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Kevin Smith is currently living in Rockford, Illinois, working as a CEO in "Save By Faith Children Foundation" and is interested in Non-profit/Association.
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247 Williamsburg Court  Romeoville, Illinois 60446
773.474.3535 

MANAGER: Human Resources & Organizational Development
Strategic human resources professional with a career spanning more than 15 years of leadership and organizational management. Able to leverage a background in business startup and growth to drive development of the organizational processes and staffing programs needed to provide a solid foundation for seamless operations and strong business growth. Proven ability to source and recruit a quality talent pool with the skills necessary to drive achievement of company goals and deliver the best in productivity, innovation, and service. Strong talent for building training programs and employee relations initiatives that foster improvement in key competencies and strengthen the overall workforce. Well-versed in HR administration, including payroll, legal, budgeting, dispute resolution, and compliance.

HR Management  Team Building & Leadership  Organizational Development  Project & Program Management
Staff Sourcing & Recruitment  Talent Management  Employee Training & Development  Relationship Building
Payroll  Budgeting  Profit & Loss (P&L)  Strategic Planning  Employee Relations  Business Development
FMLA  Workplace Safety  Disability  OSHA  Marketing & Promotions  Compliance
Legal Administration  Process Optimization  Communication  Grants

SAVE BY FAITH CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION, Romeoville, Illinois  2009-Present
Non-profit organization dedicated to aiding troubled inner-city youth through vocational training, counseling, and sports.
Managing Director / CEO
Founded and developed the organization, with full authority over program definition, strategic planning, and daily management. Recruit and coordinate teams of actively involved volunteers and community / government partners. Define the strategic vision for the organization. Create and execute effective marketing plans targeting a stronger voice in the community, advocating outreach to inner-city youth as part of gang / drug prevention through education and counseling. Act as primary point of contact for community relationship building. Secure funding through grant writing and strategic partnerships with private funding sources. Manage administrative functions, including finance, legal, compliance, and HR.
Selected Achievements:
 Built the organization from the ground up, growing from scratch to develop a successful operational program with funding from grants and private sources. Achieved 501 (c) (3) NPO status.
 Ensured the foundation's capability to grow to meet the needs of inner-city youth by creating a 5-year plan capable of targeting future trends.
 Drove outreach efforts through strategic partnerships with key influencers and organizations throughout the state.
 Expanded community awareness of the foundation's services and alternatives for youth in the community by acting as guest speaker at vocational and drug / gang prevention seminars and local groups.
 Sourced 10 high-profile stakeholders to form a Board of Directors.

AT&T, Chicago, Illinois  2006-2008, 2008-Present
$124 billion multinational telecommunications company providing voice, data, and network services.
Manager, Network Service / Account Manager
Oversaw daily activities and operations for a team of customer system technicians. Supervised network services provisioning and maintenance in alignment with AT&T's goals and customer expectations. Built the technician team through recruitment and training. Secured contractor services for larger projects.
Selected Achievements:
 Honored with a Presidential Recognition as the head of the team that implemented all voice and data communications wiring infrastructure for the Presidential Inauguration.
 Utilized the internal MSOC lean system to improve performance metrics for productivity and efficiency.
 Recognized with a promotion from a Midwest sales position as a result of superior performance and leadership skills.

KEVIN A. SMITH  Page 2 
KAYBEE CANDY & GENERAL STORE, Chicago, Illinois  2003-2006
Local area grocery and convenience store serving the Chicago community.
Business Manager
Established the business and developed it into a critical part of the community. Built a core team of full and part time associates, starting at launch and growing to a team of 10 staff dedicated to providing the utmost in customer service. Managed daily business development, sales, operations, finance, and customer service. Implemented highly effective marketing and advertising strategies. Leveraged in-store merchandising to create an appealing shopping experience. Addressed and resolved employee issues, including payroll, scheduling, and compensation. Handled inventory purchasing and control. Administered capital expenditures, asset management, and P&L.
Selected Achievements:
 Improved sales and profitability while securing a stronger foothold in the local market through aggressive business development initiatives and marketing strategies.
 Increased brand traction and elevated community market share through launch of a community relations program.
 Upheld standards of quality while minimizing costs through strategic selection and negotiation with capital equipment, food, and construction vendors that met company goals for quality at optimal price points.

National youth organization with more than 4.5 million members.
District Executive
Led fundraising and recruitment. Sourced, screened, qualified, and retained over 300 volunteers for annual events and programs. Provided staff training and development. Coordinated event planning and execution. Key member of local chambers and community organizations, as well as acting as a major partner to local districts and groups.
Selected Achievements:
 Boosted community awareness of the program by handling all aspects of media and public relations, contributing feature articles to local newspapers and presenting at Chicago Public Schools.
 Established and nurtured partnerships with inner city organizations, the Chicago Housing Authority, and government agencies.
 Introduced new cross-agency programs and youth development initiatives via partnerships with the Chicago Park District and Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.

VICTORIA'S LOUNGE, Chicago, Illinois  1995-2001
Area entertainment establishment, restaurant, and bar.
Supervised night club operations and management, including governing strategic sales planning, bar operations, menu development, and event promotions. Brought in musical talent to further drive business. Cooperated with upper management on profitability planning. Maintained and enforced compliance with sanitation rules and regulations. Established and allocated budgets. Managed monthly P&L.
Selected Achievements:
 Achieved sales results far above industry standards while simultaneously cutting expenses via vendor negotiations.
 Preserved customer and employee safety through adroit tactical response to crisis situations.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing - Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi

Certified Professional Scout, Football
Certified Identity theft & Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS), Institute of Consumer Financial Education
Food Service Sanitation License, State of Illinois
Notary Public, State of Illinois
Finance Chair, Boy Scouts of America (2009-2010

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Name: Kevin Smith
Location: Rockford,Illinois,United States
Job Title: CEO
Company: Save By Faith Children Foundation

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