Professional Profile Highlight of Accomplishments

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Professional Profile Highlight of Accomplishments
Sheryl Kelsh
Professional Profile
A seasoned and self-motivated business professional. A proven track-record in
hiring, training and motivating successful work teams. Solid experience in
Strategic planning, Budgeting and P& L Management. Skilled at aligning people,
practices and limited resources to achieve organizational goals.
Highlight of Accomplishments
Kelsh, S
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Successfully led chamber and local business effort to seek 192 million in legislative funding
for Newberg-Dundee bypass as part of HB 2001 in the 2009 legislature.
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Successfully led Yamhill county effort to support the Wine Country License plate in the 2011
legislative session
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Received the “Chairman’s Award” for outstanding contributions to the Newberg Community
at the 2012 Newberg Community Awards Banquet
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As President of Travel Yamhill Valley I managed the Travel Oregon matching grant process.
The grant funded design and implementiaton of a new consumer and institutional brand and
marketing plan for the region.
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Developed and presented training seminars on the following topics: Human Resource
Management for small business, Recruitment, Interviewing techniques, Sales Training,
Customer Service, Dealing with Difficult People, Family Friendly Work Practices, Fostering
Diversity etc. (Consulting)
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Developed an Organizational Development Program and corresponding incentive plan for a
client that resulted in an increase of 200k in office revenues in a single year without any
increase in staff. (Consulting project)
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Led sales and service operations through acquisition by another company without losing any
sales momentum or major customers. Maintained top sales and total revenue for 14 state
operating regions. Received Presidents award for accomplishments. (Westlink)
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Developed sales strategy and bid response that resulted in winning the second largest contract
in the company’s history. (Westlink)
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Successfully lobbied and passed HB2388 in 1997 Oregon Legislative Session. The bill
mandated significant modifications in insurance coverage for individuals with genetic
metabolic disorders like PKU (Personal)
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Work Experience
6/05- Present
Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce
Newberg, OR
President/CEO
 Responsible for annual strategic planning process along with corresponding performance
metrics that are published annually through the chambers annual report

Responsible for organizational policy development and policy implementation for
membership of over 400 businesses
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Develop and manage annual budget that is made up of diverse revenue sources
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Provide entrepreneurial leadership and membership support therough innovative programs
and membership resources
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Responsible for organizational growth of over 100 new & diverse members since 2005
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Report to 18 member board of directors
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Provide (at a minimum) quarterly presentations to Newberg City Council on tourism
promotion activities of the Chehalem Valley Chamber and Visitors Center
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Manage the Newberg Visitor Center and responsible for the annual tourism marketing plan
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The Chehalem Valley chamber ranked in the top 25 chambers in the State of Oregon by the
Oregon Business Journal and remains the largest business organization in Yamhill County
5/04 – 12/04
Westaff Professional Staffing
Salem, OR
Branch Manager
Responsible for recruiting, screening and hiring temporary employee for temporary and temp to
permanent job assignments. In addition I was responsible for developing new accounts through
extensive business to business prospecting. Managed a staff of 2 FTE and temporary staff of 150.
3/02 – 5/04
Selectemp Employment Services
Salem, OR
Branch Manager
Same responsibilities as Westaff Professional Staffing. In addition I led my branch from the
lowest in revenue to the second highest in just fifteen months.
9/98 – 3/02
Kelsh Consulting Group – DBA Hire by Design
Keizer, OR
President
Founded business consulting firm specializing in Human Resource Management, Training and
Organizational development.
5/97 – 8/98
Acacia Teleservices International
Eugene, OR
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Co-founded call center division specializing in outsourced customer service and consumer affairs
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1984-1997
Arch Communications (formerly Westlink Paging, formerly Telecomm Systems
Inc.DBA Portland Paging)
Portland, OR
Regional General Manager 7/95-3/97
General Sales Manager
9/86-7/95
District Sales Manager
7/84-9/86
Worked my way up from a District Sales Management role to Regional General Manager for
Oregon and Southwest Washington. I managed all sales and marketing activities for the company
from 1986-1995 and then acquired P&L responsibility from 1995-1997. Exceeded sales and
revenue performance objectives 9 of 11 years.
Education and Training
Linfield College
BS Business Management
McMinnville, OR
US Chamber of Commerce
Tucson, AZ
Institute for Organizational Management. Received Certificate in Nonprofit Organizational
Management after completing the four year program (2007-2011)
Certified as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) 1997 - 2005
Customer Oriented Selling I & II
Microsoft Office
Spin Selling
Publisher
Targeted Selection
Dale Carnegie
Memberships – Activities
Kelsh, S
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2012 President Newberg Noon Rotary Club
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Board Member & Past President Travel Yamhill Valley – 2005 to present
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Oregon Association of Convention a Visitors Bureaus --- 2009 to present
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Oregon State Chamber of Commerce ---2005 to present
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