Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Sep 2008

Junior Account Executive

Madano Partnership
  • Interacted with clients at board level, sector analysts, private client brokers, and both trade and financial journalists

  • Demonstrated understanding of the journalist, broker, and investment communities

  • Developed Market Intelligence researching skills and new business pitch preparation techniques

  • Supported continuity with clients when consultants were on other projects to render expected results

  • Provided ongoing administrative support to account managers and executives when necessary

  • Coordinated journalists' and analysts' meetings and presentations, responsibilities included: creating and sending invitations, conducting the necessary follow up and coordinating with  clients to ensure venue and refreshments were sufficient

May 2008 - May 2008

Event Coordinator

McDonald Butler
  • Helped with all logistics of a Spanish event successfully achieving the expected attendance of 30 international companies. Responsibilities included: targeting and executing the invitation process both domestically and internationally; constructing packets for event guests, coordinating numerous transportation arrangements, dealing with numerous budgets and managing and nurturing relationships with sponsors, attendees, and speakers
Feb 2008 - Feb 2008

Junior Account Executive - Intern

Penrose Financial
  • Created and updated databases, client fact sheets, analyst and press lists

  • Provided in-depth research on press coverage for clients and competitors as well as sector trends

Nov 2007 - Dec 2007

Junior Account Executive - Intern

Peregrine Communications
  • Supported accountmanagers and account executives by maintaining client relationships

  • Assisted in the development of a communication plan, new business pitch documents and drafting of press releases

  • Created and updated databases, client fact sheets, analyst and press lists, and provided indepth research on press coverage for clients and competitors as well as sector trends

Oct 2007 - Oct 2007

Junior Account Executive - Intern

Penrose Financial
  • Provided continual research on media coverage for clients, competitors and different sectors

  • Updated and generated databases, client fact sheets, and both analyst and press lists

May 2007 - Jul 2007

Junior Account Executive - Intern

ICIS Financial PR
  •  Supported account managers and account executives by maintaining client relationships and conducting media research
  • Aided in the development of communication plans, new business pitch documents, drafting of press releases, databases, client fact sheets, and both analyst and press lists
Aug 2005 - Dec 2005

Event Coordinator/ Administrator

Regents College
  • Single handily planned, organized and guided three international trips (Wales, Edinburgh and Paris) for 30 to 45 students. Some activities included: arranging transportation and lodging, creating itineraries and handling and managing the budget

  • Oversaw the development, coordination, and facilitation of the university's social programs such as: students' orientation week, and parties

  • Handled administrative and treasury functions as well as supervision of 8 student employees
Oct 2001 - Dec 2004

Peer Counselor/Office Manager

Webster University
  • Successfully organized departmental events such as: how to combat stress, sex and alcohol awareness week, educating teens in high schools about alcohol and drugs, safe spring break campaign, and increasing awareness about eating disorders

  • Managed budget expenditure, and coordinated of employee schedules, while ensuring a high quality of service to students and faculty

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Extended Education Certificate

University of Washington

This program enhanced my public relations skills.  I learned techniques for managing relationships not only with the media but investors, community members and legislators, improved my writing skills, and gained hands-on experience by assisting a Seattle company with their communications needs.

Working with PR professionals currently practicing in their fields, has allowed me to gain immeasurable skills. I feel privileged and extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside:

Dan McConnel - Former Managing Director, DDB Public Relations

Currently active pr practitioner, known for his extensive work in strategic planning, media relations, crisis communications and sports & event marketing.

Heidi Hutchinson - Senior Vice President, Edelman Seattle

Lee Schoentrup – Senior Communications Manager, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI)

Laird F Harris – Founder and CEO, Harris & Smith Public Affairs

Approved by the UW Department of Communication, and endorsed by the Public Relations Society of America, Puget Sound Chapter, and the International Association of Business Communications, Seattle Chapter.

Skills

Skills

Facebook

Interpretation from English = Spanish and Spanish - English

Translation from English - Spanish and Spanish - English

English

Spanish

MediaDisk

Lexis Nexis

Adobe Photo Shop

Microsoft Office