Clients, 1983-2023

CLIENTS 1983 – 2023 (most before 2006, when I joined Muhlenberg College): Business  | Nonprofit  | Government

Business Clients:

Active Learning Technologies, a Prentice-Hall Company, Poughkeepsie, NY.  Preparation of internet materials to support Prentice-Hall management texts and supervision of a national team of management faculty. (1999 – 2002)

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Bethlehem, PA. Critical review and analysis of business plans. (1991 – 2007)

Digistate, Inc., Allentown, PA.  Business planning for government funding and private equity funding for a software company (2001, 2002)

Earthquaker Subsonics, Inc., Sayre, PA.  Business planning for a manufacturer of bass speakers (2002)

First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Bethlehem, PA.  Development of managerial communications and planning (2000-2001)

Groove Factory, Allentown, PA.  Business planning and evaluation of a business expansion (2000)

The Information Systems Manager, Inc., Bethlehem, PA Market research for computer company. (1995)

Thomas Ladisch Associates, New Berlinville, PA. Develop marketing strategy for valve manufacturer. (1998)

MRK Networks, Inc. / Hostwindows, Allentown, PA.  Preparation of a business plan for venture capital financing (2000)

C. F. Martin & Co., Nazareth, PA. Survey research in retail dealer network for high-end guitar manufacturer. (1983 – 2015)

Musselman Advertising, Allentown, PA. Strategy analysis to support service to telecommunications client. (1996)

New Chamber Music, Putnam Valley, NY. Executive production of live concert recording of David Amram compact disc. (1988)

The New Music Times, Albany, NY. Business planning for booking agency. (1988)

PPL Resources, Allentown, PA.  Developing tools to educate employees on the importance of shareowner value (2001)

Prentice-Hall / Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ.  Creating internet support material for texts in international business and management. (1999 – 2004)

Sterling Hotel, Allentown, PA. Business planning and loan proposal for business expansion. (1989)

The Zitter Group, Oakland, CA. Research into barriers to acceptance of anticoagulant medication, meta-analysis of survey data. (1999 – 2002)

Nonprofit / Community Clients:
(Client engagements marked * were performed as a Consulting Associate to the LaSalle University Nonprofit Center)

Allentown School District Foundation. Facilitation of Board planning session. (2019)

American Correctional Association, New Jersey Chapter.  Facilitation of Board planning session. (2001)

American Red Cross, International Services Dept., Washington, DC. Prepare management development tools used to help Red Cross national societies; principal investigator in evaluation of Red Cross performance in Caucasus region of Asia. (1998 – 2000)

American Red Cross, Lehigh Valley Chapter.  Facilitation of annual Board/staff retreat (2001)

Americans for the Arts, Washington, DC.  Research, planning, database development, and author for the National Arts Index, research and database management for the Local Arts Index (2005 – 2016)

Art-Reach, Philadelphia, PA.  Due diligence and facilitation of merger and program transfer process between Art-Reach and another nonprofit (2006)

Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance, Syracuse, NY.  Facilitation of a community arts planning initiative (2005)

Astral Artistic Services, Philadelphia, PA.  Strategic planning and Board development for artist mentoring and concert presentation organization (2004 – 5)

Bethlehem 250th Anniversary Celebration, PA. Production of concert of commissioned music. (1991-2)

Bethlehem Township Athletic Association, PA. Strategic planning, preparation for a capital campaign. (1996-7)

Big Picture Alliance, Philadelphia, PA. Strategic planning (2002) *

Bucks County Audubon Society, Buckingham, PA. Facilitation of strategic planning (2001) *

Camden County Historical Society, NJ. Strategic planning. (1999 – 2000) *

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Preparation of strategic plan for multi-division / multi-county social service agency and development of planning methodology (2000-2001). *

Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA. Business planning to develop earned income (2004 – 2005).

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts and Sciences Council.  Evaluation of arts market in Charlotte, NC (2001).

Chorus America, Washington, DC. Survey choral conductors, conduct analysis, and report (2005, repeat in 2017); prepare annual Choral Survey Report (2005 – 2016)

College Settlement Camps, Horsham, PA.  Educational program for Board of Directors (2002) *

Community Conservatory of Music, Doylestown, PA. Educational program for Board of Directors (2002)*

Community Service Society of New York, NY. Developing tools for program evaluation for a multi-program social service and advocacy organization.

Consortium (West Philadelphia Community Mental Health Consortium). Strategic Planning (2002), developing tools for program evaluation (2003). *

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ithaca, NY.  Keynote Speaker at annual Executive Leadership Conference (2004)

Development Training Institute, Baltimore, MD.  Providing training on Board development and nonprofit management to DTI classes. (2000)

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. Review of business education program. (1995)

Easton Jazz Festival, PA. Public relations and marketing. (1987)

Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, PA.  Educational programs for Board of Directors (2001), strategic planning (2002) *

Emerging Technologies Application Center, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA.  Business plan development for state funding (2007)

Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA. Policy advice on development of a cultural district for Atlanta. (1999)

Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA.  Board facilitation and financial planning (2021)

Great Valley Technology Institute, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Business planning for initiative to transfer technology from higher education to regional firms (2003).

Group Motion Dance Company, Philadelphia, PA. Mentoring and coaching of staff and Board, assisting in organizational structure and financial management. 2003 – 2004

InterAct Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA.  Program evaluation of an in-school theatre education program (2005).

ISA Instrumentation Society of America, mid-Atlantic region. Training on membership development activities (2001) *

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, Switzerland.  Presentations on organizational effectiveness methodology to assist Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations in developing countries. (19999 – 2000)

Kalmbach Institute, Bethlehem, PA. Research regional tourism, local business purchasing behavior, local nonprofits. (1995 -)

Keystone Crisis Intervention Team, Doylestown, PA. Strategic planning for statewide team responding to community traumas and crises (2003) *

Lehigh University Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program, Bethlehem, PA. Facilitation of strategy planning session. (1998)

Lehigh Valley Arts Council, Allentown, PA.  Business planning for a regional computerized box office for performing arts organizations, sales and system setup for the box office (2004, 2005).

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, Bethlehem, PA. Grant writing and strategic planning. (1999)

Lion’s Eye Bank of the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, PA. Training and development in fundraising and grant writing. (2000) *

Marian Anderson Award, Philadelphia, PA. Facilitation of Board retreat (2004)

Maternal and Child Health Consortium, West Chester, PA.  Business planning of Spanish language interpretation program (2001) *

Mock Turtle Marionnette Theatre, Bethlehem, PA. Strategic Planning (2001).

National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise, Arlington, VA. Participating in consulting team for business analysis, writing material for their column in Nonprofit Times, presenting on resilience. (2003, 2004, 2021)

National Youth Leadership Council, St. Paul, MN. Business analysis and consultation (2003)

Northwestern Human Services Foundation, Lafayette Hill, PA.  Business planning and review of development activities (2002) *

Opera AMERICA, Washington, DC.  Analysis and reporting on financial changes in the opera field (2004, 2005)

Penn State University Extension, Philadelphia, PA. Facilitation of Board planning session (2001). *

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, Schwenksville, PA.  Strategic planning (2001) *

Pew Charitable Trusts / William Penn Foundation / Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.  Planning and funding proposal for a consortium of Philadelphia performing arts organizations to offer real-time on-line ticketing using enterprise software (2005).

Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, Philadelphia, PA.   Planning workshops and short- and long-term consulting services to Philadelphia-area cultural organizations (2003 – 2005)

Philadelphia Folk Song Society, Philadelphia, PA. Facilitation of annual Board planning meeting. (1998, 1999)

Philadelphia Songwriters Project, Philadelphia, PA.  Strategic and business planning (2004) *

Rancocas Conservancy, Mt. Holly, NJ. Strategic planning, facilitation of annual Board planning meeting. (1998) *

RAND, Santa Monica, CA.  Research and report on financing of performing arts (2000)

Research Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.  Research project to compare arts and culture markets in 20 metropolitan areas (2000)

Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA. Facilitation of Board and staff strategic planning (2003)

Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Pennsburg, PA. Development of action plan to guide staff action (2003) *

Sing Out Corporation, Bethlehem, PA. Grant writing and fundraising, production of special concert. (1987-90), market research and survey work (2002).

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn, MI. Strategic planning for five professional interest groups (2000-2001)

Strings for Schools, Philadelphia, PA.  Preparation of an operations manual (2004)

Tri-College Libraries (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore).  Project management training of professional staff (2004 – 2005)

Two Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, Easton, PA. Tourism planning in the Easton area. (1996-98)

Two Rivers Area, Bethlehem Area, and Allentown-Lehigh County Chambers of Commerce. Research regional business purchasing practices. (1995)

Tyler Arboretum, Media, PA. Strategic plan review and Board retreat (2003) *

United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, PA.  Educational programs for executives of member agencies. (2001)

Urban Institute, Washington, DC.  Research on finances and operations of nonprofit professional performing arts organizations (2002 – 2003, 2003 – 2004).

Vanguard School, Paoli, PA. Assist in Board development process, facilitate Board communication (2001-2002) *

Washington West Project, Philadelphia, PA.  Facilitation and strategic planning for a neighborhood health information center for gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgendered population. (1999, 2000) *

Weller Health Education Center, Easton, PA.  Development of a marketing plan as part of a major program expansion (1999)

Wildlife Information Center, Slatington, PA.  Organizational development and strategic planning (1999 – 2000) *, planning for Americorps workers (2004)

Wordsworth, Elkins Park, PA.  Restructuring and executive coaching (2001) *

WDIY-FM, Bethlehem, PA. Facilitation of annual Board planning meetings. (1987, 1997, 2005, 2019).  Interim Executive Director (2006)

YWCA of Germantown, Philadelphia. Facilitation of Board meeting, and designing a turnaround strategy. (1998) *

Government Clients:

City of Bethlehem, PA. Economic analysis during collective bargaining with police and fire unions. (1995, 2002)

City of Bethlehem, PA. Financial and economic analysis regarding its municipal solid waste landfill. (1997 – 1998)

City of Bethlehem, PA. Economic analysis during collective bargaining with police, fire, and service unions. (2002)

City of Easton, PA. Economic analysis during collective bargaining with police and fire unions. (1996)

Hanover Township, PA. Capital campaign feasibility study for a community center. (1995)

New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Trenton, NJ.  Member of peer review panel for grant applications. (2004)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Harrisburg, PA.  Strategic planning for a statewide committee addressing violence against women (2004)

Region 3 Chlamydia Project, Philadelphia, PA.  Strategic planning for a multi-state public health initiative (1999) *

Yeadon Borough, PA. Facilitation of communication between elected officials and borough administration (2002) *

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