Hamilton County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
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Full Biography for Rick Guy

Candidate for
Board Member; Norwood City School District

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Richard I. Guy, 4649 Carter Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212, 513-531-4897, RGUY4897@AOL.COM


Exceptional with customer relations and public relations Proven leadership capabilities and an outstanding motivator Accomplished at effective cold calling and retail sales Effective verbal and written communication skills Extensive inside and outside food sales In-depth knowledge of inventory control

Work History

Retail Assistant Loan Officer, North American Mortgage Company 1998-1999 Loan officer assistant with the production of $2 million in monthly closings; Originate new business; Oversee the loan process; Address client's concerns; Prepare files for processing; Run credit reports and flood certificates; Attend and assist with closings. Annual compensation, $40,000.

Acting Director of Public Safety, City of Norwood 1997-1998 While managing over 100 employees successfully improved communication and cooperation between the four major city departments; Promoted, hired and managed a very successful Auxiliary Police Unit; Actively involved with the interviewing and hiring process; Worked closely with Business, Educational, and many other civic leaders; Negotiated money generating contracts and renegotiated contracts to save money; Worked vigorously toward the award of Local Law Enforcement Block Grants. Annual compensation, $37,500.

Sales Representative, Rykoff-Sexton, Inc. 1995-1997 Experienced territory management & house accounts management; Extensive account penetration with effective cold calling; Route sales for broadline distributor; Promoted brand name product awareness to customer base. Annual compensation, $40,000,

District Manager, Frank J Catansaro Sons / Daughters Inc. 1994-1995 Controlled Greater Cincinnati School accounts; Accountable for seven district sales representatives; Generated leads for district sales reps; Maintained customer satisfaction and account follow-up. Annual compensation, 38,000 plus bonus.

Sales Representative, Frank J Catansaro Sons / Daughters Inc. 1991-1994 Only person in company history to start with a blank territory; Built territory to be among the top five in the company; Serviced a wide variety of customer accounts; Quality products and service resulted in a beneficial association with customers. Annual compensation, $30,000.

Sales Representative, Lynch Foods 1988-1991 Managed largest territory in organization; Successfully developed new accounts and effectively worked with existing accounts; Sold more line items than anyone else in the company; Created and developed sales promotion for outside sales force. Annual compensation, $30,000.

Truck Driver, Lynch Foods 1979-1988 Responsible for driving and deliveries in territory; Promoted sales representative in same territory; Provided good customer rapport; maintained an excellent company foundation in the territory; Handled unloading and loading of truck.


Graduated Norwood High School, 1979

Activities & Interests

Williams Avenue Elementary PTA president 1998-1999. Norwood Recreation Commission current chairperson serving five year term. Norwood Cable Television Access Board member. Assistant softball coach for 7-10 year old girls. Assistant backup coach for 4th grade basketball.

Awards & Seminars

Eliminator awards - 1993 - received for taking the most business away from the competition. Only salesperson in the history of Catanzaro's to receive the award twice and back to back. B.F. Real Estate Sales Training Seminar - 1999 - Brian Forbes Motivational speaker on sales. District & PTA Workshops - 1999 - Leadership Training. NAMC B/C express Training - 1998 - Nationally recognized seminar for keeping police officers safe. Gang Awareness Training - 1997- "Gang activity on the local & national level" and "What to do with the threat in our community". Citizens; Forum - 1997 - citizens' forum on the Norwood city Schools; education Vision 2000 Plan. Leadership Training - 1994 - Company building and management skills. Pocohostan Product Training - 1992 - Brand name product recognition

References Available

Rick Guy

Norwood High School Graduate 1975 Serving on the Norwood recreation commission since Jan. 1997 Assistant coach 10 yr old girls fast pitch softball Attends church at Holy Trinity Employed by North American Mortgage co. in Sharonville Williams Ave. Elementary PTA president 1998-1999 Safety Director City of Norwood Feb 1997-Feb 1998 Former Knothole coach Married to wife Tammy (West) a 1977 graduate Norwood High School 3 Daughters Christine, Sarah & Rikki; Sarah & Rikki are enrolled at Williams Ave Elementary

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