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Summary

Proven leader with skills in community relations, event management, public relations, marketing and organizational development.Renowned for launching innovative solutions and building key alliances while delivering exceptional results.Extremely creative with a compassionate demeanor and ambitious outlook.

Expertise:                                     

Charismatic Leadership                  Organizational Development

Financial Management                   Media & Public Relations                         

Strategic Planning                         Customer Service

Social Networking / SEO Donor & Board Relations

Writing & Editing

Community & Corporate Development:

Special Events                              Grant Writing

Major Gifts                                   Direct Mail

Galas                                           Conferences

Corporate Sponsorships                 Marketing

Recent Projects

Masterful Events

Education

2010Present

MBA

Ashworth University
20042005

Development Certificate

Easter Seals Distance Learning Program
  • Studied best practices in the non-profit industry.  Including event management, volunteer administration, planned giving, board relations and grant coordination.
19962001

Bachelor Interdisciplinary Studies

Arizona State University
  • Attended ASU as a scholarship student
  • Scholarships from:DECA, Yearbook, Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair

Work experience

Dec 2010Present

Director of Community Relations & Events

Microsoft
20092010

Corporate Relations & Events Manager

Arizona Humane Society
  • Executive Producer of 12th Annual Pet Telethon
  • Launched new revenue sources for Annual Compassion with Fashion event
  • Surpassed fundraising expectations for all scheduled events
  • Secured multiple third party events that previously did not exist
  • Lead ground-breaking general awareness campaign
  • Managed diverse volunteer force with ease
20082009

Circulation, Marketing & Events Manager

Dolan Media Company, Arizona Capitol Times
  • Increased circulation and distribution into Northern and Southern Arizona
  • Delivered successful social networking and business marketing tools
  • Planned and Executed all events including Leaders of the Year in Public Policy and Best of the Capitol
  • Produced and delivered house ads, event collateral, marketing brochures, survey of readers, media kit and press kit
  • Conducted email campaigns, direct mail initiatives and coordinated the creation and development of 2 web sites
  • Effectively trained customer service & telemarketing representatives
20042007

Director of Special Events

Easter Seals
  • Designed and executed fund raising events
  • Created & implemented student intern programs
  • Doubled participation for special events
  • Tripled funds raised through special events
  • Developed volunteer program from scratch
  • Successfully created and completed a new schedule of events for non-profit agency
20032004

Director of Events

Thunderbird, School of Global Management
  • Planned and executed fund raising events on a global scale
  • Created and implemented new Road Shows Program
  • Proficiently managed events on 5 continents coordinating several different objectives and departments
  • Competently created a new schedule of events for non-profit institution
20012003

Advertising Director / Marketing Coordinator

College Times Inc.
  • Co-Founder and creator of weekly publication
  • Formed client database
  • Designed a multitude of marketing events
  • Authored articles on clients events in publication
  • Effectively built relationships for an unknown alternative publication
  • Generated revenue on a consistent basis
  • Fashioned original advertising campaigns
  • Promoted clients activities through publication
20002001

Student Intern: Advertising Sales Representative

Arizona State University, State Press
  • Conducted research and successfully acquired clients
  • Identified local businesses and implemented sales tactics
  • Efficiently traveled to multiple appointments to accommodate a wide variety of clients
19992001

Student Intern: Survey Consultant

Element Inc.
  • Surveyed subjects in a target market and age group
  • Lead projects and staff to gain consumer perspective
  • Advised Sony Records on new music releases potential
  • Compiled all necessary paperwork for New York based firm
  • Successfully worked with stringent deadlines
  • Produced and executed a wide variety of promotional plans
19992001

Student Intern: Marketing Liason

Loud Music / Sony Records
  • Distribution of promotional materials for new bands signed by Sony Records
  • Solicited client base for marketing analysis
  • Perpetuated the release of promotional materials and influenced concert and CD sales through their allocation
19971998

Student Intern: Assistant

Sprint PCS
  • Vice Presidents’ assistant encompassing various office and field responsibilities
  • Aided with national launch of Arizona network