July 5, 2003 - American University: Christina Deady lived in Latvia for two years (1998-2000) as a Business Advisor and NGO Developer with the U.S. Peace Corps.

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Christina Deady lived in Latvia for two years (1998-2000) as a Business Advisor and NGO Developer with the U.S. Peace Corps.

Christina Deady lived in Latvia for two years (1998-2000) as a Business Advisor and NGO Developer with the U.S. Peace Corps.

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Christina Deady lived in Latvia for two years (1998-2000) as a Business Advisor and NGO Developer with the U.S. Peace Corps. Below please find a resume to summarize Christina’s educational and professional background:


American University, Kogod School of Business, Washington, DC

Master of Business Administration degree May 2002

Concentrations: Economic Development and Management of Global Information Technology

Awards: Scholarship, Kogod Merit Award, Master’s Award, "Graduate Scholars List" for 3.9 GPA

Activities: This Week @ Kogod e-newsletter Assistant Editor, Fall 2001 Orientation Coordinator

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bachelor of Arts degree May 1992

Major: Psychology

Awards: Student-Alumni Relations Group Leadership Award; Dean’s List; Who’s Who; Scholarship


Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG), Alexandria, VA

Business Development Team June 2001 - Present

Develop and produce letter proposals and provide production support for larger proposals, including major government contracts

Produce project budget spreadsheets

Manage organizational databases, including project management and consultant databases

Participate in the development and implementation of a corporate communications strategy including research, targeted networking, updating and enhancing TRG website, other activities

Research, draft TRG’s marketing materials including corporate newsletter and press releases

U.S. Peace Corps, Republic of Latvia

SED/NGO (Small Enterprise Development/Non-governmental Organization) Program

Training Coordinator, SED/NGO Program’s Pre-Service Training May 2000 – July 2000

Developed curriculum and lead 3-month training for in-coming volunteers in SED/NGO program

Regularly evaluated progress of trainees in four main skill areas, and worked with them to design action plan to achieve necessary skill level

Supervised three assistants

Business Consultant and NGO Developer June 1998 - May 2000

Advised entrepreneurs, government officials & NGO leaders in nine rural villages-resulted in a regional economic development plan, business incubator, micro-finance & credit unions in each community

Taught three-month series of seminars in various communities to Latvian entrepreneurs in basic business skills- skills transfer was sustainable, as the courses were then lead by the original group of participants

Trained and assisted Latvian NGOs in fund raising, marketing of services, internal management, strategic planning and board development through seminars and hands-on involvement

Lead national conference, "Collaboration of NGOs and Governments"

Taught computer skills, including Word, Excel, Access basics, e-mail and Internet usage

Elected by peers to serve in positions of increasing responsibility with the Advisory Council of the three Baltic countries to Peace Corps’ administration-as Trainee Representative then SED/NGO Group Representative and then a full term as President

Self Reliance, Inc. (SRI), Tampa, Florida

Director of Housing October 1994 – April 1998

Expanded First-time Homebuyers’ Program from conception to $1.4 million budget

Managed 3 programs and team of thirteen staff, resulting in 100 new homebuyers/year and 120 homes/year rehabilitated for "handicapped" accessibility

Oversaw asset management, including acquisition, rehabilitation and sale of real estate

Responsible for fundraising and fee development for all programs, as well as program marketing

Director, Housing Independence, Inc. October 1994 – April 1998

Simultaneously serving in two roles-as Director of Housing for SRI and as Director of this SRI subsidiary, Housing Independence, Inc.

Responsible for purchase and rehabilitation of 57-unit apartment complex

Responsible for property management of two apartment complexes with a total of 81 units, including capital improvements, overall organizational development and team of 5 staff

Housing Assistance Coordinator January 1994 – October 1994

Created, launched and implemented First-time Homebuyers’ program

Assisted low-income families and persons with disabilities in becoming homeowners by providing assistance with credit counseling, budgeting, and loan processing through closing

Worked closely with government officials and their homebuyer assistance programs-served as liaison for SRI, and as advisor to local government for disabled persons and first-time homebuyers

Hillsborough Rural Community Development Corporation (HRCDC), Tampa, Florida

Project Manager/Grant Writer April 1993 – January 1994

Increased organization’s overall budget by 45% in nine months of employment

Designed and implemented credit counseling and loan processing procedures; assisted first-time homebuyers in securing financing from initial interview through closing

Successfully marketed Hillsborough Rural Community Development Corporation (HRCDC), resulting in a new brochure, a "What’s Right About Tampa Bay" TV news segment and a Certificate of Appreciation for Service to the Community from the Board of County Commissioners


How to Find Money: A Handbook for Finding the Right Grants, Investors and Other Resources to Help Realize Your Projects (in Latvian)

A Code of Ethics for Latvian NGOs (in Latvian)

Last updated December 13, 2001

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