Manager, Web Support & Training/Lead Web Designer – 2000 – 2011.
Starting as Lead Web Designer, there were 200 loosely associated individual sites, chaotically branded, some bespoke, with builds costing as much as $10,000, but most in a frames-based format. To remedy this, Kevin invented a novel server-side architecture and build process that created a consistent brand experience, which allowed for effective sub-branding, saving the school more than $1 million projected infrastructure cost, plus yearly licensing. The technical infrastructure and processes Kevin developed and operated served the school for 10 years, were adopted by the hospital, powered 600 sites, earned a major academic award, and gained top page rank in Google. In the process, Kevin created and built the Web Help service, saving 75% on builds, and trained over 800 site authors in 250 live sessions, saving an estimated $57,000 annually. Kevin hired and led 12 temporary employees, and was promoted to Manager, Web Support & Training, with a team of four.
Total Savings to Stanford: More than $3 million
Success Indicators: Top Google rank for “medical school” and “school of medicine;” 2008 AAMC Award of Excellence in Electronic Communications; nominated for Amy J. Blue Award by Stanford, for “staff members who are exceptionally dedicated, supportive of colleagues and passionate about their work”