Event Path

Annual Meetings

Themed Events

Customer Relations Events

Employee Excursions

Sales Meetings

Westvaco Corporation

(250+ guests)

M. L. King, Jr. Basketball Tournament &

Promotional Event

Jabar Communications

M. L. King, Jr. Annual Celebration Planning Committee

Young Women's Christian Association

Chairman of Singles Workshop Planning Committee

Mount Moriah

1st Annual Jazz Night

Truth & Fellowship Global Outreach

Inauguration Group Travel Signature Savvy

 

  Weddings, Receptions and Milestone Events

Signature Savvy

(600+ guests)

Core Competencies

Organizational Expertise

Communication Skills

Customer Care

Budget Management

Summary

  • Experienced Event/Project Manager planning and executing 100's of elements per event to include but not limited to Contract Negotiation, Risk Management, Contingency Planning, Event Design and management of $100,000+ Event Budgets.
  • 28 years of experience in the Food & Beverage and Event Planning segments.
  • Have orchestrated and directed activities for up to (9+) Vendors, (30+) Event Participants and (600+) Attendees.
  • Have led a 4 to 6 member Banquet Staff.
  • Exceptional Customer Service, Communication and Organizational skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proactive mode of operation.
  • Education Advocate.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2014 - Jul 2014

Employee Development Event Organizer/Moderator

Zurich Insurance

Created an educational experience through utilizing the power of live visual displays and entertainment, to promote professional appearance during the summer season in accordance with company dress code.

Jan 2006 - Jan 2009

Freelance Event Coordinator

Truth & Fellowship Global Outreach

Truth & Fellowship is an innovative religious non-profit organization with locations in Charleston and Florence, South Carolina.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepared Event Reports to include Profit and Loss, Ticket Sales Management, and Post-Event Review.
  • Assisted with Food and Beverage selections and purchases.
  • Negotiated contracts and booked speakers/entertainers.
  • Organized Holiday Affairs.
  • Ticket Sales Management.
  • Supervised setup, breakdown and restoration of event facility.
  • Designed Floor Plans.
  • Styled Event Decor Schemes.
  • Coordinated events for 200+ persons. 

Key Achievement:

  • Organized and Directed 1st Annual Jazz Night.
2005 - 2006

Media Account Executive

Jabar Communications

A privately owned media broadcast company comprised of 3 radio and 1 television station offering Regional Mexican, Gospel and Classic Hits formats.

Key Responsibilities:

Established and maintained client/media relationships to produce commercials and broadcast air schedules.

Key Achievement:

  • Successful development and execution of M. L. King, Jr. Basketball Tournament promotional campaign.
2003 - 2006

Banquet & Women's Department Head/Event Coordinator Volunteer

Truth & Fellowship Global Outreach

Truth & Fellowship is an innovative religious non-profit organization with locations in Charleston and Florence, South Carolina.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Served as Banquet Department Supervisor overseeing a 4 to 6 member wait staff.
  • Served as Women’s Department Head.
  • Managed event budgets implementing cost saving strategies producing results below actual budget allotment.
  • Prepared Event Reports to include Profit and Loss, Ticket Sales Management, and Post-Event Review.
  • Assisted with Food and Beverage selections and purchasing.
  • Negotiated contracts and booked speakers/entertainers.
  • Ticket Sales Management.
  • Assisted Vice President with selection of meeting themes, topics of discussion and activities.
  • Supervised setup, breakdown and restoration of event facility.
  • Designed Floor Plans.
  • Styled Event Decor Schemes.
  • Coordinated events for 200+ persons.

 Key Achievement:

  • Organized and Supervised Women's Conference Bus Trip to Maryland
1993 - 2001

Import/Export Customer Service Representative II

Westvaco Corporation

Westvaco Corporation is a global packaging and specialty chemicals manufacturing company with operating facilities in 30 countries.  Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange the company merged with Mead in 2002 to form MeadWestvaco (MWV).

Import/Export Customer Service Representative II - Charleston, South Carolina (1997 - 2001)

Key Responsibilities:

Coordinated order fulfillment activities of a European subsidiary staff, a U. S. Customs Brokerage firm and an internal shipping department to export/import goods to the Europe and Middle East region. 

Key Achievements:

  • Have traveled abroad to train foreign subsidiary office personnel while implementing guidelines for the European and Middle Eastern sales area.
  • Enforced procedures for proper import/export document distribution.

Administrative Representative/Event Coordinator - Charleston, South Carolina (1993 - 1997)

Key Responsibilities:

Prepared budgets, contracts, and price lists for upper management, created presentations using various software programs and coordinated events for 250+ employees/business contacts.

Key Achievements:

  • Authored Administrative Procedures Handbook.
  • Promotion to Customer Service Representative
1994 - 1997

M. L. King, Jr. Annual Celebration Planning Committee Volunteer

Young Women's Christian Association of Charleston

The YWCA of Greater Charleston is a non-profit agency that empowers women, strengthens youth and families, and works toward racial justice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborated with committee members to produce annual celebration parade and talent search competitions.
1996 - 1996

Chairman of Singles Workshop Planning Committee

Mount Moriah

Mount  Moriah is a religious non-profit organization that has been serving the Charleston community since 1892.

Key Responsibilities and Achievement

  • Lead a 4 member team in organizing and hosting the Annual Singles Workshop.

Education

Education