Director of Special Projects

Leila T. Ressler
4914 Heritage Road
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 675-5042

Objective

Experienced business leader with a desire to lead organizations to greater efficiency and growth.

Executive Profile

Leader with a demonstrated ability to grow companies from the ground up. Have honed the ability to lead high-profile projects and complex operations.

An entrepreneurial spirit with a desire to provide companies to improved profit. An experienced and dynamic public speaker and spokesperson. Advanced ability to communicate with clients, community leaders, government officials, and personnel.

Trustworthy and dependable with a hands-on approach to management.

Professional Experience

CITY OF MADERA – DEPARTMENT OF POLICE, Madera, CA

1998 – 2003
Director of Special Projects
Recognized by city for outstanding service and contributions.

• Spokesperson for strengthening relationships between elected officials and uniformed police officers.

• Led city programs to complement efforts by the police force.

• Developed a cooperative relationship between various city programs.

• Represented the Department at city meetings.

• Oversaw interdepartmental programs to prevent crime.

• Identified areas where city services needed to be focused.

• Conducted clean-up initiative for distressed neighborhoods.

• Developed teams to assist police commanders as part of community watch groups.

• Established a database for city and police programs.

CITY OF MADERA, Madera, CA

1997 – 1998
Coordinator of Special Projects
• Led projects to study needed improvements for ten areas in the city.

• Introduced a neighborhood program to increase awareness of city programs.

• Promoted communication between community representatives and city officials.

• Led the implementation of new city communication system.

CITY OF MADERA

1983 – 1997
Aldermanic Secretary
Recruited to serve as public relations spokesperson for the city.

• Aided city in planning future growth.

• Planned a program to foster community improvement.

• Cultivated friendly relations between elected officials and the community.

THE DAILY TREE

1978 – 1985
Publisher and Editor
Led newpaper from the inception to becoming the paper with the largest circulation. Administered entire operation including finances and human resources. Coordinated logistics. Hired and trained new employees.

Education

FRESNO STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science, Business and Management, Minor: Accounting

Professional Activities

FRESNO ACCESS TELEVISION (FATV). Board of Directors, since 1999
Committee Member, Community Relations, since 1998
CA DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATIONS. Public Accounting Review Board, since 1997
COMMUNICATIONS HONOR SOCIETY (at Fresno State University). President

Industry Accolades

Recognized as “Who’s Who” registry of business leaders
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