Objective

Experienced direct marketing and project management professional. Strong account, operations, database and client relationship-building skills.  A creative self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and curiosity; an enthusiastic team leader with a take-charge, can-do attitude, seeks challenging and rewarding environment to put nine-plus years of project management talent and experience to use.

Work History

Work History

Freelance Event Planner & Project Manager

Park and Fifty-First Meeting & Planning
  • Part-time meeting planning freelance consultant for NY and Cape Cod based meeting planning company
  • On-site, implementation of contract details for national organizations including room reservation, conference presentation needs and food requirements. Guest check-in and concierge services as needed
Nov 2010 - Present

Executive Assistant

Egon Zehnder International
  • Initiated redesign of process for interviewing potential internal consultant candidates throughout 10 US offices
  • Responsible for travel arrangements of internal candidates, including heavy calendaring, collecting and distributing information
  • Maintain candidate profiles and report to senior staff of status of each
  • Work closely with NY accounting department to manage accuracy of client billing and reconcile accounts payable
  • Designed scheduling process for video conferences across the globe with Boston office, initiating and trouble-shooting heavy video conferencing in the Boston office
  • Modify, edit, review and update marketing materials regularly
  • Assist consultants with daily activities, heavy travel and calendaring; special projects; distribution of daily office activity report, greeting and seating top-level Clients and C-Level candidates
  • Manage all IT related issues throughout the office and oversee to thorough resolution in collaboration with NY and ATL IT office staff
  • Within three months of joining the office I was awarded the annual “Umbuntu” award to the individual who demonstrates and strengthens the team spirit within the organization

1993 - 2011

Realtor

Real Estate Sales
  • Earned 70-80% commission splits despite being a part-time agent
  • Consistently won unsolicited awards for outstanding customer service in post-sale blind surveys completed by Century 21

Real Estate Offices affiliated with

  • Hughes & Hughes Real Estate, South Natick, MA
  • Century 21 Commonwealth Real Estate, Medfield, MA
  • Northeast Signature Properties, Millis, MA
Apr 2006 - Oct 2009

Owner, Creative Designer

Let's Needlepoint
  • Designed and created high-quality needlepoint canvases offering an affordable alternative to hand-painted canvas designs
  • Marketed and distributed nationally via online and retail sales
  • Broke even in first year (Business lost due to major fire, October 2009)
Jan 2004 - Oct 2009

Owner, Stir-Crazy Mom

Stir Crazy Mom

  • Home-based business, producing slideshows, PowerPoint presentations, conversion of video, film and audio to digital formats. (Business lost due to major fire, October 2009.)
2004 - 2006

Chairperson

Norfolk Cultural Council
  • Wrote and received Grant monies from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to complete a multi-year sculptural project for civic space within community. Initiated and presented the new face of the Norfolk Cultural Council in tandem with the new library opening and received increased awareness and membership participation of group-sponsored events
  • Created relationship with Library Trustees for ongoing art shows to circulate through the library as a means to drive traffic to the library for both literary and art appreciation and support
  • Built membership of Council from two to 11 through stewardship programs
Jan 1995 - Jul 2001

Board Member

Norfolk Community League
  • Increased funding by 325% during six-year tenure on Board
  • Repositioned and rebranded the small civic organization into the “Norfolk Community League,” a vital, highly respected, fundraising and charitable giving machine
  • Conceived and implemented two major fundraisers and several active community groups all of which are still viable today
Jan 1992 - Apr 1993

Account Supervisor

Giardini Russell Advertising
  • Introduced world’s leading manufacturer of residential stairlifts, Stannah, to the US market in regional roll-out of direct marketing, PR and advertising campaigns (print, TV and radio) 
  • Program manager and primary client contact, managing account, creative and production staff to implement direct marketing and advertising campaigns
Dec 1989 - Dec 1991

Account Supervisor

EMI Strategic Marketing, Inc.
  • Recruited to manage and implement ground-breaking direct marketing catalog program to build database of 80 million households for AT&T. Using data gathered, sister program spun off targeted merchandise catalog generating $20M in revenue in the first year
  • Planned, created and distributed two million-piece mailing, including fulfillment, customer service and partner components, within the 60-day deadline, followed by monthly mailings of the same with just a staff of five
  • Helped grow company from five to 50 by fulfilling multi-faceted assignment to gain confidence and additional funding from client
  • Responsible for client relationship building and communication of program expectations, both internally and externally
  • Managed and mentored staff of 13 creative, account and production personnel
  • Created and demonstrated feasibility for proposed programs to several Fortune 500 companies during new business presentations
Dec 1986 - Dec 1989

Account Executive

Digitas (F.K.A. Bronner Slosberg Humphrey)
  • Joined company in its infancy and worked directly with industry legends Michael Bronner and Mike Slosberg as part of the New Business Development team
  • Outlined operational plans and provided research for multi-tier direct response marketing campaigns
  • Planned and implemented multiple, simultaneous direct marketing programs including business-to-business and consumer-direct for Fortune 100 and regional clients including American Express,  AT&T, EF Hutton, Lotus Development Corp., Polaroid, National Car Rental and Boston Harbor Hotel
Jun 1985 - Dec 1986

Assistant Director, Annual Fund

Boston University
  • Planned, designed and executed all Annual Fund direct mail fundraising programs in addition to those created on behalf of several schools within the University
  • Effectively coordinated with telemarketing efforts to build alumni loyalty and increase charitable donations
  • Appointed liaison to University Information Systems to build database and strengthen fundraising efforts
  • Managed wide range of projects and events to completion within budget and time frames
May 1984 - Jun 1985

Account Assistant

NW Ayer, Inc.
  • Team co-recipient of a PRSA “Silver Anvil” award for an international public relations campaign on behalf of DeBeers Consolidated Mines, Ltd. 
  • Supported account team, including writing and editing press releases for national media, identifying media outlets
  • Created and distributed press kits and assist with talent management and staging photo shoots

Education

Education
Sep 1980 - May 1984

B.S.

Skidmore College

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 1993 - Dec 2012

MA Licensed Realtor

Commonwealth of Massachusetts