Madison Who’s Who Recognizes David S. Krumm AIA, NCARB

July 19th, 2012

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David S. Krumm AIA, NCARB

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Associate Architect

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Burns & McDonnell

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Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Burns & McDonnell provides engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions from offices across the United States and worldwide. Listed in the top 10 percent of U.S. engineering firms, Burns & McDonnell-St. Louis has served the metropolitan area’s needs since 1989, delivering a wide range of projects from aviation to roads and bridges to cyber security, water and wastewater to labs and clean rooms, power generation, defense facilities, and air quality improvements. David S. Krumm is an Associate Architect in the Chesterfield, Missouri location of Burns & McDonnell. He started with the firm in March 2005. A 100 percent employee-owned firm, Burns & McDonnell fosters a continuity of client service that is a function of our commitment to proactive communication and low staff turnover.

Specializing in Healthcare Design, David Krumm excels in a discipline that is more restrictive than architecture’s applications in other sectors. Healthcare Architecture is regulated and influenced by operational processes. Mr. Krumm faces this most challenging area of architecture with his talent for creative insight in addition to his academic and technical training and experience. He received his Bachelors Degree in from Kansas State University and prior to joining Burns & McDonnell he was Partner and Architect in the firm LePere & Associates for eleven years.

David’s expertise in Healthcare Design only expands his abilities in other categories of Architecture. His work on the Ameren Training Center in St. Louis helped Burns & McDonnell to be the recipient of the 2009 SLCCC (St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers) Best Practices Award. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the Archaeological Institute of America, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Madison Who’s Who Member David S. Krumm can be found on the Madison Who’s Who Directory where he is looking forward to networking with you.

www.burnsmcd.com

Madison Who’s Who Recognizes Susan L. Kohl

July 19th, 2012

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Susan L. Kohl

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Co-Owner

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KC Buffalo Company, LLC

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“Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam.” Once upon a time one-third of Missouri was prairie, and there the bison roamed freely. As this land became more and more settled by the pioneers, the bison population had a set back. From the early 1900’s efforts have been made to bring American buffalo numbers up. A sign of the success of these efforts was seen when around 25 years ago bison meat became reintroduced to the American diet. KC Buffalo Company, LLC is located in rural Missouri on the eastern edge of the Great American Prairie and only 20 minutes south of downtown Kansas City. Their farm raised Buffalo are free ranging, USDA inspected and free of hormones, growth stimulants, and antibiotics. Susan L. Kohl is Co-Owner of KC Buffalo Co. along with Peter Kohl. For those in the Kansas City area they sell out of their Cottonwood Ranch location and in summertime the can be found at several local farmers markets, including the one at The River Market. For those out of town or out of state, KC Buffalo Company’s products can be purchased online. Try their Award Winning Buffalo Summer Sausage, ground bison, or specialty cuts (steaks, ribs, roasts, etc.). KC Buffalo Co. is a member of the National Bison Association, the Missouri Bison Association, and the Kansas Buffalo Association.

The dimensional Susan Kohl mixes her love of the Great American Prairie with an interest in forensics. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law. In her spare time she enjoys reading, sewing, and spending time with husband.

Madison Who’s Who Featured Member Susan L. Kohl can be found on the Madison Who’s Who Directory where she is looking forward to networking with you.

www.kcbuffalo.com

Madison Who’s Who Recognizes Mary E. Hill, MS

July 18th, 2012

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Mary E. Hill, MS

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Allergy and Antigen Technician

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Los Alamos Pediatric Clinic

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It is rather difficult to escape sagebrush in the American Southwest. Sagebrush is pretty much an icon for the American Southwest. This plant is also iconic in a bad way to allergy sufferers, along with ragweed, which the southwest has more than its fair share of. Those seeking relief from their allergies in Los Alamos, New Mexico would do well to see Mary E. Hill, MS. She is an Allergy and Antigen Technician for Los Alamos Pediatric Clinic in the Los Alamos Medical Center. Ms. Hill tests patients for allergies – in one sense she prepares antigens that will be applied to the patient, then monitors and detects any reactions which determine an allergy. In addition she may also conduct breathing studies for asthma patients, administer injections, and call in prescriptions.

As an alumna of the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, Mary received a sort of elite experience with allergies. This is because Knoxville, Tennessee (presently and in past years) holds the number one position in the list of the Worst U.S. City for Allergies. As there are always new developments in her field, Ms. Hill constantly adds to her knowledge and has obtained 52 Credit Hours above her Masters Degree. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, NAPW. Mary Hill’s dedication to the well being of others spills into her free time as she does charity work for Stitches from the Heart and is a hospice volunteer.

Madison Who’s Who Hall of Fame, VIP, and Featured Member, Mary E. Hill, can be found on the Madison Who’s Who Directory where she is looking forward to networking with you.

www.losalamosmedicalcenter.com

Madison Who’s Who Recognizes Mohammed H. Khalis Al-Harbi, Ph.D.

July 18th, 2012

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Mohammed H. Khalis Al-Harbi, Ph.D.

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Human Resources Consultant

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Retirmant

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Finding the right person for the right job, maintaining a staff of highly effective workers, conducting training, keeping the workplace peaceful and pleasant – these are a sampling of responsibilities that a Human Resource Manager is charged with. Mohammed H. Khalis Al-Harbi, Ph.D. is a Human Resources Consultant for the Saudi Arabian firm Retirmant, which is located in Makkah. The firm works in a global capacity. Dr. Khalis Al-Harbi’s expertise satisfies all aspects of general HR Management and in particular recruitment.

Madison Who’s Who VIP Member Mohammed H. Khalis Al-Harbi, Ph.D. can be found on the Madison Who’s Who Directory where he is looking forward to networking with you.

Mohammed H. Khalis Al-Harbi, Ph.D.

Human Resources Consultant

Retirmant

Madison Who’s Who Recognizes Nan-Lee Howkins

July 18th, 2012

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Nan-Lee Howkins

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President

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Kids Kount Inc.

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Nursery school is where it begins. ‘It’ can mean so many things: education, socialization, even civilization. There is no need to wonder why the decision of where to send the kids for preschool is an early stressor of parenthood. In Ridgefield, Connecticut, the parents who send their little ones to “My” Nursery School rest assured. This preschool is licensed by the state of Connecticut and was established in 1975 by educator and author Nan-Lee Howkins. Ms. Howkins is an expert in Childcare Consultation and in developing new systems for childcare. You can say she wrote the book on it. You can say that, because she did indeed write the book, Profitable Child Care: How to Start & Run a Successful Business, with Heidi Kane Rosenholtz. In addition, Nan-Lee Howkins is the President of Kids Kount Inc.

For 37 years and counting, “My” Nursery School continues to provide a constant educational experience for each child. The curriculum promotes self esteem, intellectual curiosity, socialization, and age-appropriate development. The acclaimed educational programs are carefully crafted to encourage an interest in learning and provide a gradual transition to the public school systems. The school year has separately designed programs for the ages of 3, 4, and 5 – and they offer summer camp.

Nan-Lee Howkins gears her teaching techniques to take advantage of the here and now. For instance, with some effort the doldrums of winter can be transformed into a fun learning experience. In the long winter of 2011, Nan’s husband Stuart Howkins built a huge snow castle that was over six feet high. Nan recalls, “There was a second snow fort next to the castle with tunnels between the two that we call the ‘Windy Path’, like Alice in Wonderland. Children are quite fascinated with the big snow fort.” She added that they built a snow maze the last time they had such a snowy winter, back in 1996. Ms. Howkins continued, “We study a lot about the environment. We have some snapping turtles come in the spring from Lake Mamanasco. They crawl up, dig a hole and lay their eggs. Then they find their way back for their babies.” About the overall scheme of the school she says, “One thing that distinguishes us above other schools is our philosophy – our teachers are facilitators, not dictators. It is terribly important to us because we have to be able to encourage children to learn and follow directions to prepare for Kindergarten.”

Nan Lee Howkins’ own academic preparations may seem to be geared toward another sort of career. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Vermont. Then again, she practices what she preaches and takes every opportunity to learn something new. She is a member of: the National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC; The National Association of Child Care Professionals, NACCP, the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children, CAEYC; and the Connecticut Better Business Bureau, CBBB.

The book, Profitable Child Care: How to Start and Run a Successful Business that she co-authored with Heidi Kane Rosenholtz is an essential guidebook for anyone seeking to take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities in the booming child care business. The book offers sound information and practical advice on such topics as conducting a market analysis, selecting a site, writing a business plan, financing, marketing and advertising, avoiding, common mistakes, and much more. There is a follow-up book in the works, that will be coming out soon, entitled, The Business of Childcare which explains ways to include technology in the classroom.

Madison Who’s Who Member of the Year, Roundtable and VIP Member, Nan-Lee Howkins can be found on the Madison Who’s Who Directory where she is looking forward to networking with you.

http://www.mynurseryschool.com

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Madison Who’s Who Recognizes Timothy Brooks Smith

July 17th, 2012

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Timothy Brooks Smith

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Chairman and CEO

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AVAZZIA Inc.

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Think of the body as an elaborate machine, operating via a system of electronic impulses that transmit information. This is not a farfetched thought. Your neurons carry messages in the form of electrical signals called nerve impulses. To create a nerve impulse, your neurons must be stimulated. A nerve impulse can arise from experiencing physical catalysts such as sound and light, and it can be induced by chemical means. Pain can be seen as a message that is conveyed by nerve impulses. The default form of pain management is usually chemically based, however the principles of electricity show there are other effective methods to treat pain and discomfort. Timothy Brooks Smith, an Electrical Engineer, is a pioneer in the field of Medical Device Design that utilizes microcurrent biofeedback technology. Mr.  Smith founded Avazzia in 2004 to design, manufacture, and distribute scientifically advanced, innovative FDA accepted healthcare products and software. He developed Biofeedback Electro-Stimulation Technology (BEST™) products to address contemporary healthcare concerns by especially emphasizing an electronic answer to the problem of pain. He is the Chairman and CEO of Avazzia Inc.

Based in Dallas, Texas, AVAZZIA takes pride in its engineering roots. The founding members have in excess of 200 man years of Texas Instruments experience combined. They have contributed to the design and development of integral components found in: Night vision and optoelectronics; Modern commercial aircraft; Military aircraft and the Space Shuttle; and all Telecom systems. Tim Smith is the founder and principal designer of AVAZZIA technology. One of his major accomplishments at Texas Instruments is his invention of the premier logic product line (Low Power Schottky) which is now an integral component for nearly every major computer system. For this, he received the Patrick E. Haggerty Innovation Award, Texas Instrument’s highest honor. Tim Smith’s innovations touch the lives of billions of people around the world every day. Systems utilizing Tim’s inventions are in the Smithsonian, and can be found in all modern telecom systems, computers, the Space Shuttle, military fighters such as the F-14, F-15, the B1 and B2 bombers, and Boeing/Airbus airliners.

Tim Brooks Smith is an alumnus Southern Methodist University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering. His education in electrical engineering started some years before his college career. His father Brooks Smith began teaching him electronics when he was in the eighth grade. Together they built vacuum tube radios, a short wave radio, and a stereo set. By the time Tim was in the eleventh grade, he knew that he was going to be an electrical engineer. On earning his BSEE, Tim joined Texas Instruments and designed integrated circuit chips. Over the next 4 years, Tim balanced his work with TI during the day with night courses toward earning his MSEE. Between age 24 and 27, he managed the design team that developed the Integrated Circuit chips for the Poseidon and Minuteman Missiles, and designed the IC chips that landed the Apollo astronauts on the moon and brought them safely back home.

Today, the design and development of cutting-edge medical technology to address major healthcare concerns of the modern world is Timothy Brook Smith’s primary pursuit in electronic engineering. The realization – that the use of subtle energy, with the correct signature, can influence physiologic mechanisms for tissue regeneration, pain abatement, and immune modulation in living organisms – fostered this new passion. The microcurrent Biofeedback technology used in the Avazzia Bestâ„¢ Pro 1 has been FDA cleared for pain management that results from chronic conditions, post operative pain, and post traumatic pain. Avazzia Bestâ„¢ devices are available for use by medical professionals and consumers for the treatment of pain. The new achievements Tim Smith realizes in this new endeavor are symptomatic of his core ability to listen to a customer describe a need and then developing a technology solution to address that need, which is in evidence throughout his career as an engineer.

Madison Who’s Who Roundtable Member Timothy Brooks Smith can be found on the Madison Who’s Who Directory where he is looking forward to networking with you.

www.avazzia.com

Madison Who’s Who Recognizes Steven Hsu

July 16th, 2012

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Steven Hsu

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Managing Director and Senior Consultant

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Zhong Yin Law Firm

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The Zhong Yin Law Firm was established in 1993 as one of the first firms which specialized in finance securities law services and legal risk management services in China. Presently, it ranks as one of the top ten law firms and is one of the largest law firms in China. On January 23, 2010, Zhong Yin won the title of “Best Firm in Finance and Securities area of China”. Since joining the firm in September 2009, Steven Hsu is the Managing Director and Senior Consultant of Zhong Yin. Mr. Hsu oversees and directs activities related to the expansion of the firm into international markets, and he drives the firm’s recruiting efforts. The firm’s lawyers number close to 800, and most of them have obtained masters or doctorate degrees.

As for his own academic background, Steven Hsu has received a Masters Degree of Law from Soochow University, a LL.M from Chung Cheng University, and an EMBA from Tsinghua University. His areas of practice cover: Banking, Finance, Securities, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Corporate Management Fight, Merger & Acquisition, and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). He is a member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Taipei Bar Association, European Arbitration Center, and the Beijing Junior Chamber of Commerce. In his over 13 years of practice in Commercial Law he has worked on many milestone cases, such as Citigroup’s investment in Fubon Group and ChungHwa Telecom’s NYSE ADRs listing.

Madison Who’s Who VIP Member Steven Hsu can be found on the Madison Who’s Who Directory where he is looking forward to networking with you.

http://www.zhongyinlawyer.com

Madison Who’s Who Recognizes Pastor Larry D. Camel

July 16th, 2012

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Pastor Larry D. Camel

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CEO, President, Co-founder

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Parishioners on Patrol

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On the mitten of Michigan, in the center of the inset curve that separates thumb from the rest of the hand, sits Saginaw. In the 19th Century, early in its establishment as a community, Saginaw experienced success as a lumber boom town. As time went on it exchanged this boom for the more industrial and future forward automobile industry. However, with the decline of that industry coupled with the global financial crisis, Saginaw has been experiencing a downturn. How does one correct a downturn? One way is to face it head on with upward mobility, faith, and optimism. Parishioners on Patrol leads the charge for positive change in Saginaw. Pastor Larry Camel leads Parishioners on Patrol of Saginaw as its CEO. This community effort has a particular focus on youth. Overall, P.O.P. utilizes evangelism, education, communication, and citizen participation in the purpose of their mission to make Saginaw a safe, vibrant and healthy community.

Pastor Larry “Hurricane” Camel began his ministry on October 31, 1999. As the Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, he co-founded Parishioners on Patrol, a faith based organization which works in partnership with the Saginaw Police Department to help reduce crime and violence in the community. This is done by: organizing a system of patrolling parishioners in cooperation with law enforcement and community; evangelizing the community through outreach and follow-up; education; driving youth development through recreational, educational, and employment opportunities; in addition to enhancing collaboration and building relationships.

The desire to help people be better people and to encourage the community to flourish, is what drives Pastor Larry Camel. In addition he is the happy recipient of honors that are a by-product of his dedicated works. Among of the praise he has received are: Key to the City of Saginaw Award (twice); Community Service Award, from the Saginaw Branch of the NAACP; the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Award, presented to the Parishioners on Patrol for their efforts and contributions in keeping “Dr. King’s Dream Alive”; Community Service Award, Altura International Inc.; placed on the Grio’s 100 in 2011, an annual list by MSNBC of African-Americans making a historic difference in their community; City of Saginaw Community Recognition Award; the Faith of our Father’s Award, Greater Coleman Temple; and the Generation of Leaders Award of Recognition. Pastor Camel has been selected to the Crime Prevention Coalition of Saginaw.

Chief Pastor Camel is instrumental in training and developing spiritual maturity in the minds of the believer through dynamic teaching and inspiration. As of October 13, 2011, Parishioners on Patrol has fed over 35,000 people in Saginaw County. He is the devoted husband of First Lady Shirley J. Camel and the father of two lovely daughters: Beyonca and Jasmine Camel.

Madison Who’s Who Lifetime Member Pastor Larry D. Camel can be found on the Madison Who’s Who Directory where he is looking forward to networking with you.

www.popstopstheviolence.com

Madison Who’s Who Recognizes Huong Nguyen, MBA

July 16th, 2012

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Huong Nguyen, MBA

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President and Owner

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Better Business Tax & Accounting Corporation, BBTAC

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There is a good reason that sheep are the thing to count when one wants to go to sleep. Counting something else, money for instance, might not be such a restful practice to most. If this wasn’t so, April 15th would be a day at the beach, instead of the procrastinator’s day of doom. In Renton, Washington there is someone who has made it her job to bring her clients peace of mind concerning their accounting and tax concerns. Huong Nguyen is the President and Owner of Better Business Tax & Accounting Corporation. With over twenty years of experience in providing money saving and efficiency building solutions for individuals and business, Huong Nguyen started BBTAC in June of 2009. She excels in Tax Planning & Preparations for: Individuals, Corporations, Small Businesses, Estates & Trusts, and Non-profit Companies. In addition she offers Business Start-up Solutions or, for established small businesses, Accounting & Payroll services. Mrs. Huong will work one on one with clients to restore structure, understanding, and sanity while assisting to increasing cash flow and profitability. Better Business Tax & Accounting Corporation’s mission is to provide business owners affordable proactive accounting and tax services and solutions that will increase net worth, improve profitability, and simplify and clarify accounting, tax and administrative functions.

Ho Chi Minh City was the home of Huong Nguyen’s early academic and career life. Nguyen graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Manufacture and Cost Accounting from University of Finance and Accounting, Ho Chi Minh City. After earning her degree, she established herself as the Chief of the International Payment Department at Maritime Commercial Stock Bank in Vietnam for nearly eight years. Nguyen’s aspirations then took her to the State of Washington in America where she became an Accounting Analyst for Weyerhaeuser. During this interval she managed her time well enough to earn a MBA in Business Management from Colorado Technical University. In addition she received Professional Certifications in: Project Management, 2005; Change Management, 2004; IT and Business Transformation, 2004. Just prior to starting her own business, Huong Nguyen was an Accounting Manager NetVersant Solutions LLC.

Not your typical numbers cruncher, Huong Nguyen has a dynamic infective enthusiasm for her work. Mrs. Huong heads most of the consultations with BBTAC’s clients. As highly skilled – at performing ongoing business performance assessments, identifying key cost and revenue drivers and advising business leaders on methods to enhance performance, capture cost savings, and increase profitability – as she is, she is committed to enhancing her skills and knowledge. She is a CPA candidate. Mrs. Huong was honored with the Best of Renton in Accounting by US Commerce Associate in 2011, and the Professor of the year in Accounting Industry by Cambridge Who’s Who 2009. She is a member of the National Association of Accounting, the Washington Association of Accountants (WAA), and the Renton Chamber of Commerce.

Madison Who’s Who VIP Member Huong Nguyen can be found on the Madison Who’s Who Directory where she is looking forward to networking with you.

www.bbtaxaccounting.com

Madison Who’s Who Recognizes Paul Carr

July 13th, 2012

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Paul Carr

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Chief Executive Officer

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Ieeda Inc.

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According data from the National Retail Federation, online sales growth will continue to be on the rise in the foreseeable future. The NRF has set the Online Retail Sales Projection to hit near $250 billion dollars in 2014; this would be a 62% increase from 2009. Although it is most likely a conservative estimate, the data points to a trend, a trend that can only benefit from new methods of organization. Paul Carr is the Chief Executive Officer of Ieeda, Inc. Headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, the company provides a new innovative way for consumers to organize their lives. In addition Ieeda, Inc. offers a unique cloud based medium for retailers, manufacturers, marketing companies, and consumers to converge in order that all parties have the occasion to share relevant data points for the benefit of all. Since 2009, when Paul Carr became CEO, he has become the vehicle that advances the Ieeda’s vision, market direction, strategy, and customer care. Within the company he encourages his staff by emphasizing values of respect, integrity, innovation, and fun. Ieeda Inc. proves their innovative integrity by extending their core platform, which consists of an app and web site, at no charge.

It has long been Paul Carr’s mission to create better ways for people. Prior to his work at Ieeda, Inc., he was the CEO of TMI, Inc. and RDI, simultaneously. As a Government Agency in the Think Tank Industry, RDI generated many learning experiences for Mr. Carr in his 20 years with them, and these have enabled his current pursuits. An early empowerment, that set Paul initially on his career path, was his Bachelors Degree in Marketing from the University of South Florida.

Madison Who’s Who Lifetime Member Paul Carr can be found on the Madison Who’s Who Directory where he is looking forward to networking with you.

www.ieeda.net