sign while driving through eastern New Orleans. Paul sold the editor on a story that revealed the reasons why buying a home in New Orleans East carried some special considerations. He did the interviews for the story and shot the photos to illustrate it.

Presentation

Paul has completed presentations for all the technical courses he wrote, providing graphics and photography. He also provided presentations for two different church services every Sunday for 5 years. The task included hymn and sermon support.

Newsletter Content

For the public relations department of Mobil Chalmette Refinery, Paul wrote content for the employee newsletter. Stories included non-technical explanations of refinery processes, construction progress, and new technology in use at the refinery. In community relations, Paul wrote news releases and took photos about the extensive youth program the refinery provided, including summer learning opportunities, and essay contests during the school year. Besides promotions, the newsletter supplied information on what was going on in the refinery: construction, testing, and new processes.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Paul has written news stories for magazines and newspapers for more than 5 years.

Research Writer

Paul has written stories for magazines on topics ranging from oil field technology to the history of the oldest funeral home in the United States. In early assignments, Paul wrote a story on a frozen pie company in Michigan; construction on the new Poe lock at Sault Ste Marie; and northwestern Michigan ski resorts..

Projects by Company Size
Fortune 500

Paul developed new-product training for advanced technicians who serviced and supported servers and advanced storage systems. At the end of each course, technicians were able to install, configure, and troubleshoot the systems.

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