Thomas Chee (707) 490-6432
Google Local Guide Level 10 on Google Maps with 140,617,777 views as of July 2019
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LV.Net High Speed Internet

Director of Community Affairs and Public Relations (2019), Director of Government Affairs (2013-2020)

November 2012 to February 2020

Proven leader who skillfully bridges and political spectrum. ​

Deep inside understanding of the local, state, and federal government. ​

Identify business opportunities with government and corporate leaders in Nevada and California.​

Establish networks of political and state agency contacts including founding Nevada Business Forum​

Develops and leverages significant relationships with elected and appointed officials and their staffs, lobbyists, local county and city council members and other city staff, counterparts and other regional entities from Reno to Las Vegas, Nye County to Clark County, and Hawthorn, Nevada.​

Monitors, interprets, and recommends responses to federal and state legislation initiatives to support representation at City Hall Council Meetings with the Mayor and City Council, Commissioner Meetings in Clark County, Nye County, and the many Nevada Chamber of Commerce Meetings as well as meetings with former CIA officials, attorneys, and developers.

Monitor state and federal proposals, analyze impact, develop and execute strategy. ​

Remain aware of potential global implications of local issues and coordinate their management with global colleagues.​

Nevada Business Forum, Founder

May 2017 to November 2018​

Nevada Business Forum is formerly known as the monthly Nevada Business Meeting in the center of Las Vegas on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street Experience where I brought government leaders and corporate leaders together to build businesses and develop Las Vegas, Nevada as well as Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Hawthorn. ​

Skills​ used at LV.Net

Strong writing ability and verbal communication skills​

Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of external audiences and with company leadership.​

Viewed as a trusted advisor with a successful track record in building and maintaining strong relationships at all levels of a corporate and government organization. ​

Outstanding analytical and leadership skills with ability to think strategically and achieve results.​

Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities and to work with tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines.​

Outstanding interpersonal skills, assertive and approachable personality.​

Ability to manage relationships with skill, tact and diplomacy​


LasVegas.Net Magazine

Journalist and Writer

November 2012 to the Present

Work with management to write and develop stories, articles, and photographs.

Pitch stories to news managers relevant to the local community and corporate markets.

Covers a range of current events news, finance, development, investment, travel, lifestyle.

Receives assignments and evaluates leaders and tips to develop story ideas.

Provides compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news for print and online media

Write and edit copy for product marketing, product descriptions, blog posts, and brand marketing.

Commercial understanding of the online market place with expertise of online marketing channels.


Las Vegas Portfolio, Book Publisher and Writer

January 2007 to the Present

Influences the public by writing inside information on local, state, and federal government.

Advise marketers on best web publishing practices, messaging, SEO, SEM, content linking.

Creative and tenacious reporter with an enthusiasm for investigative journalism involving government and community affairs.

Develop news as well as investigative stories for book publication on government affairs.

Gathering material on Nevada developers, government officials, attorneys, and lobbyists.

Lobbying corporate, government, and technology groups representing organizations to the public.

Generate written materials for Facebook news, websites, blogs, state and county newsletters.

Produce video content and photography for stories as well as educational and promotional purposes to enhance current events in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Arrange interviews with community leaders who can provide inside information about stories.

Complete writing assignments including autobiographies, biographies, press releases, opinion pieces, film screenplays, film scripts, talking points and ghost writing for leadership.

Passion and experience in social media and e-commerce.


Knowledge and Skills used at Las Vegas Portfolio Publishing

Adobe Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Experience in writing and production design for print, Wordpress, Google Sites, Blogger

Skills to use publishing and page layout software, Adobe InDesign, MS Word, PageMaker

Video and Photography Skills.

Ability to effectively communication both verbally and visually

Coordinate and matinatin relationships with printers and demonstrate working knowledge of print production and printing requirements.

Network Solutions Gold VIP Member since 1996.

Google: Level 10 Google Guide with 140,617,777 views of 20,241 photographs and 550 reviews for Google Maps viewers.


Careers

Advertising, Adobe Illustrator 7.0 Launch Kit, First Internet Adobe Software for Windows

Advertising, Charles Schwab International Electronic Brokerage, Software, Websites, Banners

Advertising, NYC Portfolio and NYC Writer, Journalist Websites

Web Administrator, Veeco and Digital Instruments, World Leader Atomic Force Microscopes

Executive Producer, Maingate also known as Military Resource and Information Technology

Teacher, Academy of Economics, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Education

MBA International Business, Dominican College of San Rafael

Bachelor’s Degree in Literature, San Francisco State University

Thomas Chee ESL TESOL Resume

Goal and Mission: Help students accomplish their language goals and objectives.

English as a Second Language Highlights, Schools, and Instruction

- Academy of Economics, Prague, Czech

- Konstruktiva, International Construction Company, Prague, Czech

- The Learning Annex, E-Business and Search Engine Marketing, New York City, NY

- How to Do Business in China, New York lectures with Professors at Columbia University, New York City

- The Learning Annex, New York and San Francisco, CA

- "How To Do Business In China" - "How To Teach ESL", 2002-2003

- New York City English, Founder, New York, 2001-2003

- New York Language Center, New York, 2001-2002

Certificates and Education

- R.S.A. Cambridge, TESOL- ESL Certificate, Cambridge University, Spr 91

- CELTA University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

- English -Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State University, May 92

- Human Resource Management Certificate, Sonoma State University, Fall 96

- Alliance Francais, Prague, Czech Republic, 1992

- China, Canada College, Summer 1992

- Center International Studies, Nice, France, Summer 1988

Computer Education

- University of California, Santa Barbara; Windows 2000 Networking and Operations and Web-based Application Databases

- Ojai Digital Arts Cen ter taught by Lynda Weinman and Garo Greene