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Laura B Austin

BS MSU Math/Statistics
MBA WSU Industrial Psychology / Personnel Administration

Employment History
GMI - 32 years - Management level
Statistician 10 years
Designed, established and managed Computer Services for 18 years
Personnel Manager 4 years

Computer experience includes:
Programming - Mach lang, Fortran, Cobol, PL/I, RPG, Basic, etc
Applications - Accounting, Spreadsheets, Database, WP, CAD, etc
Systems design - Accounting, Engineering Graphics, Student Records
Operating systems installation and maintenance - mainframes & network connections, PC's, and UNIX (learning)
General consulting

Community Involvement:
North Baptist Church
Past Big Sister
Flint Executive Service Corp (Charter, Bd Member, Consultant)
Consulting with various non-profits in Board Development
Strategic Planning, Operations Analysis, Computers,
Management Techniques
Genesee Free-Net (Charter, GF Office Vol, Systems Administrator,
Helpdesk Volunteer)

"As you know I have a deep commitment to Genesee Free-Net and am interested in improving community networking and public access to the Internet."

"My contribution to the Board would be continued communications between the Board, GF Office, users, and our supporters. I bring years of not only my own board experience but what I have learned in consulting with many of the non-profit organizations that GFN is trying to reach. I feel I can approach a position on the Board with an open mind and looking toward future expansion while operating within the confines of a planned budget."