Mr. Frank Sole

Senior Lecturer
Mr. Frank Guy Sole - profile photo

Mr. Frank Guy Sole

Instructor

Management

Williamson College of Business 3333

phone: (330) 941-7257

fgsole@ysu.edu

Bio

Integration of Industry Experience and Excellence in Teaching. Extensive experience and expertise in management, marketing, financial and communications/technical fields involving senior leadership positions in management, marketing and sales. Excels at team building, strategic planning, problem solving, business-to-business and high net worth sales, financial planning, media planning & production, investor relations, public relations and crisis management. Very skilled in technology based applications.

Teaching Interests

Overview of Teaching Competencies • Ability to take business experiences and current issues, and apply them to the learning process. • Currency in latest business issues & trends through consulting & research work. • Integrating classes with local businesses and processes (OSHA). • Professional media and public speaking presentational abilities. • Highly evaluated by students and peers alike. • Achieves learning results at all levels of undergraduate study (freshman through senior) • Cross College initiatives within University Campus

  • Education
    • 1989

      MBA, Marketing/Finance

      Youngstown State University

    • 1976

      BA, Business/Telecommunications

      Youngstown State University

  • Awards and Honors
    • October 2017

      K8YSU Amateur Radio Club, YSU

      $120,000 Equipment donation - K8YSU

      Secured $20,000 equipment donation from Mr. Norm Into, retired RCA and Keithley Engineering. Secured $100,000, 3- phase, 15kw backup generating system donation 2017.

    • May 2016

      ARRL, Amateur Radio Relay League, Newington, CT.

      ARRL 7th Place Nationally for University Amateur Radio Clubs

      K8YSU placed 7th (2016) nationally among colleges in the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) School Club Roundup competition besting other Universities such as the Ohio State, Michigan State, Akron State, Kent State, Arizona State and others.

    • May 2015

      ARRL, Amateur Radio Relay League, Newington, CT.

      ARRL 6th Place Nationally for University Amateur Radio Clubs

      K8YSU placed 6th (2015) nationally among colleges in the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) School Club Roundup competition besting other Universities such as the Ohio State, Michigan State, Akron State, Kent State, Arizona State and others.

  • Past History
    • 1998

      Independent Business Consultant

    • 1996

      KeyCorp/Key Bank, Youngstown, OH

      Assistant Vice President, Private Banking

    • 1993

      National City Bank, Akron - Ohio Bancorp/Dollar Savings & Trust, Youngstown, OH

      Vice President, Sales & Service Administration

    • 1991

      Dollar Savings & Trust, Ohio Bancorp

      Vice President

    • 1984

      Seven Seventeen Credit Union, Warren, OH

      Marketing Director

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2018

      "COACHING SALES PRESENTATIONS - MODELS FOR ASKING PROBING QUESTIONS"

      Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, volume 19, issue 1, p. 79 - 91

    • 2017

      "Consignment Inventory and Credit Terms as Sales Inducements for the Industrial Products Sales Person"

      Journal of Academy of Business and Economics

    • 2004

      "Critical Usability Features of Hotel Websites"

      Business Research Yearbook – Global Business Perspectives Volume XI, a publication of the International Academy of Business Disciplines

  • Professional Service
    • 2007 - present

      Member
      Garden Club, Angels Investment/Educational Group

  • Public Service
    • 2013 - present

      Other
      Mahoning County ARES

    • 2011 - 2017

      Officer, Treasurer
      Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association

    • 2009 - 2009

      Other
      Small Business Development Center
      Youngstown, Ohio

    • Unknown

      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley