Donna R. Liotta
224-635-0928
dliotta@wqws.net

 

Skills

Yrs

Access

7+

Active Server Pages (ASP)

6+

ADW

3+

CICS

10+

Cobol & Cobol II

3+

CRM (Microsoft) 3, 4, 2011

5+

CSS

5+

CyberCash/PayFlow Pro

3+

DB2

10+

DHTML

2+

DreamWeaver

5+

Fireworks

3+

Front Page

5+

HTML

7+

IEF/Composer/CoolGen

5+

Image Composer

3

Java & JavaScript

6+

Perl 3+

Photo Impact

5+

Microsoft DNS

4+

Microsoft Exchange

5+

MySQL 3+

PIX Firewall

2+

PHP

2+

PhotoShop

4+

Site Server/Commerce Server 3.0

1+

Solomon Acctg. (Microsoft)

3+

SPUFI & QMF

10+

SQL

10+

SQL Server

6+

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

3+

StoreFront2000

2+

Visual Basic/VB Script/VB.NET

5+

Unix

1

Visual InterDev

2+

Visual J++

1

Web Trends

6+

 

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY               

I can fully understand not only relevant programming languages and technologies, but also business processes and strategic direction of the firm. My unique mix of certifications and experience includes projects of varying sizes, complexity, and technologies from conception to implementation. Having a wide range of experience affords me the ability to find creative solutions to business problems and to manage diverse individuals and technologies in a coordinated effort. A working knowledge of Networking, Security, and Applications Development allows me to consistently produce successful projects.
 

CERTIFICATIONS:  Project Management Professional (PMP); Certified Master Site Designer (CIW); Certified Network Security Professional (CNSP); CompTIA I-Net+; CompTIA Project+

 

APPLICATIONS: Commissions, Customer Management, Financial, Insurance, Inventory, Leasing, Manufacturing, Sales Management, Tax, Warehousing & Distribution, CASE Tool Encyclopedia Administration, Y2K Remediation and Web Site Development.

 

EDUCATION

Keller Graduate School

            Partial credit toward a Masters of Business Administration

Roosevelt University

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. & Business

R.U. Scholar Award recipient & Member Franklin Honor Society


EXPERIENCE

 

2011 - Present

National Safety Council

Manager, Business Applications: Responsible for driving the utilization and integration of business applications and web site(s) and partnering with business stakeholders to ensure success Serves as primary IT contact for outsourced vendor projects and for all business units Responsible for project management functions on strategic projects, IT portfolio management including project feasibility studies, and project teams Manage data governance parameters Business system and web training recommendations

 

 


2002 - 2011

American Hardware Manufacturers Association.

Manager: In this position, which reports to the CEO, I am responsible for the strategic direction and implementation/utilization of technology. During my time at AHMA I have reduced the cost of web site hosting by over 80%; reduced the number of people required to support the infrastructure; saved over $100K in the choice of an Association Management System; saved 30% on printing costs; and saved 40% on telephone equipment and services. In addition, my efforts continually save money and improve service levels through the effective use of in house skills and outsourced consultants, right-sizing and consolidation of hardware and equipment, and automating previously manual tasks.

My responsibilities include internet (including e-commerce), database, reporting system, ERP/CRM applications, Financial applications, and other technology related infrastructure. Oversee and participate in the programming and systems management of all aspects of various Web systems, including design, release, Web 2.0 and Social Media, search engine positioning and maintenance. Work with internal departments as well as technology vendors to maximize opportunities and reduce costs in the company’s technology position. Improve business processes and support critical business strategies with technology. Ensure the security of systems, access, and applications as well as compliance with emerging technology-related regulations.


Represent the association and the industry on various committees, such as VICS, EPC Alliance, GSMP Standards, Hardlines & Electronics Attribute Committee, etc. Responsible for the content and project management of the annual Hardlines Technology Forum, the premier technology event for the hardlines industry. Prepare and present sessions on technology topics at various educational events. Recipient 2004 Employee of the Year award known as “Step Up Award” for excellence and teamwork. Recipient “Top 3 Performers” Recognition 2006, 2007 & 2008 for excellence and teamwork.

1998 – 2002
Business Consulting International, Ltd.

Webmaster/Manager/Director: Responsible for management of both the Development staff and Network Administration staff to produce quality web sites for the firm and our clients. Coordinated and participated heavily in establishing BCI as an Internet Development practitioner. Projects include static web sites, E-Commerce efforts, VPN implementations, and Security Analyses for various clients. Provide information architecture, internet strategy definition, and coding in Javascript, HTML, ASP, SQL, site configuration in IIS, Microsoft Exchange, I-mail, and WebTrends. Various development tools are used for clients as well as BCI corporate site. Provide technical representation in boardroom presentations for marketing/sales efforts. 

1995 - 1998
Technology Integration Group

Sr. Consultant: Manage, design, code, test and implement requests for new and existing systems for clients utilizing CASE tool technologies.  Participated as member of a client Y2K Project Teams for systems in both batch and on-line environments.  Responsibilities included analysis, design, programming, ad-hoc DB2 query development in batch and on-line SPUFI and QMF, project management, team management and Consulting Services Management duties.  Responsible for Web Development project teams that developed consulting firm’s own web page as well as ongoing support of firm’s web access, site content and site enhancement efforts.

 

1989 - 1995

Moore Business Forms & Systems Division, Lake Forest, IL

IT Department Manager: Responsible for cross-functional new development teams that implemented an Enterprise-wide Customer database system utilizing the IEF Case tool; a high visibility project requiring extensive integration with other application areas, interaction with various user departments and upper level management. As Project Manager: Assumed responsibility for the overall coordination and implementation of a multi-million dollar conversion and consolidation of 3 decentralized data centers and their multiple applications. This multi-facility, multi-department project was delivered on time and on budget. Also responsible for the National Sales Systems enhancements, maintenance and support teams, including key client coordination/communication, task/time estimation, task assignments, and project status reporting.

APPLICATIONS: 
A/R, A/P, Banking, Bill Of Materials, Commissions, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, database design (logical and physical), Insurance, Inventory, Invoicing, Job Cost, G/L, Leasing, Manufacturing, Sales Management, Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon Accounting), Tax, Warehousing & Distribution, CASE Tool Encyclopedia Administration, and Internet/Web Site Development.

METHODOLOGIES:
Various company specific methodologies, SDM-70, Method-1, Information Engineering

AFFILIATIONS: 
Director of Advertising PMI Chicagoland Chapter; Vice Chair CRMUG (Users Group Chapter Executive Board)

Last Update:  December, 2011