Summary

Energetic professional with broad marketing and retail operations experience, encompassing creative development, qualitative and quantitative research, new product development, interactive and social marketing, event and brand management, sales promotion and visual merchandising with the ability and skill set to provide organized, innovative, and forward-thinking leadership in a team environment.Focused on achieving continuous, improved business performance.

Education

Education

Work History

Work History

Marketing Intern

Missouri S&T Communications Department
  • Working as a liaison with the Center for Pre-College Programs by conducting focus group research on the university’s brand image
  • Developing recommendations for marketing policy development
  • Developing a media contact list in national and key local markets for the university
  • Assisting in various media relations and marketing projects
Jan 2005 - Present

Business Manager

Missouri S&T Formula SAE Racing Team
  • Elected Business Manager – 2005-2006 racing season
  • Raised over $60,000 in donations, in-kind gifts, and sponsorships
  • Responsible for establishing the budget, financial and performance reports, marketing plan, presentations, publications and team member recruiting and development
Sep 2008 - Present

Director of Marketing and Retail Operations

Chartwells Dining Services
  • Manage four retail operations, including two national brands, and a marketing department with annual revenue in excess of 4 million dollars
  • Supervise seven full-time retail supervisors and 60 associates and one full-time marketing coordinator
  • Develop and implement marketing plan and standards to achieve sales goals for catering, residential and retail operations
  • Manage and oversee Outtakes grab-n-go program and satellite locations
  • Grew voluntary meal plan sales by 500% in first year by branding program and developing an effective marketing campaign
  • Appointed to marketing leadership team for central region as the marketing technology coordinator
  • Manage Be-a-Star program which resulted in a first place star and multiple top three finish over the past year
Jun 2001 - Jan 2008

Manager/New Store Development

Papa John's Pizza
  • Opened and developed four Papa John’s Franchises in South Central Missouri
  • Managed multiple stores with average yearly sales of $700,000 per store
  • Developed promotional advertising and marketing strategies
  • Analyzed financial statements to develop business growth strategies

Skills

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Acrobat

Microsoft Office Suite

Efficient in all Office Suite Software: Powerpoint Word Excel Access Publisher