Hello fellow property owners. This is Robert McLeod. I am relatively new to Hot Springs Village. I moved here from Oregon in 2019.
I am a US Army combat veteran 1968-70.
I have degrees in Business and Accounting. I attended Portland State University, Harvard University, and Wharton.
I am a seasoned professional and effectual leader with a proven ability running consulting businesses. I have extensive marketing, sales, budgeting and planning experience managing people and projects. I was the driving force behind three different consulting businesses in the Pacific Northwest. All were very successful. I partnered with major corporations such as IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle. Many more that are not in existence any longer because of mergers and acquisitions. I have received many awards including IBM’s Business Partner of the Year seven years in a row. Our major clients were BP, Nike, Shell International, Fox, Baxter Pharmaceutical, State of Oregon, Microsoft, Costco, Starbucks, Portland Trailblazers, Columbia Sportswear and many small to medium businesses along with cities and counties mostly in Oregon and Washington. One of our business units supported Cascade General the largest dry dock on the west coast. Another business unit supported our own complete software sales and service bureau for telephone companies from California to Alaska and as far east as Texas.
My wife and I have travelled around the world for many years on our Sailboat and RV. Most recently spending two full years travelling the United States, Canada, and Mexico looking for our final home. We knew we did not want to settle back in the Northwest. Oregon and Washington have turned into northwest versions of California. I grew up in Portland Oregon and have watched it turn into a place I
do not want to call home. We very nearly purchased a home in Savannah Lakes. Luckily, we found Hot Springs Village. We are extremely happy here.
Having traveled to many countries in the world, the U.S.A. is the best place to live and Hot Springs Village is the best place in the U.S. I would like to help keep and improve HSV the jewel that it is.
I believe my skills running small businesses, negotiation, proposal preparation and response, people management, marketing, sales, and budgeting would be an asset to the board. I am new so I do not have any preconceived notion of what is wrong. I would give the board a fresh look at the problems and opportunities.
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If you have any questions, Robert can be reached by email at [email protected]
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January 15, 2021