The following abstracts highlight our chief officers' experience and background:

        Ms. Patricia H. Schumaker, President

        Mr. Dennis J. Schumaker, Executive Vice President


Ms. Patricia H. Schumaker, President, has more than 31 years of experience within private industry and in consulting for state and local government agencies, utility and telecommunication companies, manufacturing and distribution companies, and service organizations. Prior to Schumaker & Company, she held various positions within ADP Network Services, including Director-Information Services, Director-National Accounts, and Director-Professional Services, as well as other managerial, technical, and sales positions. Ms. Schumaker also performed numerous studies for government, utility, manufacturing, retail, and service clients while an auditor and consultant with Arthur Andersen. She is a C.P.A. and holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, where she has also completed post-graduate coursework. She is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

She has participated as an Engagement Manager, Project Manager, and/or Lead Consultant in the areas of organization and management, accounting and financial management, affiliate relationships and transactions, information technology and systems, human resources, customer service, and support services on numerous management and operations improvement assignments. She also has been responsible for project management and quality assurance projects involving management information systems planning and optimization, needs and feasibility assessments, user requirements and systems specifications, and systems development, implementation, and ongoing support.

Mr. Dennis J. Schumaker has over 31 years of business and consulting experience with both public and private sector entities. Mr. Schumakerís wide-ranging consulting experience encompasses expertise in executive management and staffing, corporate organization and structure, operations planning, operations (electric, telephone, gas, and water) and maintenance, procurement, strategic and corporate planning, corporate policy, administrative procedures, external relations, engineering and construction (electric, telephone, gas, and water), information technology, and affiliated transactions. He began his career as a design engineer with the Bechtel Corporation, after which he joined Theodore Barry & Associates. He acquired more than eight years of consulting experience with TB & A before becoming one of the original founders of Schumaker & Company in 1986. Mr. Schumaker holds a Bachelorís degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Masterís degree in Nuclear Engineering from Ohio State University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Project Management Professional (PMP), Microsoft Certified Professional plus Internet, a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).

His experience includes both public (federal, state, and local government and agencies) and private (manufacturing, utilities, and service companies) entities. He has conducted management and operational assessments of various aspects of state and local government entities. He has provided project management and quality assurance services regarding the implementation of new business processes involving information technology for state and local government entities. He has lead the design and development of new business processes and the associated information technologies to support those business processes. He has consulted extensively in the utility industry for publicly and privately owned companies. He has acted as the Engagement Manager/Project Manager on numerous management reviews at the request of both state regulatory commissions and utilities and has provided testimony before regulatory commissions on selected projects.

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