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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

National Governors Association: Governors Look To Arts, Culture, And Design To Boost Economic Growth


NGA Report Focuses on New Engines of Growth

WASHINGTON—With concerns over job creation and business growth holding a prominent—and persistent—position on policy agendas today, governors are increasingly finding innovative ways to support economic growth, according to a new report out today from the National Governors Association (NGA).

New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture, and Design focuses on the role that arts, culture and design can play in governors’ policies to create jobs and boost their economies in the short run and transition to an innovation-based economy in the long run.

In particular, arts, culture and design can assist states with economic growth because they can serve the following roles: 

Provide a fast-growth, dynamic industry cluster;

Help mature industries become more competitive;

Provide the critical ingredients for innovative places;

Catalyze community revitalization; and

Deliver a better-prepared workforce.

“Economic growth is a top priority for all governors,” said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a member of NGA’s Executive Committee. “They are using an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ approach throughout all state agencies to put in place policies and programs using arts, culture and design as a means to enhance economic growth.

Globalization and the changing economy have affected individual states differently, but all are searching for ways to support high-growth industries, accelerate innovation, foster entrepreneurial activity, address unemployment, build human capital and revive distressed areas. Using the five roles as a framework, state leaders—governors, economic development officials and state arts agencies—have a way to intentionally and strategically make arts, culture and design an important part of an economic growth agenda.

“As I travel across this country, I have found one thing to be true in state after state: art works,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “The National Governor's Association has laid out 5 strategies currently employed by states to use the arts to help strengthen local economies and drive innovation. I look forward to working with our network of state arts agencies to support governors in this work.”

This report was produced by NGA with funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

To learn more about state strategies to boost economic growth and job creation, please visit


Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices. For more information, visit

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Steven R. Berryman Professional Resume -seeking employment

Steven R. Berryman

Resume: Seeking a Commercial Construction Project Development-Estimating / Project Management position in a thriving company. Previous focus has included Big Box Retail Senior Management positions in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Steven R. Berryman
Professional Resume1732 Dearbought Drive
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Director - Facilities Development - Fitness First Clubs - Sept. 2010-January 2011
[On a consulting basis]
7430 New Technology Way, Ste. B, Frederick, MD. 21703 301-963-1500
Responsible for all aspects of Club Maintenance, Interior Construction, Subcontracting of trade specialists, and related internal staff for a leading Health Club with 17 locations, 900 employees, and $24,000,000. in annual revenue.

Commercial Construction - September 2001 to September 7, 2010

Office Walls & Ceilings, Inc.
402 Main Street, Suite 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Senior Estimator / Bid preparation / Project management
Drywall / Acoustical / Metal framing

Responsibilities include -

GC relations and pre-construction services

Contract negotiations

Production of budgets, space plans, and unit pricing

Production of forecasting, phasing, and time-line considerations

Market and sales data analysis

Production of competitive bids and alternates

Maintain IT and software for On Center programs including:

On Screen Takeoff (OST) version 2010
Quick Bid (QB) version 2010

Develop contingencies for value engineering and LEED construction

Maintain multiple source material pricing and databases

System configuration of Network, PCs and large scale printers

Steven R. Berryman

Big box Retail Management - July 1992 to August 2001 2 of 2

Target - Frederick, MD.
Executive Team Leader
Direct supervision of 30-150 associates and managers.
Responsible for sales, training, recruiting, stocking, operations, and ordering for Softlines in a $25,000,000 "big box" retailer.

Exceeded sales goals, supervised grand openings in Dover, DE and Frederick, MD.

The Sports Authority - Lancaster, PA.
General Store Manager - full budget and P&L responsibility
Direct supervision of 80 associates and department heads, including the managers of
departments, logistics, stocking, receiving, and recruiting operations.

Managed construction, set up, stocking, and grand opening of the Lancaster, PA store.
Managed the set up of the Frederick, MD store.

Montgomery Ward (Wards)
General Store Manager - full budget and P&L responsibility
Reading, PA, Ithaca, NY.
Operations Manager/Electronics Appliance Manager -
Springfield, VA, Wheaton, MD.

Selected to be a corporate trainer and liaison for the companies reporting systems project.

Career highlights - Construction - include:

*Bid, negotiated, and was awarded Medimmune Offices & Labs, Gaithersburg, Blds. 1, 2, & 3 with Hitt Contracting GC, and Ho+K Architects. All drywall package included for the Core, Shell, and exterior light gage. Project managed and procured materials. 2002

*Jury's Hotel - Washington, DC. Bid, negotiated and was awarded 9 floors of a complex
renovation for Forrester Construction. Project included full renovations of the interior,
and a completely new top (9th) floor with all exteriors features, and LG structural features of sofits and balconies. Multiple phases, multiple crews. Performed the liaison with Adtek Engineers. 2008

*Bid, negotiated, and was awarded Medimmune FP-37 ceiling replacement package
with Coakley Williams. Conducted original survey and produced complex phasing
plan, procured materials. Difficulty factors included: 50k SF ACT, Biotech air locks,
off hours, multiple sites, multiple buildings, phased, same day completion of each
section with multiple crews. 2009

*Clearchannel Communications 6th Consolidation, Rockville, MD - Full floor interior fitout package of sound studios and offices. Full sound and ISO acoustical insulation package including hangers. Forrester Construction GC, 2007

*Bid, negotiated, and was awarded Scitor Corporation Ph. I & II 9th - Full floor interior fitout package of SCIF compartments and metal mesh assemblies. Coakley Williams, 2006


Additional information:

*My employment history includes professional presentation skills
as a sales trainer, including subjects from "information management," "time management," and "diversity training."

*Vice President, Dearbought Home Owner's Association, Frederick, MD.
...the largest in the City of Frederick. - past 5 years, and currently.


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