July 12th, 2022 Special Guest

CHRISTOPHER J. WYSONG

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:
A retired U.S. Army Officer and owner and founder of Bucket of Bread LLC. An effective communicator with exceptional organizational, administrative, and people skills. Experienced in planning, coordinating, conducting logistical support for complex operations, ensuring fiscal responsibility, managing human resources, and management of multiple projects. Proven experience in personal and governmental budgeting, planning, execution, and review. Technically savvy with programs within the Microsoft Office Suite.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Project Management
• Developed and published organizational guidance on sustainment operations for Military training exercises supporting up to 6,000 trainees annually.
• Participated in all phases of Military training events from initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closing-out.
• Managed expenditures of multi-million dollar operational and facility fiscal year funds within Work Breakdown Structures.
• Identified civilian transportation requirements for Military training events and initiated governmental contracts while providing oversight to completion.
• Created financial strategies and monitors phases of presentation for multiple clients.
• Ensures day to day operations and planning for multiple facets of a privately owned business.
Communication
• Facilitated bi-weekly teleconference meetings for participating organizational leaders spread out over large geographical distances using developed agendas based on identified needs.
• Briefed senior executive-level management regularly prior, during, and after planned events.
• Spoke at numerous organizational formal events as the master of ceremonies and at several local media press conferences as the representative for the Chief Executive Officer.
• Negotiated use of available resources and fiscal budgets in preparation for future events.
• Met with financial clients to discuss retirement planning strategies and present information.
• Regularly meets with the public and customers in person and online for business purposes.
Leadership
• Performed as the senior manager of an organization with overall responsibility for the success of all day-to-day personnel, training, and company operations.
• Built self-esteem of employees through recognition and rewards.
• Promoted a culture of ethical conduct and personal responsibility.
• Volunteered for additional duties and tasks.
• Served as Vice President and now as President of a local Non-Profit Council.
• Spear headed an idea into a fully operational business.
Teamwork Management
• Conducted regular initial, quarterly, and annual employee performance reviews.
• Organized work hours and assigned tasks.
• Prioritized deadlines of assigned tasks.
• Implemented a customer feedback program and reviewed submissions with employees to identify improvements.
• Assisted another organization raise $9,000 and food donations to 3 local pantries within 4 hours.
Financial Services
• Built tax efficient strategies to reach financial goals for individuals and families to include saving for college or retirement to wealth transfers and legacy planning.
• Utilized financial products and tools: life insurance, charitable giving, IRAs & roll-overs, mutual funds, and fixed & variable annuities.
• Maintains all financials for a privately owned business.

RECENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
• Bucket of Bread LLC, Owner and Founder, 2020 – Present
• Marine Credit Unition, Consumer Loan Processor, 2019 – 2020
• Financial Representative (Independent Contractor), Thrivent Financial, 2018 – 2019
• Logistics and Sustainment Planning Officer, US Army, 2013 – 2018 (Retired)
• Landlord, 2012 – 2018
• Current Operations Officer, US Army, 2012 – 2013
• Assistant Operations Officer, US Army, 2011 – 2012
• Force Generations Transition Officer, US Army, 2010 – 2011
• Operations Officer, US Army, 2010 – 2010
• Maintenance Management Officer, US Army 2007 – 2010
• Human Resource Management Specialist, US Army, 2005 – 2007

PRIMARY EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS:
• Upper Iowa University, Bachelor of Science – BS, Business (Cum Laude)
• Demonstrated Senior Logistician through SOLE – The International Society of Logistics – (Expired)
• State Accident, Health, and Life Insurance Licenses (WI, IA, and MN) – (Expired)
• FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Licenses: Series 6 and 63 (WI, IA, and MN) – (Expired)

AWARDS (Alphabetically):
• Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device (x2) and the Silver Hourglass
• Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal
• Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (x3)
• Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (x3)
• Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge (x2)
• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal
• Kuwait Liberation Service Medal – Kuwait, Kuwait Liberation
• Service Medal – Saudi Arabia, Meritorious Service Medal (x2)
• Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal (x2)
• Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon
• Overseas Service Bar (x4), Overseas Service Ribbon (x3)

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