Sought-after leader with demonstrated excellence in strategic planning, operations management, non-profit program development, and resource management. Expert-level management strategist who resurrects faltering divisions and restores profitability. Adept at establishing process improvements that advance performance levels and drive organizational objectives. Exceptional record of multi-unit management and improved client satisfaction levels. Innovative and creative business leader with a proven track record in managing business operations on a large scale from conception to launch.
Plumbing & Electrical Management · Construction Management · Welding & Painting · Firearm Repair & Maintenance · Community & Industry Image Enhancement · Marketing & Promotion Operations Management · Team Management · MS Office · Project Management · Team Leadership · Team Building · Compliance · Revenue Creation · Communication · Strategic Planning · Market Trends · Negotiation · Business Management · Strategic Analysis · Client Relations
Wayne Sitton accepts Quality Deer Manager of the Year Award from Joe Hamilton, co-founder of QDMA.
Turtle Lake Club, City · State 1997 - Present
A 26,000 acre privately owned hunting and fishing resort comprised of high net worth and high profile clientele.
Executive Operations Manager
Spearheaded daily club operations, which included staff oversight, recruitment, evaluations, payroll, record keeping, invoicing, accounts payable, taxes, employee benefits, compliance, permits and conducted long and short term financial planning. Provided oversight of all department heads and accountable for the planning and implementation of Timber Management Plan, Lake and Stream fish stocking program, Wildlife Habitat Improvement and Management Plan Development and Natural Gas Exploration Operations. Systematically organized all hunting and fishing activities on the property and oversaw 7 lakes and 12 miles of trout stream. Adhered to local and state regulations and directed all sub-contractors. Strategically designed, gained funding approvals, estimated cost, solicited bids and supervised all new construction/repairs. Participated in board and committee meetings, gave presentations of progress, developed long and short-range projects and projections.
Dr. Deer Inc., City · State 2007 - Present
A consulting enterprise working with both private and public entities management to improve whitetail deer, habitat and exotic species.
Director of Operations
Served in a consulting and mediating position and as a go-to person between the client and Dr. Kroll. Collected, analyzed and interpreted data in order to create and implement a management plan that is scientifically supported by site-specific data.
Name of the Company, City · State 1994 - 1997
Director of Operations
Led operations and thrived to grow the company while maintaining a positive cash flow. Reengineered the company from 35 employees and 1 small office to 145 employees with offices in 3 states.
Name of the Company, City · State 1985 - 1994
Championed the operation and management of a commercial breeding hen in conjunction with a Grade A Dairy.
Name of the Company, City · State 1974 - 1985
Instrumental in the management of operations for the maintenance of about 250,000 miles of rural water lines per contract which included new installation and all repairs and also developed housing additions.
City Police & Sheriff’s Department, City · State 1974 - 1985
Patrolman & Field Deputy
Served in the City Police Department and in the Sheriff’s Department.
QDMA Deer Manger of the Year, Recipient of the Al Brothers Award - 2009
Runner Up, Remington Mentor of the Year Award, 2010
Recognized by the Institute for White-tail Deer Management and Research
Numerous Citations of Appreciation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, US Wildlife Services, United States Forestry Service, United States Department of Agriculture and Michigan Department of Agriculture
Certified Welder First Responder Certified CPR çDefibrillator Trauma
Certified Officers Confrontation Institute to Instruct
Rape Awareness & Deterrence Children’s Abduction Awareness & Identification Unarmed Self Defense Use of Force Firearms Concealed Weapons SWAT Handgun Retention Kubaton
Member, Tuberculosis Advisory Committee - USDA Northern Michigan
Member, Deer Advisory Committee - Michigan Department of Natural Resources Deer
Member, Bear Advisory Committee - Michigan Department of Natural Resources Member
Wildlife Consultant, Dr. Deer Inc.
Participant, NRCS, USFS, Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources, Michigan DEQ
Member, NRA & QDMA
Life Member, North American Hunting Club