Current Resume

Skills

*Strong Communications Knowledge*Exhilarating Brand and Relationship Builder*Experiential Marketer*Strong Team Leader and Player*Strong and Expressive Writer*Savvy Multitasking Ability*Enthusiastic Communicator*Perceptive and Analytic Listener*Flexible and Adaptable*Efficiently Organized*Self-Directed*Juicy Creative*Outstanding Windows/Mac Computer Knowledge*Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Proficient*

Professional Summary

Progressive and spirited marketing and communications professional committed to success as a preeminent part of your creative team to produce highly stimulating experiences in marketing and public relations initiatives.  My keys to successfully improving the status quo of any situation are through out-of-the-box thinking, utilizing collaborative brainstorming strategies, energetic relationship building both internally and externally, and precision implementation and execution of all media, event, and industry procedures.

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

Freelance Event Management
  • Free lance coordinator working with vendors and clients to brilliantly and efficiently plan, and execute a variety of events including travel, weddings, parties, reunions, etc.
Apr 2010 - Present

PR/Development Volunteer

Center for Hearing & Speech
  • Re-design and write public relations/marketing pieces including donor packages, event marketing pieces, newsletters, internal/online communications
Apr 2010 - May 2010

Pins & Needles Fashion Show Producer

Lucky You Productions

  • Managed a team of 10 to execute a meticulous production schedule including event layout and schedule, vendor contracts, promotions, event marketing, and volunteers 
  • Organized and maintained relationships with businesses, media outlets, and volunteer street teams to promote event
Mar 2009 - Aug 2009

Event Planning/Marketing Intern

Exquisite! Event Planning & Design
  • Booked clients through many different service packages leading to increased profits and future potential clientele
  • Improved company marketing and reputation by connecting with social media marketing and corporate resources 
  • Enhanced current and created new business relationships coordinating with vendors on 2-3 events per week
  • Strengthened efficiency and overall success of the business through improved internal and external documentation and procedures including organization with clientele documents and event timelines

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Feb 2008 - May 2009

Wiiings Team Member

Red Bull North America
  • Assisted management to create a more self-sufficient, efficient, and strong team
  • Designed and lead daily missions to creatively and enthusiastically expose the Red Bull brand through an internal strategic marketing plan to its target market
  • Used direct marketing and field promotion during various national and worldwide Red Bull cultural and sporting events to ‘sell’ Red Bull products and brand to its target markets 
  • Consistently represented the Red Bull brand with an outgoing personality, positive attitude, and passion for an energetic lifestyle 
  • Awarded highly coveted “Wiiings” as a result of outstanding performance within first two months of employment
Jan 2009 - May 2009

Fundraising Committee

Iowa State University Fashion Show
  • Created public relations pieces such as media releases and press kits to be sent to media outlets and potential sponsors on campus, in the Des Moines/Ames area, and throughout surrounding states
  • Identified, contacted, and secured sponsorships at varying financial levels (from $50-$1000) 
  • Executed fundraising events in the weeks before and all displays and events on the day of the fashion show
  • Obtained record sponsorship and event attendees from public relations pieces and sponsorship efforts
Aug 2008 - May 2009

Recruitment & Morale

Iowa State University Dance Marathon
  • Work to recruit and help over 1000 participants fundraise for the 15 hour marathon to be held on January 24, 2009 which is recognized as the largest philanthropic event annually on Iowa State University’s campus, expected to raise over $200,000 
  • Organize hourly activities to keep participants motivated utilizing fun, upbeat themes for the duration of the event
Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

Director of Special Projects

Collegiate Panhellenic Council
  • Supplied guidance, oversight, and management for over 50 philanthropic events in the Iowa State and Ames communities conducted by Iowa State University's 15 sororities and 27 fraternities raising over $105,000, and increase of 19% from 2007, for local and national philanthropic organizations in 2008
  • Identified, monitored, and recorded community service opportunities for the Sorority Community to achieve a goal of 32,385, an increase of 26% from 2007, completed service hours
  • Planned, managed, marketed, and executed three philanthropic and two community service events on behalf of the Iowa State University Greek Community
May 2002 - Aug 2008

Delegate and Counselor

Conference for Inclusive Communities
  • Create inclusive environments for participants to become aware of and learn how to approach social justice topics through day, weekend, and week long seminars, events and camps
  • Trained in facilitating and counseling participants in social awareness and diversity activities, topics, and discussions
Jun 2003 - Aug 2006

Sales Associate & Denim Manager

The Buckle
  • Consistently one of the monthly top sales associates with daily total sales between $1,300-$2,500
  • Earned promotion to Denim Manager as a senior in high school for superior product knowledge, high sales achievements, management skills, and future potential to expand within the company 
  • Trained in and trained other associates in the highest level of customer service, the pride of The Buckle
  • Worked with inventory control, creative store merchandising, POS systems, and various store reports to improve daily business functions and sales
  • Built the store for opening and continually created optimal merchandising both visually and with inventory layouts to reach sales and customer service goals
May 2006 - Aug 2006

Research Consultant to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Sandos & Associates Consulting

  • Conducted research to segment markets and create organizational portfolios targeting minority and community organizations 
  • Utilized research base to identify strategic and tactical targets for business alliances and corporate sponsorship with Wells Fargo