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Registration/Meeting Manager

CoreNet Global Real Estate Assn.

·Responsible for managing all aspects of meeting registration, from website design and online/manual registrations to on-site set up and management

·Manage all registration logistics (signage, badges, lanyards, fees/policies, registration websites) for 4 Global Summits (1500+ attendees) and 25+ smaller meetings (30-300 attendees) yearly

·Effectively communicate across internal teams to design events according to company objectives, and then manage event logistics and any registration functions necessary for each

·Hire/manage/train on site staff to work registration area during Summit events

·Train CoreNet staff and Chapter Administrators on Cvent Event Registration Software

·Manage Cvent Event Registration Software for the CoreNet office

·Responsible for the reporting of all registration data including attendance figures, revenue and historical data


Meeting Planner/Membership Director

D&D Communications Group

·Responsible for recruitment and/or retention of 2000+ new and existing society members through sales calls and marketing campaigns

·Work with sales team to drive magazine ad sales and event sponsorships

·Research and select private venues for quarterly networking events, negotiate & sign contracts

·Serve as onsite hostess for each event, coordinating all logistics with appropriate venue manager

·Manage all aspects of events including attendee registration & check-in, room layout, bill reconciliation, etc.

·Create budgets based on event history and sponsor contributions, then select food and beverage options that keep the budget a priority

·Design and distribution of all marketing collateral (print/web/email) to draw attendance to events

· Assist Director of Meetings in planning 100+ company tradeshow, including booth assignments, contracts and managing exhibition company

Dec 2002Sep 2008

Meeting Coordinator

The Hinman Dental Society

·Responsible for vendor/site-selection, entertainment selection, menu planning, invitation & RSVPs, and follow-through for several formal functions ranging from 40-200 people (business meetings, banquets, cocktail parties)

·Work cohesively with Executive Director and three other staff members in planning all phases of a 24,000+ attendee convention, as well as 50+ smaller meetings throughout the year

·Responsible for all administrative aspects of the office, including, but not limited to; answering phones, directing mail, negotiating equipment purchases, ordering stationery pieces, etc.

·Arrange all aspects of staff travel (locally and out-of-state), as well as the housing/airline arrangements of over 300 guest speakers and members

·Maintain database of over 750 society members, keeping information current and accurate, and accountable for all general correspondence (email, website, US Mail, fax) between staff and society members

·Responsible for coordinating IT & AudioVisual needs of 60+ speakers through our AudioVisual supplier

·Maintain/edit/update content and appearance of the Hinman website through our webmaster

·Assist graphic designers in the creation/editing/placement of all trade publications, including all advertising pieces and business printings (stationery, business cards)

·Played an integral role in the disaster recovery efforts of the 2008 tornado that cancelled the Hinman meeting, and responsible for creating Hinman’s Emergency Preparedness plan just prior to this event

Jul 2002Dec 2002

Special Events Intern

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
·Responsible for obtaining new event sponsorships/donations/volunteers

·Acquired five new event sponsors in one month through tenacious solicitations

·Maintain/organize calendar of board meetings, deadlines, delivery dates, etc.

·Produced marketing materials for special needs/events/volunteer recruitment

·In charge of creating sponsorship request/thank you letters, various mailers, some Public Relations pieces, and editing all copy

·Maintained relationships with board members, sponsors, volunteers, craft committee

·Controlled flow/organization of incoming mail, emails, phone calls and resolved conflicts as necessary

Jun 1996Feb 2002

Admin Assistant/Marketing Assistant

J.A. Jones Construction

 Accounting Clerk/ Administrative Assistant

(6/1996-5/1997, 1/1998-2/2002) • Work with/proficient in MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Epic, WordPerfect• In charge of accounts payable, filing, copying, travel arrangements, typing/ proofing correspondence, data entry, presented customers with a professional image via telephone• Improved upon existing methods of filing, kept invoices up-to-date

Marketing Assistant

(5/1997-1/1998)• Prepared proposal packages for new and existing customers• Creation/fulfillment of mass-mailer programs to customers• Administered customer relationship management (CRM) software • Assisted in the creation of marketing pieces



Bachelor of Business Administration

Kennesaw State University
  • President’s List, Dean’s List
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Kennesaw Marketing Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Graduated Magna Cum Laude- 3.8 GPA

Promotions Marketing

Marketing Research   

Consumer Behavior

Event Management

Sales & Advertising

Sports Marketing                           

Skills, interests

Other skills include

MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Cvent Event Registration Software, WordPerfect, Access, ACT, Illustrator, Oracle, Outlook, 70+ wpm, punctual, strong attention to details, excellent writing skills, creative, schedule-driven, detail/task-oriented, immaculate sense of organization, self-directed, pride myself on staying ‘one step ahead’, professional, intelligent, friendly, fast learner, willing and able to learn anything, positive attitude, eager to succeed and bring success to my company

  Additional information:

*      Received CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certification, September, 2010

·Received a certificate in Kennesaw State University’s ‘Meeting Planner’ continuing education program

·Current member and active participant in Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

·Received certificate from the Conference & Meeting Management program sponsored by the University of Georgia

·Active member of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters community

·Active volunteer with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta & Habitat for Humanity


Dynamic, high-energy, Certified Meeting Professional offering proven experience in Event Management,  Marketing, Trade Shows, Registration & Membership Management, and Customer Service.Highly organized, detailed, self-motivated, and willing to go the extra mile in every facet of the job.  Skilled in all aspects of site/menu selection, contracts & budgets, committee staffing & supervision, vendor interaction, and project follow through & follow-up. Organized and self-directed with a diverse educational background looking to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with a unique organization that can benefit from my skills and that I can learn from and grow with.

Special Events Portfolio


Conference & Meeting Management

University of Georgia

Certified Meeting Planner

Convention Industry Council