RESUME
of

Lloyd H. Dennis, Jr.

504-400-2829 voice 866-357-1144 fax
email ld@lloyddennis.com

AGE: 59 - Married Father of 3 (grandfather of two)

BOARDS & AFFILIATIONS

2007 - Present - Cofounder Silverback Society® - organization of volunteer mentors for eight grade boys.
www.SilverbackSociety.com

2007 - Present - Board of Directors OPEN, Orleans Public Education Network - advocates for quality public education in New Orleans. www.OrleansPublicEducationNetwork.org

2000 - Present - Job Corps of New Orleans - Community Relations Board - Elected President 2005


1994 - Present - Efforts of Grace "Community Arts Projects" - ASHE Cultural Arts Center - Board of Directors, President1990 - Present - - President of the Board www.AsheCAC.org


1993 - 2000 - New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network - Board of Directors, Board President - 1999 & 2000 terms.


1993 - 1998 - NKOMBO, Inc. "Vital Summer (Leadership) Program For Children" - Board of Directors


1996 Board Member Southeast Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce


1991 -1993 Urban League of Greater New Orleans - Chairman, Advisory Board, Youth Services


EDUCATION:

Southern University at New Orleans
1993-1994 21 credit hours enrolled as part time student GPA - 4.0

Louisiana State University
Spring 1987 - Spring 1989
Towards Voc. Ed. Certification 12 credit hours (3.89)

National Camera School Sept 77 - Aug 79
Technical Training Division Diploma Photo Equipment
Englewood, CO 8O11O Technology (Honors)

Cleveland Institute of Electronics Sept 71 - Dec 73
Cleveland, OH Diploma (ElectronicTechnology)

St. Augustine High School Sept 63 - May 68
New Orleans, LA Diploma (Honors Track)

 

SPECIAL TRAINING

January 2005 - "Exploring Relationships and Marriage with Fragile Families" Curriculum Facilitator Training - Louisiana Department of Social Services

June 1978 - Basic Service Training Gilford Instrument Labs (spectrophotometry)

1974 - 1977 - Burroughs Corporation:
Equipment courses totaling 12 weeks of 8 hrs/day formal training on operation, installation, maintenance and repair of the following computer equipment:
S1OO Automated Proof Encoder, B9134 Card Punch, B9243 Line Printer, B9111 Card Reader, CPU Input-Output Controls, B9372 Disk Drive, B9134 Check Reader Sorter, B9246 Line Printer.

1971 - 1974 - UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
Management I Aug 73 (5O class hours)
Blytheville AFB, AR Air Force Certificate
(Top of class)

AN/FPS-77 Radar Repair Course Oct 71 - Nov 71
Kelly AFB, TX AF Certificate

Electronic Weather Equipment Repair July 7O - Feb 71
Chanute AFB, IL Air Force Certificate
(Graduated with Honors)

 

CAREER HISTORY

1976 - Present - Owner / Manager , Dennis Enterprises - Multimedia, Publishing and Communications

November 2005 - November 2006 - Lead project supervisor for Citywide Testing & Inspection. I was responsible for 150 QA inspectors with six team managers and an assistant supervisor who supervised the debris removal in the northern half of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Our QA inspectors worked under contract to the Army Corps of Engineering in New Orleans, Katrina Debris Removal, Sector One. I organized the startup and managed continuing operations of two contracts involving two different joint venture partners. The other QA supervisor and I worked as a team and managed payroll time keeping, time off rotation, worker motivation and the weekly reports used by Citywide Testing and Inspections for billing the Army Corps of Engineers. I make extensive use of custom designed and automated Microsoft Exel worksheets extensively to manage daily manpower, verify payroll and create the billing reports signed off each week by the Sector One Army Corps Resident Engineer. Over this entire period there were zero man days lost due to injuries and no ineligible materials found in any loads of debris from Sector One. 

2009 - Directed and produced "A History of Public Education in New Orleans"
www.orleanspubliceducationnetwork.org/HistoryPlayer.htm

2004 - Authored & Published His Way Works, a book of essays on love, marriage and family living.

2003 - 2005 "Between The Lines" commentary & public affairs - CoxTV 8 New Orleans

1999 - 2004 - Host of the "Love Doctor" radio talk show on WODT Radio in New Orleans

1997 - 2000 - President Westbank Network News- Monthly Publication serving African American Communities on the Westbank of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area.

1994 - 2002 - President, Arise Development, Inc.- Redevelopment of commercial & residential properties in urban communities.

1994 - Photo Illustrator for Mary Gehman’’s book The Free People Of Color Of New Orleans, An Introduction

 

1989 - Present - Staff Photographer - New Orleans Tribune

1980 - Present - Contributing Photographer - Data News Weekly

Summer 1989 - Mentor in Urban League's Rescue One Program at the Desire Community Center

Summer 1988 - Upward Bound Photography Teacher - Dillard University

1987 - 1990 - Photography Teacher - Rabouin Vocational High School. - Elected one of top ten teachers by faculty during my first year. Students won several awards in state competitions.

1984 - Partner and purchasing agent for the African Marketplace in the 1984 Worlds Fair. Traveled to four nations in West Africa, creating images for display during World’’s Fair and purchasing goods for resale at the 1984 New Orleans World’’s Fair.

1983 - 1985 - Pre and post construction documentation of renewal projects for the New Orleans Community Improvement Agency under the direction of its Director, King Wells

1983 - 1985 - Radio Columnist - WYLD Radio - "Summer Fun Photo Tips", a different photo tip each weekday for the twelve weeks of summer, three consecutive years. We helped create the format wherein an expert gave 60 second bits of information which listeners could use to improve an aspect of their lives, without intruding on the "groove" of urban contemporary radio.

1979 - 1982 - Black Collegian Magazine - Photo Editor / Data Processing Manager - - Create and solicit photographic images for use in The Black Collegian / Write software, devise and control information flow within the office. Train computer operators.

1978 - 1979 - Gilford Instrument Lab - Oberlin, OH - Customer Service Engineer - Duties: Maintain all Gilford Medical Instruments in Louisiana and Lower Mississippi, located in hospital and clinic pathology departments. This equipment used light beams and digital circuitry to analyze the composition of blood serum samples.

1978 - 1979 (as a Consultant) Xidex Corporation - Design, testing and installation of microfilm duplicating and automated processing equipment and upgrades. Provided training to Xidex service representatives in the operation and maintenance of this equipment in Toronto and Quebec Canada as well as the Continental United States.

 

1977-1978 - Kalvar Corporation - National Technical Representative - Duties: Coordinated activities of Field Service Technicians. Designed microfilm equipment upgrades. Authored technical service bulletins. Functioned as Technician of Last Resort. Trained all service personnel. I was the only corporate representative who could "condemn" and ship replacement equipment. I was responsible for a 50% reduction in equipment downtime statistics by designing equipment upgrades and improving staff training.

1974 - 1977 - Burroughs Corporation - Sr. Field Engineer - - Duties: I had site responsibility for maintaining the mainframe computers and peripheral equipment at the Federal Reserve Branch in New Orleans.

1974 - Electronics Services, Inc.- Radio & Radar Technician - Duties: Installation and repair of 2-way radio, radar, autopilots, loran and automatic direction finding equipment on marine vessels. (first Black hired as a technician)

197O - 1974 - US Air Force - Weather Equipment Repairman - Rank achieved: SSgt. (E-5) - Duties: Supervision of maintenance and repair of electronic weather measurement equipment, including Radar and Visibility computer. Received Third Weather Wing Airman of the Year award. Set new base record for achieving rank of E-5 (under three years).

 

Comments: I have excellent people and communication skills as well as a high level of computer literacy. I am able to motivate and manage diverse groups of people.