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									                                                         JOEL PORTMAN
Ballwin, Missouri 63011              314.607.7988               


Daniels College of Business, University of Denver                                                                            Expected June 2011
Master of Business Administration
     • Cumulative GPA: 3.67
     • University of Denver “One to Watch” Fall 2010
     • Team Lead, Executive Mentorship Program

University of Denver                                                     Coursework Completed June 2010, Expected June 2011 with MBA
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
    • Major concentration in International Security and Conflict Resolution
    • Minors in Business Administration and Sociology
    • Honors Thesis on "The Rising Power of Segmented and Fractionalized Communities in Israel"
    • Cumulative GPA: 3.72
    • Study Abroad: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel -- July - December 2008

                                                           WORK EXPERIENCE

Center for Multicultural Excellence Denver, CO                                                                        September 2010 - Present
Coordinator for Intergroup Relations
Managed planning, marketing, staffing, implementation, and evaluation of university, statewide, and national diversity, intergroup relations,
multicultural, and inclusiveness programs, retreats, and conferences. Provided intergroup relations consultant services in areas including
inclusive organizational and communication practices, event planning, fundraising, and strategic planning. Developed and executed diversity
training, leadership courses, and educational exercises. Designed diversity curricula used by universities nationwide. Created diversity related
materials and presentations for increased university multicultural recruitment.

Build-A-Bear Workshop St. Louis, MO
                                                                                                                             June - August 2010
International Intern
Successfully completed projects related to franchise development, franchise operations and training, and product/sales analysis: Coordinated
company-wide input to compile training and operations resources for franchisees. Assisted franchisees with inventory forecasts and merchandise
reviews. Updated prospective franchise materials and completed filings for international expansion. Analyzed international inventory flow/supply
chain as a tool for assessing the international franchise model.

Center for Multicultural Excellence University of Denver, Denver, CO                                              September 2009 - June 2010
Assistant Coordinator for Intergroup Relations
Key lead in planning, implementation, and evaluation of diversity, intergroup relations, and Inclusive Excellence programs, retreats, and
conferences. Provided intergroup relations services in areas including inclusive organizational and communication practices, event planning, and
fundraising. Created diversity related materials and presentations for increased university multicultural recruitment.

Hillel of Colorado/Hillel at the University of Denver Denver, CO                                                      September 2006 - Present
Development and Programming Intern
Achieved improved statewide fundraising and donor management through developing national grant proposals and an increase in major donor
gifts, including $300,000 in annual dinner fundraising. Cultivated, implemented, and evaluated campus programming as well as program and
organizational publicity. Responsible for statewide website development and online donor solicitation.

Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Business Manager Camp Famous Eagle, S-F Scout Ranch                                                                    June - August 2006-2009
Administered approximately $400,000 in camp finances, developing more refined and precise financial record keeping which led to highly
accurate inventory management and account reconciliation. Comprehensive responsibility for camp business office, trading post, and
commissary (food and equipment) operations and staff. Facilitated adult leader and staff meetings and trainings. Developed crisis procedures
and led response to camp emergencies. Collaborated in hiring, supervision, and training of employees.
Nature/Troop Counselor Camp Gamble, S-F Scout Ranch                                                                              June - July 2004
Developed troop and campsite programs ensuring a quality camping experience. Counselor for Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge,
Lifeguard, Rifle Range Safety Officer, and Instructor in the First Year Camper skills program.
Joel Portman                                                                                                                             2

                                                  ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP

Global Diversity and Inclusion Foundation                                                                                    2011-Present
Board of Directors
   • Board Member
   • Social Media and Web Presence Coordinator

Daniels College of Business Inclusive Excellence Committee                                                                   2010-Present

Daniels Consulting and Strategy Group/Daniels Consulting Firm                                                                2010-Present

University Conduct Review Board                                                                                              2010-Present

Chaplain’s Student Advisory Committee                                                                                        2010-Present

University Student Health Advisory Committee                                                                                 2008-Present

University of Denver Programming Board                                                                                       2006-Present
University Programming Support Committee
     • Member, 2010-Present
     • Co-Chair, 2009-2010
     • Coordinator, 2008-2009
     • Director, 2007-2008
Diversity and Culture Committee, Co-Director, 2006-2007

Never Again!                                                                                                                 2006-Present
Student organization that raises awareness of the Holocaust and current genocide
     • Founder, 2006
     • President, 2006-2009
Chabad on Campus                                                                                                            2006 - Present
    •   Treasurer and Graduate Liaison, 2010-Present
    •   President, 2007-2010
    •   Shabbat 200, largest annual campus Jewish event
                 Co-Chair, 2007, 2009
                 Financial Chair and Campus Liaison, 2008

University of Denver Hillel Leadership Team                                                                                  2006-Present

Office of Undergraduate Admissions                                                                                           2006-Present
     • Diversity Recruitment Event Leader
     • Student Panel Participant
     • High School Speaking and Recruitment (Homeward Bound program)

Social Justice Living and Learning Community                                                                                    2006-2010
Lived and attended classes with 21 other students working towards developing improved social and moral understanding and dialogue on topics
of power, privilege, and oppression.

Undergraduate Diversity Committee                                                                                               2006-2010
     • Committee Chair, 2007-2008
     • Committee Vice Chair, 2009-2010
     • Committee Member, 2006-2007, 2008-2009

University Honors Program                                                                                                       2006-2010

University Tobacco-Free Student Taskforce Co-Chair                                                                              2009-2010
Joel Portman                                                                                                                      3

Undergraduate Student Senate                                                                                              2007-2009
     • Chair of Records, 2009
     • On-Campus Senator, 2007-2008
     • Finance Committee Member, 2007-2008

University Food Services Committee Member                                                                                 2007-2008

University Branding Committee Member                                                                                      2007-2008

University of Denver University Chaplain Search Committee                                                                      2007

Student Board on Genocide Prevention, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum                                             2006-2008

Boy Scouts of America                                                                                                   1999-Present
     •   Eagle Scout, 3 Palms
     •   Registered as Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 310
     •   2004 District Fall Camporee Campmaster (comprehensive responsibility for event with 1244 participants)
     •   Held various troop, district, and council leadership positions

Order of the Arrow, Scouting's Honor Society                                                                            2000-Present
     • Vigil Honor (highest honor, national award)
     • 2005-2006 Chapter Chief (850+ members) and other chapter, lodge, and section leadership positions
     • Chapter Distinguished Arrowman Award 2007

                                                   SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

•   Exceptional history of project management and positive customer/employee relations.
•   Highly developed international and multicultural relationship and business acumen.
•   Experience in long and short term inventory planning and supply chain analysis.
•   Dynamic public speaker to small and large (500+ people) audiences.
•   Demonstrated workshop and dialogue facilitation skills.
•   Invited national presenter.
•   Successful networker and relationship builder.
•   Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, basic graphic design (Photoshop), and web development (Dreamweaver).

                                                        AWARDS AND HONORS

•   University of Denver Pioneer Award 2010 (most prestigious student recognition by the university)
•   University of Denver Outstanding Senior 2010
•   Hillel Excellence in Leadership Award 2010
•   University of Denver Outstanding Sophomore 2008
•   Center for Multicultural Excellence "Outstanding Undergraduate Student" Award 2007-2008
•   National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Member
•   NSCS 2008 Scholar of Promise Award
•   Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honors Society Member
•   Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Member
•   Academic Dean's List
Joel Portman                                                                                                                                 4


• “Privilege & Identity” and “Addressing Microagressions – The Little Things”. Workshop Facilitator. Colorado Leadership for Equity, Advocacy,
    and Discovering Social Justice Conference, Auraria Higher Education Campus. Denver, CO. 2010.
• “Christian Hegemony”. Workshop Facilitator. University of Denver Privilege Conference, University of Denver. May 2010.
• “Presentation Skills for 10th Graders”. Panelist. Denver Charter Schools, Denver Public Schools. May 2010.
• “Addressing Microaggressions by Faculty in the Classroom”. Workshop Facilitator. 9th Annual University of Denver Diversity Summit on
    Inclusive Excellence. Center for Multicultural Excellence, University of Denver. April 2010.
•   “Addressing Microaggressions – A Focus on the Little Things”. Workshop Faciliator. 11th Annual White Privilege Conference, The Matrix
    Center for Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion. La Crosse, WI. April 2010.
•   “Addressing Microaggressions in the University Community". Workshop Facilitator. 8th Annual University of Denver Diversity and Unity
    Retreat. Center for Multicultural Excellence, University of Denver. October 2009.
•   “Co-Programming at the University”. Presentation. Student Leadership Training Conference, University of Denver. October 2009, May 2008,
    May 2007.
•   “Addressing Microaggressions by Faculty in the Classroom” and “Applying the Lessons of the White Privilege Conference at the University of
    Denver”. Presenter and Workshop Facilitator. 8th Annual University of Denver Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence. Center for
    Multicultural Excellence, University of Denver. May 2009.
•   “Diversity @ DU”. Presentation. Office of Admissions, University of Denver. 2008 and 2009.
•   “Singled Out in the Classroom” and “Religion @ DU”. Presenter and Workshop Facilitator. 7th Annual University of Denver Diversity Summit
    on Inclusive Excellence. Center for Multicultural Excellence, University of Denver. May 2008.
•   Welcoming Address and “Religion in the Secular University: Putting the First Amendment into Practice on Campus”. Panelist. Department of
    Religious Studies, University of Denver. April 2008.
•   “Forum on Campus Religious Life: A Discussion on DU’s Inclusiveness of Religion”. Moderator. AUSA Diversity Committee, University of
    Denver. April 2008.
•   "Access, Equity and Excellence for Life". Speech. Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver. February 2008.
•   “Diversity: Take Action Now”. Speech. Champions for Diversity Luncheon, University of Denver. January 2008.
•   Student Board Presentation. Genocide Prevention Advanced Leadership Summit, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. March 2007.


• “Microaggressions in the Classroom”. Portman, Joel, Tuyen Bui, Javier Ogaz, and Dr. Jesús Treviño. Center for Teaching and Learning,
    University of Denver. September 2009. (
• “Singled-Out: Student Stories of the Diversity Challenges and Opportunities in the Classroom”. Portman, Joel, Javier Ogaz, Christopher
    Turner, Vanessa Valdez, Candi CdeBaca, Vanessa Devereaux, Ana Leon, and Dr. Jesús Treviño. Center for Teaching and Learning, University
    of Denver. October 2008. (

                                               SELECTED VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

• Rocky Mountain Field Institute – Garden of the Gods park restoration and invasive species removal
• The Bridge Project – mentoring, tutoring, and playing games with inner city kids living in public housing
• Boy Scouts of America – various projects including canned food drives, packaging food for the homeless, conservation work at council camps
    and county and state parks, and trail maintenance
• American Heart Association – assisted with setup, cleanup, logistics, and safety of the 2006 St. Louis Heart Walk
• American Red Cross – worked with the Red Cross on behalf of the Shawnee Lodge, Order of the Arrow to develop blood drives at three sites
• Youth Emergency Services – helped at risk youth

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