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Vera A.

8014 West 27th Street, North Riverside, IL 60546
H: 708-442-4444 C: 708-268-9350
A high-impact Organization Leader
with a strong history of achievements in both profit and non-profit environmen
ts. Skillful at building and maintaining productive relationships with members,
employees, customers, vendors, sponsors, boards and other stakeholders creatin
g alliances and partnerships that generate positive outcomes. Especially skillf
ul at analyzing difficult problems, finding creative solutions, making plans to
implement those solutions, marshalling internal and external resources, and mana
ging through to completion. An excellent trainer and developer of employee tale
nt, able to create dedicated and motivated teams that achieve results beyond req
uirements and expectations.
Extensive professional skills and experience, including:

Controlling Costs & Boosting Revenues

Improving Processes & Procedures
Using Win-Win Negotiating Strategies
Coordinating Human Resources Functions
Planning & Managing Expense Budgets
Maximizing Customer Service & Satisfaction
Designing & Delivering Training Programs
Raising Funds for Philanthropic Purposes
Planning Large & Small Events & Meetings
Handling Legal & Public Relations Issues
Making Effective Speeches & Presentations
Speaking Fluent Czech & Slovak
Professional Background
Residency Coordinator Loyola University Medical Center, Graduate Medical Educat
ion 2009
Coordinated 3 residency programs and 3 subspecialty fellowships.
Independent Contractor Law Practice and Interpreting and Translation Services,
Document translation, Legal and Medical interpreting services, legal consu
Accenture Learning, Inc. (a $20B consulting, technology & outsourcing firm) Chic
ago, IL 2007
-- Leadership Training Specialist (for Washington Mutual)
Piloted sensitive training classes on Washington Mutual Outsourcing Strategies,
injecting enough personal experience to make audiences relate, while satisfying
corporate designers of company loyalty, promotion of policy and understanding o
f the issues.
Demonstrated ability to solve problems and deliver exceptional training experie
nces, when presented with last minute technological and venue challenges.
Washington Mutual Bank (a $14B bank; mortgage & retail operations) Chicago, IL
2003 2007
-- Training Delivery Specialist (2005 2007)
Built a database to identify training issues to resolve operational management
and staff turnover problems in Illinois branches. Showed correlation in recurrin
g issues where managers bypassed training programs. Mandatory leadership trainin
g resulted in audit passage and staff retention in 20 targeted branches.
-- Financial Center Manager (2003 2005)
Built a staff of novice bankers into a functioning, organized, friendly, servic
e-oriented team. Guided the branch to balanced production with audits passed, an
d corporate recognition for Outstanding customer satisfaction.

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Developed a loyal customer base at a Washington Mutual location that had gained
a reputation for poor service with former management. Acquired repeat business
and a referral network through satisfied customers.
Maintained an open door policy to address issues and avoid customer dissatisfac
tion. While teaching staff to listen and resolve all possible concerns, remained
available to address more serious problems, attracting customers to use our fac
ility over others nearby.

CSA Fraternal Life (a $100M not-for-profit insurance & membership org.) Oak Bro
ok, IL 1982 2002
-- Vice President (1982-1990) - President (1990 2002)
Initiated strategic planning for CSA Fraternal Life, a historically reactive or
ganization. Identified a marketplace niche, streamlined operations and increased
insurance in force by 24% and new insurance issued by 115% in the first term of
our strategic plan.
Formulated a Public Relations plan to make CSA Fraternal Life more visible in t
he community. Improved the public image of the society and became the go-to spo
kesman for all Czech-related matters at a time of newsworthy events in the Czech
Implemented professional employee compensation and performance management pract
ices. Improved employee morale by establishing pay-for-performance, and retaine
d a high quality staff.
Provided a solution to the City of Berwyn after the failure of a referendum to
fund construction of a central library. Demonstrated that CSAs headquarters bui
lding was a suitable and cost effective solution to the citys problem, and negot
iated a sale that benefited both entities without the need for new tax revenue.
Led CSA through a bottlenecked computer conversion by establishing project coor
dination meetings involving all key employees, holding all parties to performanc
e expectations and open dialogue. Accelerated the resolution of problems and im
plementation of an effective operating system.
Delivered comprehensive, off-the-cuff presentations of all CSA membership progr
ams, benefits or other topics whenever requested. Educated and entertained audi
ences of 20 to 300 people, and frequently saved the day for conference planners
when programs fell short.
Township Clerk (elected office) Riverside Township, IL
March, 2004 May, 2009
Facilitated productive meetings of the Township Board through clear communicati
ons. Maintained records of the Township and assisted the Supervisor in keeping
meetings orderly and the Township compliant.
Education, Training & Affiliations
Juris Doctor in Law, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago.
Bachelor of Arts Liberal Arts, Foreign Languages, University of Illinois at Chi
Strategies for Executive Advancement Marketing - LIMRA
Non-Profit Management DePaul University
Donors Forum - Grant Proposal Writing
Certified to train: Ken Blanchard Situational Leadership II, Franklin Covey FOCU
S: Achieving Your Highest Priorities.
Member: Illinois State Bar Association; Bohemian Lawyers Association;
Trustee Czechoslovak Heritage Museum; President North Riverside Library Foundati
Vice President Czechoslovak American Congress; Financial Secretary Sokol Spirit;
Past member Illinois State Board of Health; Past Chairman North Riverside Civil
Service Commission;
Past President - National Fraternal Congress of America
Licensed Attorney, Illinois
Notary Public, Cook County, Illinois