Kristine Rellihen

Kristine Rellihen

Volunteer & Community Involvement

Net Impact – DePaul University Chapter, Chicago, Illinois

Member                                                                                                                                                  

(September 2011 – present)

  • Member of Marketing Committee, work on a team to enhance marketing initiatives
  • Member of team attending B-Corps initiative working with several non-profits in New Orleans area

Radical Root Organic Farm, Prairie Crossing, Illinois

Work-share                                                                                                                             

(June 2010 – November 2011)

  • Volunteer 5 hours/week planting, harvesting, processing, & packing organic herbs & vegetables in preparation for local farmer’s markets & CSA shareholders
  • Act as community activist to promote healthier & ecologically friendlier living

The Night Ministry, Chicago, Illinois(through the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church)

Volunteer                                                                                                                             

(October 2007 – October 2009)

  • Offered time & skills as needed throughout the year to assist in packing & passing out food to displaced & homeless youth, in designated areas within the Chicago city limits

AIDS Network, Madison, Wisconsin

Public Relations Volunteer                                                                                                           

October 2002 – May 2003)

  • Wrote & distributed all press releases
  • Established and organized database of donors
  • Acted as confidential support to members of the community touched by HIV/AIDS

Summary

A dynamic, team-spirited, and results oriented leader seeking to utilize my background in sales driven sustainability management practices.  DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Candidate - 2013 in Finance and Sustainability Management.  I look forward to assisting organizations in meeting a triple bottom line by “doing good work well.”

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Independent Consultant

Self-employed

The Field Museum – ECCo Team

Sustainability Management Pro-Bono Consultant

  • Provided pro-bono management consulting services to the ECCo team
  • Worked in partnership with The Field Museum and CIMA, a Peruvian NGO, to administer best practices and create alternative revenue streams within the Shipibo communities in an effort to promote sustainable practices
  • Provided deliverables to The Field Museum staff for use in grant proposals

Life City, New Orleans, Louisiana

Sustainability Management Pro-Bono Consultant

  • Contributed indicators to LifeCity’s database, with special emphasis on business collaboration within & between sectors
  • Supported each indicator in LifeCity’s database with methods of measuring and capturing the social & environmental impact through LifeCity’s consulting process
  • Researched & Catalogued case-studies & materials that support or describe the effective use of the particular indicator

Changing Life, Chicago, Illinois

Pro-Bono Management Consultant

  • Developed strategies for defining & evaluating success among the young adult staff members
  • Worked with mentors, leads, & young adult staff to understand the programs evaluation & performance management needs
  • Researched evidence-based practices for defining, measuring, & tracking successful performance for the young adult staff
  • Designed a deliverable consisting of an effective plan, timeline for implementation of strategies, & quantitative approach of employee performance evaluation & improvement

SaveWave Energy, Chicago, Illinois

Design Consultant

  • Acted as design consultant, redesigning website, collateral, & business documents to create a cohesive brand identity
  • Improved SEO & website functionality to create a user friendly environment in order to drive sales
May 2008 - Jan 2011

Project Supervisor

LTD Commodities
  • Managed team consisting of Project Coordinators, Creative Services staff, Photographers, and Stylists responsible for 9000+ print & Internet advertisements per year
  • Responsible for both strategic and tactical management of assigned projects and ensure that projects are delivered to scope, on time and on budget
  • Coordinated communication of pre- & post-production meetings in order to deliver sales driven projects
  • Worked with company directors to identify target market, outline sales goals, & successfully meet advertising budget
  • Created training manual & conducted training seminar for alternate studio staff to act remotely from Florida location
  • Created workflow for each member of the studio staff, administer workflow processes from conception to completion
  • Implemented departmental restructuring with cost savings of over $2 million per year
Jul 2005 - May 2008

Project Coordinator

LTD Commodities
  • Responsible for all aspects of art direction for 3000+ print & Internet advertisements per year
  • Manage work of 10 studios for both photography and videography
  • Work with a team of copywriters & designers to create a cohesive advertising theme
Sep 2004 - Dec 2004

Media Relations Intern

The Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Researched, pitched, & wrote press releases for monthly exhibition series
  • Responded to daily media requests and inquiries
  • Established and managed releases, clip files, & corresponding database

Education

Education
Sep 2011 - Present

MBA

DePaul University
Sep 1998 - Dec 2002

Bachelors of Science

University of Wisconsin - Madison