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Alpha Chi Omega                                                                                                             

Vice President of Finance                                                                                         

  • Administered annual budget of approximately $300,000 of 153 member organization
  • Communicated with 13 member executive board to determine and track programming budgets
  • Implemented timely payment of all organizational expenditures including payroll, utilities, and provisions

Recruitment First Day Chair                                                           

  • Coordinated event to host 490 potential new members
  • Delegated tasks to first day committee and supervised execution of décor, facility layout, and resource distribution

Missouri State University Peer Leader                                                                           

  • University representative, collaborated with professor to administer course on adjusting to college to 25 incoming freshman


I am a recent MBA graduate looking for a position in marketing or event management.  I integrate my educational background, work experiences, and industry trends to create results. I tackle each project with a commitment to excellence and a love of creative problem solving.


Work experience

May 2009Dec 2010

Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Wellness

Missouri State University Campus Recreation

·  Managed fitness and wellness programs that serves over 5,600 students, faculty and staff including program development, marketing, and evaluation

·  Supervised team of fitness instructors including hiring, scheduling, training, and evaluation

·  Built brand recognition through program and class name changes that connect fitness to the university

·  Created and executed promotional events to generate program awareness including Bear Fit on the Bear Paw

·  Increased program attendance by 53% in five months through marketing efforts and new programs

·Followed budget to purchase necessary fitness equipment

·  Utilized social media to promote Fitness and Wellness events

·  Coordinated with Conference Services to reserve spaces in 5 campus venues

·  Collaborated with American Collegiate Intramural Sports to implement promotional activities

·  Actedas the university’s representative in hosting Aerobics and Fitness Association of America certifications

·  Presented informational seminars to as many as 300 people on the benefits of fitness and wellness at the “Health and Happiness in Hard Times: Access, Affordability, Action”

·  Strategized future programming needs throughout the transition into a larger facility

·  Formulated and applied training program and devised complimentary manual

·  Defined position in functional area manual to streamline department for replacement

May 2010Aug 2010

Convention Services Intern

Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association

Administrative Tasks

  • Created microsites or small websites within that link to convention information for Cerner, National Baptist, NCAA Volleyball, NAACP, Barbershop Harmony Society
  • Provided Member Extranet training to the Overland Park Convention Center and validated the value of a KCCVA membership
  • Improved internal managerial documents using excel, PowerPoint, and CMS
  • Improved Services PowerPoint and was then asked to create Housing PowerPoint to be used in client presentations
  • Created binders with resources regional to the convention district and the Kansas City area as a whole for the Visitor Information Booths within the Convention Center

NAACP 101st National Convention

  • Convention of over 10,000 diverse attendees with an estimated economic impact of $7.8 million
  • Coordinated volunteer training for 1000 plus volunteers including assembly of volunteer packets, t-shirt distribution and acted as a point of contact
  • Prepared for guest arrival with guest information tables and convention resource binders at airport, bus and train stations
  • Assembled NAACP VIP and Volunteer Receptions for 1500 diverse guests

ForeKC Golf Tournament

  • Used Excel spreadsheet to track donations and correspondence with donors
  • Edited thank you note from organization and distributed to 150 participants
  • Communicated the effective pricing of auction items

Children's Mercy Project

  • Liaison between 40 area hotels and Children's Mercy
  • Used Excel to organize donated room nights

SkillsUSA Convention

  • Convention of over 15,000 students, faculty, and staff with an estimated economic impact of $15 million
  • Attended pre- con, public officials meeting, and post-con to discuss plans for conference, city wide impact, and future improvements
  • Organized internal informational binders with historical data and vendor information
  • Assembled informational packets, buttons, and folders for volunteers, hotels, and attendees
  • Monitored attendees upon entrance and tracked attendance of volunteer reception

Silpada Convention

  • Convention of over 5,500 attendees with an estimated economic impact of $4.5 million
  • Attended pre-con to learn about emerging technologies that created a living tornado within the auditorium

African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum

  • United States Department of State hosted African ministers to help them learn about export driven growth and development of domestic markets
  • Orchestrated two day site visit of 15 clients that led to the decision to host the international convention in Kansas City; facilitated meetings, tours, and transportation
  • Utilized problem solving skills to find new tours to meet the client's needs
  • Communicated with multinational attendees to assist United States Department of State with facilitation of tours at conference

Membership Project

  • Reworking of external Member Benefits Guide, internal Policies and Procedures Manual, Member Care Plan, and attended related meetings

Club Plaza Visitors Center

  • Coordinated expansion into Kansas City Visitors Center
  • Created contact letter and mailings to over 600 members requesting promotional materials for the center
  • Followed budget and collected, arranged and facilitated the display of brochures from over 200 area members
  • Participated in discussion of layout and construction of visitor's center layout

Multicultural Guide publication 

  • Edited and expanded guide with minority owned restaurants, markets, historical civil rights sites
  • Edited 60 page guide for errors and wrote editorials
Jan 2009May 2010

Meeting and Communications Specialist Intern

Chameleon Resources
  • Performed preliminary freelance planning and coordination of corporate events for two different locations
  • Composed destination guidebooks for attendees to accommodate attendees and families needs
  • Communicated with event attendees and implemented spreadsheet tracking system for reservations
  • Developed itinerary for convention attendee's off-site activities including selecting sites, establishing contacts for reservations, and developing a budget
Jan 2009May 2009

Web Development Intern

Jennifer Rothschild, Inc.

  • Worked extensively with website development: html, editing, content management, and graphic design
  • Developed a Wikipedia page to explain women's ministry and promote the website
  • Assisted in coordination of promotional materials including inventory, processing, and shipping
  • Participated in conference including volunteer coordination and product sales
Aug 2008Nov 2008

Special Events Intern

Children's Miracle Network

  • Performed tasks associated with 5 fundraising events such as CMN Annual Garage Sale, CMN Annual Gala, Dance Bear-A-Thon, Poker Run, Spooktacular, Scrub sales
  • Marketed event information onto 10 community calendars on a weekly basis
  • Used excel to track donations earned by each participant and managed monthly data entry
  • Managed cash collection and monitored cash register usage
  • Assembled donations by category and developed cohesive auction baskets
  • Accumulated donated items from area businesses to prepare over-night bags for participants
  • Distributed promotional flyers in a PR capacity
  • Arranged event invitations and related mailings
  • Developed manual for families with resources on travel, hotel, pharmacy, restaurant and hospital information for St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield
May 2007Feb 2008


Pinnacle Bank
  • Accountable for maintenance of $12,000 drawer including daily balancing ensuring accuracy
  • Adapted to 5 different bank environments on a weekly basis
  • Cooperated with supervisors and tellers to achieve internal objectives
  • Formulated trusting relationships to ensure customer satisfaction

Internship Projects


May 2009Dec 2010

Master in Business Administration

Missoui State University

Relevant Course Work:

Marketing Management

International Marketing

Computer Information Systems

Seminar in Management

Organization Strategy and Policy

International Management

Advanced Financial Management

Aug 2005May 2009

Bachelor of Science in Management

Missouri State University

Relevant course work: 

Entertainment Marketing

Marketing Management

Fundamentals of Tourism

Event Managemet

Venue Management

Introduction to the Entertainment Industry

Sports Media and Management

Accouting/ Finance

Business Statistics

Feb 2008Jun 2008

University of Ballarat

Skills utilized in study away experience: 



Social Perceptiveness

Judgement and Decision Making

Planning/ Coordinating

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving


Computer Skills
Experience with membership management and content management system MemberGate Extensive knowledge of all programs within Microsoft Office Suite Knowledgeable with WebPress Content Management Experience using Destination 3000, CRM for destination marketing organizations Familiar with REIgnition Content Manager Utilized html programming code to create websites


Certified Tourism Ambassador

Tourism Ambassador Institute

Personal Trainer

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

Group Exercise Certification

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America