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James E Barbush, P.E.
BARBUSH ENTERPRISES
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B. CAREER TRANSITION 2004 to 2010
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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
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  1. 1. Version Dated July 30, 2015 Resume of James E. Barbush Page 1 of 6 January 2014 James E Barbush, P.E. BARBUSH ENTERPRISES A Professional in Engineering, Leadership, & BusinessDevelopment 2021 Blue Mountain Parkway, Harrisburg, PA 17112 Cell: 717-514-5549 E-Mail: JamesEBarbush@GMail.com CAREER OVERVIEW JULY 2015 I am currently a self-employed professional for 5 yrs., retired from a successful 38 yr. Civil Engineering career,with broad experience in engineering, and still learning new skills. GOAL I desire to continue Professional Engineering service and use all my experience to successfully perform in a significant role for a significant organization. A. CAREER as PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER June 1972 to August 2010 For Detail, SEE ATTACHMENT 1 - EMPLOYMENT HISTORY FROM JUNE 1972 TO AUGUST 2010, I performed in both the Government Sector (25 yrs.) and Private Sector (13 yrs.) in positions categorized as follows: 1. Facilities Management, Contracting, & Leadership.........Higher Education.................10 Yrs. PA State System of Higher Education 2. Engineering,Administration, & Management .................Government Sector..............15 Yrs. PA Office of the Budget and PA Department of Transportation 3. Executive Level Positions for Consultants........................Private Sector......................10 Yrs. Development and Management of Bridge Departments 4. Design Engineering For Consultants & Manufacturing....Private Sector..................... 3 Yrs. Gannett Fleming (Design) and General Electric (Manufacturing Design & Purchasing) ---------- Unique balance of experience: Government Sector (25 yrs.) and Private Sector (13 yrs.) 38 Yrs My broad experience in those categoriesincludes the following:  Significant involvement with program development, procurement, auditing, administration and conduct for government enabled projects through legislative enactments, interpretation of legislation, and significant interface with legal counsels in support of successfuloutcomes. PASSHE Support for Design and Construction of Facilities Projects 10 years PENNVEST PA’s State-Wide Loan Program for Water & Wastewater Projects 5 years RACP PA’s State-Wide Grant Program for Development Projects 5 years  Extensive performance throughout my career in the numerous aspects of civil engineering, leadership, management, administration, facilities design and construction support, construction auditing, engineering design, construction management and inspection, contract development and interpretation, contract administration, and contract dispute resolution, all involving a broad range of project types and sizes.  Significant experience as a Senior Level Executive engaged with all levels of performance.  In-depth experience as a team leader with the ability to build team consensus.
  2. 2. Version Dated July 30, 2015 Resume of James E. Barbush Page 2 of 6 January 2014 B. CAREER TRANSITION 2004 to 2010 From 2004 thru 2010, I orchestrated a personal and professional, transitional reinvention, geared to speaking, leadership development , and professional engineering (1) through a philosophy of life-long learning, (2) by speaking on topics, over 25 presentations, at facilities related conferences and other venues, (3) by being an involved member of 3 clubs of Toastmasters International. Thus, I honed my leadership and speaking skills, gained confidence and expertise in speaking and writing, and pursued my passions to speak and teach on leadership. This reinvention was instrumental in being able to immediately launch into new ventures upon retirement in August 2010 In August 2010, I retired from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education accepting their invitation to accept an early retirement package created by a changing economic environment. I then launched into new ventures. C. NEW VENTURES IN BUSINESS Sept. 2010 to Present In September 2010, I launched Barbush Enterprises involved in Professional Speaking and Writing in Leadership Development and Business Development for A/E Firms. 1. Construction Proposal/Submittals for Engineering Firm...........................Sept. 2011 to 2014 Independent Consultant for Renaissance Technologies Inc. PA Turnpike I-95 Interchange Project: RFP Response for Smart Work Zone May/June 2013 Massachusetts DOT: Construction Submittal for Smart Work Zone September 2013 2. Business Development for Architectural and Engineering Firms......Sept. 2011 to Mar. 2014 Independent Consultant for Foreman Architects Engineers Mansfield University: RFP Response for Open End Contract Higher Education Facilities: Marketing and Business Development, PASSHE,PSU,Temple 3. Professional Speaking & Writing on Leadership Topics....................... Sept. 2010 to Present 13 presentations for associations, conferences,firms, and seminars. Professional Blog on Central PA Experts (rebranded to Experts Ezine) Jan. 2011 thru Oct. 2011 Professional Blog in Harrisburg Biz Leaders Sept. 2011 to Present 4. Founder of Harrisburg Biz Leaders (http://bizleaders.socialhubsite.com/)Sept.2011 to Present Brand Development. Starting with a concept to provide Leadership Development, Harrisburg Biz Leaders has become a brand that continues to evolve as an inspiring voice in the Harrisburg area for individuals and businesses. Social Media Utilization. Harrisburg Biz Leaders collaborates with Phase2Solutions (developer of cutting-edge Social Media Platforms) in using Social HubSite, a state-of-the-art Social Media Platform geared to uniting a community, of any type, for a common purpose and a common good. Leadership Development, Networking, Promotions, Solutions for Individuals & Businesses Facilitated through Presentations, Roundtable Sessions, & Social Media Broadcasting 5. Social Media Expertise.......................................................................... Sept. 2010 to Present Excelling in Social Media applications through research of Social Media theory and concepts, coupled with the use of Social Media Platforms, most notably Social Hub Site, a versatile and powerful platform that creates an interactive, central location (a hub) for all Social Media Connections (Linkedin, Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, and other.) Experienced in on-line publishing with written content, video e-mail, e-mail marketing, embedded video content, e-mail list management, analytics, and event publication. Includes brand development, brand recognition, business development, marketing, sales, and community development.
  3. 3. Version Dated July 30, 2015 Resume of James E. Barbush Page 1 of 6 January 2014 ATTACHMENT 1 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Professional Engineer June 1972 to August 2010 A 38 Year Career in Engineering and Management Employment experience is provided below within 4 key categories of work, with experience listed chronologically in each category. The categories are as follows: 1. Facilities Management in Higher Education (PASSHE) – Retired in August 2010 10 Yrs 2. Engineering & Administration/Management in the Government Sector 15 Yrs 3. Executive Level for Consultants in the Private Sector that was significant 10 Yrs Development and Management of Bridge Departments 4. Design Engineering For Consultants &Manufacturing in the Private Sector 3 Yrs Unique balance of experience: Government Sector (25 yrs.) and Private Sector (13 yrs.) 38 Yrs 1. FACILITIES MANAGEMENT April 2000 to Aug. 2010 (Retired) 10 years Employer: The Pennsylvania State System ofHigher Education Location: Office of the Chancellor, Harrisburg, PA Facilities Division, Construction Support Office (CSO) Position: Facilities Contracts Manager Function: Support Facilities Design, Construction, Procurement, & Operations for 14 State- Owned Universities, requiring significant interaction with facilities & contracting staff at the Universities. Accepted across the board Early Retirement Offer effective on Aug. 26, 2010 GENERAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT OFFICE: As Facilities Contracts Manager, supporting Facilities Design, Construction, Procurement, & Operations for PASSHE’s 14 State-Owned Universities, I identified and performed in 9 specific functions that the Construction Support Office is responsible for, and also monitored and tracked all of CSO’s work under these functions. Function No. 1 Procurement of Professional Services & Construction Contracting Services Function No. 2 Administration of Centrally Conducted Projects Function No. 3 Resolution of Bid Protests,Pre-Claims, Contract Terminations, Disputes Function No. 4 Liaisons with State Agencies,Firms, and Professional Organizations. Function No. 5 Provision of Technical and Advisory Support to 14 University Function No. 6 Development of Policy & Program Standards Function No. 7 Delegation of University Contracting Authority Function No. 8 Administration of Centrally Held Contracts Function No. 9 Management of Construction Support Office SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS INCLUDED:  Procurement for Design and Construction of Sprinkler Systems in over 100 buildings  Procurement of Professional Services for Design and Construction of Facilities.  Development of All Contract Forms for Design and Construction of Facilities.  Development of RFPs, Contract Manuals,and Reporting Documents.  Development and Conduct of Contract Training for Contracting Staff at 14 Universities.  Conduct Hearings and Resolve Bid Protests,Claims, Disputes,& Contract Terminations.
  4. 4. Version Dated July 30, 2015 Resume of James E. Barbush Page 2 of 6 January 2014 2. ENGINEERING & ADMINISTRATION in GOVERNMENT SECTOR 15 YRS. Employer: Commonwealth OfPA, Budget Office April 1990 to April 2000 10 Years Position: Senior Civil Engineer Function: Executive Level Involvement For Government Funded Construction Projects * Grant Administration * Contract Administration * Auditing * Engineering * Contract Procurement * Consultant Liaison Location: PP&R Comptroller’s Office, Harrisburg, PA Employer: Commonwealth OfPA, PADOT Nov. 1973 to Feb. 1978 4.3 Years Position: Bridge Engineer Function: Designer, Project Management,Construction Inspector, & Bridge Inspector Location: Bridge Unit, District 8-0, Harrisburg, PA 3. EXECUTIVE LEVEL for CONSULTANTS in PRIVATE SECTOR 10 YRS. BRIDGE UNIT DEVELOPMENT ANDMANAGEMENT Employer: Boswell Yule Jordan Engineering May 1987 to March 1990 3 Years Position: ChiefStructural Engineer Consulting Engineering Function: Executive Level Involvement Location: Camp Hill, PA Employer: Sheladia Associates, Inc. Sept. 1985 to June 1986 10 mos. Position: ChiefStructural Engineer Consulting Engineering Function: Executive Level Involvement Location: Camp Hill, PA Employer: Macomber Associates,Inc. July 1981 to August 1985 4 Years Position: Structural Engineer/Project ManagerConsulting Engineering Asst. ChiefStructural Engineer Function: Executive Level Involvement Location: Camp Hill, PA Employer: Paul E. Grof & Associates March 1978 to January 1980 2 Years Position: Structural Engineer In-Charge Consulting Engineering Function: Executive Level Involvement Location: New Cumberland, PA 4. DESIGN ENGINEER for CONSULTANTS in PRIVATE SECTOR Employer: Gannett & Fleming June 1972 to October 1973 1.5 Yrs. Position: Bridge Design Engineer Consulting Engineering Function: Designer Location: Harrisburg, PA Employer: Baker Engineers July 1986 to April 1987 10 mos. Position: Bridge Engineer Consulting Engineering Function: Design, Proposal Preparation, & Project Management Location: Harrisburg, PA ENGINEER for INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURER in PRIVATE SECTOR Employer: General Electric/Buell ofEnvirotech Feb. 1980 to June 1981 1.3 Yrs. Position: Manager & Structural Engineer Industrial Manufacturer/Air Pollution Control Function: Executive Level Involvement Location: Lebanon, PA
  5. 5. Version Dated July 30, 2015 Resume of James E. Barbush Page 1 of 6 January 2014 ATTACHMENT 2 CREDENTIALS & PUBLICATIONS 1. CERTIFICATIONS Professional Engineer: Certificate No. PE-025571-E 1977 Competent Communicator Toastmasters International 2008 Advanced Communicator Bronze Toastmasters International 2010 2. EDUCATION Penn State University Civil Engineering/Structures, 1972 B.S. Harrisburg Area Community College Math, Science, Business 1969 Assoc.of Science Bishop McDevitt High School Academic 1967 H. S. Diploma 3. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS  APPA International – Educational Facilities Professional – ERAPPA Board Member 8 yrs. National Involvement APPA Regional Representative to International APPA Chapter Involvement KAPPA Member, Pennsylvania Chapter Regional Involvement ERAPPA President 2010, President Elect 2009, Secretary 2003-2008 Incl. Northeast USA (DC to Maine) & Eastern Canada  Toastmasters International Susquehanna Icebreakers Toastmasters Member 2006 to 2012 Gannet Fleming Toastmasters Member 2006 to 2012 Susquehanna Advanced Toastmasters Member 2011  Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce Member 2008 to 2012 Active and involved Member  Central PA Experts Publisher 2011 Leadership Topics  Harrisburg Biz Leaders Founder, Facilitator, & Publisher 2012-13 Publisher of Articles and Provider of Events on Leadership Topics http://bizleaders.socialhubsite.com/blog/category/leadership-topics/ 4. PUBLISHED ARTICLES (Hard Copy & On-Line Magazine)  APPA’s Facilities Manager Magazine. Invited to write articles on leadership in the Membership Matters column of APPA’s Facilities Managers Magazine in 2006/2007. - “Effective Leadership”.........................................................................published in Jan-Feb 2006 issue http://www.appa.org/FacilitiesManager/article.cfm?ItemNumber=2547&parentid=2540 - “Here And Now. Why Me?” ..............................................................published in Nov-Dec 2006 issue http://www.appa.org/files/FMArticles/FM112206%20-%20MemberMatt.pdf - “The Vision Has Been Cast. Have You Caught It?”......................published in May-Jun 2007 issue. http://www.appa.org/files/FMArticles/FM%20May-June%2007%20-%20Mem%20Matt.pdf - “Crossing The Border - A Venture in Collaboration” ..................published in Jan-Feb 2010 issue. http://www.appa.org/files/FMArticles/Jan-Feb%202010%20Perspective.pdf  ERAPPA Publications. Secretary, Pres. Elect, and President of ERAPPA for 8 yrs., prepare and publish numerous articles and reports for benefit of ERAPPA Board and Membership. 5. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS (thru 2010)(2011 & 2012 not shown)  Provided Leadership Presentations at Facilities Related Conferences Leadership development skills exemplified by presentations at numerous facilities conferences 24 Presentations 2005 thru 2010: 5@NFMT, 1@Facilities Midwest, 2@APPA, 3@ERAPPA, 1@SRAPPA, 2@KAPPA, 1@NYAPPA, 1@Educause, 2@TFM Show, 1@TFM Forum, 1@NACUBO Sustainability, 2@PaFMA, 1@AGA, 1@Harrisburg Diocese/Facilities.  Multiple Presentations 2011 to Present: ASIS (Safety & Security) Conf., Keynote Presentation for Firm, Lions Club Intl, PA Boroughs Assoc., Self-Produced Seminars, 2@ASHE (Highway Engineers), Bi-Monthly Sessions Harrisburg Biz Leaders, Harrisburg Chamber Women, HDISVC (Help Desk Institute)Awards Banquet, 2@NFMT
  6. 6. Version Dated July 30, 2015 Resume of James E. Barbush Page 2 of 6 January 2014 ATTACHMENT 3 REFERENCES 1. Robert F. Unger, P.E. ....................................................... PASSHE Supervisor 2005 to 2010 Director ofConstruction Management PA State System ofHigher Education Construction Support Office Office of the Chancellor 2986 North Second Street Harrisburg, PA 17110 Office Phone: 717-720-4131 E-Mail: runger@passhe.edu Website: www.PASSHE.edu Facilities: http://www.passhe.edu/inside/anf/Fac/Procurement/Pages/default.aspx 2. Keith Roush...................................................... PASSHE University Colleague 2000 to 2010 Assistant Director/Construction ProjectManager Lock Haven University ofPennsylvania Facilities Department East Campus B107 Lock Haven,PA Office: 570-484-2384 E-Mail: kroush@lhup.edu Website: http://www.lhup.edu/facilities/ 3. Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, Ph.D., A.S................................ Toastmaster Colleague 2006 to 2010 Past International President, Toastmaster International Professor ofCommunications Central Penn College P. O. Box 405 Enola, PA 17025 Phone: 717-728-2203 Cell: 717-648-1080 Dr. Dilip www.drdilip.com/ College drdilip@centralpenn.edu 4. Stuart M. Rothenberger, AIA, LEED®AP .............................Business Partner 2000 to 2010 SHW Group Associate Principal Reading and Pennsylvania area Office: new employer in March 2013 Cell: 484 226-5004 E-Mail: stuart.rothenberger@gmail.com Website: http://www.shwgroup.com/

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