Tag Archives: MC1986

JFOUND: Burns, Donald [MC1986] in the IDG Contributor Network



Donald Burns is an executive career coach and a resume writer. Since 2008, he has “repackaged” 1,500 executives — including some high-profile business leaders you’ve probably seen on TV or in the business media. He provides these services and more through his firm, ExecutivePromotionsLLC.

His work as a resume writer is featured in books about writing resumes and has garnered 13 TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) awards.

Burns’ approach to career coaching is to encourage shy IT professionals to step into the spotlight, build their confidence and take honest credit for accomplishments. “CIOs often act timidly,” he explains. “The engineering culture discourages bragging, so I do my best to convince my clients that telling the truth is not bragging.”

After high school, Burns served in the U.S. Army for three years and then earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from NYU Polytechnic and, later, an MBA from Manhattan College. From 1980 to 1989, he worked at Motorola, where he advanced through the company’s engineering and sales management ranks.

In 1991, Burns switched his career to commercial writing and studied journalism at Columbia University. After graduating, he got a job at Samsung, where he wrote advertising copy from 1994 to 2000 while based at the company’s Seoul, South Korea, headquarters.

In 2008, he added executive resumes to his commercial-writing portfolio. He credits his success with resumes to his background writing B2B advertisements.

“I’ve enjoyed each of my five careers with no regrets,” he says. “But I do regret having wasted so much time while making each transition.” His goal is to help his clients avoid those difficult career transitions: “My clients need not do that,” he says. “They tell me where they want to go, and I show them the surest shortcuts to get there!”

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Donald Burns and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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Burns, Donald [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Donald received his Masters in 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burns, Donald [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Chaves Dominguez, Jorge A. [MC1986] President WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Latin America



Monday, July 25, 2016
New Latin American leadership at WSP | PB
Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on July 25, 2016 named Jorge A. Chaves Dominguez as President and Asdrubal Montenegro as Chief Financial Officer of its Latin America region.

Chaves brings more than 30 years of engineering and management expertise in the U.S. and Latin America to his new position, in which he will oversee more than 1,100 employees in offices in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago.

Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Chaves was General Manager of Schrader Camargo, an engineering firm based in Cundinamarca, Colombia, where he oversaw operations in Mexico, Panama, Peru, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Previously, he managed energy, aviation and petrochemical projects in Colombia in various managerial and board positions for multiple firms.

Chaves worked in the U.S. for several years in the infrastructure, energy and construction markets. His areas of expertise included overseeing global assets and regional operations while directing projects and regional business development.

Chaves earned an M.S. in civil engineering and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in New York City.

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Chaves Dominguez, Jorge A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Jorge is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Chaves Dominguez, Jorge A. [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Leader, Joseph [MC1986] COO Metro rail, bus and paratransit services



Metro GM Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
June 22nd 2016

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced the appointment of Joseph Leader as the new Chief Operating Officer in charge of rail, bus and paratransit services, effective August 1. Leader will also provide executive management of Metro Transit Police, parking and support services.

After 30 years in transportation operations, Leader recently served as a consultant to the General Manager/CEO on rail organizational and fleet management as an associate for Bianco Associates.

“Working with Joe on restructuring Metro’s rail operations gave me an opportunity to learn his strategic approach to operational safety, day to day safety culture, and his customer service orientation, which are consistent with the way I want Metro to conduct itself moving forward,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld. “I am pleased that Joe sees us as an organization that is changing and hungry for improvement, and that he is enthusiastic about taking on this crucial role.”

Until this year, Leader served as Senior Vice President of the Department of Subways, New York City Transit, which includes 27,000 employees, 800 track miles and 469 stations. He previously served as Chief of Safety Investigations for NYC Transit. Through a strong incident command structure and a solid safety and customer service culture, Leader and his team were credited with restoring service in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. He also led a comprehensive maintenance program that accelerated track work, and improved safety and productivity.

Leader has an electrical engineering degree from Manhattan College and serves as a local volunteer firefighter.

In a notice to Metro employees today, Wiedefeld thanked Jack Requa for his support as Acting COO, and said he will resume his role as Executive Managing Officer.

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Leader, Joseph [MC????]

# – # – # – # – #  2016-Jun-22 @ 12:30  

Dear John,

                I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Leader, Joseph [MC1986]

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JLINKEDIN: Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986) is in the kitchen



Battle of the Chefs: Copyright Law In The Kitchen
Apr 23, 2016
Raymond Dowd 

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Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986) 

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JLINKEDIN: Prevelianakis, Mary [MC1986] .Net Bootcamp Student at Tech Elevator



Prevelianakis, Mary [MC1986] 
.Net Bootcamp Student at Tech Elevator
Cleveland, Ohio
Computer Software

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JLINKEDIN: Nappi, Suzanne [MC1986] Business Development at GMS Litho



Nappi, Suzanne [MC1986] 
Business Development at GMS Litho, Corp.
Fairfield, New Jersey

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JLINKEDIN: Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986) “New Regs On Real Estate Secrecy”



Raymond Dowd
Partner – Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP
New Regs On Real Estate Secrecy In NYC and Miami
Mar 4, 2016

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Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986) 

# – # – # – # – #  2016-Mar-06 @ 10:24