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Tell us about your experience with alternative energy:
My experience with alternative energy is in biofuels trading and in uranium prospecting. My niche is in global commodities trading (raw materials), business development and in forming formidable global alliances that propel business forward.
Global communications, business development and client relations are my core strengths -- below are excerpts from my resume.
• Launched a Caribbean based Business Development and Global Commodities Trading Company
• Directed $20-Million annual corporate global mobility programs • responsible for creating and implementing full-service in-house DOM & INTL profit center opertations within a Fortune 500 Company
• Exceeded annual corporate goals reducing hard costs by 10% to 17% annually while increasing levels of customer care and services (5 consecutive years – Fortune 500 Company)
• Corporate Crisis Management Author and Conference Speaker
• Mobility Magazine & Expatica HR Feature Writer
• Employee Relocation Counsel, Washington, D.C., Meritorious Award • May 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada
• Trump ‘The Apprentice’ • Quarter Finalist, 5th Season, Orlando, Florida
‘WOW Business’ – Directly impact a company or organization's growth by developing and expanding strategic business opportunities throughout the Caribbean with a global outreach. I thrive in demanding responsibilitites that hold serious challenge. I seek opportunities wherein I can fully exercise my strengths in opening the most interesting doors.
My personal and professional history are a solid match to certain business aspects of the Pickens Plan demanding leadership that can energize any/all levels of an organization, create formidable alliances and direct new business development initiatives.
VIRGIN MOON TRADING, INC. Tortola, British Virgin Islands
2007–Present / Global Business Development / Commodities Trader
Launched a Caribbean based Business Development and Global Commodities Trading Company (IBC).
With fifteen years of experience in the global marketplace evolving from global sourcing of corporate business services between multinationals and Fortune 200, 500 companies to commodities such as:
• Raw metals and minerals, as well as coal, sands and aggregates
• Crude palm oil, rapeseed oil, corn and soybean oil for use in biofuels
• Latin America & Caribbean Ventures
• Grains & Rice
Work directly with end sellers and buyers in import/export trading, farms, manufacturers, plants, mills and field experts as well as mandates and procurement officers within companies and governments establishing new clients, negotiating contracts to closure and managing contracts forward. Contracts vary in length from spot orders to twelve through sixty month terms including rolls and extensions.
Identify joint venture projects and opportunities introducing venture capital firms to product sources and investment groups.
Expertly source all continent (heightened focus on China, Russia, Latin America and the Caribbean) generating sales and managing contracts/vendor relations.
Lead global communications and marketing initiatives that run bi-weekly showcasing product offerings and securing product needs/orders the run in-bound as well as out-bound.
Spearheading a new program to support Earthquake Redevelopment/Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) – Pakistan that will encompass the implementation of three vendor sources originating from Brazil, Turkey and Canada.
Leading a Virgin Moon Mission aimed at identifying talented single parents driven to succeed who reflect leadership, talent and intrapersonal skills vital to effective sales. The Mission currently in pilot phase is aimed at giving genuine opportunity to on-island talent that increases Caribbean trading abroad, donates to charities and increases Virgin Moon Trading Sales by exercising innate creative business development in a compassionate way ensuring continuous winning personal stories and positive press.
What excites you about this campaign?
"Everything about T. Boone Pickens". His personal story, aura and vision are inspirational and couldn't come at a greater time in our political climate and economic times. I admire Americans who stand tall with character and courage; who 'stand for something'.
I have a 'voice' that matches my dreams and ambitions in life. This campaign excites me as I happen to be in search of an opportunity that is 'right' for me in that I can genuinely make a difference to a mission.
This plan feels right ~ Perhaps I can create my own role in the Pickens Plan...I have a fertile, creative mind.
What do you want to do to help?
Much depends of the structural needs of the Pickens Plan. I am flexible in relocating to another state where I can generate the strongest impact in an area that challenges the mission and implementation of the plan and related works. I am a single parent with a wonderful daughter who is grown and a scholar-athlete, relocating would be a natural step forward if the best opportunity happened to be beyond the Sunshine state.
It is now time for me to consider how I can best make good things happen over the next half of my life.
I stand with T. Boone Pickens, and I stand with YOU, ready to lead, to create and to propel great works forward. On my 2nd day of being part of this great movement, I created a new group; 'PICKens Me! ~Jobs!' to support green jobs, opportunities and create an internal/active recruiting community with the power to attract employers, creative minds, professionals in transition -- it is a creative seed planted.
I will post alternative energy opportunities in all forms that help great people find their place and voice. As I get to know you, and learn of opportunities, it will be my genuine pleasure to introduce great people to great companies with a mission to undertake.
If you look to the left, under Groups, click on 'PICKens Me!' to consider joining a new group formed in my 2nd day at pickensplan.com. I hope you will join me in making a difference.
In closing, please know I am open to considering all opportunities that present a serious challenge. My resume is available in its entirety upon request.
I've just started getting involved in a non-profit website (http://www.windturbines.net/) solely focused on wind turbines and how they can help. We've a social network for wind turbine enthusiasts and a directory where businesses connected in wind energy can post their business info and site.
If you have any advice on how to spread the word out about our site, it would be a great help.
Follow us on twitter too. twitter.com/windturbinesnet
Thank you for keeping me up dated. Sorry to hear that you moved to Houston but please do stay in touch.
Why did you move to Houston? Today Exxon invested hugely in the Natural Gas sector so we are not the only ones pushing for indedpendence from foreign oil. This is going to get interesting now. Please do stay in touch.
Every seed takes time to germinate.
So too in the fields of the soul.
We must never give up and sow
because the results do not
immediate to our eyes.
Let us wait with patience.
In the right moment, the seeds
have driven in the soil of hearts,
there will produce mature fruit.
Understanding and sow Joy, Peace and
Courage, Forgiveness and Love.
Jesus bless you have a good nigh
Hi, I am trying to create a startup corp to fund development of my inventions. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Would it be better to create a corporation before I seek funding? Thanks Dan Quale
Hi RoseMarie, Here is a way to help and give tools to all of us for getting more RE projects started. I have been pushing for the sell of US Treasury "Energy Independence Savings Bonds". Savings bonds are normally purchased in $25 increments. This gives a way for just about any American to tighten their belts just a bit by skipping a meal at McDonalds or Pizza Hut and buying a RE savings bond to support a project. I need help pushing this project, I've faxed and emailed many in Congress/Senate already. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a copy of a fax sent to Nancy Pelosi yesterday:
Honorable Speaker of the House Congresswoman Pelosi,
I am an Electronic Technician Chief in the US Navy with 27 years service stationed overseas. I’m outlying an idea to assist and work with current plans for achieving energy independence. I urge you, as speaker of the house and the driving force to form the select committee on energy independence and global warming, consider for discussion and introduction into the house US Treasury Savings Bonds for Energy Independance.
In WWII America sold war bonds supporting the war effort. When young, my mother told me her primary school raised enough money through bonds to build a tank to support troops. I am impressed with the patriotism and purpose of our greatest generation that accomplished so much.
Selling energy bonds for RE (Renewable Energy) development would lower foreign oil imports and assist with the complex problem of funding. Bonds sold as “Energy S” could support new solar trough plants, “Energy W” to support wind farms, Energy “H” to support hydroelectric plants, Energy “T” to support RE transportation such as electric bullet train routes powered by RE, Energy "C" COOPS for small communities only needing a small quantity of turbines, and Energy “I” for needed infrastructure high voltage power lines to the RE site. Bonds will have the project name and include an artist’s perspective of the project and an American flag. President Obama had great success with the internet during his campaign. In a similar manner, using the internet, energy bonds could have a website listing current projects and an “electronic checkout” could purchase a bond $25 or higher. Simpler methods of payment such as “PAYPAL” and credit cards would be available and after an electronic purchase is complete a color print out of the bond is available with a follow up of the bond in the mail. The website would limit quantity of projects for each category until funding is complete. After a project becomes funded, a new project will be available. A tab on the site will show history and status of previous projects. Purchasers may take great pride in “collecting” and displaying bonds of various RE projects and participating at different levels of financial support. Solar trough plants in the multi-hundred MW size capacity with molten salt energy storage in California, Arizona, and West Texas can provide a major portion of electric needs. North Dakota has potential to support 1/3 of our nations electric needs in it’s class 4 wind zone areas. There are plenty of suitable proposed wind turbine farms now around the nation to significantly increase our RE if funded. Mid sized hydro-electric has not been used in America to it’s full potential. Following the example of our neighbor, Canada, it would provide a significant increase in percentage of electric production. Developing all three we could provide the majority of our electric and heating needs through renewable energy in a "New New Deal" fashion allowing natural gas for transportation as T. Boone Pickens is working for. Bullet train routes have proven a viable alternative to commercial domestic air service and when powered by electricity provided by RE suppliers America would be in the forefront of world technology. Example, I heard of discussion for a commuter train from Denver to Colorado Springs. Such a route built as a renewable energy project with charter requirement legally requiring to only purchase electricity from available renewable energy sources would be a model example. There are many train routes, city bus systems, and government vehicles that can be converted to run from alternative energy sources and fuels. Jobs created would bolster the economy, lower trade deficit, and strengthen national security. I would take great pride in print outs of bonds with graphics of each project I supported and many other Americans would also. The energy bonds could have tax breaks. BLM lands may be a viable place to start for some projects.
I contacted the US treasury department and was told that the marketing department for savings bonds closed several years ago. I was told there would be problems because savings bonds are at the federal level while the projects will be at the state and local level. I disagree and believe that these can easily be figured out in the way of grants to the state and local level using money from the bonds for those specific projects. I was told to check out auctions on the www.treasurydirect.gov website and found them to not apply to citizens wanting to buy savings bonds to support a cause such as energy independance. I was told by the treasury department to look into CREB (Clean Renewable Energy Bonds). I found CREB to be large scale funding that a citizen would not be able to participate in as a US Treasury Energy Independance Bond would provide. If given the tools to participate directly, the power of the citizens of the United States to help achieve energy independance could not be denied. Americans mean well and the Energy Independance Savings bond program will give citizens the power at their level to make it happen. If marketed through a web page, commercials, and to federal employees the word would get out and participation would spread like wildfire.
Mr. Paul Gipe, a resident of Bakersfield CA, an author of several books about wind energy, and recipient of multiple awards as a pioneer in the industry since the 1970's has put a letter I wrote to Senator Dorgan on this subject as well as an older letter I wrote on wind COOP in JAN07. These websites are: