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Natalie Bennett
Professional Summary

Goal-driven and client service-oriented program development and management leader, adept at public-private partnership relationship building and business model design.  Experienced in the Health Information Technology (Health IT) and manufacturing industries. Known for building and maintaining productive stakeholder relationships.

Skill Set

  • Persuasion / Sales
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Negotiation
  • Cross-functional team consensus building
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Service Orientation
  • Grants Writing & Management 
  • Business Model Sustainability Development
  • Marketing Campaign Management
  • Management of Financial Resources & Budgets
  • Communications and Media Coordination
  • Start-up and SME Advisement
Associate Director 10/2011 to Present
Georgia Institute of Technology, Health IT Extension Services Atlanta, GA
Secure and manage industry client relationships leading to operations and project revenue for the Interoperability and Integration Innovation Lab (I3L).  The I3L is a public-private, interdisciplinary initiative focused on facilitating seamless communications between disparate electronic health records systems, health management applications and mobile devices through engineering solutions.  Health IT start-ups, established vendors, health management device manufacturers, self-insured employers and bio-pharmaceutical companies compose the paying membership body.  Sell in memberships, organize and moderate I3L board meetings, manage member project scopes of work development, serve as research faculty liaison for member project technical deliverables.  Manage budgets, project progress documentation, graduate student hiring, technical resources acquisition and work closely with senior health informatics faculty to develop edge-of-market graduate student experiential learning resource suite within the I3L. Co-designed unique industry - university lab business model including member-specific IP protections and advantageous indirect cost policies.  With senior strategic advisor, have achieved $400K sustainability revenue since grant seed funding ended in late 2014. Co-wrote grant application that won seed funding for the I3L initiative. 
Director, Southeastern Trade Adjustment Assistance Center for Firms 08/2004 to 09/2011
Georgia Institute of Technology, Enterprise Innovation Institute Atlanta, GA
Directed one of 11 federally-funded Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Centers (Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce) deployed to assist small to mid-sized manufacturing firms with competitive repositioning due to global trade impact. Managed internal staff of five across eight-state southeastern territory and Puerto Rico to market the program, develop public and NGO referral networks, qualify firms and apply on their behalf for federal approval.  Provided holistic, strategic assessment, turn-around planning and staged project implementation over a three to five year period.  Key tasks included project contract and budget management through private sector consulting firms for more than 45 active client firms annually.  Managed federal sponsor metrics database and quarterly and annual reporting, Scope of Work compliance and maintained a client portfolio.  Remained directly involved in program's national education and advocacy efforts, including testimony with client firms to Senate Finance and Congressional Briefings. Led team to attaining highest level of annual, new client certifications in ten years in 2010.  Served as an officer on the Board of Directors of the American Business Council, the marketing arm for the program.  Wrote application for cooperative agreement re-funding for annual award of approximately $1.3M.
Regional Marketing Director 10/1998 to 08/1999
Scana Energy Atlanta, GA
Surpassed retail customer acquisition launch goals by 38% for bringing in new customer sign-ups for natural gas provider during early state deregulation era.  Managed customer complaint triage and served as regional sales team corporate marketing program communications liaison.  
Vice President / Partner 10/1991 to 08/1998
G2 Strategic Orlando / Atlanta
Self-funded family business period.  Shaped and directed strategic marketing, advertising and promotional plans for national brands, including Kraft General Foods. Successfully assumed CFO position as revenues grew from 1.1 MM to $3.2 MM. 
Brand Manager, New Products 08/1986 to 09/1990
Lykes Brothers (Lykes Pasco Packaging) Dade City, FL
Developed new beverage products for foodservice division that were adopted by national accounts including Dunkin' Donuts and Cracker Barrel.  Sold in and managed national accounts relationships.  Launched flash-frozen (new packaging technology) for branded national accounts working closely with Sales, Quality Control and Shipping to efficiently deliver product nationally to P&L margin targets.  Oversaw packaging and marketing materials development and production. Consistently received annual bonuses for attaining volume and financial performance targets for juice and beverage brand portfolio.  Flash-frozen, consumer-branded juice product won Best New Product award by Canadian Grocers' Association.
MBA: Marketing & Finance Aug 1986 University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL
Bachelor of Science: Marketing Jun 1982 University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL

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School Attended
University of Central Florida