#ELGLInspire’s last stop for the 2019 academic year! ELGL is headed to Northern Illinois University on April 26, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event!
Police Commander, City of DeKalb
What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?
Stewart & Associates Security Services
What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?
Pensacola Christian College (BS – Criminal Justice); Northern Illinois University (MPA – Public Administration)
What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?
Organizational Development; Human Resource Management; Program Evaluation; Community Policing
Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?
“The most important thing you can do with your life is make a positive impact in someone else’s life.”
What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?
Take Command by Jake Wood; yes I would recommend it
Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?
APCO, NENA, IACP, FBI-LEEDA
What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?
What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).
Not being truthful in an application or interview.
Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?
Because it’s the opposite of the corporate world where motivation is driven by sales and profit. A service-driven people-oriented career can be much more rewarding.