Francis Loughheed

Freelance Business Plan Writer & Business Consultant

Location:Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Francis Loughheed

Summary of Qualifications

Over 20 years experience in Management, Marketing, Communications and Performance Measurement 20+ years experience in Project Management with demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.

Skills and experience in Organizational Change Management, Market Research and Analysis, Strategic Planning, and Operational Management.

Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, Open Office, Android OS, Linux OS and other software.

Foster collaborative work environments by building communities with mutual respect, productivity and problem solving capacities

Professional Accomplishments

Management & Communications
Lead the development of a comprehensive “smart” community project - facilitated and presented two community summits and a smart community conference
Managed large group of staff, volunteers and public
Worked in conjunction with all team members, including stakeholders and community representatives to successfully complete projects and tasks
Hired and supervised staff
Reported to the Board of Directors

Operations Management
Continuously developed successful strategic marketing plans for several firms
Implemented wide-ranging business, marketing and fund raising programs
Managed day to day operations of an international ballet school and the Regina Symphony
Managed budgets of up to $1.9 million

Strategic/ Business Plans Completed

2009 City of Brockville – Community Strategic Plan
2004 Library and Archives Canada – Risk Assessment
1999 – 2003 Smart City Cornwall – Business Plan
1998 Weave Shed Arts Centre Business Plan
1998 Gloucester Arts Centre – Business Plan
1995 – 2001 Canadian Heritage Department - Continuous Planning Exercise
1995 – 1996 City of Hamilton Social Services – Continuous Planning Exercise
1993 Bear Island Craft Co-op – Marketing and Sales Plan

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Project Development
Facilitated the growth and progress of a comprehensive “smart” community project
Led a community consultation process with over 30 organizations including the City of Cornwall as well as 100 volunteers
Designed and managed a marketing and subscription campaign
Prearranged and gained sponsorships
Worked with the Director to develop and enhance programming and community outreach
Created a community handbook to promote Internet literacy and use
Developed and implemented 4 major project initiatives - managed budgets of up to $1.9 million
Produced a proposal that led to Provincial and Municipal funding of $1.4 Million, with an additional $700,000 in “in-kind” contributions
Designed a comprehensive/integrated corporate performance measurement program which represented over $650 million in annual budget
Conceptualized and contributed to the launching of online media including websites and the world’s first online community collaboration portal
Designed and developed an on-site learning centre to provide Nortel workers with access to distance education and upgrading

Employment History

2007 - 2011 Principle Consultant BMB Consulting Services Inc.
2004 - 2007 Risk Management Advisor Duguay, Bryan and Associates
1986 - 2004 President – Full Scope Marketing Loughheed and Associates
1985 - 1986 Administrative Director Quinte Ballet School
1983 - 1985 General Manager Regina Symphony Orchestra
1981 - 1983 Managers Training Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Program Intern and Orchestra London (Canada)

Education and Training

Master of Business Administration, York University, Major: Management, Marketing
Bachelor of Fine Arts, York University, Major: Music (performance)

Open Space Technology: Facilitator Training
Working with Volunteer Boards: Ontario Government
Community Economic Development: OMAFRA
Ontario East Municipal Conference(s)

Special Accomplishments

Finalist for 2003 and 2004 IBM/Lotus Beacon Award for Portal Excellence
Project awarded and Honourary Diploma from St. Lawrence College for contribution to the Cornwall Community
Successfully completed over 700 assignments over eighteen years.
Spearheaded a marketing and market research firm

Full Curriculum Vitae, Portfolio
List of Published Works, Professional Affiliations
and References Available Upon Request