MICHAEL BROOKS ARRINGTON
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE,
M.S. in Information Sciences, August 2017
SAMUEL D. PROCTOR SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
M.P.A. Emphasis on Public Policy Analysis and Government Program Evaluation
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
FEDERAL ACQUISITION INSTITUTE (Fort Belvoir)
Contracting Officer’s Representative Certification, FAC-COR – Level I – August 2017
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY August 1992 – May 1993
Advanced Certificate in Urban Public Policy Analysis
RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
• Teaching Assistant to Dr. James Henry Harris, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Homiletics at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University.
• Graduate Assistant in the L. Douglas Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center, Virginia Union University. Assisted faculty and students with researching and acquiring information in the university library; this included secular as well as theological books, journal articles, databases, and other academic writings.
• Graduate Assistant in the L. Douglas Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center’s Computer Lab. Assisted undergraduate and theology students with various course assignments and computer related problems.
• Research Assistant in the North Carolina State University Political Science Department. Assisted Dean G. David Garson with various department research projects.
• Awarded the Reverend H.H. Mitchell Scholarship, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University: 3.7 GPA.
• John Malcus Ellison Award, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology.
• Selected for the Virginia Governor’s Graduate Intern Program at the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget in Richmond, VA.
• Historian for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated at North Carolina State University.
United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC August 2016 – Present
Management and Program Analyst
• As a Program and Management Analyst in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Learning and Knowledge Management (LKM) Group, assist the LKM Director with various administrative, fiscal, and programmatic issues.
• Assist with the research, coordination, analysis and implementation of the FTA’s training order.
• Assist with the development and formulation of training program budget requests.
• Monitor and analyze spending of assigned program units and prepare necessary information for monthly status of funds reviews.
• Review financial reports, analyze data, and develop accurate reports and projections throughout the fiscal year.
• Develop spreadsheets and databases relevant to FTA’s program activity.
• Assist with the development of LKM’s Strategic Learning and Knowledge Management Plan.
• Assist with the preparation of program performance metrics and analysis presented to FTA’s senior management. The performance metrics link LKM program activities with LKM’s Strategic Learning and Knowledge Management Plan.
• Identify and analyze issues, problems, and challenges facing LKM programs. Recommend alternative courses of action based on relevant facts.
• Perform compilation, research, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the structure of FTA’s various organizational units. Prepare reports, briefs, and recommendations for FTA senior management.
• Assist with the development of FTA’s Departmental Procurement Platform (DP2) interface. DP2 is the DOT-wide integration of procurement and financial business capabilities (PRISM & Delphi).
• Member of DOT’s Crisis Management Center (CMC) Cadre. In this role, support CMC situational awareness and decision-making related to the FTA’s emergency management and response mission; transit data collection; and continuity of operations (COOP) functions during national emergencies.
Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center, Richmond, VA October 2013 – Present
• Assist university archivist with preservation of rare documents.
• Assist in cataloging non-print resources (audio/visual); document the contents of non-print resources into online databases. Assign headings to catalog entries and select and assign classification numbers.
• Provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty regarding information access and retrieval.
• Inform students and faculty on library policies and procedures regarding circulation, online library database subscriptions, computer software, and web course management software.
• Maintain subscriptions, shelve books, photocopy and digitally scan articles, circulate library materials, handle mail, inventory and label new receipts to the library collections, process inter-library loan requests.
• Maintain library computer hardware and software and troubleshoot problems. I help staff the library computer lab and supervise work-study students who work in the lab.
• Lend technical expertise to faculty in the development of PowerPoint presentations for lectures.
• Assist undergraduate and theology students with various research assignments utilizing library information systems.
• Assist students with navigating the Library of Congress Classification system.
• Manage the reference section and provide students and faculty with information regarding electronic and printed reference resources.
• Peruse shelves to make sure all books are in the correct location.
• Assist patrons with locating books in stacks.
• Register new patrons and update their records as needed.
The Wellness Group Youth and Family Services, Inc. Richmond, VA
September 2010 – March 2012
Strategic Planner/Public Policy Analyst
• Managed the company’s legislative and public policy process during the 2011 Virginia General Assembly. Wrote several crucial legislative impact statements that proved to be extremely beneficial to the company’s operations.
• Managed the implementation of a new company human resource database in 2011 that saved numerous man-hours in data maintenance and improved statutory compliance.
• Managed the company’s travel, time and attendance system.
• Trained and supervised all human resource personnel in 2011.
• Interviewed staff and conducted research for the first company operations manual in 2011.
• Managed the company benefits’ program in 2011.
• Developed and implemented the company’s emergency preparedness plan four days prior to Hurricane Irene in 2011.
• Led company emergency preparedness training in 2012.
• Completed the writing of first company operations manual in 2012.
• Researched, analyzed, and wrote a new program to provide services to the developmentally disabled citizens of Virginia in 2012.
• Conducted research and edited the first company newsletter in 2012.
Faith Partners Care Group/ King’s Heart Residential Care, Inc. Richmond, VA November 2002 – March 2010
Chief Financial Officer/Owner
• Managed the company’s fiscal, public policy, and strategic planning operations. Led a task force to automate the company’s public policy and strategic planning processes.
• Developed an RFP that won the company a $5 million contract with the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority. The contract increased company profits by $1.2 million between 2004 and 2005.
• Managed the company’s regulatory compliance with rules of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services.
• Developed the initial vision statement and strategic plan in 2002.
• Coordinated and managed research, analysis, and implementation of revised policies and procedures in 2002.
• Conducted the company’s initial Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis in 2002.
• Developed the company’s quality performance system in 2005.
• Designed and analyzed the first company-wide employee survey in 2010.
• Facilitated new strategic planning process in 2010.
• Developed a new company mission statement and core values in 2010.
Atlantic Southern Real Estate Development, Inc. Richmond, VA June 1993 – May 2003
Real Estate Developer/Owner
• Bought, developed, sold, and leased over $2 million in real estate in the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County.
• Managed the acquisition, construction, and fiscal issues of each project.
• Hired, fired, and managed the work of multiple construction contractors, real estate agents, and appraisers.
• Managed all leased properties.
Virginia Department of Planning and Budget, Richmond, VA
June 1993 – August 1997
Governor’s Budget and Public Policy Analyst
• Policy and Budget Analyst to Virginia Governors L. Douglas Wilder and George Allen. Provided advice and technical assistance to the budget director, agency heads, Secretaries, and the Governor’s Office on budget and policy issues.
• Analyzed federal and state legislative and policy proposals and studies for fiscal, programmatic, and statewide policy impact and made recommendations on inclusion in the executive legislative package.
• Monitored agencies’ operating plans and expenditures; researched and analyzed proposed agency actions related to execution of the operating and capital budgets and made recommendations on appropriate actions.
• Researched (on an ongoing basis), identified, and analyzed emerging issues (program, management, and policy) and developed recommendations and alternative actions.
• Developed and analyzed the governor’s Departments of State Police, Criminal Justice Services, and Emergency Management budgets and programs totaling $500 million in the 1994-96 biennium.
• Tracked and analyzed agency expenditures and approved fund transfers to the appropriated programs.
• Advised Governor George Allen on his regulatory reform initiative.
• Featured in a July 21, 1996 Richmond Times-Dispatch article about Governor Allen’s regulatory reform agenda.
• Wrote program descriptions for the publication of the governor’s FY 1994-96 budget document.
• Assisted in a Virginia Department of State Police program evaluation that saved the state approximately $10 million.
• Assisted in the evaluation and analysis of over 2100 regulations.
• Conducted impact analysis on proposed state agency regulations. Such analysis included a statement of need; identification of viable alternatives; and an estimate of costs and benefits.
• Conducted legislative/fiscal impact analysis on over 300 public safety bills introduced in the 1995 Virginia General Assembly.
• Evaluated the performance and recommended increased funding for a Virginia State Police program implemented in 1992. The program resulted in a 31 percent decrease in auto thefts in Virginia between 1993 and 2007.
• Conducted strategic planning training for State Budget Director’s Office. The Director stated the training was “extremely beneficial” to Virginia’s initial strategic planning process.
• Represented the agency at the Department of Emergency Management’s hurricane conference in 1993. The conference spearheaded enhanced efficiency and effectiveness in Virginia’s response to future hurricanes.
Virginia Employment Commission, Richmond, VA April 1990 – June 1993 Lead Management Analyst
• Advised Commissioner Ralph Cantrell on various administrative, fiscal, and programmatic issues of the agency by performing program and policy evaluations using quantitative and qualitative assessment tools.
• Led a Total Quality Management (TQM) task force and implemented TQM throughout the agency. TQM resulted in the creation of an important technological breakthrough. The new technology has helped hundreds of thousands of unemployed Virginians over the past two decades with more efficient services.
• Coordinated the agency’s first strategic planning process and developed its first strategic plan. Strategic planning made it possible for TQM initiatives to be measured throughout the organization. Conducted agency’s first SWOT evaluation.
• Edited documents and coordinated information gathering for the Commission’s 1992 annual report.
• Coordinated the quarterly advisory board and executive management meetings.
• Led cost/benefit research projects. One such project increased the Commission’s revenue by approximately $1.3 million per year. Commissioner Cantrell extolled the project as “greatly enhancing the efficiency of Virginia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.”
• Arrington, Michael B. Entomb Tales: Essays Exposing Myth and Confusion About Death. Richmond: Anechó Publishing Company, 2015.
• Wrote, produced, directed, and edited a YouTube book trailer for my book published in 2015: Entomb Tales: Essays Exposing Myth and Confusion About Death. Book trailer can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl0h28jzvKg (2014).
• Staff writer for the N.C. State University Newspaper Technician.
• Newscaster for the N.C. State University radio station WKNC-FM.
• American Library Association
• Association of College and Research Libraries
• American Historical Association
• Writing and Editing (including digital scholarship)
• New Testament Greek (Intermediate)
• Information Architecture
• Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Project, Excel (Pivot Tables and Graphs), Access, SharePoint, Visio, OneNote, Skype for Business
• Databases: Interior Business Center Datamart Portal (Hyperion and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise (OBIEE))
• Statistical Software: SAS, SPSS
• Web-based: Blackboard (Collaborate and Learn), Canvas, Google Docs and Slides, Microsoft Office Online, Survey Monkey, PRISM Acquisition System, Delphi eInvoicing System
• Library Management Systems: SirsiDynix Symphony WorkFlows, OCLC WorldCat and WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Systems
• Metadata Schemas: Dublin Core, XML, RDF
• Various Online Research Databases (JSTOR, SAGE, Oxford, EBSCOhost)
• ArcGIS 10.3 geospatial software
• Zoom cloud-based video communications
• Adobe Connect, Spark, and Photoshop
• Timeline JS and StoryMap JS