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Michael Dagenais | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 18, 2011

Michael Dagenais

Management professional with strong writing skills
   United States
  |   Las Vegas, NV
  |  9:04 pm Local Time

Overview

I have over 30 years of business management experience that includes visitor attractions, theme parks, convention center, hotel/resort, museums, botanical garden, special event venues, restaurants, and retail shops. With a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Liberal Arts, I have written and implemented business plans, strategic and operating plans, policy and procedure manuals, training guides, job descriptions, performance development systems, customer experience guidelines, business and academic research reports, marketing and sales...

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Portfolio

Academic paper that discusses Thomas Kuhn's book, "The Structure of Scientific...
Academic paper that provides an integrated critique of the book, "The Selfish...
Business plan for a new venture at a visitor attraction.

Skills (6)

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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Management Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Report Writing
Report Writing Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Employment

Michael A. Dagenais
Business Consultant
2010 - Present
Providing business consultant services to individuals and organizations. Projects have included the development of a business plan for a day care center; creation of a business plan for a wine...
Springs Preserve
Guest Services Manager
2004 - 2010
Served on the start-up management team that built and opened this 180 acre cultural and educational venue consisting of museums, galleries, conference facilities, classrooms, botanical gardens,...
Rawhide Western Town
Assistant General Manager
2000 - 2003
Served as Assistant General Manager for attraction consisting of rides, shows, specialty retail shops and restaurants, and special event venues. Managed the following departments: admissions,...
Wet 'n Wild Water Park
Director of Operations
1990 - 2000
Managed the operation of water park. Directed the following departments: admissions, membership, risk management, security, safety, aquatics, special events, retail, food & beverage, catering,...
San Diego Convention Center
Staff Supervisor
1989 - 1989
Served on the opening management team of this new facility. Recruited, hired, and trained staff. Wrote operating, training, and safety manuals. Set up employee and support facilities including...
Sea World of California
Director of Operations
1975 - 1988
Started as a summer entry-level employee and steadily advanced through the management ranks until reached the position of Director of Operations. Managed the following departments: park...

Education

University of Oklahoma
Masters of Arts in Liberal Arts
2005 - 2009
University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
1973 - 1978

Keywords

management consulting
business plans
article writing
web content
manuals
training guides
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