Brandon Hamilton is president of Hamilton’s Solutions, Incorporated, a management consulting company. The home office is 12930 South May Street in Tree Farm Estates. He can be reached by cellular phone at (312) 282-9443 or at DeVry University at (708) 342-3284. He has a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in operations and strategic management from the University of Southern California. He also received a Masters in Information Systems Management at Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. He has a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in industrial engineering and systems analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed the coursework for a PhD in Educational Leadership at Indiana State University. He is also pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration at Argosy University.
Brandon has over 25 years in strategic planning, operations management, systems analysis, project management and telecommunications. He has networked systems and developed applications in customer relationship management, hospital administration and educational management. He has over 30 years in e-business, telecommunications, project management, facility management, operations management, productivity analysis, accounting, marketing, customer relations, database management, systems engineering, computer science and the application of technology to business strategy, management, and decision-making. Brandon Hamilton has been an engineering consultant for Stone & Webster Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts where he designed public utility systems for Virginia Electric and Power Company. Brandon was a systems engineer and database administrator for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station of Southern California Edison (see http://www.sce.com/songs). He was a project manager for Aerojet Electrosystems in Southern California. (see http://www.aerojet.com). This aerospace company hired Brandon Hamilton to design and build a satellite communication station. This ground-based communication system was used by the United States Air Force exclusively for the operation of spacecraft used for the Department of Defense. He also designed a video teleconferencing system for communication with IBM, NASA and the Air Force Defense Support Network. In 1990, Brandon Hamilton formed Hamilton’s Solutions as a network to link subject matter experts, assets and ideas. His company, Hamilton’s Solutions has designed software applications in software metrics, relationship marketing, market analysis, financial planning, fundraising management, law (trial notebooks, conflict of interest modeling), hospital administration, sales management, public utilities and engineering. Shortly after forming, the company became the telecommunications consultant for Los Angeles Department of Health Services, designing the call center for UCLA Medical Center, County of Los Angeles - Department of Health Services (see http://www.ladhs.org). Strategic planning consulting contracts in the Los Angeles area have been the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (see http://www.culturela.org), Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (see http://www.cdrewu.edu), Children’s Institute International (see http://childreninstitute.org), Ben and Jerry’s of California (see http://www.benjerry.com) Harley Davidson Motorcycles and the City of Hope (see http://www.cityofhope.org).
Since relocating to the Midwest, Brandon Hamilton and Hamilton’s Solutions designed the technology infrastructure and web commerce strategy for McGrathAutoGroup.com [see http://www.McGrathAutoGroup.com ]. This involved creating a database of vehicle information numbers and image files of automobiles. The infrastructure was a three-tiered client server wide area network (WAN) configuration. Brandon Hamilton guided a group of DeVry University students in the development of a disaster recovery plan for Goodheart-Willcox Publisher in Tinley Park, Illinois (see http://www.g-w.com ). Other consulting projects in the Midwest have been the LaPorte County (Indiana) Department of Health, Catholic Diocese of Northwest Indiana, Trinity United Church of Christ (see http://www.tucc.org) and the Chicago Urban League (see http://www.cul-chicago.org).
Brandon Hamilton keeps developing by having close ties with institutions of higher education. He started a relationship with DeVry University in Southern California in 1996. He taught part-time in the Telecommunications Management program on the Pomona and Long Beach campuses. He has remained a professor of telecommunications, computer science and business at DeVry University since 1996. He has also taught at the University of Phoenix, Los Angeles Valley College, Ivy Tech State College, Northeastern Illinois University and the Chicago City Colleges. He developed a CISCO academy as Director of Telecommunication Programs at Westwood College of Technology. He has devoted countless hours working the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Community Relations consulting to a website project that facilitates community building and produces information that can be shared with others on the Internet. A United States Department of Education Technology Innovation Grant funded the development of this enterprise. We call it the Chicago Neighborhood Learning Network (CNLN). [See http://www.cnln.cps.k12.il.us and see http://cnln-elc.net ] In partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Urban League, the Chicago Housing Authority, and the Office of Catholic Education, Brandon and his team of consultants developed an infrastructure that connects schools, families, community-based organizations and other community members in a unique learning environment. This web site contains links to school & community activities and information about scholarships, jobs, learning, hobbies, lesson plans, housing, and more. The membership sites that have user privileges to the website are community centers that offer students, parents and members of the community free access to computer and technology classes. Brandon Hamilton has conducted several seminars for the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and The University of Chicago to empower community leaders, school superintendents, principals, teachers, students and parents to use this electronic learning network. The evolving electronic community offers an interactive networked environment composed of services such as universal e-mail, organized Internet access, collaborative software, text, graphical and multimedia information resources. It will provide access to external value-added services and provide direct communication with other outside entities (e.g. companies). This unique community empowerment model is allowing the community and Chicago Public Schools to explore new models of instruction. This website has presented this Chicago-based electronic learning community as a “cutting edge community” attracting students and improving the value of Chicago communities. These students not only improve their educational experience, but they also have an edge in the job market, housing, health care, leadership opportunity, etc. This infrastructure supports 24/7 communication as part of developing a community of k-12, community college and business community learners. While pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Foundations at Indiana State University, Brandon taught at the Keller Graduate School of Management. He has also taught at the University of Phoenix, the University of California at Los Angeles, Westwood College of Technology, Community College of Indiana, Los Angeles Community College, Kennedy – King College and Northeastern Illinois University. Brandon currently teaches marketing, accounting, operations management, business policy and senior project in the undergraduate programs at DeVry University. He teaches telecommunications management, information systems and programming, systems analysis planning and control, database applications, client/server applications, database applications for electronic commerce and management applications of information technology for Keller Graduate School of DeVry University.
Brandon has been teaching and writing about the Internet for years. He has authored and edited numerous articles and has reviewed many textbooks for McGraw – Hill and Thompson Publishing Companies that are used in public and private colleges around the country. Notable article publications have been Engineering Horizons magazine, University of Phoenix Press, and “News and Views,” the newsletter of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators.
He has presented seminars at Navy Pier, McCormick Place, Los Angeles Convention Center, California State University, Indiana State University, University of Colorado, University of Chicago, University of Kansas and the Claremont Colleges.
His biography is highlighted in Who’s Who in Information Systems, Who’s Who in California, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Community Leaders of America. He is a Fellow with the CORO Foundation Arts Leadership program.