Areas of Expertise
I acquired knowledge necessary for consulting while working for the United States Governmentl Accountability Office (GAO) between 1980 and 1997. Much of GAO’s work is analogous to providing consulting services to Congress and to federal agencies. I acquired additional consulting knowledge of a more political nature as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, as an attendee of many political campaign training classes and seminars since 2000, as the Webmaster for the Milton Township Republican Central Committee between 2000 and 2004, as the Illinois Editor for GOPUSA since 2000, as a member of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) since 2001 and as a founding Director of AAPC’s Midwest Chapter, as the Webmaster for Paul Didzerekis’ campaign for DuPage County Board in 2002, and as the Milton Township Manager for Patrick O’Malley’s campaign for Illinois Governor in 2002.
Government Policies, Operations, & Internal Controls
I acquired knowledge of federal agency policies, operations, and internal controls primarily from 18 years doing internal audit work for GAO and from 13 years serving on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants. For additional information, please visit my curriculum vitae and especially its areas of specialization page.
Age Discrimination & Reverse Discrimination
I acquired knowledge of age discrimination, reverse discrimination, and retaliation, especially within the federal workforce, primarily from my opposing those illegal practices since 1971, from participating in a class action age discrimination lawsuit against GAO since 1988, from filing and pursuing an age discrimination, reverse discrimination, and retaliation administrative complaint against GAO during 1997 and 1998, from assisting Annapolis, Maryland Attorney Walter T. Charlton pursue a class action age discrimination, reverse discrimination, and retaliation lawsuit against GAO in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia during 1998 and 1999, from serving as the Treasurer and a Director of Adversity.Net since 1999, and from pursuing an age discrimination, reverse discrimination, and retaliation lawsuit against GAO on a pro se basis in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois between 2000 and 2003 and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since 2003. For additional information, please visit the Fight Against Age Discrimination & Reverse Discrimination page on this site.
Financial Products Including Derivatives
I acquired knowledge of financial products, especially internal controls over the use and marketing of derivatives, structured notes, and mortgage-backed securities primarily from 9 years doing financial industry audits and studies for GAO and from completing 16 graduate courses in financial markets and trading between 1992 and 1997. For additional information, please visit my curriculum vitae and especially its areas of specialization page.
Consumerism & Local Public Policy Advocacy
I acquired knowledge of policy advocacy work primarily from assisting local public policy interest groups present their positions to elected city and county officials and to the news media. That work included developing strategy, drafting letters to government officials and newspaper editors, obtaining signatures on petitions, and speaking at city council and county board meetings. For information on public policy advocacy issues I have been involved in over the years, please visit the Consumerism & Public Policy Advocacy page on this site.
I acquired knowledge of website design and maintenance primarily from using Microsoft FrontPage since 2000 to design and maintain this website and websites for the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Milton Township, and Paul Didzerekis.
Quicken Deluxe & TurboTax Deluxe
I acquired experience monitoring and analyzing a large portfolio of stocks and fixed income instruments for a client since 1998 using Quicken Deluxe. I acquired experience using Quicken Deluxe and TurboTax Deluxe while using the programs for many years to track personal finances and to prepare personal income tax returns.