Summary

creative, energetic, hardworking event producer who strives for teamwork in a diverse  and dynamic environment

Work History

Work History
May 2013 - Dec 2015

Event Architect

LINDER GLOBAL EVENTS

• Design and produce high quality conferences, trade shows, galas, parades, festivals and events ranging in 50 to 100,000 guests
• Create, manage, and maintain budgets ranging from $10,000 to $1,000,000
• Strategize with clients to determine vision, expectations, and timeline for events
• Oversee creative process from design to execution inclusive of décor, audio, lighting and video
• Manage staff and volunteers throughout the planning process
• Negotiate and secure venues, vendors, speakers and talent
• Collaborate with designers and printers to produce accurate and cohesive collateral
• Research and inform clients of the newest technologies and trends applicable to the event
• Ensure databases for RSVPs, seating, sponsorships, donations, and surveys are correct

Aug 2010 - May 2013

Events Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

• Establish and meet key deadlines for conference and event planning; budget management; third party vendor negotiations, audio visual planning, oversee on-site registration, organization and planning of printing workshop material, meeting room set ups, food & beverage
• Plan all conference logistics and ensure all third party contract terms are met, including food and beverage management, audio visual/general session production, large group transportation, signage production, shipping and exhibit hall planning
• Manage communications in regards to travel and expenses in order to adhere to finance policies. Ensure all final costs are reported accurately measure gross margin for each workshop Improved reporting templates, travel policies, and communication among stakeholders by streamlining processes and creating user friendly templates
• Deliver high quality customer service in travel management of IB travelers and stakeholders
• Collaborate with third party vendor and international colleagues to implement a global travel agency including a new global travel policy and online booking process

Dec 2008 - Jun 2010

Research and Analysis Specialist

BONNIER CORPORATION

• Developed and executed business meetings, web seminars and large scale regional/national events
• Focused and brainstormed on event preparation, speaker recommendations, and recruitment
• Edited, prepared, and distributed press releases and press kits
• Organized and supported on-site registration, individual sessions, lunch and dinner award galas
• Oversaw the creation, development, and launch of a new website; taught 5 employees to use the new system, wrote and published web content for company website

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

Office Coordinator

GANNETT, INC

• Assisted with production and promotion of Make A Difference Day marketing materials
• Scheduled room space, AV needs and catering for executive level meetings
• Performed administrative duties of a complex and confidential nature for the President & CEO, Director of Finance, and Director of Human Resources
• Prepared and processed financial documents; compiled and analyzed reports, proposals and documents including financial and weekly reports

Education

Education
2012 - 2013

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
2004 - 2008

B.Sc

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY