Donald J Snodgrass


Employment objective:

A position where my organizational skills, educational program and project management expertise, leadership abilities, and information technology knowledge will directly contribute toward achievement of established organizational goals. 
Professional military experience: 

United States Navy, 1963 - 1989 
Twenty-seven years experience in challenging and highly responsible executive level positions in various diverse organizations within the Navy Department retiring as a Captain. Extensive involvement in all facets of human resource management, executive level problem solving and decision making. Demonstrated a keen ability to effectively interact with superiors and subordinates alike to achieve consistently outstanding results. Served twice as Commanding Officer and three times as Executive Officer for shipboard organizations employing as many as 3,800 personnel. Extensive leadership in planning, recruitment, and training. Each organization received top-level recognition for extraordinary achievement of superior levels of operational readiness. As program manager for total Navy amphibious war fighting requirements in the Pentagon, he advised the Chief of Naval Operations on all program aspects including ship and aircraft building programs. Sponsored numerous readiness improvement initiatives designed to improve overall capabilities. Received the Navy's fifth highest personal decoration.

Public sector assignments:
University of Illinois Extension, 1994 - 1996 
Over two years as Extension Service Unit Director responsible for planning and implementing educational program outreach for the residents of Lee County, Illinois. Directed the efforts of four professionals and three clerical staff in carrying out the mission of Extension, "Helping People Put Knowledge to Work". Responsible for administering a $215,000 yearly budget. Consistently achieved superb results especially through initiatives designed to help people effectively adapt to technological change. Possessed a bias for action especially in recognizing emerging educational needs of citizens and developing effective training programs. The author of a website for Lee and Ogle Counties with a focus on area economic development. Received a personal award of excellence and recommended for promotion four years ahead of contemporaries. As a recognized expert on computer technology, taught numerous related courses including computer basics, introduction to the Internet and publishing on the web.
Calloway County Adult Education, August 2001 - May 2002
Director of a team of seven professional adult educators in providing an educational system that enables all citizens to acquire essential skills that promote economic vitality and improve the quality of life.  Educational programs include Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED preparation, Literacy, Workplace Essential Skills and English as a Second Language.  
Private sector achievements:

Software development company ProDoc, Inc. August 1997 - September 2000

Director of Operations and Technical Support for ProDoc, Inc., a legal document assembly software company near San Antonio, Texas.   Built and led a team of ten in achieving a superior level of customer technical support, customer training, software testing, production and shipping, supplies procurement, facilities management and administrative support.   Conceived, planned and implemented a series of business strategies, including an aggressive customer on-site training initiative, which profoundly affected company profits.   

JoomlaPatterns Web Design - June 2002 - present

President of a freelance website design studio, JoomlaPatterns,  specializing in building websites or assisting those who prefer to build their own engaging sites.

University of Illinois College of Agriculture, Urbana, Illinois - 1963
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with minor in Extension Education

Salve Regina College, Newport, Rhode Island - 1986
Master of Science, Management

U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island - 1986
Master of Arts, National Security, and Strategic Studies

Murray State University - 2016
Pursued a Master of Science, Mass Communications 

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