Ashley Behnke

Ashley Behnke

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Present

Contracts Specialist

Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
  • Responsible for distributing approximately $12 million dollars annually in payments to service providers.

  • Manage six contracts with family violence shelters and non-residential centers in the state of Texas.

  • Perform on-site fiscal and programmatic monitoring on service providers.

  • Evaluate contract renewals annually and RFPs as needed.

  • Provide contract support for non-profit Executive Directors, fiscal personnel and program personnel.

May 2007 - Dec 2008

Captain

Pappas Catering

On-site manager of Pappas personnel and operations for events ranging from 40-1000 guests.

Liaison between Pappas Catering Director and clients at events.

Coordinated event set-up for optimal team performance and customer satisfaction.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Marketing Assistant

LeNique, Inc.

Penned LeNique’s contractual agreements with ABC, Inc. for the show “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Served as liaison between LeNique CEO and ladies’ practice-wear manufacturer.

Assisted with purchasing, website development, and management of sponsored dancers.

Jan 2007 - Sep 2007

Camps Director

Austin Toros

Coordinated camp coaches, Toros players, college interns to execute daily tasks.

Served as point of contact for Toros front office and four facility managers in Austin and Round Rock.

Organized and oversaw camp logistics such as budgeting, marketing, and conflict resolution.

May 2005 - Jan 2007

Contract Specialist

Compiled $48 million dollar budget for the Austin District Office’s 2006 operations.

Negotiated contracts with construction firms by coordinating pay scales for contractors and outlining their scope of services on projects.

Created correspondence documents for Contracts Department and completed administrative tasks.

Education

Education
2004 - 2008

B.S. in Kinesiology

http://www.utexas.edu

Specialized in operations management and organizational behavior for the sport-business industry, which consisted of sport organizations as well as private, sport-related firms.

Skills

Skills

Fiscal Management

Analytical Skills

Synthesizing Ability

Able to synthesize research and statistical data to aid in decision-making,

Interpersonal Communication Skills

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Computer Proficiency

MS Office (Powerpoint, Word, Excel), Mac OS, Adobe Reader, LotusNotes

Attention to detail

Membership

Leadership, Education and Development Program in Business (LEAD)

Community Service and Achievements

Boys and Girls Club, Austin TX     2010

Program Counselor

Central Texas Warriors Sports Organization, Austin, TX

Board Director & Assistant Coach                                                                              2006 – 2007

Volunteered by coordinating, scheduling, and coaching teams in practices, games and national tournaments.

Aided in managing team’s budget for tournament entrance fees, travel accommodations, gym rental and equipment.

Holistically developed athletes through coaching basketball techniques and life skills.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Varsity Rower                                                                                                            2004 – 2005

Get Kids in Action, Chapel Hill, NC

Mentor                                                                                                                      2004 - 2005

Assisted in developing Gatorade pilot program for youth at elementary schools.

Designed fitness workouts and led informational discussions regarding nutrition.

Motivated and monitored students’ physical activity in routines during classroom visits.

Carolina Dreams, Chapel Hill, NC

Host                                                                                                                          2004

Hosted UNC-CH Children’s Hospital patients and their families during campus visits.

Attended UNC sporting events and provided enthusiastic support for a child and his or her family.

Certifications

Certifications
Oct 2011 - Oct 2016

Certified Texas Contract Manager

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts