Resume of Seth Cutter

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Master of Public Administration

May 2012

American University, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Philosophy (Double Major)

May 2010

  • Honors: Cumulative GPA: 3.74/4.0, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Dean’s List (all semesters)
  • Commencement Awards: The President’s Award, University Student Award for Outstanding Service to the University Community, Cathryn Seckler-Hudson Award


Founder and President, Cutter Solutions, LLC, Newport, KY

February 2013 – present

  • Manage all business operations and finances of self-owned boutique management consulting small business
  • Work with clients in the private, public, and non-profit sectors to deliver strategic planning services, program evaluation and analysis, and marketing assistance
  • Deliver thorough and well-researched best management practices, tailored to each client, to improve organizational performance and effectiveness
Strategy Consultant, Strategic Advisers, LLC, Fort Mitchell, KY

July 2012 – January 2013

  • Managed the firm’s relationship with a core group of six clients to provide web-based marketing support, strategic planning, blog writing, and a variety of other services
  • Assisted in writing and developing four original websites in the legal, marine, and municipal government fields; maintained an active blog and social media presence for a company in the custom tool manufacturing field
  • Designed, implemented, and wrote a strategic planning process and plan for economic development and external communications for a Class IV city in Northern Kentucky
Research Assistant, University of North Carolina School of Government, Chapel Hill, NC

September 2010 – May 2012

  • Redesigned and conducted national survey research on over 85 citizens academies (local civic engagement programs)
  • Co-authored a descriptive and analytic resource website for local government officials based upon citizens academies research
  • Updated Local Government in North Carolina, a civics textbook previously geared toward a high school-only audience, to incorporate 2010 Decennial Census data, among other revisions, and created online-only book for wider consumption
Management Intern, Triangle J Council of Governments, Durham, NC

May 2011 – August 2011

  • Independently designed and executed a research project examining background and best practices for shared local government services and regional collaboration for alternative service delivery methods
  • Organized a half-day seminar explaining research on service sharing, facilitating presentations on best practice examples from four national speakers, and brainstorming potential collaborative ventures for the Research Triangle region with over 20 appointed and elected local officials
  • Drafted and secured approval of a proposal to allow Triangle J Council of Governments to host the 49th Annual Conference of the National Association of Regional Councils in 2015
Policy Intern and Contractor, National Association of Regional Councils, Washington, DC

January 2010 – June 2010

  • Wrote memos and policy briefs for member organizations regarding national and regional transportation, changes in air quality standards, and sustainability initiatives and regulations
  • Assisted staff in organizing and staffing the National Conference of Regions in Washington, DC, and the 44th Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH
Student Trustee, American University Board of Trustees

September 2009 – May 2010

  • Elected as a regular, non-voting member of the university’s governing body and legal power
  • Relayed the interests and concerns of law, graduate, and undergraduate students through advocacy and by organizing a dinner between trustees and students to facilitate dialogue on the student experience
  • Participated in the University Strategic Planning Measurements Team and University Council
Intern, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

June 2009 – December 2009

  • Held ‘secret’ level security clearance; now suspended due to resignation as intern
  • Monitored the printing and distribution of reports to the Department and other federal agencies
President, American University Student Government

May 2008 – May 2009

  • Represented the student body to the Board of Trustees and administration, and on university-wide committees, including the Provost Search Committee, University Strategic Plan Committee, and University Council
  • Directly managed a staff of 20 individuals and a discretionary budget of $26,300
  • Developed successful proposals for an African American Studies academic minor program and a $10,000 grant program for arts clubs
Teaching Assistant, American University School of Public Affairs Leadership Program

June 2007 – May 2008

  • Mentored a small group of seven for a tutoring service project in the DC Public Schools
  • Planned and facilitated a retreat and other classroom activities and lessons for about 35 students
Intern, Field Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Fort Mitchell, KY

May 2007 – August 2007

  • Helped manage advance planning for community receptions and other gubernatorial events
  • Conducted weekly media reviews of 19 counties for field office staff and drafted constituent correspondence to local leaders
Intern, U.S. House of Representatives (KY-04), Washington, DC

January 2007 – April 2007

Activities, Interests, and Skills

  • Cantor and Associate Liturgical Musician, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cold Spring, KY

June 2012 – present

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Contribute, Final Cut Pro, SPSS, Qualtrics, QuickBooks Pro
  • Basic proficiency in Spanish (reading, writing, and conversing)
  • Professional baritone, pianist, organist, and violinist; sang with the 2008 Washington Papal Mass Choir

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