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  1. 1. LEE ENTERPRISES CONSULTING, Inc.<br />The world’s largest biodiesel consulting group<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  2. 2. We are the world’s largest and most qualified biodiesel consulting group!<br />We have sixteen (17) independent consultants from nine states including three attorneys, CPA, ASA Appraiser, Certified Personnel Consultant, five Master’s Degrees, two MBAs, a successful grant writer, the longest serving BQ9000 auditor, and the former CEO of $100 million company. <br />We have seven (7) strategic alliances with the top alternative fuels firms: legal, accounting, insurance, grant research and writing, employee recruiting, and the engineering and fabrication companies that have designed, built and installed more biodiesel plants than anyone in the world!<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  3. 3. Our Services<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  4. 4. Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  5. 5. Our STAFF<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  6. 6. Wayne Lee<br /> (Principal) <br />Wayne is an internationally recognized biodiesel and business consultant with over thirty years’ experience.  He owns both Lee Enterprises Consulting, and its sister company, National Business Brokerage, Inc. - a full service business brokerage plant specializing in buying, selling and evaluating alternative fuels plants.  He received his B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and has written two copyrighted series on buying and selling businesses. Wayne oversees both companies and specializes in biodiesel project oversight, efficiency and operational review, strategic planning, risk management, and assistance in the buying or selling of plants.<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  7. 7. John Hardy<br />(In House Counsel) <br />John received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Santa Clara School of Law.  He has been a practicing attorney for over twenty years, and is licensed in Arkansas and California. John serves as legal counsel for Lee Enterprises Consulting and National Business Brokerage, and directs our process safety management, due diligence projects. He maintains his law practice where he drafts contracts, reviews documents, and assists clients nationwide with a variety of biodiesel related matters. <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  8. 8. Kevin Prohaska<br />(Alternative Fuels Attorney)<br />Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a partner in, and serves as our liaison to, our strategic law firm partner, Stoel Rives. Kevin has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Iowa State University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. He represents developers and owners in the renewable energy, agricultural and real estate sectors. He has participated in the development, acquisition and financing of alternative fuels projects totaling more than one billion gallons yearly. He handles all legal aspects of project development and finance, including equity and debt capital raises, private company tax exempt and corporate bonds, M & A, feedstock and off-take agreements, development and construction contracts, and risk management agreements. <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  9. 9. Jess Hewitt<br />(RINs and RIN Trading)<br />Jess is the Chairman of Gulf Hydrocarbon and has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry. He received his B.S. in Economics from the University of Houston in 1980. Jess is a former member of the National Biodiesel Board, and served as Chairman of the NBB’s Marketing Committee.  He served as President of the Biodiesel Coalition of Texas and on the advisory board for the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).  Jess is a member of the ASTM committee governing petroleum products/biodiesel, and is a top authority on Renewable Identification Numbers. He directs our RIN trading, distribution logistics, product marketing, and feedstock hedging.<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  10. 10. SHERRY JEAN OLSON, CPA, MBA<br />(Accounting)<br />Sherry is employed by our strategic partner, Christianson & Associates, PLLP, a national renewable fuels accounting firm, and serves as our liaison to the firm. She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Evansville and an MBA from St. Cloud State University, and is a member of AICPA, MAPA and the Minnesota Society of CPAs. Her accounting practice primary focuses on consulting and advisory services including financial forecasting, business development, and preparation of business plans. She has a wide range of experience in renewable fuels. <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  11. 11. DAVID B. McKINNEY<br />(Alternative Fuels Insurance)<br />David is currently a VP and Account Executive for our strategic partner, IMA. He has a Masters Degree in Safety Management and has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years. At IMA since 1994, David directed the Risk Control Efforts at before becoming an Account Executive role. At IMA, David is responsible for all marketing in the Alternative Fuels Practice Group. He is a Certified Safety Professional, Certified Insurance Counselor, Certified Risk Manager, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Associate Marine Insurance Manager, and Associate Loss Control Manager, and is on the faculty of Certified Risk Manager’s International.<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  12. 12. Earl Stout<br />(Government Projects, Financial Matters, Employee Benefits)<br />Earl holds a B.A. from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a M.A. in Management from the Central Michigan University. A retired U.S. Army Colonel, Earl has been a senior level manager/consultant in both government and private sectors for 40 years.  He owned the first DAV Small Business to provide biodiesel to the VA.  He has perform many feasibility studies for the government, and trained over 4000 military officers in financing and logistics.  He developed business plans for biodiesel operations as far away as Libya and Mauritania.  Earl serves as our liaison for federal government purchasing and contracts. <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  13. 13. Kent Bullard<br />(BQ9000/Quality Assurance)<br />Kent is the longest serving auditor with the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission. He received his B.S. in Occupational Education from Southern Illinois University and his Masters of Science in Quality Assurance from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He has audited many production, marketing and laboratory facilities across the US and in Canada, and his work in the field has been recognized with awards at the national and regional level. Kent leads our BQ9000 certification and Quality Assurance projects.<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  14. 14. John D. Belden, Sr.<br />(Business Brokerage/Real Estate)<br />John is the former CEO of a $100 million company and currently serves as the Executive V.P. of National Business Brokerage, Inc., our sister business brokerage company. He has an extensive mergers and acquisitions background and over thirty five (35) years of industry experience. He previously owned a business brokerage firm in Florida, and is now a licensed real estate broker in Arkansas where he owns Belden Real Estate & Investments. John serves as our real estate broker and business brokerage liaison.<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  15. 15. Catherine J. Rein<br />(Appraisals, Business Plans)<br />Cathy received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and her MBA from the University of Houston.  She is an Accredited Member with the American Society of Appraisers and holds a designation in Machinery & Equipment appraisal.  She owns Sandalwood Valuation, LLC and has experience in machinery & equipment appraisal in the oil & gas industry.  She presented on the topic of equipment appraisal in alternative fuels at the 2008 American Society of Appraisers International Conference.   In addition to coordinating client appraisal requirements, Cathy assists with writing and packaging client business plans.<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  16. 16. Mason Carpenter<br />(Executive Recruiting)<br />Mason holds the Certified Personnel Consultant designation from the National Association of Personnel Services and works as a Senior Executive Recruiter with our strategic partner, Executive Leadership Solutions, a professional recruiting agency in Ft. Myers, Florida. He attended Edison College and University of South Florida, where he majored in Business Administration. He specializes in recruiting and placing candidates in the Alternative Energy sector, and has successfully placed a number of engineers, scientists, project managers, and traders/risk managers, in energy companies across the U.S. <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  17. 17. Cari Campbell<br />(Grant Research & Writing) <br />Cari received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and International Studies from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and her Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a licensed attorney in Wisconsin and owns Cari Campbell & Associates, LLC, a professional grant research and writing firm headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, and serving clients nationwide. Cari and her group do our grant research and writing. <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  18. 18. Thomas Anhorn<br />(Cold Soak & Filtration)<br />Tom received his B.S. in Building Management from the University of Miami in 1974. He has over thirty years’ experience in filtration and systems design, and has done consulting and project management installations for publically traded oil, drilling, exploration and pipeline companies such as Amerada Hess Corporation, Buckeye Pipeline, Colonial Pipeline, Mobile and Chevron. Tom does our consulting in matters specific to pre-filtration, cold soak/polish, and air quality stack control emissions. <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  19. 19. Mark White<br />(Plant Safety Assessment/Safety Training)<br />Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Safety Management and served as the safety trainer and environmental auditor for a major U.S. corporation for twenty years.  He is trained in ISO 14001, the core set of standards used by organizations for designing and implementing an effective environmental management system, and in chemical management, health, safety and environmental (HSE) auditing. Mark is also a certified forklift trainer.  He conducts safety assessments and does safety trainings for our clients nationwide.  <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  20. 20. Elizabeth Nelson<br />(Oil Industry Liaison)<br />Beth attended the University of Arkansas and has worked in the oil and gas industry for many years. She has directed the acquisition and sale of petroleum products for a large, international company, and has served as the marketing coordinator for the world’s largest oil & gas instrumentation and calibration company. She brings a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the petroleum industry, and serves as our liaison to RFS2 “obligated parties” - oil refiners and importers, and others in the oil and gas industry.<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  21. 21. Nina Kizenko<br />(West Coast Operations)<br />Nina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College of California. She has directed project investment in the biodiesel industry and been an investor in the industry herself. Nina brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in presenting biodiesel projects to venture capital groups, planning operations, coordination of operational teams. Nina lives in California and works with our West Coast clients. She is fluent in Russian and thus serves also as our liaison to any clients in that region.<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  22. 22. Carter Brown<br />(Director of Operations)<br />Carter attended the University of Central Arkansas where he played NCAA intercollegiate football.  For the past several years, he has worked closely with the companies' principal.  He currently works in our home office in Central Arkansas and coordinates the team's operations and projects.  He does most of our project’s preliminary research, and is involved in client contacts and many time sensitive areas - product pricing, location of feedstock, and identification of offtake purchasers.  <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  23. 23. Our Strategic partners<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  24. 24. Agri-Process Innovations.  AP Innovations is a full service design and engineering company, owned by professional engineers, Steve Danforth and Mike Shook. AP Innovations has clients on six continents and these two principals are recognized experts in both the biodiesel and oilseed processing industries with over 50 years of combined experience between them.  Together with AP Fabrications, this company has designed built and installed more biodiesel plants than any other company we know of.   <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  25. 25. AP Fabrications.  AP Fabrications, also owned by Steve Danforth and Mike Shook,  is a full service fabrication facility, specializing in skid-based, waterless biodiesel process equipment.  They have built and installed more than 20 biodiesel plants around the United States, to our knowledge, more than anyone else in the industry .  AP Fabrications has machine shop capabilities, and the fabrication and welding capabilities to cut and form raw materials into tanks and pressure vessels to suit every customer's needs. They have certified crews available to install process equipment and piping at sites away from the shop. The shop has its ASME U stamp for pressure vessels, PP stamp for boiler and power piping, and the R stamp for repair of pressure vessels. <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  26. 26. Stoel Rives LLP.  Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states. Representative clients include financial institutions, public and private utilities, energy and renewable energy companies, developers, manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, universities, agribusinesses, software companies, food and beverage companies, charitable foundations, telecommunications and forestry companies, among others.  Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, real estate, renewable energy and technology law. The firm ranks among the top 30 U.S. law firms for the number of national first-tier practice areas listed in the U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firms in America" survey.  <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  27. 27. Christianson & Associates, PLLP. (Accounting) Christianson & Associates is full service accounting firm with over 25 professionals in two locations in Minnesota. With clients throughout the United States and Canada, the firm assists clients with state and federal tax credit opportunities and has a long history with financial forecasting, business development, and the preparation of business plans. The firm created a benchmarking service and developed the first biofuels ERP software. They assist with renewable energy taxation and tax planning, tax credits, equity and debt strategy, budgeting, and industry strategic planning.<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  28. 28. IMA of Kansas, Inc. - IMA is the one of the 50 largest insurance brokers in the United States and a top 20 agency among privately owned agencies. IMA specializes in biodiesel and ethanol plant insurance providing coverage tailored to the renewable fuels industry.  IMA currently partners with over 100 biodiesel, ethanol, and renewable energy concerns across the country. Beginning with planning, through construction and into operational insurance, IMA understands the technical aspects of the industry and combines this unique perspective with their understanding of insurance coverage and the insurance marketplace, making IMA a most valuable partner in the biofuels industry. <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  29. 29. Executive Leadership Solutions – ELS is an Executive Recruiting firm based in Ft. Myers, Florida. The firm’s Managing Partner, Brian Wright is the Past Vice President of the National Association of Executive Recruiters and presently serves as the Vice President and Board Member of the Pinnacle Society - a premiere consortium of 75 of the highest volume executive recruiters nationwide. ELS is actively involved in recruiting in the alternative fuels, oil and gas, and the convenience store industries. ELS has more Certified Personnel Consultants (“CPC”) designations than any other recruiting firm nationwide in those areas. The firm is also a member of the National Association of Personnel Services, and maintains an extensive database of biodiesel employers and employees. <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  30. 30. Cari Campbell & Associates, LLC -a professional grant-research and writing firm headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, and owned by Cari Campbell, J.D. The firm serves clients throughout all 50 states by targeting viable grant opportunities through strategic research including both proactive and reactive grants and by writing grant proposals using solid evidentiary support. Cari Campbell & Associates, LLC, prides themselves on staying current with grant trends and understanding the intricacies of grant research and writing. They are available to assist with any grant research, writing, and management needs.<br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />
  31. 31.   <br />  <br />1503 E. Kiehl Ave.<br />Sherwood, AR 72120<br />www.lee-enterprises.com<br />WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU! <br />Copyright, 2011 Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.<br />