Ryan De Bona

  • Highland US-MI
Ryan De Bona

Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Present

Event Coordinator

Red Frog Events

·Responsible for the planning and execution of Warrior Dash, Beach Palooza, and Red Frog Bar Hops, while         staying under budget.

·Recruited and managed 800 volunteers for Warrior Dash Race.

·Conceptualized the theme and event title of two new business ventures.

·Research possible locations and new markets for future events.

·Promote events to new demographics through online marketing.

·Answer phones and perform a variety of administrative tasks to assist in promotion of the Red Frog brand.

Oct 2001 - May 2011

Director of Field Operations

Specialistic Construction Inc.

·Coordinate subcontractors on the job site, evaluate for job efficiency and progression.

·Schedule in-house labor (carpenters, painters, laborers, etc.).

·Order and schedule delivery of job materials, including special order materials.

·Manage and inspect in-house labor and materials for multiple projects.

·Attends trade conferences to market and network for the company.

Jan 2011 - May 2011

Marketing/Public Relations Intern

Palace Sports & Entertainment

•Compile spreads for radio stations, competitors, events, promotions, tickets etc.

•Organize promotions with media for various Detroit Pistons games and shows.

•Assemble promotional recaps.

•Contact companies for interest in voucher distribution program.

•Set-up trade advertising with various print and radio.

•Assist behind the scenes at games and events: handle photographers and coordinate meet and

greets/backstage interviews.

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2011

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration

Central Michigan University

·Major: Marketing Minor: Advertising

·Cumulative GPA: 3.39 Major GPA: 3.57

Skills

Skills

Technical Skills

In Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop/InDesign

Memberships/Awards

Sigma Alpha Lambda, September 2009 – May 2011

Leadership and Honors Fraternity

American Marketing Association, September 2009 – May 2011

Nationally Accredited Organization

Central Michigan University School of Business Marketing Strategy Award

Developed official title of new marketing strategy that will be utilized in The School of Business

Deans List, Fall 2008 – Fall 2010

Interest

Playing sports, going to concerts, and fishing