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Here’s The Scoop …Lauderdale- By- The- Sea Interim Town Manager … Resume’s

IT’S A CHOICE POSITION …. pun intended……

Dear Readers … The Commission has a choice to make tomorrow morning…Who will be the Interim Town Manager while we look for a replacement for former Town Manager Esther Colon… We have had quite a nice response between close of business Tues. April 20th and noon on Friday April 23rd… They include the former City Manager of Fort Lauderdale/The Colonel in the BSO who spoke for former Chief Scott Gooding/The former Asst. City Manager of Fort Lauderdale/The Deputy Director of Recreation for Deerfield Beach/ The recently fired Town Manager of Deerfield Beach/ The soon to be terminated ? Interim Town Manager of LBTS/The former City Manager of for the City of Parkland- Asst. City Mgr. Pompano Beach/The Town Clerk for Davie/The City Financial Consultant/ Accountant for the City of Plantation/A Senior U.S. Foreign Service Officer -Founder of the CAC+ CIC PAC organization – Local BTSTimes Newspaper staff writer – CIC Citizen of the Year- with a brief stint as “Town Historian” in town …..

RESUME’S …  in no particular order…..

1. Constance W. Hoffman –

Professional Experience-currently Senior VP  The Mercer Group, Inc. 2008-present/ Constance Hoffman Management Consulting 1997-present/VP of Human Resources & Public  Relations Executive Director of Human Resources & Public Relations Alamo Rent-A-Car 1990-1996/ City Manager  City of Fort Lauderdale 1980-1990/Administrative Assistant (Budget Analyst) – Asst. City Manager- Deputy City Manager 1974-1980/

Education-B.A. and M.A. Degrees in Political Science FAU

BC- We hear she was a close friend of former Asst. Town Manager  Laura Ward …surprised Ms. Hoffman did not go for a return to Fort Lauderdale …A google shows her name popped up as they too are in the process for replacing their terminated City Manager ..

2. Edward J. Werder-

Education- Nova University, Ft. Laud.  completed course work for Doctorate of Public Administration/ Nova U.,Ft. Laud. Completed course work for Master of Public Administration/ FIU , Miami Master of Science in Management /FAU, Boca Raton Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree awarded from School of Social Sciences  with a concentration in Criminal Justice /BCC, Ft. Laud. Associate of Science Degree awarded with a concentration in Criminal Justice Technology/ BCC, Ft. Laud Assoc. of Arts Degree was awarded with a concentration in Pre-Education

Professional Experience-Administration Senior Public Safety Consultant International City Mgr. Assoc./ Colonel, Executive Director of the Dept. of Law Enforcement, BSO/ Professor BCC Inst. of Public Safety/ Werder and Assoc. Inc. , President/ Major BSO Chief of Police Cooper City Police Dept./ Undersheriff St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Dept./ Chief of Staff BSO rank of Colonel/ Chief of Police Miramar Police Dept./Undersheriff  holding rank of Col. assigned as chief operating officer BSO/ Dir. of Strategic Planning BSO rank Col./ Chief of Police Port St. Lucie  Police Dept./ Dept Dir. BSO rank of Major/ Ex. Asst. of BSO rank of Captain/ Ex. Asst. to BSO Rank of Capt./ Cat. of Admin. BSO/ Director of Training BSO rank of Capt./ Capt. in chg. of the Criminal Investigations Div. BSO  / Lt. in chg of crimes against persons in uninc. Broward County/ Teaching  Exp. Fl. Criminal Justice Executive Inst./ Southern Police  Institute / U. of N. Carolina/ Nova U./ FAU/ American Soc. of Criminology/ St. Thomas of Villanova U./ Inst. of Public Safety BCC/ Miami Dade Comm. College/Indian River Comm. College

Col. Werder also listed in his 14 page resume 10 project development items/ 19 Recognition & add. skills / 18 Specialized Training /39 Community Involvement- Committees/ 10 Professional Associations/7 publications

BC-Again as VM Dodd stated from the dais this is the Col. who spoke on behalf of former Chief Scott Gooding and was very impressive as he did so…

3. Ralph “Bud” Bentley-

Professional Experience -Broward Partnership For The Homeless Inc. Consultant 2009 /Broward County Ft. Laud. Fl. Asst. to County Administrator 2006-2008/ City of Oakland Park Fl. Director of Parks and Recreation 2004-2006/City of Ft. Laud. Fl. Asst. City Manager 1993-2004/ City of Rio Rancho, NM City Administrator 1989-1993

Prior Exp. -Indian River Fruit Co. Ft. Laud. Fl. Pres/CEO/ City of West palm Beach Fl. Asst. City Manager Asst./ Jackson County, Medford Oregon Asst. County Administrator , Senior Administrative and Administrative Asst.

Education- Master of Administration U of Arizona Tuscon Ariz./Bachelor of Science Public Administration U. of Oregon Eugene Oregon

Mr. Bentley listed 5 items of community service from 2004-present

BC- looks like Mr. Bentley came in 3 yrs after Ms. Hoffman to Ft. Laud to serve that city…

4. Jack Disher –

Government Experience- City of Deerfield Beach Deputy Director of Recreation 2005- present- Acting Director 2005-2005-Asst. Director  Community Services Dept. 2002-2005/ City of Jacksonville, Fl. Senior Recreation Leader 2000-2002/ Spartanburg County SC Director Parks and Rec.1994-1995 / City of Columbia SC Director Parks and Rec. 1980-1992

Additional  Prof. Exp.Columbia SC General Mgr.The Motherload Superstore Furniture Liquidation 1990-2000/Magr-Asst. Mgr. Rooms To Go 1998-1999 Columbia SC/ Operations Mgr. Cleaning By The Best 1995-1998 Atlanta Georgia/ Lexington SC Pres. & Owner P & D Plastics 1992-1994

Education- Masters Public Administration U of North Fl. Jacksonville, Fl./ Master of Arts, Political Science Fairfield U. Fairfield Connecticut/ Bachelor of Science Parks and Recreation Administration U. Of Massachusetts, Amherst Mass.

Mr Disher listed 11 items of prof. affiliations & accomplishments

BC- Mr Disher included a 2 page letter with his philosophy to the Mayor on April 21st…including his climb through the ranks, the need to budget for the taxpayers rather than be a “budget buster”and to hire certified and qualified department heads and employees…

5. Michael G. Mahaney P.E.-

Education- B.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University/ M.B.A. Master of Business Administration, James Madison University

Registration – Commonwealth of Virginia Professional Engineer (P.E.) # 11494/ Ohio P.E. #45766/ Pennsylvania P.E. #03060

Professional Experience- 2007-2010 City Manager City of Deerfield Beach, Fl/2004-2007 County Administrator, Nassau County, Fl./ 2002-2004 City Manager, City of Kannapolis, NC/

BC- Mr. Mahaney was recently fired by Deerfield Beach and a Google produced some familiar complaints seen in our Town from the newly terminated TM…

6. John Olinzock-

Education- Bachelor of Science Construction Engineering 1981 Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI.

Work Experience- Interim Town Manger, Town of LBTS Appointed April 20, 2010/ Asst. Town Manager, Town of LBTS Oct. 2008- April 2010/ Asst to the Town Manager, Town of LBTS June 2007-Oct. 2008/ Interim Municipal Director, Town of LBTS April 2007- June 2007/ Special Projects Coordinator, Town of LBTS Jan 2007- April 2007/ Project Manager Public Works, City of Tamarac April 2005- Dec. 2006/ Acting Property Manager Key West Blight City of Key West Fl. May 2004- Dec. 2004/ Project Manager, Port Operations City of Key West Fl. Sept. 2001- Dec. 2004/ Projects Eng. Engineering Services  City of Key West Fl. Nov. 1999-Sept. 2001/ Co-Owner and CFO Trayne Investment Corp. Birmingham MI Boutique and Residential Property Management Oct. 1986-July 2001/ Project Eng. Research and Development Fruhauf Corp. Detroit MI 1982-1986/ Project Manager Real Estate and Construction Little Caesar Ent. Detroit MI. 1982-1984/ Project Engineer New Systems Development Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority (renamed SMART) Detroit MI. 1979-1982

Mr Olinzock listed 8 professional affiliations

BC- Mr Olinzock does not have the educational or professional qualifications required to be a Town Manager …and in this writer’s opinion from his 4 day stint as Interim TM …he’s “toast”!

7. Marl R. Lauzier-

Professional Experience- City Manager City of Parkland Fl. Oct. 2004- Feb. 2007/ Asst. City Manager City of Pompano Beach Fl. Dec. 1995-Oct. 2004/ Senior Budget & Management Analyst-Internal Consultant Budget & Management Analyst Office of Budget and Management Broward County, Fl. Mar. 1992- Nov. 1995

Management Consultant Experience- Management Consultant President, Management Research and Consulting Assoc. Inc. Coral Springs, Fl. d/b/a The Budget experts… Oct. 2008-present/ Management Consultant Senior Manager Matrix Consulting Group, Coral Springs, Fl Feb 2007- Oct. 2008

Education- Masters of Public Administration (MPA), City Management Major University of New Haven, West Haven CT. Aug. 1991/ Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Bryant College, Smithfield RI May 1983

Mr Lauzier included his ICMA membership and being a credentialed ICMA Manager& Trainer/listed 6 items of volunteerism including cert. “reserve” Police officer Pomp.Beach and in LBTS Police Dept.

BC- Mr Lauzier also included a letter to the Mayor/ Comms. stating his desire to return to city management…

8. Russel C. Muniz-

Work Experience- 2001-present Town Clerk Town of Davie/ Feb 2006-Oct. 2006 Acting Asst. Town Administrator Town of Davie/ 1995-200 Permit Supervisor City of Pembroke Pines / 1987-1994 Apple Bank For Savings 1987-1994

Education- B.S. Business and Professional Management Nova Southeastern U. 1997/ M.B.A. Business Administration Nova SEtern U. 1998/ M.P.A. Public Administration FAU July 2009

Mr Muniz included 8 professional affiliations and certifications..

BC- Mr Muniz included a letter to Town Clerk White stating interest in the Interim Position and stating his current position may not convey the level of experience and skill he holds and spelled out other areas he has served in within town government…Perhaps Mr. Muniz would consider the Town Clerk position in the future in LBTS…he is qualified and certified …which the recipient of his letter…TClerk White is not!…

9. -Elbert E. Wrains-

Professional Experience- City Of Plantation, Fl. Financial Consultant Accountant Dec 2009-present/ Town of Southwest Ranches Fl. Interim Town Administrator Sept. 2008-May 2009- Asst. Town Administrator June 2007-Sept. 2008 and May 2009-Sept. 30, 2009- Finance Administrator Mar. 2007- May 2007/ City of Wilton Manors, Fl. Financial Consultant Sept. 2006-Feb. 2007/ City of Lauderdale Lakes, Fl. Financial Consultant Feb. 2005- Aug. 2006/ City of Oakland Park, Fl. Dir. of Office of Mgmt. and Budgt Oct 2001-Apr. 2002- Dir. of Mgmt. Services and Finance June 1995-Oct. 2001- Finance Dir. Oct. 1981-June 1995- Asst. City Mgr. May 1975- Sept. 1981- Purchasing Agent May 1973- May 1989- Admin. Asst. May 1973- Apr. 1975 – also acting City Mgr.- Acting Buyilding and Code Enforcement- Purchasing AgentActing  Planning Dir.- Acting City Engineer- Public Works Coordinator

Education- Corllins University Bachelor of Business Administration 2009/ BCC Computer programming 1969-1970/ FAU Computer Systems Design and Business Management 1971-1972/ Florida Government Finance Officers Assoc. certification

Mr. Wrains included 7 Prof. Associations/ 3 Affiliation

10. John B. Thompson-

Senior U.S. Foreign Service Officer (Minister-Counselor, SFS-5), Retired

• B.A. (History & Foreign Affairs) with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Swarthmore College, 1962
• M.P.A. (Master of Public Affairs), with honors, in Economics; Woodrow Wilson School Fellow,
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1964
• U.S. Army Soviet & Eastern European Area Studies School, Garmisch, Germany, 1970-1971
• Post-Degree Study (Mid-Career Fellow) Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1979-1980
2009-Present – Member, Board of Directors, Health & Building Committees, John Knox Village of Florida, Inc.
2003-2008 — Columnist, By-the-Sea Times, 223 Commercial Boulevard, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL
1993-2003 — Private Consultant, NATO Infrastructure Management, Funding and Contracting
1982-1993 — Deputy Assistant NATO Secretary General and “Controller” (Director) for Infrastructure:
• Chairman of NATO’s 16-nation Infrastructure Committee, which was responsible for approving annual infrastructure (commonly funded NATO military facilities and communications-electronic equipment) budgets ($2 billion per annum) and agreeing (by unanimity) which projects (installations and/or equip- ment) and in which host-nation(s) to include in the annual infrastructure “slices” within those budgets;
• Head of the Infrastructure Directorate within the NATO International (civilian) Staff: responsible for developing annual budgets; screening individual projects to be included in the annual infrastructure slices; accounting for all national financial contributions and disbursements to the “host nations”; and for performing joint final acceptance inspections (JFAIs) on all completed Infrastructure projects.
1980-1982 — Counselor of Embassy for Administrative Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Vienna, Austria: responsible for human resources, facilities, budget & finance, maintenance & supply, communications, and physical as well as personnel security at the Embassy in Vienna and at the U.S. Consulate in Salzburg. Austria *
1979-1980 — Senior University Training, (Mid-Career Fellow) Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
1976-1979 — Counselor of Embassy for Administrative Affairs, United States Embassy, Warsaw, Poland *
1973-1978 — Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Administration, United States Department of State: responsible, inter alia, for planning and coordinating with host nations and White House Advance Office of travel by Presidents Nixon and Ford to U.S.S.R. (three times), Austria, Germany, Romania and Poland.
1971-1973 — Second Secretary of Embassy, United States Embassy, Moscow, Russia (Former USSR)
1968-1970 — Political Officer, Soviet Desk (Bilateral Affairs), United States Department of State
1965-1967 — Vice Consul, United States Consulate General, Zagreb (Croatia, Former Yugoslavia)
1956-1959 — Active enlisted service with U.S. Army intelligence community in Berlin and Western Germany
* Note: The duties of an Administrative Counselor at a large American embassy – overall responsibility for budget and finance, human resources, contracting, procurement, buildings and grounds, personnel & physical security, and communications, both at the Embassy and at consular posts in country — are virtually identical, mutatis mutandis, with those of a city manager at a medium-sized city in the United States.
Thompson’s professional publications include: “Coping with Saudi Oil Income”, “American Internationals and Saudi Industrialization”, “NATO’s Infrastructure Posture: How Engineers Can Improve It”, and “NATO Infrastructure in the 1990s: Common Funding in a post-CFE [Treaty limiting conventional military forces in Europe] Environment”. He has been a frequent contributor to local journals (Hi-Riser, By-the-Sea Times, Sun-Sentinel) on tax matters & other civic issues.
Awards and Honors:
• National Defense Education Act Fellow, Indiana University Slavic Workshop (Indiana & USSR), 1962;
• Honorary Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, 1962;
• Woodrow Wilson School Fellow, Princeton University, 1962-1964;
• State Dept. Superior Honor Award (1987): “For his inspired chairmanship of the NATO Infrastructure Committee and dynamic leadership of NATO Infrastructure Directorate … a $2 billion-a-year success story.”

Thompson speaks Russian, German and French and has passive knowledge of Polish and Croatian. He and Mrs. Thompson have a married daughter living in Pennsylvania, and five grandchildren. Their late son, a USAR Military Intelligence Colonel, served two lengthy post-9/11 mobilization tours. For over a quarter century the Thompsons owned a condominium at the Sea Ranch Club in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL, where they lived for 12 years after John’s departure from NATO. They now reside at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, FL. After the move, Thompson remained active for several years in local civic affairs in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and as a columnist on the local newspaper. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and on several key committees of John Knox Village of Florida, Inc.

BC- Mr Thompson sent in the following e-mail with his resume’…
Please accept this writing as my application for the position of Interim Town Manager. In support of this application, I attach a copy of my March 2007 letter applying for the position of Assistant Town Manager and my updated curriculum vitae.

After I was notified that Esther Colon had been chosen for the Assistant Manager position in 2007, and when it later became apparent that Bob Baldwin would not be returning as Town Manager, while Esther had initially indicated that she might prefer grand-mothering to the job of Town Manager, I resubmitted my application for either the Manager or Assistant Manager job. At that time, I wrote:

“In light of the urgency that might attach to filling one or both of those posts, I would once again like to offer my services to the Town in either capacity. As mentioned in my previous letter, I would be quite willing to accept appointment for a limited period of a year or two, during which time the Commission could conduct a proper, deliberate search for a fully qualified and motivated younger candidate able to provide a greater measure of continuity in those positions. In that context, I see one of the advantages that I could offer as my immediate availability, my extensive familiarity with the business of the Town, and therefore my ability to hit the ground running, bringing to bear my skills and experience in managing US Government communities abroad.”

Even after my move from LBTS to John Knox Village in 2006, I remained fully involved in the affairs of the Town through 2008, after which I withdrew from active participation following significant policy differences with the former Editor and Publisher of By-the-Sea Times and with the post-2008 leadership of the Citizens Initiative Committee. But to this day I retain extensive files on the significant issues the Town continues to face, and I have continued to respond to periodic requests from commissioners and other concerned citizens for background information and advice on numerous issues. Although I currently serve on the John Knox Village Board of Directors, that is a part-time, volunteer position which should not restrict my ability to devote a full measure of effort to the affairs of LBTS.

I am copying this email to those Commission Members whose email addresses I have, and ask that you kindly forward it also to the two recently elected Commissioners, whose email addresses I do not have.

Very truly yours,

John Thompson, Pompano Beach


All were asked to be present at the 8 am Special Meeting in Jarvis Hall Tomorrow April 26, 2010…

more to come….

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