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Savvy, brand-aware communications and event planning professional with great attention to detail and an eye for the big picture. Strong collaborator with a talent for developing effective employee and vendor relationships.  Experienced planning both large and small events for internal and external audiences. Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, as well as copywriting and art direction.

Work experience

Mar 2006Nov 2009

Communications Specialist, Guest Relations


• Planned events for employees, consumers, government, community members and media•  Developed communication materials and managed media relations for Amway’s 75th anniversary celebration with 7500 people in attendance•  Handled all aspects of event planning – from presentation, signage and collateral development to site inspection, transportation and budget management•  Managed day-of event operations, including interfacing with guests, executives, audio-visual technicians and security• Developed presentation materials for management team and coordinated all aspects of quarterly employee meetings


Advertising Copywriter

Tarbell, Realtors

• Wrote and edited advertising copy for multiple newspapers • Coordinated advertising for real estate offices • Wrote and placed press releases in multiple newspapers


Public Relations | Internet Marketing | Brand Communications Intern

Hyundai Motor America

• Wrote vehicle information for 2002 Press Kit • Conducted interviews and wrote press releases about company events • Assisted in coordinating media events with Hyundai’s public relations agency • Coordinated campaigns with Hyundai’s marketing agency • Developed community outreach programs • Monitored competitor Internet activity