Born in FUKUOKA , JAPAN
Master of Business Administration, Management & Marketing
Corpus Christi State University 1992
Master of Science in Education, Adult Education
Central Missouri State University 1977
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
University of Missouri, Columbia 1970
BUSINESS & TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Ken Combs Realtors: Broker-owner and Director of Marketing of a full service real estate company that has served the Corpus Christi market for over 26 years. Ken Combs Realtors provides seller or buyer representation in residential and commercial transactions, appraisals, feasibility studies, property tax consulting, and property management. In addition to the sales career, my marketing functions include media access and the creation, design and construction of materials for promotion of the firm and the client's properties. Responsibilities the implementation of business and personnel growth management plan, and the development of custom seminar designs and presentations with in-depth comprehensive creative curriculum for the real estate community. Topics have included personal assistants, marketing, property management law, sexual harassment, contracts and Federal Tax Law. Clients include: San Antonio Board of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, Rockport Board of Realtors, Key Allegro Realtors, First American Title Company, Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel Realtors, Stewart Title, Corpus Christi Association of Realtors, Century 21 and Garron Dean Company Realtors.
Del Mar College: Adjunct Instructor of Business teaching over 250 semester hours since 1978; courses include Management, Marketing, Business Law, Introduction to Business, Small Business Development, Human Resources and all Real Estate courses. Instructional methods include team assignments, role-play, focus groups, use of the Internet to access news articles and conduct research, and community experts as guest speakers. Other techniques include the use of Excel, PowerPoint (both self developed and textbook supplied), instructional videos, current events and global business. Student information audits are completed at the beginning of each semester and this allows the customization of educational approaches to address the various learning modalities of each individual student.
University of the Incarnate Word: Instructor of Business at the Del Mar College campus teaching Consumer Behavior, Advertising, and Marketing to undergraduate students.
Texas Association of Realtors: Senior Faculty for the Realtor Institute teaching the GRI courses to Realtors throughout the state of Texas. Developed curriculum and trained Realtors on technical and legal issues as well as business, planning, property management, and marketing concepts. Designed educational course materials including competencies, syllabi, tests, and course instructor guidelines.
Corpus Christi State University: Adjunct Professor of Finance teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the Business Department.
Corpus Christi Independent School District: G.E.D. teacher at the Adult Learning Center.
Trenton Junior College: Director of Adult Education.
Corpus Christi Association of Realtors:
Vice President 1990
Chosen in 1986 as "Realtor of the Year"
Board of Directors, 6 years
Chairman of the following committees: Education, MLS, Professional Standards, Governmental
Affairs & Finance.
Texas Association of Realtors:
State Director 1989, 1990 & 1991
Texas Real Estate Teachers Association:
Goodwill Ambassador: Appointed by Mayor Jones, Mayor Turner, Mayor Rhodes and Mayor Neal
to represent the City of Corpus Christi in Japan, Spain, France, Mexico and Taiwan.
Leadership Corpus Christi, Class XV Graduate.
Perspectives: A leadership training program sponsored by the Corpus Christi Association of Realtors.
Corpus Christi Sister City Committee: Appointed by each Mayor since 1987.
General Chairman ,Chairman for Yokosuka, Japan , and Chairman of Student Exchange.
Corpus Christi Literacy Council: Certified tutor.
Texas State Aquarium: Fundraising Committee.
Asian Cultures Museum: volunteer.
Nueces County Appraisal Review Board: Chairman.
South Shore Colony Architectural Control Committee: Chairman.
CREI Certified Real Estate Instructor awarded by the Texas Real Estate Teachers Association.
GRI Graduate, Realtor Institute awarded by the Texas Association of Realtors.
Texas Real Estate Broker
DRUE J. COMBS
4466 South Staples, Suite C
Corpus Christi, TX 78411