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Katherine M. Lemanski

Sales Associate, Williams Sonoma, Westfield, NJ.

Objective

To obtain a growth-oriented position in the healthcare, finance or technology industries where I can utilize my trained analytic mind and exceptional customer service and marketing skills to make a meaningful contribution to company success.

Education

Jan 2005Oct 2006

Bachelors Of Arts

Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ

Majored in Mathematics & Minored in Computer Science & Spanish Language.

Aug 2002Dec 2004

Loyola College of Baltimore, MD

Majored in Pre-Medicine for two years when I decided to pursue a degree in Mathematics. I then transferred to Rutgers University to benefit from their elite Mathematics Program, rated one of the Top 50 in the country.
Sep 1998Jun 2002

High School Diploma

Mount Saint Mary Academy

Received a well-rounded, balanced education, where I excelled in Mathematics, Science, Writing and Linguistics, and where I frequently earned Honor Roll status, Achievement Awards and a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Honors

Loyola College Dean’s List 2003 – 2004.
Loyola College Award of Excellence in Spanish 2003.

Williams Sonoma "Catch the Spirit of Service" Award for 2014,  twice for 2015 and once for 2016.

Williams Sonoma Presidents Club Bronze Award for selling $189,000.00 worth of merchandise in 2015.

Work History

Oct 2014Present

Sales Associate

Williams Sonoma

Deliver customer service by greeting each customer, finding and showing the appropriate products, meeting their needs, and closing the sale. Responsible for In-Home Design consultations. Consitantly a top salesperson. Awarded Williams Sonoma "Catch the Spirit of Service" Award of the year for 2014 and twice for 2015. Received Williams Sonoma Presidents Club Bronze Award for selling $189,000.00 worth of merchandise in 2015, while only working part-time.

May 2011Jul 2013

Server & Graphic Designer

Jeffrey's Of Westfield Bar & Restaurant

Provided customers with an excellent dining experience, tailored to their individual desires and needs. Personally managed the bar and dining areas, often serving large numbers of customers simultaneously. Responsible for creating all graphic art and marketing materials contributing to the restaurant’s success.

Oct 2008Mar 2009

Pension Administrator

Preferred Pension Planning Corporation

Received QKA (Qualified 401K Associate) and QPC (Qualified Pension Consultant) Licensing. Was promoted once within my short time with PPPC. Managed client 401K and Pension Accounts and interacted with clients requesting loans against their policies. Filed 1099, 5500, 5558, and various other IRS Forms for these policies. Prepared extensive annual policy analyses for each client company. Responsible for creating Excel spreadsheets to organize and track business.

Sep 2007Jul 2008

Associate Financial Representative

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Associate Financial Representative to Richard N. Preston, agent ranked 80th in the country in Investment and Insurance Sales. Responsible for managing all aspects of Preston’s Life Insurance Business, including writing Life Insurance policies and quotes, maintaining client accounts, managing account payments and subsequent remittance reports and deposits, and speaking with clients to evaluate their changing financial situations and needs, handled escalated customer calls and requests, and develop relationships with these clients.

Feb 2007Apr 2007

Life Insurance Producer

New York Life Insurance Company

Received education and training in writing Life Insurance policies, evaluating financial situations and needs of clients, and in creating and maintaining a book of business. Received my Life Insurance license here.

Jun 2003Feb 2007

Server

Ferraro's Restaurant, Westfield, NJ & Joe's American Bar & Grill, Short Hills, NJ

Provided exemplary customer-focused service, resulting in a highly loyal clientele in a very competitive industry.

Feb 2003Jan 2005

Sales Representative

Nordstrom

Responsible for exemplary customer service, and precision and timeliness in tending to the needs of my customers and repeat clientele in this fine clothing store. Was consitently one of the top ten salespersons at the store.

Skills

I am a bilingual, proactive, highly motivated, and independent problem solver. I have leadership abilities, which I am able to employ in a team environment. I have strong customer service and sales skills, in addition to believing in making the effort to get work done on a timely basis. Through my education I have obtained knowledge of economics, computer programming with Java, word processing, Excel spreadsheets (pivot tables, V-lookup), and have completed various high-level math courses related to mathematical modeling. Through my business experience I have become proficient in all Microsoft Office programs, ACT!, Adobe, Relius IRS and Government programing, Matlab, NMIS programs and websites, and various Internet Finance and Brokerage Account Management websites. My demanding collegiate and work schedules have taught me valuable time-management, organizational, and discipline skills.