Program Manager in Orlando FL Resume Gary Murray by GaryMurray3

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Gary Murray is a solutions-focused, MBA-credentialed self-starter seeking to contribute expertise in program management towards software/simulation and information technology development toward supporting a progressive organization in optimizing performance.

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									GARY MURRAY
Orlando, FL 32832
(863) 529-5218, gemstar.gm@gmail.com                                 Citizenship: U.S.
                                                                     Veteran’s Status: U. S. Navy Retired
                                                                     Highest Grade: LCDR, O-4
                                                                     Top Secret Security Clearance


PROFILE

Solutions-focused, MBA-credentialed self-starter seeking to contribute expertise in program management towards
software/simulation and information technology development toward supporting a progressive organization in
optimizing performance. Acquired solid military experience as a Naval Aviation Maintenance Officer. Proven
success in motivating and energizing diverse cross-functional teams as a key resource, critical thinker, and out-of-
the-box problem solver, with the philosophy of leading by example. Calm demeanor in the face of difficulties;
reputation for integrity, perseverance, and work ethic. Continuously pursues opportunities to learn and takes on
challenges for further professional development and growth.


CORE COMPETENCIES

Program/Project Management; Computer-Based Training; Simulation Development; Strategic Planning;
Scheduling; Estimating; Presentations; Relationship Building; Risk Mitigation; Process Improvement; Customer
Service; Earned Value Management; Proactive Problem Solving; Troubleshooting; Sharp Technical Acumen;
Fleet and Training Command Aviation Maintenance


ACHIEVEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

    Achieved a 23% reduction in development, integration and testing time by applying strong Program
    Management Methodologies and Agile and Scrum processes to manage the development, integration, and
    testing of each of the assigned development programs.
    Significantly improved software development management process and secured total development team buy
    in on the use of Agile and Scrum processes, leading to a 100% improvement in development processes.
    Developed and established a strong reputation with all customers as a very knowledgeable and action-oriented
    Program Manager.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SimiGon, Inc.                                                                 7/2008-3/2012
Orlando, FL

Program Manager

Demonstrate initiative and leadership skills in leading the development and execution of multiple contracts
involving multi-million dollar programs. Liaise between customers and subcontractors to promote exceptional
results. Apply strong proficiency in Agile and Scrum Development Processes to track and oversee the
performance of internal program to ensure critical compliance with company policies and procedures. Monitor
program development and launch to meet established timelines and budget constraints. Assist clients on site to
provide exceptional support and assistance, promote client satisfaction, and present new services and offerings.

Facilitate quality customer service integral to generating repeat and referral business, by providing prompt
response in addressing their needs and resolving any issues. Research, draft, and submit Export Documents,
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Export License and Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA), further illustrating multitasking and prioritization
abilities. Collaboratively work with the U.S. Air Force Procurement Organization’s on-line systems to process
and invoice Purchase Orders for hardware and software purchases. Proactively handle additional duties as the
Facility Security Officer and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Officer.


Allied Technology Group, Training Solutions Division                       1/2008-6/2008
Orlando, FL

Chief Knowledge Officer

Exhibited strong communication and management skills in effectively leading all facets of Computer Based
Courseware development, Simulation development, Electronic Classroom, IT Networks and Video
Teleconferencing Systems installations. Trained, mentored, and led Project Managers and Project Teams, with a
strong focus on optimizing productivity and performance. Managed and administered operating budgets for
Government DoD and civilian contracts, ensuring optimal use of resources while controlling costs. Provided
continual support for new business development.


Carley Corporation                                                         8/2004-12/2007
Orlando, FL

Program Manager

Appointed to serve as the Program Manager for the collaborative Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman JSF
F-35 Courseware and PC Simulation Development Team. Successfully supported Northrop Grumman in
evaluating courseware development tool sets in preparation for the start of the F-35 courseware development.
Built top-performing personnel vital to supporting enterprise-wide operations by recruiting, interviewing,
screening, and testing candidates. Prioritized, planned, and coordinated multiple simultaneous projects to
maximize efficiency and achieve critical timelines.

Launched an innovative facility security plan to facilitate accreditation from the Defense Security Service
following the initial review. Demonstrated proficiency in the JPAS Systems to evaluate and process more than 60
employee security clearance applications and transfers. Continually enhanced proficiency of Instructional
Systems Design principles and processes supported by strong Quality Control and Configuration Management
Programs.

Supervised the performance of NAVAIR TSC II multi-million dollar training contracts for the development of
SCORM and ILE compliant CAI and ICW courseware, including Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment ICW
Courseware, SWOS Basic Tactical Department Head CAI and ICW (Classified) Courseware and Anti-Submarine
Evaluator ICW (Classified) Courseware. Steered the timely and accurate installation of 27 Electronic Classrooms
and the development of 14 PC Simulators at Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola FL. Volunteered to
be the Facility Security Officer (FSO). Achieved and exceeded project milestones by completing projects early
and under-budget. Created and updated Integrated Master Schedules to track and manage production schedules
and resources.


Lockheed Martin                                                            6/2001-8/2004
Pensacola, FL

Program Manager

Spearheaded the performance of several multi-million dollar training contracts for the development of SCORM
and AICC compliant CAI and ICW courseware and Desktop Simulation for NAVAIR in various stages of
completion, including Naval Aircraft Organizational and Intermediate Maintenance courses for Ordnance
Delivery Equipment, Aircraft Engine Test Cells, CH-53E and MH-53 helicopters. Applied sharp human resource
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skills toward effectively selecting, training, and directing a productive team; conducted periodic evaluations to
maximize performance.

Stayed current and updated as to Instructional Systems Design principles and processes supported by strong
Quality Control and Configuration Management programs. Enhanced operational effectiveness by applying
proficiency in Six Sigma practices to cost-effectively review, analyze, and mitigate risks and using Earned Value
Management (EVM) principals to effective allocate budgets. Created and updated the Integrated Master
Schedules incorporating Work Breakdown Schedules to track and manage production schedules and resources.
Applied strong communication skills in presenting briefings to high-level Government officials.


Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC)                                   6/2000-06/2001
NAS Pensacola, FL

Training Devices, Contracts and Military Construction (MILCON) Officer

Led the Command’s Technology Infusion Classroom Initiatives, Training Needs Front-end Analysis for
curriculum development level determination and configuration. Facilitated the timely performance and
submission of Site Preparation Reviews, Government Final Inspections, Support Contractor and Contract
Instructor Contract negotiations and evaluations, classroom and training facilities Military Construction
(MILCON).

Appointed to serve as the Co-lead on all curriculum development Integrated Process Teams (IPT), In Process
Reviews (IPR), Trainer Management Team (TMT), charged with steering the successful integration of 77 basic
and 33 Advanced Electronic Classrooms and their related curriculum development. Prepared and implemented a
curriculum development Learning Resource Center (LRC) for the training of instructors on the use of courseware
development software for future course curriculum maintenance.


Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment                               1/1997-6/2000
Fort Huachuca, AZ

Officer In Charge (OIC)

Played a key role in delivering Navy and Marine Corp maintenance and flight training to fleet units on the RQ-2A
Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Improved Aerial Vehicle availability rates from 47% to 92% while reducing
mishap rate from 7 in 1997 to zero in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Conducted several hundreds of hours of curriculum
development and review, as well as facilitating the development of several Computer Based Training courses.

Career Note: Additional experience as a Maintenance Training Unit Officer, Naval Air Maintenance Training
Group Detachment, Maintenance Material Control Officer, VFA-86, Maintenance Control Officer, VA-46, and
Aircraft/Power Plants Division Officer, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department.



EDUCATION

Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management - Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
3.78 GPA

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management - Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
3.72 GPA

HS Diploma – Milford High School, Milford, Delaware
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Advanced FA-18 Familiarization Training
Officer Indoctrination and Aviation Maintenance Officers School, Pensacola, FL
Commissioned as Ensign in US Navy. Attended Officer Indoctrination Training. Graduated #2 of 24 classmates.

CERTIFICATIONS

PMP Certification will be completed by 11/23/2012

SECURITY CLEARANCES

Top Secret

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio and Visual Studio

								
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