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Mariah Hayden

Marketing, Community and Government Relations & Contracting


Government Contracts · Government Relations · Marketing Communications Project Management · Branding · University Instructor · Training and Development · Diversity Programs Management · Strategic Partner & Sponsor Acquisition
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Dynamic professional with demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams to new levels of success. Unique skill set and strong marketing to sales integration skills that thrive in a fast-paced environment. Award winning achievement in human resources association leadership. Impressive track record of event management and hands-on experience in marketing, brand development, and strategic partner acquisition. Proven ability to successfully plan, market, and execute over 100 events including conference and tradeshow strategies while driving an organization's critical business requirements.

Work experience

May 2012Aug 2014

Contract Specialist

US Air Force, MacDill & Goodfellow, AFB

Procured and plan acquisitions for standard or specialized items and services where specifications have become standardized and established competitive markets and price competition exist. Specialized in Air Force medical commodity council contracting. Managed over $20 million in government contracts from initial acquisition planning to contract closeouts.  Reviewed requisition packages for adequacy, consistency, and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements. Developed solicitations and evaluate responses. Compiled complete bidders' list from qualified applications, knowledge of suppliers, contacts with trade associations, Small Business Administration, or other sources. Prepared and issued solicitation documents selecting appropriate clauses, ensuring clear and complete specifications, including packing and delivery requirements or other routine supplemental stipulation. Monitored contract performance and assists in contract termination. Monitored contract performance through telephone conversations, correspondence, site visits, inspections, progress reports, and analysis of contractor metrics, for compliance with performance standards, applicable laws, delivery schedules, payment provisions, inspections, progress reports, and other requirements stated in the contract.

Jan 2002May 2014

Instructor of Public Speaking and Communications

University of Tampa, Instructor of Communications, 2009 - 2013

Hillsborough Community College, Instructor of Public Speaking, 2009 - 2012

Coastline Community College, Instructor of Public Speaking and Communications, 2007

Broward Community College, Instructor of Communications, Fall 2005

San Diego State University, Instructor of Public Speaking and Communications, 2002 - 2004

As adjunct instructor at the college and university level, developed course curriculum and taught over 20 public speaking, intercultural, mass media, and interpersonal communications courses with 25 adults per class. Responsible for teaching the skills and strategies needed to be competent and confident in public speaking, interviewing, conflict resolution, and customer service. 

Aug 2009May 2014

Marketing and Educational Programs Consultant

Professionals in Human Resources Association

Managed website, branding, and marketing campaigns for the Professionals in Human Resources Association. Streamlined marketing communications for 17 chapters within the association to ensure brand consistency, increased revenues, and new member acquisition. Managed “Call for Presentations” and related logistics for 2011 Legal Update. Managed 80 speakers, programs and related logistics for 2010 Annual Conference and 2007 – 2009 and 2011 Diversity and Cross-cultural Leadership Summit.

Aug 2010May 2014

Founder & Director of Planning

Jill of Trades

Project manager for individuals, families and small businesses. Manage Jill of Trade's brand, marketing, new business acquisition and client consulting projects. Recent Projects Include: 

  • Process reorganization and streamlining: Bayview Public Relations 
  • Website rebranding, transition and training: Professionals in HR Association
  • Website design, launch, and marketing: Mint Hair Salon
  • Fundraiser brochure design: Florida Atlantic University Hockey Team
  • Monthly alumni newsletter: University of Tampa 
Jan 2011Aug 2011

Graduate Placement

Southwest Florida College

Designed and facilitated workshops to train students and graduates the skills and techniques needed to succeed in obtaining and sustaining career-focused employment. Coordinated career placement activities for graduates. Partnered with graduates to determine qualifications and eligibility for employment. Coached multi-disciplinary graduates to strengthen soft skills and professional etiquette necessary to obtain and sustain a career position in their field. Assisted in regional community relations campaign branding Southwest Florida College as a preferred educator to employers, future students, and the local HR community.

Nov 2009Apr 2010

Director of Community & Client Relations Consultant

Vescor Consulting: Wealth Management

Designed and implemented annual marketing plan and budget for Wealth Management firm. Delivered concierge style services to prospects and clients. Established “Vescor in the Community” community service program and integrated with firm’s website branding. Designed marketing materials for print, web, and e-marketing efforts including a monthly newsletter, logo, and website redesign. Developed advisory council, client survey, and new client orientation programs. Assisted CEO and CFO with operations related projects and due diligence for new programs and products.

Nov 2005Aug 2009

Marketing and Community Relations Director

Managed team of Community Relations Managers in developing and executing Orange County, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, and Northern California integrated marketing strategy. Oversaw the development and acquisition of over 100 community partners including chambers of commerce, professional associations, and colleges extending the reach of job postings to over 100 additional local websites. Successful efforts resulted in the growth of monthly site traffic to over 2.5 million unique visitors and monthly revenues to over $300,000 in just 2 years.  Key projects included: integrating outside sales and marketing projects to drive revenue, launching organic, viral, and SEO marketing campaigns, managing Greater LA community relations budget and team, directing local resume reviews, mock interviews, and job fairs, and keynote speaker at several Los Angeles area associations addressing current workforce issues. Responsibilities also included establishing regional brand awareness through collaborations with 5 local HR associations, developing diversity initiatives and relationships with over 30 Los Angeles diversity community organizations, founding a diversity conference, editing an employment focused newsletters, magazines, blogs, and viral marketing, managing all logistics for over 30 events including tradeshows, conferences, association chapter meetings, career expos, diversity summits, and best-selling author events, and serving as 2007 & 2008 corporate trainer for newly hired Community Relations Managers.

Aug 2005Dec 2005

Marketing Consultant

Chancellor Supplemental Services

Consulted for a tutoring service and charter school provider. Traveled to elementary and middle schools around Florida marketing the program to parents and teachers to increase enrollment. Recruited, hired, and trained new teachers to facilitate program.

Dec 2002Jan 2004

Production and Research Assistant

KPBS Television

Researched all aspects of weekly public affairs TV program Full Focus while assisting in daily production duties including the recruiting, booking, and handling of San Diego community leaders, celebrities, politicians as guests. Collaborated with reporters from other local news outlets to develop show content.

Jan 2001Jan 2002

Community Relations Manager

Chancellor Academies

Assisted Vice-President of Communications with all aspects of branding new Charter School provider in 5 states. Managed media relations and tradeshow presence. Directed 13 new school grand opening events, state-wide charter school awards banquet, and directed political fundraiser for then Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist. Managed vendor contracts for catering, advertising, and event logistics for all corporate events.


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May 2010May 2010

Certificate in Change Management

University of Tampa, Center for Leadership

-Completed Behavioral Economics & Effective Strategies in the New Normal workshops with the TECO Center for Leadership, 2011

Keynote and Guest Speaking Engagements

  • Professionals in Human Resources Association- Emerging Professionals Summit
  • Octane: Biomedical and Information Technology Development Meeting
  • Society of Women Engineers, Orange County Annual Conference
  • Long Beach Community Business Network Meeting
  • Professionals in Human Resources Association, Long Beach Student Chapter Meeting
  • National Association of African Americans in Human Resources Association- Tampa Chapter

Feature Presentation: Generations in the Workforce & Personal Branding

Recent Accomplishments

Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Co-founded and directed all facets of 2007-2009 & 2011 PIHRA Diversity and Cross-cultural Leadership Summit. The Summit showcased speakers from Fortune 500 companies sharing best practices and current issues that tie diversity, inclusion, marketing, leadership, and HR initiatives to ROI. Over 400 attendees and $20,000 in sponsorships raised. Elected as Chair to lead PIHRA’s largest district with a membership of 800. Presided over a board of 20 professionals and directed all aspects of chapter programming, fund-raising, and 13 monthly meetings. Grew chapter income by 40% and increased monthly meeting attendance by 50%. Awarded 2007 Vice-chair of the Year and Society of Human Resources Management’s coveted 2006 Pinnacle Award. National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Partnered with leaders at the Los Angeles Urban League and directed all aspects of founding the LA chapter of NAAAHR. Served as 2008 Vice-President of Marketing and Communications and served on the founding Board of Directors to ensure board developed a solid infrastructure and tools for continued growth. California State Council of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Elected 2008 & 2009 State Council Technology Director. Served as Creative Director in website, logo, and marketing campaign redesign to effectively brand the council and the resources it provides to 17 California SHRM chapters and over 14,500 at-large SHRM members. Directed local marketing strategy growing unique monthly website traffic to over 2.5 million visitors. Integrated sales, marketing, and community relations initiatives to recognize $300,000 in monthly revenue and enhanced the public image and recognition of within the business community through strategic partner development, community outreach, and aggressive networking.


I first connected with Mariah two years ago when a mutual colleague invited us to lunch to discuss the first annual PIHRA District 14 Diversity and Cross-Cultural Leadership Summit. Mariah was the co-founder of the event and l could tell from her enthusiasm and engagement that she is passionate about Diversity and committed to providing a venue of rich content and a quality experience. Mariah has excellent marketing and organizational skills underscored by a "can do" attitude and a willing and desire to promote the message of and drive Diversity. She is always seeking mutually beneficial opportunities to promote Diversity and Cross-Cultural leadership. It is a pleasure to partner with her. January 26, 2009 | Jennifer Cummings-Martin, SPHR, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Disney ABC Television Group worked directly with Mariah as a speaker at the 2007 and 2008 Annual PIHRA Diversity and Cross-cultural Leadership Summit

I have had the pleasure of working directly with Mariah Bieber for several years. In addition to being very professional and having a maturity beyond her years, she is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to the field of diversity and inclusion. Mariah has tremendous people skills and is able to build consensus even when working with divergently different viewpoints. She is an asset to any company or organization that is lucky enough to have her! I cannot recommend her strongly enough. January 10, 2009 | Sangeeta Gupta, Ph.D., Diversity & Inclusion Global Leadership Working with India, Gupta Consulting Group worked directly with Mariah at Professionals in Human Resources Association and Co-founder with Mariah on the 2007 and 2008 Annual PIHRA Diversity and Cross-cultural Leadership Summit

I’ve had the professional and personal honor of working with Mariah since she joined She’s consistently-enthusiastic about each project she undertakes, and demonstrates the type of tenacity required to get one through even the toughest obstacles on the path to goal achievement. She is more than just professional in all that she does --- she’s a joy to know. January 10, 2009 | Randy Krzezinski, SPHR, Interim Director of HR, Los Angeles Phil Harmonic Association worked directly with Mariah at Professionals in Human Resources Association and at

Professional, go-getter, mover & shaker, Mariah is a joy to work with. Her can-do attitude contributes to the success that Mariah achieves in everything she does. Mariah's sunny disposition serves as a magnet, drawing people from all walks of life to her. I hope you all have a chance to work with Mariah and experience her expertise in the Community Relations arena. October 19, 2008 | Christine French, Owner, Global Diversity Consulting, LLC was with another company when working with Mariah at

I had the pleasure of working with Mariah as a business partner when she worked on the launch of’s South Florida office. Mariah is an enthusiastic and positive individual with a strong sense of professionalism. Her undying optimism and desire to engage the community around her generate positive feelings for all she works with. I strongly recommend her as a professional and I hope to work with her again someday. January 7, 2009 | Mike Woodward Ph.D., President, Human Capital Integrated, LLC was with another company when working with Mariah at

Mariah makes sure her community partners understand and utilize the full value of their relationships with Her clients get great service from someone who understands recruitment from the client side, the job seeker side and from the industry service organization perspective. She brings a wealth of knowledge (2 master's degrees) to the table to help her clients and partners be more successful. November 15, 2008 | Joe Twohig, MBA, Asst. Vice President, Video Operations , managed Mariah indirectly at

Some say there is an energy crisis in the world. That is not the case when you are around Mariah. Her level of energy and enthusiasm is so contagious that the room seems to brighten when she goes to work. I have the pleasure of watching her turn our Orange County PIHRA District - 14 into one of the top producing districts. She is one of the most genuine and positive professionals I have had the pleasure to associate with in a very long time. If you are in need of a "shot in your recruiting arm", get in touch with Mariah. November 12, 2008 | David Brodeur, Principal, Enriched Results worked directly with Mariah at Professionals in Human Resources Association and at

Mariah is a dedicated woman who is selfless in her actions and willing to go past good and seek greatness. Her vision and overall performance not only motivated me to reach higher for my goals but for others we had the pleasure to work with over the past 3-4 years. October 29, 2008 | O'Connor Jerime, Industry Director, worked directly with Mariah at

Mariah has been an incredible resource for my organization. She has assisted in developing our marketing and exposure to local businesses by utilizing various marketing channels including internet, magazines, and various print ads. She is an incredible asset to my organization and I recommend her very highly. October 22, 2008 | Berke, Mike, Marketing Vice President, CSUN/ PIHRA/MA was with another company when working with Mariah at

Mariah and I have worked together in partnering my organization with hers since 2006 and she has been nothing short of excellent to work with. Mariah's excitement and passion for what she does makes her very easy, flexible, and efficient to work with. Her creativity and affability has led to an awesome opportunity for my organization to brand itself within the greater Los Angeles community. Thank you Mariah for all you've done for DeVry and I completely endorse Mariah without any reservation. October 20, 2008 | Jason Barquero, Associate Director of Career Services, DeVry University was a consultant or contractor to Mariah at

Mariah is someone who is deeply passionate about what she does and gives all of herself to help others wherever she is able. She has a strong attention to detail that made working with her a breeze, and she was someone who understood good communication can make a relationship more positive and constructive. Attending the MBA program together, I saw her work well on her teams to bring her ideas to the discussion table and to also listen when others had input. She has an innate ability to think outside the box and a curiosity to explore all possible options to find the best solution. Both working with her and at school, her caring for others always shone through and made her someone I enjoyed working with. October 9, 2008 | Theresa Loving, MBA, Event Logistics Manager, worked directly with Mariah at

Professional Association and Board Memberships

University of Tampa, Board of Counselors 2009 - 2011

University of Tampa Alumni Association, Communications Chair

Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)
Executive Board of Directors, 2009
District 14 Chair, 2008
District 14 Vice-Chair, 2007
District 14 Diversity Chair: 2007 & 2008

National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Los Angeles Chapter
Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, 2008

National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Tampa Chapter
Vice-President, Sponsorship and Community Partners, 2010

Los Angeles Chapter of the California Diversity Council
Member, 2009

California State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management
State Technology Director, 2008 & 2009

Overview of Diversity Events

2007, 2008, 2009 & 2011  Annual Diversity and Cross-Cultural Leadership Summit

PIHRA hosted the Second Annual Diversity and Cross-Cultural Leadership Summit designed to foster a dialogue in the Southern California business community on diversity and cross-cultural leadership issues. The Summit provided practical and applicable resources, tools, and information to Business Leaders and HR Professionals. Summit workshops and panels focused on both diversity and cross-cultural education. The Summit was designed to move beyond the discussion of diversity onto practical strategies designed to create an inclusive workplace and business strategies that reflect and respect Southern California's multicultural environment.

Facets 2006: Celebrating the Facets of Diversity - A Community Carnivale 2006 saw the development and presentation of the fourth-annual "Celebrating the Facets of Diversity - A Community Carnivale" program. Hosted at the Broward County Convention Center in June 2006, this diversity extravaganza was a mosaic of diversity programs and entertainment, foods representing a variety of nationalities and an expo featuring non-profit community-based organizations. With 25% of the total local population speaking a primary language other than English, the chapter identified a need to build communities that embrace and value diversity and bring resources that can help HR professionals implement diversity programs in the workplace.The primary purpose of Facets 2006 was to bring together the South Florida HR community and diverse community-based organizations to promote the cross-pollination of our shared knowledge and purposes. More than 15 community-based organizations were invited to display their programs and communicate their services to an audience of over 200 HR professionals. Additionally, the audience was treated to diverse entertainment, reflecting the sights and sounds of the South Florida community. Food stations showcased the diverse tastes of the community, and the entire Carnivale culminated in a program on the power of diversity delivered by Al Dotson, Jr. Esq., National Chair of the 100 Black Men of America and 2006 President of the Orange Bowl Committee. As a result of this program, HRABC created outreach efforts that led to closer and continued partnerships with numerous community-based organizations and helped chapter members expand diversity efforts within their organizations.

Our goal was to provide excitement around the concept of diversity to attract interest and participation, and then to bring diversity-related resources to the attention of HR professionals. At the same time, HRABC wanted to familiarize the large array of community-based organizations with the HR professional community, so that they could better communicate the resources and services they offer to those most interested. The goals of the program were based on the HRABC Diversity Team Principles: Culture is not better or worse, just different; Diversity is about encouraging and enabling all employees to draw fully on their talents and skills for the benefits of the business; Diversity means good management of people - all people. The Facets programs have been recognized by Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Broward County Mayor Diana Wasserman Rubin and the Sun-Sentinel and The Palm Beach Post.