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MA Candidate with solid background in marketing, public relations and special events in the corporate and non-profit arenas.SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Highly organized and detail-oriented with experience in providing thorough and skillful marketing and public relations support to senior executives. Dedicated and focused; able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and follow through to achieve project goals. An independent and self-motivated professional with excellent communication skills; able to grow and maintain positive relationships with clients and colleagues at all organizational levels.

Work experience

Jan 2010Present

Graduate Assistant

University of Memphis

Assist in research development for Dr. Jin Yang, assistant to Professor Robert Willis in JOUR3400 (Intro to PR). Currently working on the development of a social media course for the department as part of my graduate final project.

Aug 2007Dec 2007

Lead Marketing Coordinator


·Handled all marketing efforts for the Memphis, Jackson and Hernando offices

·Wrote and distributed press releases and news articles for all Memphis media

·Established and maintained all networking contacts with media personnel, chambers of commerce, professional organizations and PR agencies in the 3 market areas

·Managed all special events, trade shows, training seminars and open houses

·Created marketing collateral for internal and external distribution

Aug 2003Dec 2007

Business Owner


·Handled all aspects of business operations to include: advertising, marketing, A/P, A/R, purchasing, and long-term planning

·Created, distributed, and analyzed all collateral marketing materials

·Managed all budgets (marketing and other) for company

·Maintained client databases for current and potential clients

·Managed all special events, trade shows, expos, and professional networking meetings for clients

Aug 2005Mar 2007

Sales Coordinator

Nissan Liftrucks of Memphis

·Created collateral marketing materials to coincide with parent company marketing goals

·Managed all special events, trade shows, and professional networking meetings

·Maintained inventory reports for stock and rental fleets

·Ordered, received, verified and organized all incoming orders

·Handled billing and leasing for customers

·Provided administrative assistance for 10+ person sales staff

Sep 2004Sep 2004

Relief Project, Project Coordinator

Hurricane Katrina
Developed project management and organization; Collaborated with Wal-Mart, local media, logistics company to ensure project success; Managed local volunteers. Field of Screams Haunted House benefiting the Memphis Redbirds, Project Manager Developed all aspects of the Haunted House to include: scene design, volunteer management, food and beverage donations, marketing, advertising, permits and code enforcement.