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·Accomplished marketing and event operations manager with an expansive range of experience including: event production, revenue generation, promotions, marketing sales packages and on-premise programs

·Strategic thinker with experience in marketing and event strategy, new operations techniques, client and vendor insight

·Experienced in managing multiple employees, vendors, budgets, cross-functional teams and fast paced operations

Work experience

Mar 2008Present

Operations & Logistics

Event Logisitcs, Inc.

·  Production, operations, on-site logistics and consulting for an event planning company

·Offered continued support before, during and after each event in the areas of administration and built strong working relationships with on-site vendors and staff

·Prioritized conflicting issues and requirements on-site with limited time and resources, resulting in better outcomes in the areas of time, space, equipment and service

            · Supervised, scheduled, and trained new full-time and temporary staff

Oct 2008Mar 2009

Account/Operations Manager

Hello Florida!, Inc.

·Responsible for logistical management and successful operation of contracted programs for a full service destination  management company

·Negotiated costs and services in order to maintain budget specifications

·Developed and maintained supplier/partner relationships

·Successfully managed multiple programs, venue staff and tour guides

Oct 2004Dec 2007

Marketing& Communications Manager

MDM Group, Ltd.

·Oversaw development of revenue generation worksheets and budgets and assisted with the establishment of corporate marketing/ sales packages and plans

·Created process for identifying, assessing, and recommending key marketing and sponsorship opportunities

·Increased profits in the event’s display, hospitality and sponsorship revenue generating areas

·Designed and created event program and managed the successful launch of the new event website, expansion, redesign and updates

·Updated new marketing and sponsorship materials, lists, and budgets

·Effectively managed a six person team by providing direction, offering support, and creating an open, results-oriented environment

·Assisted the director of Fleet Week USA in producing and implementing over 10 (+) events and activities during show week; Streamlined registration process and advanced ship tour procedures for approximately 4,000 designated visitors

            ·  Facilitated event contracts and renewals and responsible for production and implementation of

            city permits


Aug 2004Dec 2005

Master of Science

St. Thomas University


Computer Skills
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator  

Creative Marketing Materials


Darlene Plisko

Former Supervisor at Hello Florida!, Inc.

Maureen Espostio

Former Supervisor at Event Logistics, Inc.

Johnny Williams

Former Supervisor at MDM Group, Ltd.