Advisory Board Member Profile
Contract Legal Support / Bridges Business Support
Areas of Expertise
Your Customers, Their Journey, Customer-Focused Innovation, Customer First Culture, Principles of Customer Relationship Building, Customer Experience Functional Alignment, Customer Experience in your Organization-Navigating Politics of Change
Many paralegals hit roadblocks, or glass ceilings, you know the story, but since the beginning of my career, I was given the great opportunity to work with & for some of the most forward thinking, highly intelligent, customer focused and strategically remarkable attorneys & business leaders I've ever encountered. It's a good thing too, because these attributes in my bosses allowed a very curious, hardworking person (aka, me), to push past outdated, expensive, or dare I say, egoic obstacles, onto work of far more depth & impact. For many years, I have been entrusted to own major projects, adhere to nail biting timelines, take the primary in big player negotiations (except Disney, why did the bosses always get Disney?), draft contracts from scratch like painting color onto a blank canvas, bringing life to concepts for which parties earlier were grasping for words (see, Disney would have loved me!).
Somehow, I found myself doing this very fun & pretty cool work in cutting edge industries during their prime timing. I was in the middle of the Jeep/Chrysler merger in the late '80's, Environmental Law when CERCLA and Superfund programs had gained traction, negotiated commercial leases with all types of property owners from small farmers to Cushman Wakefield during the wireless network and retail buildout of the '90's, then moved into anything and everything business law (commercial and defense) for automation, robotics, aerospace, and now, software.
Today, I hold down a full time job, own my own Business Support company specializing in contracts and providing input and assistance for export compliance, state licensing, registrations, UCC, and overall business support for small/med OEM Suppliers. So, that's my background, academically, I have an associate’s degree, but professionally, I have a masters in experience (possibly PhD in some areas); and I'm guessing that's why UCI has asked me to be on their advisory board.