Education

Education
May 2004 - Aug 2000

Bachelor of Business Administration

Stetson University

3.2 cumulative GPA.

1996 - 1999

Diploma

Palm Beach Gardens High School

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Communications and Education Director

Realtors Association of St. Lucie, Inc.
  • Wrote and edited grant request letters for the CEO through the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and requested funds for the association's Attainable Housing Foundation.
  • Corrected spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes for the CEO's correspondence.
  • Developed all marketing materials, including bi-weekly newsletter (with interactive online content), flyers, tri-fold brochures, educational binders, confirmation letters, participant enrollment, evaluations, participant tent tags, and other items using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Promoted all educational offerings and association events using all available media and communication channels including Constant Contact email blasts, social media sites such as the corporate Facebook page, Google Calendars (that synced with member Outlook calendars), PowerPoint presentations, association website and standard mailings.
  • Converted non-editable PDF documents to editable text documents for the CEO.
  • Provided technical and creative support to the association's committees and CEO.
Oct 2008 - Mar 2009

Self Employed

Freelance Marketing
  • Developed marketing materials for various local clients, including automatic/timed PowerPoint presentations for tradeshows, price lists, proposal forms, magazine advertisements, flyers, business cards, brochures and other publications. Clients included a hurricane fabric manufacturer, lab supply distributor and local community banks.
  • Managed sales prospects and gained valuable time management skills in the process.
  • Networked with local organizations, chambers of commerce and used social networking sites such as Facebook to develop clientele and business relationships. Many of these business relationships are still active today and those relationships are a wonderful source of knowledge.
Dec 2006 - Oct 2008

Marketing Assistant

http://www.gsbb.com
  • Employee Committee Member: Designed first monthly bank-wide newsletter: "The Navigator"
  • Originated niche marketing activities including publication design (brochures and flyers), website design, E-marketing/direct mail campaigns, database management (prospects), press releases and niche event coordination for Senior Vice President of Business Banking
  • Designed and maintained critical projects such as Annual Reports, Strategic Marketing Plans, Advisory Board Meeting Presentations and Corporate Brochures in conjunction with Executive Management, Board of Directors and the CEO
  • Saved the company $48,000 by recommending online printing companies and applying photography, technology and design skills
  • Developed and maintained niche databases of professional organizations, attorneys, physicians and operating businesses for direct/e-mail campaigns
Aug 2005 - Dec 2006

Marketing Coordinator

UtiliTech, Inc.

• Planned and managed nationwide installation projects using expense budgets, inventory management for materials and processed travel arrangements• Coordinated profitable marketing campaigns including internet commerce, advertising, sales management, literature design, and event planning (trade shows)• Accurately executed weekly payroll, benefits, sales agreements, and insurance

May 2004 - Aug 2005

Marketing Coordinator

Complete Home Technologies
  • Negotiated with corporate vendors, resulting in reduced equipment costs of 15%
  • Generated $35,000 in gross sales per month while managing internal operations
  • Designed and maintained the corporate website, which directly resulted in sixteen new customer accounts over an eight month period
  • Managed four staff members (2 sales, 2 installation), resulting in 95% customer satisfaction in the areas of product value & job efficiency (survey)
Jan 2004 - May 2004

Administrative Assistant

  • Supplied promotional items to individual facilities
  • Streamlined facility newsletters, brochures, and activity calendars
  • Restructured promotional inventory system
  • Collaborated with multiple departments to achieve strategic distribution goals
Aug 2003 - Dec 2003

Administrative Assistant

Student

  • Produced personal sales documents using PowerPoint for Financial Advisors
  • Assisted Financial Advisors with use of Asset Allocation software
  • Communicated with Branch and Headquarter Representatives to assist with clients

Hobbies & Interests

  • Spending time with my wife and dogs (like children, but probably more spoiled!).
  • Tai Chi with Master Sung Tso "Charlie" Chen
  • Miami Dolphins (NFL Football)
  • Working on my house (home repairs and upgrades)

Myers Briggs Type

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The current Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Instrument is the most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences

E/I SFJ -Extraversion/Introversion; Sensing; Feeling; Judging. 

These qualities can also be summed up as a "protector" (ISFJ) and a "facilitator caretaker"(ESFJ).  Although it is rare to see a split on the E and I, I am extremely focused and introverted while working alone, but thrive on group interaction, extroversion and creativity when engaged with others, especially in meetings and seminars.

Objective

To lead, manage and grow with a premier organization in St. Lucie County by applying my stellar education, career experience and resourceful skills in communication, business technology, marketing, and management.

Skills

Advanced

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Advertising
  • Constant Contact
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Grant Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook/E-mail
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Organization/Planning
  • Presentation Design
  • Presentational Speaking
  • Promotional Writing
  • Scheduling
  • Typing: 80 WPM
  • Written Communication

Intermediate

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Business Development
  • Business to Business (B2B) Sales
  • Database Management
  • Project Management
  • QuarkXpress
  • QuickBooks
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Tradeshows & Booth Design
  • Website Analytics & Strategy
  • Website Design - HTML & Content Management Systems (Joomla)

Novice

  • Cold Calling
  • Database Design
  • E-commerce
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Project
  • Outside Sales
  • Website Design - PHP