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Gary A Bojes, Ph. D

Gary A Bojes

USDA, Senior Level Program & Policy Advisor
Phone: (410) 693-8180
Email: GBojes@gwu.edu

Degrees: Doctor of Philosophy in Strategic Management Public Policy & Emerging Technologies, The George Washington University
Masters of Business Administration, The George Washington University
Bachelors of Business Administration, Certified Public Accounting, Loyola University of Chicago

Bio and Research:

Energetic and innovative financial and strategic planner with progressive experience in financial operations, risk management, organizational development, COOP, syndications, construction, marketing, human capital and succession planning, gap analyses, stakeholder management, cost analyses, business development, best-practice, technology forecasting, risk management, internal controls, quality assurance management, systems and reengineering implementation. Accomplishments demonstrate expertise in researching and creating financial, technology, marketing, and business improvement proposals; finding capitalization; resolving complex decisional and cost problems; and functioning as the front line executive and operational contact in major revenue (benefit) and cost/risk control plan implementation. Communication and facilitation skills assure successful participation, management and leadership.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)                                            2006 - Present

Senior Level Program & Policy Advisor to Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Administrator (PAS)

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Serves as trusted and independent advisor to RUS and Rural Development (RD) senior leadership teams
  • Senior Loan Committee – Evaluates Credit on the most complex & high value utility loans ($20 to $500 million)
  • Lead in Risk Management Committee – Review and oversight of RUS $65 billion loan portfolio
  • Champion in Continuous Process Improvement and LSS lead on USDA Cultural Transformation Team for CPI
  • Manage OMB and Program Budget annual reporting process for RUS including final supporting documentation and budget books for the President’s Budget
  • Senior leadership across Rural Development includes RUS, Rural Housing Service & Rural Business Service managing its $190 Billion loan portfolio and program delivery operations
  • Lead in USDA Strategic Plan (Goal #1 Economic Development) and Rural Development’s Strategic Plan
  • Lead in Capital Markets (PPP) Strategy – attracting private institutional investment in Rural America projects
  • Senior Member on multiple inter-Agency and inter-Department teams including Secretary’s High Priority Performance Goals and Secretary’s White House Rural Council working group teams – Examples Include
  • USDA wide Portfolio Management, Risk Management Reporting and Dash-board study
  • Customer Surveys & EEO Civil Right Assessment
  • Workout expert and lead on challenging and complex loans - works with General Counsel and DOJ
  • Makes presentations and prepares reports at the senior level throughout USDA, Capital Hill Staff, White House Staff, State Department, OMB, DoD, DOI, DOJ, and many international visitors

 

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION  (SAIC)                      2000 - 2006

Watkins Consulting, Inc. & BC Advisory            1999-2000 - Subcontractor

Division- Energy and Nuclear Security - Principal Management Consultant – Strategy, Operations and Executive Project Management – Business Development, Financial & Operational Execution

Client Organizations include:

  • US Department of Agriculture– Loan Program for the Broadband and Telecommunication Services $1.4 billion, Bond Guarantee Program for Non-government Lenders to Telecommunications Loans $4 billion, Financial Risk Management study for terrorism threats to agribusiness and the Risk Management Agency and its constituents – includes risk protection tools, gap analysis, and implementation plans, Privatization study for the RUS’ Rural Telephone Bank (Strategic plans, gap analysis, operations, implementation, financial modeling, operations & systems cost modeling, competitive & economic analyses, technology assessments, business case, transition assessment and plans, and stakeholder outreach program), Food Safety and Inspection Service – Competency reviews for various positions including veterinary and inspection officers;  contracted under the Management and Organization Business Improvement Services (MOBIS);
  • Department of Veterans Affairs – Continuity of Operations Planning and Emergency Preparedness independent evaluation of operations –  includes cost/benefit/risk analyses;
  • Department of Energy – Office of Nuclear Engineering Science & Technology, Office of Nuclear Security Services Administration (HR Succession Planning, technology & science assessments, and business cost/benefit/risk case. Performance management and reporting for Nuclear Emergency Response);
  • Department of Education – Office of the Chief Information Officer (Records Information Management Services) – Task Manager, Deputy Program Manager, Support services contract (Freedom of Information Act) and operations and technology manager under MOBIS – Quality Assurance Officer for the Special Education Programs Grants Division;
  • US Navy – NAVAIR (Pax River) , Naval Criminal Investigations Service (NCIS) (Organizational, strategic, best-practice, cost/benefit/risk and collaborative implementation);
  • US Postal Service - Technology & Engineering (Strategic Technology Management, Business & Technology case preparation & analyses);
  • Department of Education – Task manager and Deputy Program Managers over for Records Management, Freedom of Information Act, and Information Collection directorate under the Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • US Department of Justice Winstar Cases (Regulation impact and financial feasibility analyses for expert witness, loss/risk and litigation strategy);
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (Consumer compliance gap/risk analysis,  money laundering, anti-corruption & training);
  • Qwest (Strategic, competitive & economic analyses);
  • iTelco Comm. (Competitive & economic analyses) , &
  • IBM (Strategic management, stakeholder modeling & analyses); other smaller businesses
  • DRI, Partners, Inc. Commercial Real Estate Development - Consultant as Chief Operating Officer

 

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY & JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY       1997 - Present

Visiting Assistant Professor & Adjunct Professor – Teaching Graduate Level: Strategic Management, Strategic Technology Management, Change Management, Management of Information Systems, Public Policy, Global Strategy (SAIS), Financial Management, Emerging Technologies, & Understanding Business

  • Designed and delivered course work for The George Washington University - Academic Advisor to the U.S. Air Force Internship Program and the Washington U.S. Navy Internship Program and lead participant in the development of the Graduate Fellows Program.   Graduate Degrees included majors in Organizational Management, Human Resource Management and MBA programs.  On executive adjunct faculty for Corporate SAIC MBA program in Strategic Technology Management. 

 

QWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (Symbol QWST)                                                   1997 - 2000

Senior Financial Operations Manager, Telecommunication Enhanced Services – merged with LCI

  • Designed and managed the business revenue strategy and financial operations for the Telecommunication Enhanced Services division, as part of the senior management team.  Responsibilities include $62 million revenue plan, major-system pricing and cost/benefit/risk analyses, program and project management, call-center plant building and operations, industry benchmark (best-practice) assessments, financial and risk (cost/benefit) management of large sale proposals, gap analysis, back office systems implementation, activity based costing, service operations, Y2K compliance team, audit liaison, internal controls (SOX), contract negotiations, customer service center; team management of division sales, competition assessment, budget, goals and objectives.

 

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION                                                       1991 - 1997

Finance and Operations Manager (Section Chief), Division of Finance

  • Team leader for finance, accounting and asset operations over the internal finances of the corporation.  Cost/benefit expert for four major computer system designs, changes, and implementation.  Washington Headquarters oversight manager and controller over the operations for over 700 savings and loan or banking institutions.  Developed an expertise in financial management, accounting, activity based costing, construction, internal auditing, contract oversight management, strategic planning, litigation support (Drexel Milken Settlement), financial modeling and loan approval analyses, project management, cost controls and marketing.
  • Asset operations include asset-backed securitization sales exceeding $60 billion, loan servicing, real estate management and treasury responsibilities with $5 billion cash and investments.  Included Corporate Purchase process to finalize receiverships and liquidate institutions for final dividends  
  • Contract oversight includes: systems design, industry best practices, and outsourcing; reconciliation and control implementation; internal auditing and risk assessments; securitization sales presentations; stakeholder assessment & development; and complete asset transition.  
  • Team responsibility directed $100 million operating budget and several systems conversion and implementation projects.   Managed the Washington accounting and finance office, directing thirty-five employees and contractors, and multiple field offices with several hundred professionals, employees and outsourced contractors.  Office Consolidation lead on closing offices from 25, 15, 5 to Central Processing Center.

 

BOJES FINANCIAL SERVICES, LTD,                                                                                         1988 - 1991

Finance, Marketing and Strategic Planning Consultant Targeting the Real Estate and Banking Industries

  • Client services included new business development, revenue planning, cost control and financial operations to support CFO and CEO in daily administration and presentation to investors.  Created financial proposals (cost/benefit/risk analysis) in the $5 to $100 million range for construction lending and workout loans working with commercial real-estate developers, IPOs, and investment bankers.  Designed realistic marketing strategies, financial and data models/systems, and focused complete strategic business development plans, domestic and international.  Researched alternative financing sources and created capital development strategies.

 

WALLACE SECURITIES CORPORATION, Investment Bankers                                                     1984 - 1988

Vice President Finance, CFO and Board Director

  • Executive manager over the complete operations, systems, financing, and accounting for twenty-two corporations or partnerships.  Business management included oil & gas operations, energy management, real estate construction, development & management, and securities broker-dealer operations.  Fulfilled a senior role in structuring and marketing financial syndications and raising investment capital. 

 

DOHERTY ZABEL AND COMPANY, PC (CPAs, former Big 6 Partners & Others)                 1977 - 1984

Principal, Manager Audits and Consulting, Expertise Securities and Commodities Industries

  • Licensed CPA - Senior manager over business development and expansion. Conducted detailed audits of financial statements, internal accounting control reviews (Today’s Sarbanes-Oxley requirements), back office operations and systems consulting, revenue and cost modeling, risk exposure assessments and tax preparation for securities and commodities broker-dealers. Significant Audits of NYSE & NASDAQ listed companies, including all appropriate regulatory reporting.

 

MIDWEST STOCK EXCHANGE, INC                                                                               1976 - 1977

Examiner

  • Reviewed member brokerage firms for operations compliance with Exchange and SEC rules.  Developed operation of options trading.  Reviewed and approved SEC fillings (10-Ks and 10-Qs) of listed companies.

 

EDUCATION:

The George Washington University:

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Strategic Management, Public Policy & Emerging Technologies - 2006
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA – Executive/Finance) 1997- Business Honor Society (BGS))

Loyola University of Chicago:

  • Masters of Science course work, Information Systems & Electronic Commerce 1984

  • Bachelors of Business Administration, Certified Public Accounting 1976

Professional Training:

  • Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)
  • OPM Executive Management; Leadership, and Team Based Strategic Planning; (Includes Instruction)
  • NASD previous executive licenses-Principal, Financial and Operations Principal, and Securities Sales
  • See George Washington University adjunct position for academic disciplines

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE & MISCELLANEOUS:

Confidential – Currently at USDA, Formerly as FDIC Employee and Department of Justice Contractor - Fingerprinted with Government Background Check (also routine for most Federal Government clients)

Doctoral Dissertation – Orchestrating Strategy Implementation

USDA - Outstanding and Superior Performance ratings at the Senior Level – Grade SL, Series 1101

Beta Gamma Sigma (1987) – Business scholastic honor society

Resolution Trust Corporation – Outstanding Service Award 4 years in a row

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Outstanding Service Award, 1997