Summary

Results driven professional with 20+ years of experience and expertise in meetings/events industry.  Additional expertise in marketing communication.  Demonstrated success in project management, administrative and operations management.  Proven ability to determine true needs, enhance productivity and control costs.  A strategic planner, recognized for managing multiple functions, cost effectively, identifying critical issues and implementing effective solutions.  Excellent communicator with demonstrated success in internal and external customer service and support.

Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Present

Sr. Events Manager/Client Services Manager

Blue Sky Broadcast
Jun 2008 - May 2011

Sr Events Manager

Vistage International
Jan 2006 - Mar 2008

Meeting Manager

Concepts Worldwide
May 1999 - Dec 2005

Director of Corporate Events

International Risk Management Institute

Experience Includes

  • Budget creation, tracking and reconciliation
  • Vendor/site selection including RFPs and contract negotiations
  • Continuing education program coordination, LMS/online learning portals
  • Planning & operations including registration, housing, transportation, A/V, F&B, entertainment, exhibits, shipping, security, evaluations, hybrid meetings, conference capture and other logistical elements
  • Directed major shift in departmental structure and creation of new positions
  • Grew & matured production department through record-breaking year
  • Supervision of full-time staff and a variety of temporary/on-site personnel
  • Scheduling of equipment, supplies and personnel to support program objectives
  • Selected preferred suppliers, negotiated discounted rates and annual contracts
  • Established employee goals/objectives and conducted performance reviews
  • Mentored support personnel in project management skills
  • Implemented technology and other systems designed to consolidate information and increase productivity
  • Administration of direct mail and electronic promotional campaigns
  • Scheduling and administration of promotional programs
  • Coordination of corporate sponsorship materials
  • Development of marketing gifts

Education

Education

B.S. - Business Administration

San Diego State University

Emphasis Information Systems