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Danielle Thompson

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Certification Specialist

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About Danielle Thompson

Danielle Thompson is filling the role of Outreach & Certification Specialist! We are happy to have her leading the certification process.

As the Outreach & Certification Specialist, my role is to support and assist minority, women, veteran-friendly, socially, and economically disadvantaged businesses in obtaining state certifications to facilitate their growth and stability. This involves educating the client on the certification process and determining the proper certification method to follow (standard or fast tracked). Conducting examinations of the business owner’s certification readiness, certification eligibility and one-on-one review of the documentation checklist & document review.

To expand our reach across our 17 counties and to meet our geographic region deliverables, I will partner with organizations that are in these areas to create workshops, classes, and seminars to inform the masses of our FREE services, that will aid in strengthening the minority business community, supporting job creation, and providing them access to various markets and industries, data and trends.

I love to travel Internationally! Some of my favorite places have been Bali, Indonesia, Santorini, Greece and Paris, France.

Dedicated, personable, skilled and diverse HR professional with over 9+ years of experience, who is passionate about unlocking talent and dreams for everyone in the workplace. Equipped with a solid commitment to providing high-quality HR support to department leadership teams for the timely hiring of qualified, diverse and capable applicants. Skilled at resolving issues, improving employee morale, and collaborating cross functionally to ensure the needs of all employees and teams are met. Motivated self-starter, who identifies areas needing improvement and developing policies and processes to improve efficiencies, effectiveness, and resolve deficiencies. Influential change leader, building consensus and alignment amongst all levels and partnering with key stakeholders to launch new models, programs, and initiatives. Expert in verbal and written communication with a knack for creating and presenting captivating and engaging presentations. Skilled in counseling, investigating and problem-solving employee issues to ensure reliable and thriving workforce.

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