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Dino Merkezas

 I am devoted to the cause of supporting those - that support those that need a assistance in taking on the challenges of our times. A summary of my experience and skills include:·  Nearly 30 years adult education experience in corporate, non-profit and academic environments. Areas of expertise include project and grant/contract management, database development and administration, data analysis, marketing and community outreach, proposal generation, event planning, curriculum development, training and mentoring. ·  Certified Database Developer/Administrator. Database development and data management proficiency. Creative, technology-current and skilled at planning, designing, developing, implementing, and managing database solutions that incorporate workflow processes, improve communication, promote collaboration, scalability and portability, control access, help to ensure excellent and prompt service, generate useful reports and measurements, increase efficiency and reduce expenditures. ·       Business & System Analyst. Proven ability to quickly identify, collect, clarify, and organize requirements using a variety of methodologies, including JDA, Use Case and Agile. · Data Analyst. Thorough understanding of tools and methods necessary to collect and analyze data, and present results in an understandable manner. Comfortable generating narrative reports based on quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis. ·  Project/Program Manager. Track record of successfully completing outcomes-driven projects. Currently preparing for the Project Management (PMP) certification exam. · Workforce Development Specialist. Documented dedication to the academic and career success of low-income and at-risk students/trainees. Familiar with current employment trends and challenges. Extensive experience working with academic, non-profit, corporate and government organizations that support workforce development. · Certified Technical Trainer. Adept in use of adult learning principles to motivate and empower a diverse adult population. · NOVA Adjunct Professor. Taught Computer Concepts and Business Applications courses. ·  Microsoft Office Specialist. Advanced level knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook & Visio. ·  Documentation & Proposal Professional. Developed content and produced numerous publications including proposals, reference guides, training manuals, forms, reports and promotional materials. Accomplished desktop publisher with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suites. ·  Bachelor of Science - Information Systems–Database Development. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. ·  Customer service and project team oriented.

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