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Lindi Roelofse

PhD., MBA, EDI, HDFP, FHEA

EDUCATION


Ph.D. Management Studies, Newcastle University (UK), 2017.
M.B.A. in Strategic Management, University of Iowa (US), 2005.
B.A. in Psychology, University of Iowa (US), 2001.

 


CERTIFICATIONS


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


WORK EXPERIENCE FUNCTIONAL SUMMARY


Economic Development Executive Director
   Evolutions, 2012 – present.
Tama County Economic Development Commission, 2007 – 2012.
Symphony Arlington, 2005 – 2006.

International Educator in Higher Education
   Wartburg College, 2016 – 2018.
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 – 2017.
Evolutions, 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
   Evolutions, 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
   Evolutions, 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 – present.
Academy of Management, 2014 – present.
Strategic Management Society, 2017 – 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 Winner, World Bank. 2008.
Nine merit and 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)


Evolutions (and sole proprietorship work – supplemental term contracts)
President/CEO, 2012 – Present. A project-based service provider in strategic planning, specializing in emergent and high-impact innovation, complex multi-party contracts and administrative quality control assurance, assessment structures 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.
  • External strategy team member on an international contracting Association’s intermediation role for bringing Blue Chip Multi-National Corporations’ General Counsel together on a standardization (and relational contracting capacity building) of complex contracts in Information technology, 2013-2014.
  • Strategy team member on an international university’s revenue diversification steering committee as traditional and standard revenue model in the UK needed to evolve after the 2012 legislation changes, 2012-2014.
  • Strategy team member for a British Metropolitan’s economic development initiative bringing diverse industries, stakeholders and resources together to explore social enterprise development support platforms as a solution to local multi-generational unemployment, 2012 – 2014.
  • Strategy team member for a British software start-up building scalable capacity and two-sided market solutions in health and safety, 2013 – 2016.
  • Advisory board member for an international health & wellness learning and workshop platform, 2013- present.
  • A chief architect on a scalable consilience business model for a liberal arts college reframing commitment to social impact, innovation, sustainability and integrative problem-solving, 2017 – 2018.
  • Co-founder of the Wicked Challenges Business Plan Competition encouraging college students to develop capacities for problem-solving in complex adaptive systems, 2017 – 2018.
  • Iowa State (legislative) advocate and educator for expanding sustainability principles with mission-driven triple bottom line legal and accounting systems (e.g. Benefit Corporations), 2016 – 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 the county-wide community foundation, entrepreneurship trust, diversity alliance, convention and visitor’s bureau, historic preservation commission, and certified local government.

  • 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.
  • Recruited and facilitated $812 million in new capital investment via various projects into the project pipeline. Tripled number of viable industrial leads during the first year in a new position. Site visits also tripled proportionally. Sustained trend through the 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 the 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 stakeholders 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
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 the first 3 months. After that, we integrated online and technology components to increase information dissemination and sales. Within one month of the 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.
  • 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.


TEACHING (selected)


Wartburg College. Visiting Professor, 2016 – 2018.
BA 345   Principles of Management (undergraduate)
BA 353   Principles of Marketing (undergraduate)
BA 438   Organizational Behavior (undergraduate)
BA 377   Non-Profit Management (undergraduate)
ID XXX Wicked Challenges (undergraduate)

Drake University, 2015 – 2016.
   MA 110  Organizational Behavior, (undergraduate)
BUS 072  Advanced Business Statistics, (undergraduate)

University of Northern Iowa (special workshop contracts), 2015 – 2016.
Leadership in Action, (Professional Career Readiness Certificate undergraduate    workshops)

 Newcastle University, Lecturer, 2013 – 2016.
NUB 8137   Research Methods, International Business (graduate)
NUB 8131   Quantitative Research Methods, MBA (graduate)
NUB 2019   Organizational Behaviour, (undergraduate)
NUB 1001   Introduction to Business (undergraduate)
NUB 3000  Topics in International Business, (undergraduate)
Cultural Diversity (graduate)
Decision-making under Uncertainty, (executives)

[11] Master Thesis Supervisions
(100% successful completes. Externally reviewed)

University of Groningen, (under the Newcastle contract), 2013 – 2015.
[8] Masters Thesis Supervisions in International Business
(100% successful completes. 88% distinctions. One top of class award.
All externally reviewed.)

University of Iowa, Teaching Assistant, 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 the past decade. Research Assistant of Steven B. Robbins.)

Proceedings at International Conferences

  • Roelofse, E., Pereira, J.C., Yannopoulou, N., and Papagiannidis, S. ‘Clan Marketing: Tribal marketing and the implications for retaining and recruiting members for a social enterprise’ 12th International Colloquium on Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage, and Social Marketing Edinburgh, UK, 2013


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 Model.’
  • Roelofse, E., Caruso Pereira, J., Yannopoulou, N., and Papagiannidis, S. (In progress). ‘Clan marketing: decision-making inside one of the biggest private libraries in the ’


Book in Progress for consideration in Social Science Scholarship Publication

  • Roelofse, E., Pitsis, T.S., and Mueller, F. (In progress) ‘M3 Strategic Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Modes, Models and Momentum.’


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 the first 3 months. After that, we integrated online and technology components to increase information dissemination and sales. Within one month of the 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 a 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
Wartburg College, Faculty representative for Admissions Office, 2016 – 2018.
Wartburg College, Strategy Architect, SiSi Institutional evolution, 2017 – 2018.
Wartburg College, Co-Champion, Social Impact, Innovation, Sustainability and Integrative Problem-Solving Minor, 2017 – 2018.
Wartburg College, Social Sciences representative, Leadership Education & Service Committee, 2017 – 2018.
Wartburg College, Social Sciences representative, Leadership Working Group, 2017 –2018.
Wartburg College, Focus on the Future task force, Economic Partnerships, 2017 – 2018.
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, Ph.D. Business Student Representative, 2012 – 2014.
University of Iowa Performing Arts Floor in Residence Hall, Founder, 2000 – 2002. 

Governance Oversight Service
Unitarian Universalists of Cedar Valley, Committee on Ministry, 2017 – Present.
Meskwaki Inc. (Native American Tribal Corporation), Chair, 2011 – 2012.
Cedar Valley Regional (Economic Development) 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 the 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
Founding board member for an international health & wellness learning and workshop  platform, 2013 – present.
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
Unitarian Universalist Association, General Assembly Live Broadcast Technician and Governance Legal Proceedings QA (Kansas City, MO), 2018
Wicked Challenges 2018, World Café, 2017 – 2018.
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.
Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2017 – present.

OTHER SKILLS


DIGITAL LITERACY: Proficient with wide variety of post-secondary virtual learning environment 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 general 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 Europe, Africa, Australia and America. Dual Citizenship: US and South Africa.

ɘUpdate: 2019.08.29

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