Career Highlights

Career Highlights and Accomplishments

I have spent over 25 years managing various businesses and entrepreneurs before deciding to branch out and use my expertise to assist individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses in my local community.

Dynamic award-winning career as a working administrator recognized for developing and managing innovative, cost-effective programs and events.

Notable track record in both start-up and turnaround operations.  Served as the Executive Director of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter in Los Angeles from 1989-2000.   Credited with tripling membership within 3 years and successfully revitalizing a small struggling Chapter to one of the largest, fasting growing among 56 chapters nationally.  Chapter received national recognition in the areas of membership, educational programs, social events, public affairs and leadership, winning Chapter of the Year award in 1992.

Singled out by Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national non-profit association representing America’s 205,000 community associations, as Executive Director of the Year for outstanding commitment to excellence, professionalism and service in 1992.

First of only two Executive Directors to date to be inducted into the CAI Executive Director Hall of Fame, which honors Executive Directors who consistently achieve a high level of performance, 1994.

Named to CAI national task force, responsible for assessing operations and recommending corrective action to improve the productivity of underperforming chapters nationwide.  Efforts resulted in several chapters winning national awards.

Key Accomplishments:

Hired to troubleshoot under-achieving Chapter and successfully resuscitated operations to become of the largest and most productive in the nation, with 33 educational programs and social events annually.

Chapter achieved highest publication and book sales for 10 consecutive years among 56 chapters nationally.

Gained recognition as an industry expert, frequently interviewed and quoted by newspapers, such as Daily Breeze, Daily News, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Los Angeles Times, and Press-Enterprise; guest on KIEV Radio talk show, “Construction Affairs”.

Initiated the Adopt-A-Library program, donating a collection of books and publications to local Los Angeles libraries, which provided a flow of information and raised public awareness about the Community Associations Industry.

Co-founded non-profit The American Child Foundation, utilizing photography as a tool to provide underprivileged children with an appreciation for, and knowledge about, the photographic arts.  Developed a scholarship program and teaching position for Ms. Taylor and Para Los Ninos Day Care Center in Skid Row.  Secured corporate sponsorships from Kodak, Nikon, Coca-Cola, Guess? Jeans and others.  The program was endorsed by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and featured photography by Jana Taylor and the children in the day care program.

AWARDS

  • Who’s Who in the World, 18th Edition, Marquis Who’s Who, 2001
  • 2000 Notable American Women, 7th/8th Editions, American Biographic Institute, 1995/1996
  • The World’s Who’s Who of Women, 13th Street, and International Biographical Center, 1995/1996
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