Anne Melanson

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - Dec 2009

Director of Marketing and Communication

American Institute of Architects, Georgia Association

Restructured email distribution to membership resulting in 28-35% open rate (10% above average) * Evaluated information for dissemination on emails and websites * Arranged and disseminated two monthly and two bi-weekly membership blasts * Edited annual trade magazine * Educated members on website usage * Represented organization at professional events * Created surveys and analyzed results * Executed and monitored electronic elections * Revamped promotional literature * Coordinated social events * Mentored intern * Recommended and implemented software

Feb 2005 - Sep 2006

Assistant Director of Admissions

Art Institute of Atlanta

Recruited qualified applicants * Interviewed students and parents * Evaluated student’s potential for success * Led facility tours * Maintained call logs and contacts * Summarized programs and career potential * Complied with state and federal regulations

May 2002 - Feb 2005

Business Manager


Eighteen consecutive months of increasing sales growth Maintained minimal Inventory loss from theft * Scheduled staff * Monthly event planning * Attended skill upgrade classes regularly * Customer Service All Star Award

Nov 1998 - May 2001

General Manager

Scanvec Garment Systems - Optitex

Supervised relocation of office from Boston to Philadelphia * Maintained customer database (Access) * Verified accounts payable and receivable * Updated software inventory  Responsible for budget and expenses of +500,000 annually * Provided technical assistance to end users

Oct 1996 - Nov 1998

Software Product Manager

Gerber Technology (Cutting Edge Division)

Trained domestic end-users and international staff on industry specific software * Travelled to eleven countries in 14 months * Created PowerPoint presentations for International staff * Assessed user needs at onsite visits * Resolved software issues for end-users Demonstrated software at international trade shows




Nordstrom: Certified Skin Care Specialist, November 2003

Fragrance Foundation: Certified Fragrance Sales Specialist, March 2003

Landmark Education: Advanced Course, September 2002

Landmark Education; Forum, August 2001The Sales Athlete: Executive Sales Program Certificate, 1991

Communications, Marketing and Management

Website content * Website management * Email marketing * Press releases Event organization * Editorial calendar * News selection * Promotion planning Project management * People management * Customer service * Product training * Sales * Scheduling * Inventory management


MS Office Suite * Outlook * Affiniscape * Constant Contact * Gimp * Social Media