Division Director Mississippi Alternative Housing Program

Name : DeWayne Gray
Industry Type : Real Estate Developers- Managers
City & State : Kiln,MS
Job Title Division Director Mississippi Alternative Housing Program
Relocation Preferences : None
Objective : Property Management
Resume :  
W. DEWAYNE GRAY
22520 RD 374 ~ Kiln, MS 39556
228.216.9171 ~ degray[at]msn.com
VICE PRESIDENT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Experienced, solutions-driven professional developing, planning, and implementing quality controls and procedures that ensure efficient operations in production and Government environments. Proven success establishing strong management teams focused on innovative solutions and improving performance and profitability. Known for abilities to manage operations, financial and human resources. Proven ability to lead employees, and facilitate large-scale change related to new or existing operations, new equipment installations, and associated employee training.
Areas of Expertise:

P&L Administration
Productivity Metrics
Contract Negotiations
Resource Management
Property Management
Human Resource Development
Strategic Planning & Organization
Equipment Purchase / Installations
Budgets
Innovation
Problem Resolution
Quality Control / Standards

DeWayne is quite simply one of the finest professionals it has ever been my privilege to work with. He has the ability to choose the right candidate for the job at hand, and effectively motivates and manages employees. I watched DeWayne build a team of housing advisors and was amazed at how he was able to manage them.\"
Keith Campbell, Director, Mississippi Alternative Housing Program



SELECTED CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Planned the construction and oversaw operations of a $32M production facility, determining production equipment need, evaluating and selecting equipment, overseeing installation and training employees.
Developed and administered employee evaluation, performance improvement and merit pay program and directed secession planning process.
Developed and managed MEMA Cottage disposition plan, working with nonprofit organization and Cottage occupants for permanent placement of Cottages.
Managed multi-unit properties as Real Estate Broker.
Selected as member of Gannett South Groups safety inspection team responsible for conducting annual safety inspections at group newspapers.
Developed and managed annual operating budget of $6.4 million, 5 department managers, and 150 employees.
Negotiated 5 union contracts successfully.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, Gulfport, MS2006 Present
Division Director / MEMA Cottage Disposition Director,
Lead Mississippi Alternative Housing Pilot Program (MAHPP); set direction and determine quality and level of service to be provided to selected applicants.
Manage and supervise Housing Advisors in assisting applicants in the transition from current FEMA housing to alternative housing units.
Develop, implement, and evaluate procedures (using measurable indicators) to determine if applicants needs are met and MAHPP mission has been achieved.
Facilitate attainment of program goals and services by managing coordination and collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies.
Assess, interpret, and deliver resources to guide applicants toward more permanent housing status.
W. DEWAYNE GRAY PAGE TWO
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Continued
Production Director, THE TIMES (GANNETT), Shreveport, LA 1998 2006
Planned, constructed and operated a production facility, ascertaining equipment needs, making purchases and overseeing installations.
Supervised 150 employees, including 5 department managers, Pre-press, Pressroom (8-unit Goss letterpress), Mailroom, Technical Services, and Building Maintenance departments, and tracked and managed department performance.
Directed selection and implementation of new ad production equipment, Multi-Ad Creator and Power Macs, and installation of system network, Harris news, and Mactive classified pagination system.
Served on Gannett South Groups safety inspection team responsible for conducting annual safety inspections at group newspapers.
Developed and administered employee evaluation, performance improvement and merit pay program and directed secession planning process.
Developed and managed annual operating budget of $6.4 million.

Production Director, THE VINDICATOR, Youngstown, OH 1994 1998
Managed 6 departments, including composing, pressroom, technical services, information systems, mailroom, and building maintenance.
Developed and administered employee evaluation, performance improvement and merit pay program and directed secession planning process.
Established process color printing procedures in responsible departments.
Directed selection, installation, and training of new ad product equipment.
Member of management union contract negotiation team.

Production Manager, THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, Bakersfield, CA1992 1994
Managed pressroom, with 8 units TKS offset press, mailroom, and pre-press departments.
Developed and implemented quality control program throughout newspaper organization.
Administered $7.8 million operational budget; evaluated and purchased new equipment.
Successfully negotiated 5 union contracts.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Insurance Agent, Health, Life and Accident, MS, 2006 2008
Real Estate Broker, Licensed broker, CO, 1986 1994
Insurance Agent, All Lines, CO, 1986 1994
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Stephen Coveys Seven Habits of Highly Effective Managers
Organization & Team Development
Effective Human Relations
Front Line Management
Print Quality Control
Customer Service
EDUCATION
Courses, Regis University, Denver, CO and Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO
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