GARY L. VAUGHAN
GOAL: Senior IT Advisorto lead enterprise-wide knowledge management initiatives, and
maximize the business value of IT, SharePoint and other social media tools.
SKILL SUMMARY(and years of experience):
Change and Knowledge Management:(23 years): Manage and “market” change by
adapting SharePoint and social media to organizational culture and needs at State.Led
USAID change initiatives in evaluation, private sector and knowledge management.
Project Management (PM):(33 years) Design, manage projects in IT, knowledge
management, and economic growthin U.S. and developing countries. Retired 2006 as
USAID Foreign Service Officer.Launched State PM community. PMP certified 2010.
SharePointand Social Media Adoption:(7 years) Plan,demonstrateand coordinate
SharePointand other social media adoption at State. Graduatedegree in computer
administrationfrom University of Maryland University College(UMUC), 1/05.
Team-Building and Training:(23 years) Facilitate enterprise-wide teams and user
groups at State and USAID.Organizedand facilitatedthree widely attended private sector
SharePoint User Group conferences in Dulles, Virginia.
LANGUAGES: Fluent in Spanish. Basic French and Colloquial Egyptian Arabic.
Consultant in Knowledge Management, Social Media and SharePoint,2006 to present
Senior IT and Knowledge ManagementAdvisor:(Buchanan + Edwards, previously via
Glotech, WINS andManTech),StateDepartment’s Office of eDiplomacy (IRM), 11/06 to
present.Also advised SharePoint Team (IRM/SIO/CCS)10/11-3/13.
- Social Media and SharePoint Adoption: Lead ongoing social media outreach for
Windows 7 migration across State Department. Coordinated Department-wide
SharePoint users group and organized first State SharePoint Conference for 400 staff.
- IT and SharePoint Planning: Recommend governance and integration with other
software: e.g. Mediawiki, Wordpress, Adobe Connect, and personal newsfeed and social
networking technology. Drafted SharePoint road maps and analyzed network issues.
- Project Management: Launched Project Management Community of Practice
(PPMCOP) at State with support of Undersecretary for Management, other senior
managers and 300 attendees, and lead ongoing mentoring initiative. Helped coordinate
and staff State exhibit at USAID Knowledge Management Expo. Developed SharePoint
templates/methodologies in conference and migration management.
GARY L. VAUGHAN
Regional SharePoint Users Conference Coordinator:Designed agenda, recruited 30
speakers, and presented white papers atSharePointusers conferences 2007-2009 in Dulles,
Virginia, attended by over 200SharePoint professionals. See www.sugdc.org.
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 1979 to 2006
IT and Knowledge Management Officer, USAID/Washington, 2001 to2006:
Facilitated 500 member IT “community of practice”; helped draft USAID Knowledge
Management Strategy; managed regional "IT for Development" project in Eastern
Europe; supervised training, web, and evaluations for Agency evaluation division.
Program Officer, USAID/Cairo, 1997-2001. Led e-commerce initiative, coordinated a
trade mission of 15 U.S. IT firms, and developed a $39 million IT development
project.Also designed and implementedeconomic policy and public health programs in
Private Sector and Project Development Officer, USAID/Washington and Overseas,
1979-1997.Coordinated global participation in U.N. (UNCTAD) World Summit on Trade
Efficiency. Managed Asia-Near East Bureau Private Sector Division, and organized
regional workshops in Jordan and Thailand.Designed and managed economic growth and
other development programs in West Bank/Gaza, Guatemala and Ecuador.
Other Experience in Commercial Banking and the Peace Corps, 1974 - 1979
- Peace Corps Volunteer, Colombia, 1976-1979. Small Business Consultant
- Financial Analyst/Loan Officer Trainee, Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, PA, 1974-1976.
AFFILIATIONS: FEDSPUG SharePoint Users Group,Project Management Institute
(PMI);Maryland Leadership Breakfast; Toastmasters; AIIM; Society for International
- http://garyvaughan.typepad.com/for my blog, reference links, and BlogTalkRadio shows
- http://www.linkedin.com/in/garyvaughan for my profile, connections, and presentations
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS:
B.A., Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1972, Phi Beta Kappa
M.A., International Relations, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International
Studies (SAIS), Washington, D. C., 1974
M.B.A., The George Washington University, Washington, D. C., 1995
M.S. in Computer Systems Management, the University of Maryland University College
(UMUC), College Park, Maryland, 2005.
SharePoint training and tutorials from Learning Tree, SusQtech. Presenter at SharePoint
Saturday Baltimore. Attended Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, CA 2011.
Presentations on social media at Brookings, 40 Plus of D.C., and Montgomery College
Certified by PMI as Project Management Professional (PMP), November 2010
Enterprise Content Management Certificate, AIIM, May 2011