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David A. Dailey                             cell    (650) 474-9427

9220 Last   Horse Lane           

Heltonville, Indiana  47436-9639

  • David has managed or consulted in both private and public sectors with line and top management concerning operations, work procedures, training, customer service programs, quality of documentation, marketing, risk management, and public relations.
  • He has authored technical articles and publications, non-fiction books, corporate policies and procedures, reviews, public relations information and press releases, web blog, and management and adult worker training.



  1. Designed and customized training and corporate policies and procedures.
  2. Authored publications and upgraded programs to exceed regulatory and contractual requirements, improve management controls, facilitate the user interface, and generate measurable results.
  3. Wrote descriptive product information for end users.
  4. Produced quick reference cards, educational newsletters, signs, labels, procedures, and policies.
  5. Planned and collaborated with others.  Achieved consensus on many issues.  Solicited and won the participation of employees at all levels and portions of the organization.
  6. Implemented protocols for increasing the efficacy of committees, focus and working groups.
  7. Coordinated department tasks in a 27,000-employee company.  Managed multiple projects.
  8. Budgeted plans and directed implementation in healthcare, sole proprietorship, and biotech organizations.  Completed tasks within budget.
  9. Interfaced successfully with customers, engineers, administrative staff, and other professionals.
  10. Protected assets, reduced associated costs, and generated appreciable improvements.
  11. Trained employees in important technical information.  Mentored others.
  12. Evaluated quality performance and helped to re-engineer products, personnel, systems, procedures, processes, facilities, and services.  Analyst of business tools facilitating efficiency.
  13. Applied product life-cycle systems engineering principles in the public and private sectors.
  14. Organized data. Participated in research and marketing.
  15. Identified areas of business concern and defined effective alternatives.


 University of California, Santa Cruz– Certificate in Technical Communication & Writing

University of California, Santa Cruz– Extension Certificate in Environmental Management

Indiana University, Bloomington- MS in Health Education and Safety Management

Indiana University , Bloomington– BA in Arts and Sciences



Writer/Trainer/Publisher/Consultant – Max’s Scout Services & Communications, LLC –  1992-current

Health Facilities Evaluator –California Department of Public Health 2003-2004 and 2005-2008

Risk Manager and Trainer –Chinese Hospital – San Francisco 2004

Technical Writer – KLA-Tencor –San Jose, California 2000-2003

Technical Documentation Intern – Oracle –Redwood Shores,California 1999

Safety & Environmental Protection Director – Athena Neurosciences, South S.F. 1994-95

Safety and Security Coordinator –University of California San Francisco Medical Center 1992-93

Environmental, Health & Safety/Quality Engineer – Lockheed-Martin Aerospace –Sunnyvale 1985-1992

Risk Management Consultant – Insurance Broker and Companies – Chicago and California 1979-1985


Advanced Toastmaster-Gold (2002) – Toastmasters International

Certified Manager (1987, 1992, 1997) – Institute of Certified Professional Managers

Competent Leader (1997, 2002) – Toastmasters International

Ethics Certificate (1998) –CaliforniaStateLegislature

Registered Environmental Assessor (1997) -CaliforniaEPA

Certified Safety Professional (1985) – Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Associate Safety Professional (1984) – Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Competent Toastmaster (1985, 1996, 2002) – Toastmasters International




Outstanding Citizenship Medal (2007) –Silicon ValleyChapter, Sons of the American Revolution

Silver Good Citizenship Medal (2001) –Silicon ValleyChapter, Sons of the American Revolution

Phi Chi Theta business fraternity (1996) – Honorary Member of Western Region

Significant Peer Action Recognition “SPARC Award” (1991)  NASA Ames Research Center

Area Toastmaster of the Year (1988) – Lockheed,Sunnyvale

Emerging Professional of the Year (1988) – ASSE,San   Francisco



Lessons Learned From Dogs – 2011

“Germ Warfare” – 2010

“Country Corner” – 2009

A Tail of Two Cities: Teddy and Toby’s American Summer Adventures – 2008

Confessions of an Oenophile: An American Family Cookbook – 2007

International Division (quarterly) Newsletter, ASSE – 1997 to 1998

“Isn’t   of Costa Rica?” Professional Safety, pg. 43-44, January 1994

Region I Newsletter (California Quarterly), ASSE, Volume I-IV, 1987 to 1990

“Motivating Effective Committees”, Professional Safety, pg. 17-23, December 1986

“Four Point Program Can Achieve SuperiorBottom-Line Results”, Business Insurance, pg. 29, July ’83




Area C-3 Governor, Toastmasters (TM)

President, TM Club 1372-4, 7168-4, or 1913-4, – 6 terms

President, Silicon Valley Chapter, CASSAR

State Director, Educational & Public Affairs, National Safety Management Society

International Division Communications Director, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Vice President and Treasurer, Greater San Jose Region and San Francisco Chapters, ASSE

Vice President of Public Relations, Region I (Calif.), ASSE

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