ANDREW T. FISHER
1580 Sherman Ave., Unit #1108, Evanston, IL 60201-4494 (847) 492-1055; cell
Communication, Graphics, Computers, and Numeric Analysis:
Team communication, editing, attention to detail, as well as computer development.
Strong graphic abilities for attractive, easy-to-read page layouts for newsletters
and websites. Statistical analysis of data.
Software: Documentation and data analysis with MS Excel 2002, MS Word
Adobe Illustrator 10; Databases using Access with VBA, SQL Server, and Oracle;
Other programming with Visual Basic 6.0, MS Outlook, Visio Professional, MS
Power Point 97, Crystal Reports, Q&E, Lotus123, Ventura, Word Perfect 5.1;
(Exposure to): ASP.NET, Java, Pearl, C, C++, C#, SAS, OOPS with Actor.
Systems: Windows XP Professional, 2000, 98, 95 & 3.1, NT; UNIX, MS
DOS 5.0, Novell LAN, Macintosh
Web Page Design/Management - EVANSTON, IL 2000 to Present
- Site Master and Designer of many
web sites (see "Independent Work" below).
- Designed and manage website for
Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council (HPKIFC) at: http://www.hpkifc.org/
. This also includes publicizing and managing it for an ongoing monthly maintenance
- Designed and improved website
for Total Awareness Corp. at: http://www.totalawarenesscorp.org/
. Totally designed and aded the "Art of Changing Things" page
- Designed website for Eat a Pita
- Designed and manage the "Nutrition
for Optimal Health Association" (NOHA) website. Maintained the audio/video
tape catalog by subject, and newsletter listing with a growing number of articles
on-line with a name and subject index.
Microsoft Front Page, FTP, and importing of image bitmaps with HTML.
SCORE - partners with US
Small Business Administration - CHICAGO, IL 2003 to 2006
Assistant Manager preparation of conference room, PowerPoint projector; workshop
- Front desk phone and voicemail,
email, fax workshop publicity to over twenty news media sources
- Develop Access database for mailing
newsletter; data entry; mailing of information to clients
- Office computer updates; workshop
packet preparation with labels, copies, collating, and stuffing;
- Maintain library of handouts for
counselors to give their clients.
Business Decisions Economics
- NORTHBROOK, IL 2001 to 2002
Programmer/Analyst with statistical financial projection models. Used MS Excel
with VBA, MS Power Point, MS Word.
The Good Group - EVANSTON, IL
Programmer/Developer 1997 to 2000
- Helped develop TAMS Education
database system for training of staff in large corporations (including Chase
Manhattan Bank, Bell Atlantic and Levi Strauss). TAMS follows courses, tuition,
lab and/or registration fees, institution, grades, advances, prepayment, refunds,
and "CAP" limits. It also tracks taxes, generates invoices, many
reports, and reminder letters for delinquent staff to report grades.
- Helped develop a basic model and
customized it for any corporation. It is written using MS Access 97, VBA,
SQL, and VB6.
Independent Consulting 1990 to
Developed, debugged, tested, and documented various computer software packages.
Also did statistical analysis of data and technical writing. Worked full time
in teams of co-workers on many projects for these well known companies plus
some smaller ones:
- Abbott Laboratories
- Northrop Grumman
- A.C. Nielsen
- ACCO USA
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Communicated with superiors about
progress, problems and solutions. Used Excel spreadsheets with VBA for programming,
ACCESS databases, SAS AF, SQL databases, SAS, and Lotus123, as well as technical
writing, mostly with MS Word.
Health Information Reporting Company
(HIRCO) - CHICAGO, IL 1988 to 1990
Senior PC Programmer (Aug 89 - Aug 90)
- Developed, documented, and tested
"Explore" health insurance claims cost estimation package, and front
end to "CAP" Claims Analysis Package for Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
- Used Macro Excel, SAS, and Ventura
- Chair of Environmental Task Force
for Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice, all northeast IL (Oct. 2004
- Co-Editor of quarterly NOHA
NEWS for the Nutrition for Optimal Health Association (Winter, 2001 to
- Financial and Housework for my
mother since she suffered a severe stroke in July, 2007 and passed in January
2009. In addition to paying her bills and keeping in touch with my two sisters,
this included going through everything in her house and removing, giving,
reselling, or recycling it till the house was sold in June 2009. (July 2007
to June 2009).
- Designed WEB site and Manager
for Snowseekers Ski Club. The URL is: http://Snowseekers.org
- WEB Site Manager for Chicago Media
Watch. [This website is no longer online] (2004).
- Designed WEB site for Innerconnections.
The URL is: http://www.innerconnections.cc
- WEB Site Designer/Manager of "Fishwood
Environmental HomePage". The URL is:
. (1998 to present)
- Data Manager and WEB Page Advisor
at Cancer Prevention Coalition. The URL is: http://www.preventcancer.com
- Corresponding Secretary for Snowseekers
Ski Club Write, edit, and mail monthly newsletter. Use Access 7.0,
WordPerfect 5.1, MS Word 6.0. (1994 to 1996). Won the Steve Stutton Memorial
Award for Newsletter Excellence from the Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council
- Founder and first President of
Student Environmental Group at Northwestern University. Arranged all meetings.
Contacted speakers, scheduled and publicized their presentations. We initiated
soda can recycling in student dorms
(before the City of Evanston had a recycling program). (1986 to 1988).
- Assisted with the writing of the
University Textbook - Statistics Economized I drew all of the graphs,
and ran several of the sample problems on the mainframe computer at Northwestern
University (1980 to 1981).
Northwestern University (1985 to 1988) EVANSTON, IL
BA degree in Computer Studies. Overall GPA 3.0/4.0.
DePaul University - Institute for Professional Development (2001) CHICAGO,
Web Developer Program - Active Server Pages (ASP), HTML, Java Script, Pearl
- Common Gateway Interface (CGI),
Java, Web Security
Northwestern University College
(1992 to 1997) EVANSTON / CHICAGO, IL
- Introduction to Statistics: Distributions,
correlation, data sources, inference (Fall 97).
- Operating Systems: Kernel, directory,
system structures, calls, using C & UNIX (Fall 93).
- Programming in C: Pointers, structures,
linked lists, command line parameters (Summer 93).
- LANs and Telecommunications: Network
design, mediums, codes, standards, protocols (Fall 92)
- Object Oriented Programming (OOPS):
Inheritance and polymorphism, developed in Actor (Spring 92)
- OOPS, Java, Advanced Java 1.1,
Seminars by UIC (1997).
- Oracle, PL/SQL and Developer 2000/Forms
4.5, American Institute of Computers (1997).
- Access for Windows, Advanced,
American Institute of Computers (1997).
- Web Publishing with HTML, intermediate
& advanced, Chicago Computer Society at DeVry, Chicago (1996).
- World Wide Web Publishing I and
II, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston (1996).