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Work experience

Aug 2010May 2011

Catering Sales Manager

The Garage Eatery

Managed day-to-day operations of catering office. Generated sales revenue through successful social media, cold calls, menu design and in-store displays. Met with customers to determine needs their needs for the event and collaborated with the chef regarding menu selections.

May 2009Aug 2010

Cruise and Event Sales Specialist

River Street Riverboat Company

Group Sales, Wedding Consultant, Booking Reservations and handling customer inquires. Assist with Special Event function in set up and day of wedding coordination. Establishing client relationships and preparing proposals and contracts. 

Sep 2007Jan 2009

Designer

Carver and Associates

Client Consultations: Met with clients to determine their needs, goals, and budget. Formulated design plans, cost estimates, and timelines. Worked through revisions, resolved issues, and managed budgets and timeline in a high pressure environment. 

Created Design Schemes: developed the total interior design concepts for projects including space planning, furniture, fabric, and art selections. 

Jan 2007Sep 2007

Office Assistant

Law Office of Thomas A. Nash

Preformed clerical duties that included filing, screening phone calls, receiving and directing visitors, research, preparing legal documents, and mail correspondence. 

Education

Skills

Constant Contact
Caterease
Photoshop
Microstation
Excel
Illustrator
InDesign
AutoCAD

Interior Design Work

Event Planning and Design

Summary

Designer with artistic-flair, sales experience and the ability to manage events, timelines, budgets, and client relationships. Able to interact and effectively communicate with clients, contractors, and vendors. Highly motivated and organized with the ability to resolve issues under pressure in a fast paced environment. 

Reviews

"Cristie Connell, the person who assist me in all the preparation for the boat is very accomodating. She is very professional and never gave me a hard time."

--cieri at Wedding Wire

http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/river-street-riverboat-company-savannah/a8c613d967b2ad43.html

"We couldn't not have expected anything more! Our group charter consultant Christie was simply phenomenal! She answer every single one of my millions of questions with a professional and prompt reponses."

-With Bells On at Wedding Wire

http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/river-street-riverboat-company-savannah/a8c613d967b2ad43.html