|(Thus ends the 'officially allowed' 200 word candidate's bio information. The 'designated' length has been reduced by 100 words several times since I first ran for office. Do you find that as curious as I do? Ah, well, here's what you're missing in the 'statement of allowed length' !! )
Paul has continued to serve on the Finance and AV Support Committees, and in the OLLI Computer Group. He was co-instructor for eight class sessions on the topic of home computer security in three Identity Theft classes offered at Tallwood and Reston, and also presented three sessions on country music. He designed the original 'Doc Store' website, and one devoted to Tallwood's 'lost and found' collection. The latter site was moth-balled when taking pictures of dozens of items left behind each term and turning them into web content just got old. The final straw was the same notebook turning up in the bin three times over five terms - without a name ever written inside.
During a 31 year career with Verizon and predecessor companies, Paul worked in telephone operations, management training, budgeting, real estate and spent his last dozen years before retiring with responsibility for the environmental compliance of more than 500 facilities in DC, DE, MD and WV. Along the way, he earned professional certifications in Facility Management, and Hazardous Materials Management.
A New York native, Paul received a BS in Industrial Management from Clarkson College of Technology (now Clarskson University) in Potsdam, NY. A brief career in the construction industry was bisected by duty in US Army Air Defense on Okinawa, Japan during the Viet Nam era.
Applicable Experience in Organizations
Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society - currently serving as President. PATACS was formed in May 2012 by the merger of the National Capital Technology & Computer User's Group and the Washington Area Computer User Group. Combined service in these groups - 13 years as President, 22 years as Treasurer, 5 years as director, 3 years as newsletter editor, 23 years as webmaster.
National Capital Chapter, Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers - Secretary 2 years; President 2 years; Treasurer 2 years; webmaster 5 years.
Arlington County - City of Falls Church - Pentagon Reservation Ė National Airport Local Emergency Planning Committee, member - 6 years.
Clean Air Partners (Public / Private partnership, seeks to reduce ground level ozone pollution in Baltimore / Washington area) member 5 years, webmaster.
Capital Chapter, International Facilities Management Association - director 5 years; Chair of Technology committee 2 years; webmaster 3 years.
North Jersey Chapter, NRI Alumni Association (Consumer Electronics Equipment Servicing club) Secretary Ď79-Ď83.