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Hello,

My name is Mark Bodo, and I desire to be a part of an organization that allows me to continually grow in knowledge and experience, while being a part of a supportive team.

I believe that my education, professional experiences, and professional skill sets make me a highly qualified candidate for your organization. 

Here are a few of the benefits that I can bring to this position: 

1.Bachelors degree in Telecommunications with an emphasis in Media Arts

2.Former small business owner: Boone Mailing Center = Business Operations Experience

3.Former One-On-One Case Worker at CNC Access = Human Services Experience

4.10 years of supervisory and management experience = Teamwork Skills

5.10 years of retail and outside sales experience = Personal Skills

6.8 years of Web, Graphic, and Multimedia design experience = Computer Skills

7.2 years secondary education/teaching experience–Technology Education = Teaching Skills

8.7 years experience in the AV and meeting/events industry = Planning and Organizational Skills

9.Teacher and performer of improvisational theatre = Communication Skills

10.Highly intellectual with excellent problem solving skills

11.I am a highly organized, self-motivated, team player, that strives for success in all that I do

On this site you will find additional information about myself; including additional skill sets, work experience, and my educational background.

Work experience

Mar 2000Present

Owner

Mobo Design Studio

  • My knowledge of CMS, HTML, Java, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and other programs has allowed me to provide low cost web solutions to local businesses.

  • Served as the Videographer and Editor for the Watauga Education Foundation’s “Our Children, Our Future” fundraising campaign video.

May 2005Jun 2008

Account/Registered Representative

The Horace Mann Companies

  • My ability to develop client relationships, determine client needs, and find solutions to those needs, allowed me to excel and receive the honor of Rookie Agent of the Year.

  • My ability to work with key decision makers in the local school systems, allowed me to expand company offerings within each school system and secure 403(b), 457(b), and Roth IRA payroll slots to benefit faculty and staff.

  • Provider of state retirement workshops for educators to improve awareness, increase client base, and boost annuity sales.

May 2007Mar 2008

Owner/Operator

Boone Mailing Center

Owned and operated a small business that provided a host of business and shipping support services that included:

  • Packaging
  • Shipping
  • Copy and Fax services
  • Web and Graphic design services
  • Business Identity services
  • Mailbox Rental
  • Office Supplies
  • and Miscellaneous Retail items
Dec 2004May 2005

One-On-One Case Worker

CNC Access
  • My patience, mental health awareness, and supervisory skills allowed me to better serve the needs of at-risk youth for CNC Access which serves children with social, behavioral, or emotional issues to improve their self-awareness, social skills and teach them how to develop positive life skills.

  • Organizational and writing skills allowed me to properly complete and file required Medicaid documentation for my clients.

Jul 2004Dec 2004

Consultant

OneSource BT
  • Assisted an audio-visual and communications company in developing a strategic business and marketing plan for their rental and sales divisions.

  • Additional responsibilities: developed a corporate website, marketing materials, and direct mailings to acquire new business and attract past clients.

Jul 2002Jun 2004

Teacher - Technology Education

Watauga County Schools

  • Educator in the areas of Web Design, Digital Media, and Communications

  • Curriculum development, classroom management, and effective delivery of information were keys to my success as a Technology Educator for Watauga County Schools.

  • My knowledge of servers, network systems, and PC maintenance allowed me to serve my schools IT needs in addition to my ordinary job responsibilities.

Sep 1998Mar 2000

AV Rental Coordinator/Manager

A&V Company

  • My knowledge, experience, and highly organized leadership skills afforded me the ability to manage 15+ employees, 3 off-site meeting facilities, and vehicle fleet for A&V Company’s Rental Division.

  • My ability to coordinate, design, and install audio-visual components for large corporate meetings and events allowed me to serve the needs of the CEO’s and CFO’s of Cisco, Lowes Hardware, Glaxo, and many other corporate clients.

  • As a developer and implementer of employee training programs, I was able to improve customer service, employee knowledge, and raised department standards.

  • I sought and developed new client relationships and expanded service offerings to increase department revenues for A&V Company’s rental division. This led to a 50% revenue increase over the previous year, earning me the company’s “Commitment to Customer Service” Award.

Jul 1997Sep 1998

AV Supervisor

Marriott International, Lincolnshire Resort

  • Worked closely with clients, meeting planners, and vendors to provide audio-visual services in a large scale resort and conference center.

  • Updated and maintained AV equipment inventory.

  • Implemented a training program to improve technical knowledge of staff

Sep 1995Jun 1997

AV Technician

Video Replay
  • Acquired, edited, and duplicated video footage for corporations, Ad agencies, and production companies.

  • Installed and operated audio-visual requirements for large corporate conferences, events, trade shows, and fashion shows.

  • Clients included: Quaker, Leo Burnett, Lowes, McDonalds, Motorola, ABC sports, & CNN.

May 1990Dec 1996

Retail Management, Supervisor, and Sales

Various Retail

Management/Supervisory

  • Owner/Operator: Boone Mailing Center Boone, NC
  • Electronics Department Supervisor: Hudsons Department Store, Okemos, MI
    • Increased sales by 20% over previous year for Hudsons’ Electronics Dept.
  • Asst. Manager/Floor Supervisor: Milano Fur and Leather, Okemos, MI
  • Park Supervisor/Event Supervisor: Four Bears Water Park, Shelby Twp., MI
  • Floor Supervisor: Dejaiz(Retail clothing store), Troy, MI

Retail/Sales Experience

  • Account Representative: The Horace Mann Companies, Springfield, IL
  • Sales Associate:  Circuit City, Durham, NC and Skokie, IL
    • #1 in Sales Training
  • Sales Associate: Hudsons Department Stores, Okemos, MI
  • Sales Associate: Structure, Chicago, IL
  • Sales Associate: Imperial Sports, Rochester, MI

Education

May 2010Present

Master of Arts

Chicago School of Professional Psychology

  •   Currently enrolled and working towards earning a dual Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Psychology, as well as Child and Adolescent Psychology.

  •   GPA: 4.0

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Education

Sep 19901995

BA - Telecommunications

Michigan State University
  • Concentration in Audio and Video production with a minor in film 
  • School Activities included: MSU Alumni Association, Student Radio, Filmmakers Club, Hall President, and  intramural sports 
  • GPA: 3.21
  • Dean’s List: 4 consecutive semesters

References

Billie Hicklin

I served Billie while employed with The Horace Mann Insurance Companies. A company founded by educators, for educators.

William Brown

William and I oversaw the operations of the Rental Division for A&V Company in Greensboro, NC.

Pastor Tim Smith

Pastor Tim Smith is the Pastor of the church I am a member of. I also worked under Pastor Tim while serving as the Interim Office Manager.

Maggie Tilley

Maggie Tilley is the President of full service public relations and advertising firm in Boone, NC. I worked with Maggie as the Director and Editor of the Watauga Education Foundation's "Our Children, Our Future" fundraising campaign video.

Dawn Lehman, Ph.D.

I worked with Dr. Lehman on developing the "Kids Korps Academy", an after-school education and volunteer training program for Kids Korps of America that would be implemented for grades 5-8.

Keith Lyall

Keith Lyall served as the producing manager for the Northwestern North Carolina territories for the Horace Mann Insurance Companies.

Web Design Samples

Skills

Adobe Premiere
Have used Adobe Premiere to edit video for numerous projects.
Flash
Have used Flash to develop full sites, navigation bars, and banner ads.
Dreamweaver
Have developed numerous sites using Dreamweaver.

Writing Samples

Certifications

May 2005Present

NC - Series 6 and 63

NC Dept of Insurance
Mar 2005Sep 2010

NC Multi-Line Insurance License

NC Dept. of Insurance