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Emmalinde Roelofse

BA, MBA, PhD (ABD), PgDip, EDI, HDFP, FHEA

EDUCATION
   Ph.D. candidate (ABD), Strategy & Innovation, Newcastle University, 2016
M.B.A. in Strategic Management, University of Iowa, 2005
B.A. in Psychology, University of Iowa, 2001

TRAINING
Masters Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice Certificate (CASAP), 2013 – 2016
    via Newcastle University
Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods (PG Cert.), 2013
    via Newcastle University
Economic Development Institute Certificate (EDI), 2010
   via University of Oklahoma
Housing Development Financing Professional Certificate (HDFP), 2009
   via National Development Council
Online-Offline Hybrid Teaching Certification, 2006
    via University of Phoenix Faculty Training Program
Direct & Interactive Marketing Association Certificate, 2004
   via Direct and Interactive Marketing Association

WORK EXPERIENCE
Executive Director / General Manager
   Economic Evolutions, LLC, 2012 – present
Tama County Economic Development Commission, 2007 – 2012
Symphony Arlington, Inc. 2005 – 2006
Movie Brands, Inc. (Viacom Corporation), 2002-2003

International Educator in Higher Education
   Wartburg College, 2016 – present
Drake University, 2015 – 2016
University of Northern Iowa, 2015 – 2016
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2013 – 2016
University of Groningen, 2013 – 2015
University of Phoenix, 2007
University of Iowa, 2005

Researcher
   Newcastle University, 2013 – present
Economic Evolutions, LLC, 2012 – present
Tama County Economic Development Commission, 2007 – 2012
Symphony Arlington, Inc., 2005 – 2006
University of Iowa, Pommerantz Business Library, 2005
Executive Coaching International, 2003 – 2005
NCS Pearson Educational Instruments, 2003
American College Testing, Inc., 1999 – 2003

Events Manager/Producer
   Economic Evolutions, LLC, 2012 – presently
Tama County Economic Development Commission, 2007 – 2012
Symphony Arlington, Inc., 2005 – 2006
University of Iowa, Hospitals and Clinics, 2004
University of Iowa, Television/Video Production, 2002 & 2003
University of Iowa, Division of Performing Arts, 2001 – 2002
University of Iowa, Student Residence Life, 2000 – 2001

Publishing/Media Communications
   Economic Evolutions, LLC, 2012 – presently
Tama County Economic Development Commission, 2007 – 2012
Symphony Arlington, Inc. 2005 – 2006

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND AWARDS
Professional Memberships
   Fellow of Higher Education Academy, 2016
Academy of Management, 2014 – present
International Association of Contract & Commercial Management, 2012 – present
International Economic Development Council, 2011 – 2012
Professional Developers of Iowa, 2007 – 2012

Honors and Awards
   ATHGO Anti-Corruption Social Policy Draft Winner, World Bank. 2008
Nine educational scholarships, 2003 – 2011
A Volding Business Plan Competition winner, 2002
National Math Olympiad medal winner, 1997
International Young Scientist Research Project winner, 1997 

LEADERSHIP SUMMARY (selected)
Economic Evolutions, LLC (and sole proprietorship work)
President/CEO, 2012 – Present. Project based service provider in strategic planning, research and development, technology integration and interdisciplinary alliance development. Also offers a series of full and half day workshops on “Strategic Decision-Making under Uncertainty.”

  • Facilitated discussions for a trilateral international summit connecting government, business, educational and cultural entities in collaborative development of mutually beneficial opportunities between Chinese resettlement city, Laibin and Guangxi Province, the Cedar Valley region of Iowa and the Meskwaki Nation, in Nanning, Laibin, Guilin, China, February 2012 as well as on the Meskwaki Settlement, US, June 2012.
  • Team leader in the development of a commercialization strategy framework for a K-12 educational technology product developed in collaboration between US Department of Defense and University of Northern Iowa, 2012.
  • Designed two cost reduction systems for government/business to leverage networked information economy with increasing efficiency.
  • Offered series of workshops on “Strategic Decision-Making under Uncertainty” to executives and graduating business students at multiple universities, 2014 – present.


Tama County Economic Development Commission
Executive Director, 2007 – 2012. Economic vitality via job creation, capital investment and capacity building for a county that includes a Sovereign Nation and Settlement. Executive authority for county wide community foundation, entrepreneurship trust, diversity alliance, convention and visitors bureau, historic preservation commission and certified local government.

  • Over a period of five years, through an national recession, manufacturing plant closings and natural disasters, lead increase in taxable sales, a record high increased in the average county wage, decrease in retail leakage, and record high new small business formation.
  • Recruited and facilitated $812 million in new capital investment via various projects into the project pipeline. Tripled number of viable industrial leads during first year in new position. Site visits also tripled proportionally. Sustained trend through economic downturn.
  • Directly responsible for facilitating over $1 million in grant funding and tax credits. Vehicles for accomplishing this included traditional grant writing, as well as intermediary formations and management.
  • Diversified sources of funding for operating budget. Tripled financial leverage on each county tax dollar invested.
  • Lead Tama County to an Iowa Great Places designation for vision and over $4M in proposed strategies to actualize its authentic quality of place assets, 2009-2012.
  • Expanded group of stakeholder formally working together with 35% increase in private-sector partners, 400+ organized volunteers, as well as Meskwaki Tribe signing their first 28E inter-governmental partnership.


Symphony Arlington Inc.
Executive Director, 2005 – 2006. Strategic authority and implementation of young top 100 US professional orchestra in size.

  • Strategized and implemented a new low cost marketing portfolio to exceed the previous year’s total earned revenue within first 3 months. After that we integrated online and technology components to increase information dissemination and sales. Within one month of project launch, one third of new sales could be directly attributed to online integration.
  • Increased new customer base (dollar volume) by 300% over the preceding year. Increased loyal customer base by 33%. National industry numbers where decreasing during this time period.
  • Strong track record of fiscally responsible budgeting and project management. Consistently produced high ROI as different growth projects were introduced.
  • Diversified patron base to be more representative of the community served.


Other Leadership Experience
Research & Development Leadership, 1997 – Present. Very often my research involves participative action research methods. That implies that instead of ethnomethodological fly on the wall’ approaches, I actively participate as a co-creator in strategic change and the implementation of new collaborative industry solutions. Ethically the names of these companies would be withheld unless explicit permission has been provided. Sectors of these projects include:

  • INTERNATIONAL DEAL NEGOTIATIONS: Recruited and facilitated $500+ million in new capital investment via [15]+ MNC projects into the project pipeline. Tripled number of viable industrial leads during first year in new position. Site visits also tripled proportionally. Sustained trend through economic downturn, 2007 – 2012.
  • HIGHER EDUCATION: Emergent Innovation in social realism, technology and impact assessments.
  • OTHER EDUCATION: International recognition for leading an independent research and development team to produce a standardized assessment for quantifying and facilitating improvements in verbal communication for ages 6 and up. To date it is still the only assessment of its kind. Pretoria, South Africa, 1997. Business plan for the commercialization of this product as an educational game won the Volding Business Plan Competition, Iowa City, Iowa 2002.
  • GOVERNANCE Emergent Innovation in economic development, workforce development and accelerators.
  • HEALTHCARE: Emergent Innovation in Healthcare: corporate wellness, stress and resiliency.
  • CORPORATE LAW: Emergent Innovation in Corporate Law: complex relational contracting.
  • IT START-UP: Emergent Innovation in IT Start-ups: entrepreneurship and new skill development.
  • OTHER, Events Manager – Recruited, hired, trained and managed various combinations of business leaders, elected officials, community leaders, volunteers, sales reps, designers, managers, technicians, and artists to facilitate a smooth operations/development of approximately 1,000 events in a variety of genres, 1999 – present.


TEACHING
(selected)
Wartburg College, 2016 – present
BA 345   Principles of Management (undergraduates)
BA 353   Principles of Marketing (undergraduates)
BA 438   Organizational Behavior (undergraduates)
BA 377   Non-Profit Management (undergraduates)

Drake University, 2015 – 2016
   MGMT 110  Organizational Behavior, (undergraduates)
STAT  072  Advanced Business Statistics, (undergraduates)

University of Northern Iowa, 2015 – present
Leadership in Action: Strategic Decision-Making under Uncertainty,
(Professional Career Readiness Certificate undergraduate workshops)

Newcastle University, 2013 – present
Research Methods, International Business (graduates)
Quant. Research Methods, MBA (graduate)
Cultural Diversity (graduate)
Organizational Behaviour, (undergraduate)
Introduction to Business (undergraduate)
Topics in International Business, (undergraduate)
Decision-making under Uncertainty, (executives)
[11] Master Thesis Supervisions
(100% successful completes. Externally reviewed)

University of Groningen, 2013 – 2015
[8] Masters Thesis Supervisions in International Business
(100% successful completes. All distinctions bar one high merit.
One top of class award. All externally reviewed.)

University of Phoenix, 2007
Critical Thinking, online-offline hybrid courses (undergraduates)

University of Iowa, 2005
Competitive Intelligence, asynchronous business IS course (undergraduate and graduate)


PUBLICATIONS
(selected)
Articles in Peer reviewed Journals (research contributor not listed as an author)

  • Do psychosocial and study skill factors predict college outcomes? A meta-analysis.’ Psychological Bulletin 130 (2):261-88 (2004).
    (Research Assistant of Steven B. Robbins, senior author.)
  • ‘Motivational and Skills, Social, and Self-Management Predictors of College Outcomes: Constructing the Student Readiness Inventory’ Educational and Psychological Measurement 65 (3):482-508 (2005).
    (Top 50 cited article of Journal in past decade. Research Assistant of Steven B. Robbins.)


Articles in Progress for consideration in Peer reviewed Journals

  • Roelofse, E., Pitsis, T.S., and Mueller, F. (In progress) ‘‘Strategic Decision Making under Uncertainty: A New Integrated Model.’
  • Roelofse, E., Caruso Pereira, J., Yannopoulou, N., and Papagiannidis, S. (In progress). ‘Clan marketing and the implications for retaining and recruiting members for a social enterprise.’


Government Research Publications

  • ‘Rapid evidence assessment on the effective delivery of information, advice and guidance,” Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff, Wales, 2013.
  • ‘ATHGO International Anti-corruption Social Policy,’ World Bank, Washington D.C., July 11, 2008.
  • ‘Economic Impact Analysis of US Highway 30 in Iowa,’ Multi-agency collaborative research undertaking. Published by Region 12 Council of Governments, 2011.
  • ‘Tama County Comprehensive Plan,’ Multi-agency collaboration research published by Iowa Region 6 Council of Governments, 2010.
  • ‘Economic Impact of Grant Making on Tama County Economy.’ Published by Tama County Economic Development Commission’s, 2007 – 2012.
  • ‘Rapid Response Report and Economic Impact analysis to Traer Manufacturing Closure.’ Published by Tama County Economic Development Commission, 2008.
  • ‘Impact and analysis of new venture formations in Tama County, Iowa.’ Published by Tama County Economic Development, 2007 – 2012.
  • ‘Analysis of Construction and Real Estate Development in Tama County, Iowa.’ Published by Tama County Economic Development Commission, 2007 – 2012.


Published Research (not peer reviewed)

  • Roelofse, E., ‘Tama County Development Connections’ Magazine Editor. Case studies on implementing economic development strategies. Annual publication 2008 – 2012.
  • Roelofse, E., ‘Travel Tama County” Tourism Magazine Editor. Bi-annual publication 2009 – 2011.
  • Roelofse, E., ‘Time to look at our Manufacturing Economy with New Eyes’ guest economics writer, Examiner, April 2012.
  • Roelofse, E., ‘15 Dignitaries from Laibin China to visit the Cedar Valley of Iowa’ guest economics writer for Examiner, May 2012.
  • Roelofse, E., ‘What the numbers are not telling you. Workforce trends in the middle of the recession.’ (Local government published article) spurred news articles in various Midwestern media outlets. Findings were later confirmed as a national trend in Wall Street Journal. Aug 2010.
  • Roelofse, E., ‘Recovering from the Hurricane of the Prairie’ (local government published article) spurred various articles in US Midwestern media outlets. July 2011.


Applied Research

  • Economic Vitality in Tama County, Iowa. Over a period of five years, through a national recession, manufacturing plant closings and natural disasters, lead increase in taxable sales, a record high increased in the average county wage, decrease in retail leakage, and record high new small business formation, 2007 – 2012.
  • Art & Culture Market Development in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas. Strategized and implemented a new low cost marketing portfolio to exceed a young top 100 US Symphony in size’ previous year’s total earned revenue within first 3 months. After that we integrated online and technology components to increase information dissemination and sales. Within one month of project launch, one third of new sales could be directly attributed to online integration. Increased new customer base (dollar volume) by 300% over the preceding year. Increased loyal customer base by 33%. National industry numbers were decreasing during this time period Arlington, Texas 2005 – 2006.


Contracted Research

  • Marketing and Technology Evolution: Digital marketing and information management solutions inside one of the biggest independent libraries in the world, 2013.
  • SOAR Interactive Educational Materials: Team leader in the development of a commercialization strategy framework for a K-12 educational technology product developed in collaboration between US Department of Defence and University of Northern Iowa, 2012.
  • Online-Offline Market Integration. Analysed the market strategies in facilitating low cost online-offline market integration. Results anticipated the current trend of strategic partnerships between CPG and entertainment technology. It furthermore illustrated that additional opportunities are being missed, for Warner Brother Home Video, Los Angeles California 2004.
  • Hospice: Connecting Earlier. Introduced a five-pronged low cost pull branding campaign. Solution addressed the challenge that local patients join the program significantly later in their end of life cycle when support could have been available earlier, for St. Luke’s Hospital Hospice Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2005.
  • Aging & Retired Persons and Technology. National primary research study assessing the technological proclivity and interest of member persons over 50 years of age. Results lead to an expansion of membership services, for American Aging and Retired Persons, United States, 2001.


CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS & SUMMITS (selected)
International Presentations – Peer-Reviewed Abstracts

  • Emergent Innovation in Strategic Decision Making under Uncertainty: introducing relative strategy codesAcademy of Management Workshop. Vancouver, Canada, August 2015.
  • ACTION 2013 360 Health & Safety ePlatform. British Science Festival. Newcastle, England, September 2013.
  • Clan marketing and the implications for retaining and recruiting members for a social enterprise. British Academy of Marketing, Arts, Culture and Heritage Colloquium. Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2013.


Regional State and Local Presentations

  • Annual State of Tama County: Economic Indicators and Analysis, (key elements from the address were often repeated and customized for different audiences at dozens of invitational events throughout each year.) Tama County Economic Development Commission annual meeting, Toledo, Iowa Annually, February 2007 – 2012.
  • Legislative, Business, Economic Development Forum on Innovation Panel, Iowa Valley Community College District, Marshalltown, Iowa, February 2010.
  • Update on the Hwy 30 related projected Investments into Tama County, Iowa Department of Transportation Funding Commission, 2007 – 2012 (annually).
  • Professional Readiness Seminar: Application of Critical Thinking in the Workplace. University of Northern Iowa, College of Business Administration, January 25, 2008.
  • Analysis of the impact of Tourism industry on the local economy, Annually 2007 – 2012.


Hosting Leadership Workshops and Educational Roundtables

  • Local food production economy of Tama County, roundtable in Elberon, Iowa, September 2010.
  • New Media Discovery Roundtable, hosted and facilitated workshop in Toledo, Iowa May 2011.
  • The Power of a Website, hosted and facilitated in Toledo Iowa, June 2007.
  • Meet our 2010 Green Technology Pioneers, hosted and facilitated in Vining Iowa in June 2009.
  • 101+ Ways to fund your Start-up, annually in various places in Tama County, Iowa 2007 – 2012.
  • Grant Writing Workshop, annually in various places in Tama County Iowa, 2007 – 2012.


SERVICE
(selected)
Higher Education Service
   Newcastle University, Diversifying Portfolio Steering Committee, Executive Office, 2013 – 2014
Newcastle University, Changing the Learning Landscape, Leadership Team, 2014
Newcastle University, Internal Subject Reviewer, 2012 – 2014
School of Mathematics and Statistics
School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies
Newcastle University, PhD Business Student Representative, 2012 – 2014
University of Iowa Performing Arts Floor in Residence Hall, Founder, 2000 – 2002

Governance Oversight Service
   Meskwaki Inc. (Native American Tribal Corporation), Chair, 2011 – 2012
Cedar Valley Regional Partnership, Secretary, 2011 – 2012
Region 6 Housing Trust Fund, Founding Board of Directors, 2009 – 2012
Iowa Innovation Gateway, Executive Board, 2008 – 2012
Region 6 Planning Commission Council of Governments, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2012
Rebuild Iowa Office Housing Task Force (Appointed by he Governor), 2008
Region 6 Revolving Loan Fund, Board of Directors, 2007 – 2012
Central Iowa Tourism, County Representative, 2007 – 2012
Iowa Economic Development Connections, Board of Directors, 2007 – 2011

 Professional Community Service
   Welsh Assembly Government, Researcher, 2013
Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, Researcher, 2013
Tama County Diversity Alliance, Founder, 2011 – 2012
Tama County Wellness Coalition, Ex-officio, 2011 – 2012
Tama County Health Care Providers Network, Ex-officio, 2010 – 2012
Tama County Entrepreneurship Trust, Founder, 2010 – 2012
Tama County Great Places, Founder, 2009 – 2012
Tama County Historic Preservation Commission, Founder, 2009 – 2012
Tama County Community Foundation, Ex-officio, 2007 – 2012
Tama County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Ex-officio, 2007 – 2012
iFoods, Iowa Valley Resource & Development, County Rep, 2007 – 2012
Iowa Highway 30 Coalition, Tama County Spokesperson, 2007 – 2012
Iowa Farm Bureau, Smart Solutions Project, 2007 – 2008
Arlington Texas Arts Alliance, Founding Board of Directors, 2005 – 2006
Iowa City Theatre, Developer, 2005
St. Luke’s Hospital Hospice, Researcher, 2005
Riverside Theatre, Researcher, 2002 & 2004 

Events Manager / Producer Service
   Newcastle University, Breaking Boundaries Conference, 2013
Economic Evolutions, LLC, 2012 – Presently
Tama County Economic Development Leadership Roundtables, 2007 – 2012
Martha Ellen-Tye Opera Theatre, 2000 & 2001
Carousel Theatre, 2000
University of Iowa Performing Arts, 2000 – 2001

 Editorial Peer Review Service
    M@n@gement, 2013 – Present

OTHER SKILLS
COMPUTER LITERACY: Proficient with wide variety of post-secondary teaching technology, qualitative (e.g. NVivo 10) and quantitative statistical analysis (e.g. SPSS 22.0) programs, competitive intelligence databases, spreadsheets, database integration and management, word processing, and audio/visual recording, design and editing packages. Special interest in using pictures and graphics to communicate complex points to lay audiences.
Comfortable learning new interfaces and remaining abreast of software and hardware evolution.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: Bilingual: Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Lower level proficiency in other languages, including Chinese (Mandarin) and Greek. Educated and lived extended periods in four different continents including Africa, Americas, Australia and Europe.

Dual citizenship: United States and South Africa.

FINE & PERFORMANCE ARTS: Strong appreciation for the arts as a vehicle for expanding perspectives of our changing world, economic development and building innovating cultures. Winner of various arts related awards.

COMMITMENT: No restrictions on relocation for the right opportunity.

ɘSignature card, 2017.09.05

Updated: October 8, 2016

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