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Lynn McCann Russell

601 Normandy Street, Cary, NC 27511

Position in Education, Human Capital Development, Organizational Leadership, Tra
nsformational Leadership, Management Theory, Organizational Behavior, and/or Pro
ject Management Best Practices
August 1996 a Master of Business Administration, University of
Phoenix, Diamond Bar, CA (under Lynn McCann)
June 1987 a Construction Management Certificate, University of
California, Davis, CA
June 1977 a Course Completions in Adult Learning Practices and
Principles, Methods and Materials, Developing
Independent Learners; University of California,
Davis CA
June 1969 a Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Maryland,
College Park, MD
Nov. 2008 a Certified Professional in Learning and
Performance, ASTD Certification Institute (Go to
May 2008 a Certified Green Professional, NAHB University of
June 1974 a Lifetime Adult Education Teaching Credential, CA
May 1978 a Lifetime Community College Teaching Credential, CA
CONSULTING EXPERIENCE (Internal and External)
Performance Improvement Consultant
June 2007 a" November 2009
FMI Corporation, Consultants to the Construction Industry
a Client engagements included survey creation and analysis, completed contracts
analysis, cultural and business evaluations and recommendations, strategic plan
facilitation, action and implementation plan facilitation, position description
development and process mapping
a Articles were written and published in trade magazines.
a Requested speaker and panel moderator at trade conferences.
a Workshops were created and presented to internal FMI personnel on Green Buildi
ng basics and Communication Styles.
a Created marketing materials, developed website pages and marketing target list
Sample of clients
(Not for publication) Oxford Properties, CDC Builders, AIMCO, HHHunt, Crosland P
roperties, Simpson Housing and the Town of Holly Springs (Development Process)
Regional Director, Employee Development
Beazer Homes, Residential Builder
Learning and Development Manager, Beazer University
April 2005 a" October 2006
a Co-authored and delivered first round of Beazer Builder Certification workshop
s which incorporated a blended learning approach and enlisted division leadershi
p in delivery of technical sessions customized to local practices and building c
onditions. Transfer of learning was confirmed through field verification
a Worked with On-line training consultant to enhance e-courses with printable wo
rkbooks. Co-authored and delivered Beazer Builder Certification sessions targete
d to improve quality, efficiency, and business relationships
a Designed and facilitated innovative OSHA 10-Hour training sessions for Beazer
a Authored and implemented Facilitation Skills training at the division level fo
r local Certification workshop delivery. Mentored other Regional Directors as th
ey came on-board
a Created Beazer Corporate Certification Website with sub-sites for each region
and created and posted a certification tracking matrix, which later transferred
to a LMS program
Senior Business Consultant
July 1997 a" March 2003
Competitive Solutions, Inc. Consultants to Manufacturing
a Principal contact and adviser to executives and middle management personnel. C
lient engagements included survey creation and analysis, cultural and business e
valuations and recommendations, strategic plan facilitation, action and implemen
tation plan facilitation and coaching
a Designed custom multi-day workshops for clients complete with learning tools,
models and case studies (i.e. Black Belt Interpersonal training for Kodak)
a Prepared and certified client trainers to deliver learning experiences in-hous
e (i.e. Workshops for Philip Morris)
a Routinely provided team process training in communication, listening, meeting
process, problem solving, decision making, brainstorming, business scorecards, r
ecognition, conflict resolution and constructive feedback.
a Requested speaker at trade conferences.
Sample of clients
(Not for publication) Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York; Windsor, Colorado; G
uadalajara, Mexico; Philip Morris in Richmond, VA and Concord, NC ; Kelloggas in
Omaha, Nebraska; M&M Mars in Chicago, Illinois; Coleman Company in New Braunfel
s, Texas; Venoco Oil, Carpinteria, CA; Cargill in Blair, Nebraska; Oregon Cherry
Growers in Salem, Oregon; Olympic Foods in Spokane, Washington; Tobyhanna Army
Depot, Tobyhanna, PA
Manager Process Improvement and Cast Enhancement
July 1993 a" July 1997
Disneyland, Facilities Engineering and Construction Division
Project Manager
July 1989a" July 1993
a Developed business plans, obtained funding from Michael Eisner and Frank Wells
, and led a team of 32 Cast Members in the $58M renovation of the Disneyland Hot
el and Convention Center, absorbing $6M in extras and returning $2M in project s
a Led a Disney project team for a total of $8.25M in 1993 capital projects, gene
rating $300,000 in savings. That same cross-functional team was honored as one o
f three finalists for the Associated General Contractors "Most Difficult Job" in
CA, 1993 for their performance on a very aggressive and complex $4M Disneyland
Park project
a Co-Founder of Disneyland Learning Center for Facilities, Engineering and Const
ruction Division and author of "A Personal Journey into the Year 2000"
a Certified for Disney University as an instructor for Business as Unusual (tran
sition management)
a Managed training team identified for implementation of major training initiati
(Publication examples available at
a 2008 Multi-Housing World Conference, Denver, CO - Green Building Basics
a 2007 SHRM Diversity Forum, Raleigh, NC - "Creating Blended Learning for Multip
le Generations"
a 2006 Training Director's Forum in Palm Spring, CA - "Divergent Generations - A
Leader's Challenge"
a 2004 Fairleigh Dickinson University - "Divergent Generations - A Leader's Chal
a 2001 Training and Development Conference, Branson, MO - "Mind Shift: Industria
l Age to Information Age"
a 1999 Executive Women in Texas Government - "Business Focused Excellence"
a 1999 North Carolina State University - "Moving from Loyalty to Commitment"
a 1999 Piedmont Technical College - "Black Belt Team Skills"
a Member American Society for Training and Development
a Vice President/Incoming President, National Association of Women in Constructi
on (NAWIC), Raleigh, NC - Chapter 92
a Chairperson for Raleigh NAWIC participation in Habitat for Humanity
a Member National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
a Member NAHB Professional Women in Building
REFERENCES Available at
Dorn Fowler, PhD, Campus Dean - Mason, Ohio
Strayer University
(513) 234-6460
Clark Ellis,
Monique Caron Luihn, Director, HR Operations
(919) 329-1301