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CURTIS M. ANDERSON Falls Church, VA 22042-3138 703.867.4487 email@example.com www.linkedin.com/curtismanderson CAREER SUMMARY: Leader, decision maker, motivator, policy maker, executive, supervisor, organizer, and legal counselor for government agencies, associations and companies with a focus on financial and technology issues including domestic radiological conversion, removal and protection, telecommunications, broadband, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Excellent communicator with audiences of all sizes (1 to 10,000), including press, Congress, and trade groups. Understands legislative, management and budget processes. Founder CEO, COO, General Counsel Leadership in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Clearance Level: Q; Secret. Vice President and General Counsel, MELE Associates, Inc., Washington, DC and Rockville, MD [2009 to Present] General Counsel, consultant and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for veteran owned small business government contractor and technology developer. SME providing strategic legal, policy and program advice supporting U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI). NNSA on various programs in domestic conversion, removal and protection, including GTRI, the Offsite Source Recovery Program (OSRP), and Mo-99 Conversion Portfolio. Presenter for webinar hosted by National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA) concerning the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and the Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP). Advisor to National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA) on broadband and Rural Utilities Service policy. Lead writer and reviewer for grant applications for renewable energy systems. Legal advisor for various MELE program and corporate matters. Successful Capture Manager for Ft. Leavenworth contract. Leader of the Telecommunications and Broadband Team. Member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Team. Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC [2002 to 2009] Deputy and Acting Chief Executive of a federal financial agency with a $43 billion loan portfolio and annual grants and loans in excess of $10 billion for financing electricity, telecommunications, and water and waste infrastructure in rural America with delinquency and default rates of less than 1%. Helped develop Farm Bill Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Regulations, Community Connect Broadband Grant Regulations. Speaker before legislative and public audiences about policies, regulations, and applications for Curtis M. Anderson 2 telecommunications and broadband loan and grant funding. Reviewed loan and grant applications for telecommunications and broadband funding. Established scoring criteria for Farm Bill Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. Performed top to bottom review of lending and grant policies and delivery systems using both internal specialists and external experts to identify significant risks in the industries in which the agency invests. Developed new portfolio review standards and established new system for reviewing and recommending loans to management to ensure that credit and market risks as well as mission were properly identified and quantified. Actively promoted President’s Management Agenda through strategic planning, promoting new management information systems, and focusing resources on each of the five primary areas identified. Resulted in one of the highest PART scores for a federal credit program. Initiated federal interagency partnerships to ensure that all agencies were working toward the same goal and to avoid duplication of resources. Actively working with other federal agencies to further the President’s Initiatives on Broadband and Renewable Energy. Cooperatively working with all agencies within Rural Development mission area on continuation-of-operations planning, presentations to national conferences, and several regional projects. Managed all aspects of the agency to ensure that deadlines were always met, resources were effectively used, and opportunities were provided to lower grade employees to demonstrate their skills and leadership abilities. Excellent communicator: Speaker at events ranging in size from 40 to 10,000, at Congressional hearings, and in press situations. Drafted speeches, hearing testimony and responses to press and Congressional questions. Chair of Interagency Task Force on Socio-Economic issues facing relocation of military personnel from Okinawa to Guam. Department’s representative to Intergovernmental Group on Insular Affairs. Recipient Secretary’s Farm Bill Appreciation Award (2008) Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, Washington, DC [1995 to 2002] Managed all financial, human resource, and legal programs for a national association representing the highest ranking agriculture official in each of the fifty states and four territories employing 3700+ people in 49 states. Managed a budget in excess of $20 million. Improved the financial strength of the association by instituting new procedures, a new chart of accounts, adopting new accounting software (Solomon IV), changing accounting methodology from cash to accrual basis, creating a financial procedures’ manual, and implementing new written and verbal communication with board members concerning financial status and procedures. Led programs and operations team including all aspects of human resources and federal agreement implementation, support and reporting. Traveled extensively throughout U.S. to meet with employees, boards and committees. Secretary to the Board, Farm Credit Administration; Farm Credit System Curtis M. Anderson 3 Insurance Corporation, McLean, VA [1990 to 1994] Senior administrative officer of financial regulatory agencies employing 400+ people, with a budget of $40 million, regulating a financial system with assets of $60 billion. Improved agency efficiency and effectiveness by reducing the number of Board- approved orders by 90% and the number of Board-approved policy statements by 56%, which resulted in more accessible and current information available to staff and the general public. Created agency-wide management information systems to track correspondence, projects and actions, which resulted in reduced research and response time, better use of agency resources, and improved agency decision making. Improved communications with the trade press and other agencies by meeting with their representatives and showing understanding of their needs and more responsiveness to their inquiries. Arranged and oversaw all aspects of public hearings on agency regulations. Recipient of three Chairman's Awards. Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Solicitor, Division of General Law, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC [1988 to 1990] Legal advisor for various issues affecting the Secretary of the Interior and agencies, including appropriations matters, Presidential transition matters, general administrative matters, employee disciplinary proceedings, ethics, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and Privacy Act requests. Associate Attorney, Huffman Arrington Kihle Gaberino & Dunn, Tulsa, OK [1983 to 1988] Litigation associate for multi-district gas purchase contract litigation, class action securities fraud litigation, tax, corporate and contract issues. Regulatory associate for gas pipeline and telecommunications issues. EDUCATION: J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 1982 B.S. Econ., The Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, major in accounting, University of Pennsylvania, 1979 B.A., The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, major in economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1979 BAR ADMISSIONS: U.S. Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeal, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma and Central District of California; all Oklahoma and California state courts. PERSONAL: Leader in several national and local civic activities. 2013 Covington’s Who’s Who VIP. Resided in 5 countries and 5 U.S. states. Travelled to 50 U.S. states and 3 territories.