Economic Development Manager

Isabel Munoz

145 Bryan Avenue

Minnetonka, MN 55343

(651) 305-8427

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER • EXECUTIVE OFFICER

STRATEGIC PLANNING  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT •

Experienced economic manager and business advisor. Recognized for efforts to position business for growth by securing government funding and market analysis. Expert communicator and manager. Have cultivated relationships with network of business leaders across industry and company lines.

Professional strengths include:

•      Strategic  Development

•      Project Management

•      Human Resources

•      Policy Development

•      Budget Administration

•      Service Optimization

•      Business Network

•      Project Fundraising

•      Resource Allocations

•      Marketing

•      Staff Development

•      Operations

•      Business Development

•      Feasibility Analyses

•      Corporate Planning

•      Change Management Leadership

•      Process Reengineering

Technology:  Microsoft Office and Windows XP Pro

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Graduate Certificate in Management

Graduate School of Business, University of Minnesota

Professional Certificate in Management

Graduate School of Management, University of Minnesota (2001)

Bachelor of Economics (deferred)

University of Minnesota, School of Social Sciences

Training: Several ongoing education courses in professional development.

MINNETONKA CITY COUNCIL

1996–Present

Team Leader Economic Development

2001–Present

Economic Development Coordinator

1996–2001

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION & TRAINING

1992–1996

Account Manager

1996

Employment Development Officer/Executive Officer

1995–1996

Regional Trainer

1995

Manager

1994–1995

Assistant Manager

1994

Account Manager

1993–1994

Manager/Assistant Manager

1992–1993

State Training Manager

1992

SOUTH MINNESOTA MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

1990–1992

Manager

MINNESOTA TAXATION OFFICE

1989–1992

Training Officer

CITY OF MUNNO

1987–1988

Economic/Employment Development Officer

LABOR ECONOMICS BRANCH

1984–1989

Project Officer

EXPERIENCE

MINNETONKA CITY COUNCIL

1996–Present

Team Leader Economic Development

2001–Present

Economic Development Coordinator

1996–2001

Team Leader Economic Development

When company transitioned staff was left with low morale and lack of formalized procedures.

·    Improved morale by helping establish goals and procedures.

·   Helped lead the business planning process to balance the significant human resource shortage.

·    Elevated communication by fostering cooperation.

·    Helped rewrite program guidelines.

·    Secured private funding for program.

·    Presented initiative action plan to city council.

Economic Development Coordinator

·    Headed commission to formulate economic development strategy.

·    Managed a joint state/city program to encourage grants to come to the city.

·    Wrote application for awarding grants.

·    Assessed the need for establishing an export initiative.

·    Developed and established the business “incubator” office.

·    Prepared report on program for Council.

·    Collaborated with businesses to promote an education cluster.

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION & TRAINING

1992–1996

Account Manager

1996

Worked as account manager to facilitate contact betwen business and government concerns.

Employment Development Officer/Executive Officer

SA South Central Regional Consultative Group Inc.

1995–1996

Drafted incorporation documents for the regional economic development strategy.

·    Secured $400K funding from the city.

·    Led campaign to woo businesses to settle in city.

·    Built committee from industry and community leaders.

Regional Trainer

1995

Established training procedures and analyzed staff training needs.

Manager

1994–1995

Controlled budget for the region’s jobseekers programs. Assessed and evaluated training needs.

·    Planned site layout issues including office furniture and equipment.

Assistant Manager

1994

Managed daily operations and supervised staff. Approved applications for grantseekers.

Account Manager

1993–1994

Primary contact for businesses seeking government assistance. Delivered 30% increase in business outcomes.

Manager/Assistant Manager

1992–1993

Promoted to oversee program financial management and goals.

State Training Manager

1992

Provided staff training to over 2000 employees.

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT

·    Manager, Increased annual turnovers by 45%.

·    Training Officer, Designed and led staff training programs.

·    Economic/Employment Development Officer, Prepared strategic business improvement plan for the region.

·    Project Officer, Coordinated with business leaders and government officials concerning investigations of labor markets and skilled occupations.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS

Minnesota Business Economists

Minnesota Human Resources Institute

Life Member, Woodville High School Alumni Association

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