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Dennis L. Davison                                            
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SKILLS

Skilled leader and strong management professional with experience involving a number of companies in diverse industries. Seeking an opportunity to join an organization where I can add value by applying my skills to the solution of business challenges and the implementation of company initiatives. My focus is about the job, team, and the accomplishments. My experience and proven track record is centered on the following.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas - Tulsa, OK
Employee: Portfolio Release Manager - January 2017 to Present
TEKsystems Contractor: Consultant-Release Execution Coordinator - January 2014 to September 2014

Portfolio Release Manager for the Care Delivery EMPCO and Care Delivery Provider & Network Portfolios, managing a matrixed team of 4-6 Portfolio Release Analysts (PRA) and 1 Senior PRA. The Care Delivery Portfolios consist of 12 products each with multiple applications of which all are supported by my release management team.

Worked with the IT Product Managers to ensure their product releases were implemented correctly, on time and followed all corporate standards and policies. Approved releases, scheduled and assigned the PRA coordinating each product release. During 2017 – 2020 my team supported and managed the successful implementation of over 2200 releases. Developed release plans at the Enterprise, Portfolio, individual Product and Project level for distribution to the Project Managers and all levels of the business. Provided support and release information to the portfolio Vice President, PDLs (Portfolio Delivery Leads), BSLs (Business Solutions Leads) and Project Managers through bi-weekly release reporting. Participated as the release management representative to the VPs monthly Care Delivery Operations Review meeting.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas - Tulsa, OK
Employee: Sr. IT Consultant-Release Execution Coordinator - September 2014 to Present
TEKsystems Contractor: Consultant-Release Execution Coordinator - January 2014 to September 2014

Designed, built and executed a multi-year release planning and scheduling system for the Provider applications development and support teams. Execute the release system to track 150-200 active projects and 50-100 projects staged for future releases. Manage the release process through the entire SDLC process with responsibility for overall release success. Serve as IT Lead and manage the progress of multiple varying sized projects for the Provider applications development and support team.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas - Richardson, TX
Manager, Project Management – October 2012 to September 2013

Built and managed effective project teams that implemented and coordinated complex IT programs and projects in a highly matrixed environment. Managed relationships between internal/external client organizations. Managed project budgets and employee assignments and workload. Responsible for career and technical development of staff. Served as Delivery Manager for projects in the Enterprise Regulatory Team (ERT) and Enterprise Business Services (EBS) portfolios.

ERT Projects (Affordable Care Act (ACA) and regulatory related projects):
EBS Projects:

Davison Consulting Services - Owasso, OK
Owner - May 2010 to Present

Provide IT consulting services to both large and small companies and individuals, in diverse industries.

Verizon Business (formerly MCI WorldCom) - Tulsa, OK
Employee: Team Manager/Program Manager -
June 2000 to December 2008
Vertex Resources Contractor: Enterprise Architect - July 2009 to May 2010

Managed the development teams supporting the billing, receivables, general ledger, financial reporting, audit, and associated processes for 3 billing systems with $4.6 billion in annual revenue for a Telecommunications company. Billing systems had worldwide users (15,000+) and were located throughout the country.

Davison Consulting Services - Owasso, OK
Owner - February 1980 to June 2000


Software consulting company that specialized in working with small to medium companies in achieving successful computing system operations. Some clients required building a hardware/software solution from the ground up, while others only needed tweaks in their software/hardware to obtain the optimal desired results.

EDUCATION

University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK

•    Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics / minor in Computer Science / Graduated Magna Cum Laude
•    Named Outstanding Computer Science Student as a senior
•    Received the Dorothea Meagher Award as the Mathematics Department overall Outstanding Student as a senior

Crescent High School - Crescent, OK - Salutatorian


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