Allison Gowling

Freelance Business Plan Writer & Journalistic Writer

Location:Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
2076 Main Street North, Box 597, Jarvis, Ontario, N0A 1J0
226 630 0332 (H)

Areas in which employment is sought that skills coincide with:

? Safety & Compliance Manager;
? Law clerk/legal assistant;
? HR manager/coordinator/generalist/assistant/analyst;
? Office Manager;
? Occupational Health & Safety Manager;
? Policy analyst/writer;
? Researcher/analyst;
? Service Manager;
? Customer Service Manager.


? Exceptional work ethic, compliance and integrity;
? Excellent attention to detail;
? Works well with little or no supervision, and with a team;


? Accomplished keyboarding, presentation, writing and research skills;
? Superb knowledge of the English language, written and voiced;
? Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal attributes;
? Significant experience in handling cash, preparing deposits;
? Excellent managerial and people-handling skills.

Educational Profile

? Graduated Sheridan College Court and Tribunal Agent Program, June 1997;
? Completed P1 License Examination, Law Society of Upper Canada, March 2008;
? Completed OTA HoS course, October 2011.

Professional Experience

? Drive Star Shuttle Services Ltd. – “DZ” Driver, Hamilton, ON, December 2014 – February 2015;

o Skills required/developed/utilized;

• Deliver clients’ vehicles in a safe, professional and efficient manner to all points in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and the USA;
• Prepare/complete necessary customer, customs and expense paperwork.

? BTC Express Inc. – Manager; Safety & Compliance, Manager; Human Resources & Manager; Health & Safety, Brantford, ON, September 2011 – January 2014;

o Skills required/developed/utilized;
• Duties include selecting/interviewing/hiring/orienting “AZ” drivers, labour relations, benefit administration, “Driver Check” DOT drug testing, HoS audits, insurance claims, accident investigation, governmental relations, benefits administrator, WSIB, Canada Labour Code issues, OHSA;
• Ensure that all drivers are compliant with various Canadian and US HoS rules through a self-developed three-level audit process;
• Work with CBSA, CBP and US Homeland Security in respect to PIP and C-TPAT policies, procedures, protocols and audits;
• Responsible for all Human Resources; advertising, interviewing, hiring, testing, training, reviewing, progressive discipline and maintenance of personnel, personnel-related and drug testing files;
• Responsible for Health & Safety, educating drivers, dealing with Health & Safety issues with drivers and company property;
• Deals with all benefits issues, act as benefit administrator, liaise with benefit broker and carrier, renewals;
• Dealing and liaising with insurance companies for all accident claims and claims-related issues;
• Responsible for all licensing issues; new vehicles and trailers, annual renewals, Canadian and US weight and toll renewals;
• Keep abreast of on-going industry and HR changes through continuing professional development;
• Researching and sourcing costs, etc. of various and necessary supplies.

? Allison F. Gowling Pro. Corporation – CEO/Principal, Caledonia, ON, 1998 – 2011;
o Skills developed/utilized;
? Represented clients in civil, criminal, family, administrative and labour law actions;
? Writing/drafting/research;
? Developed exceptional writing and proofreading skills;
? Managerial;
? Advocacy;
? Organizational.

? Interests include lay-preaching, studying local history, philosophy, and reading.

Volunteer experience, references and academic transcripts available