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Melanie Hassan

Business Development Specialist at Liberty Mutual Insurance

Summary

Distinguished professional experienced in banking, investment, and sales knowledge. Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, time management, and thrives  in a fast-paced environment. 

Work History

Liberty Mutual Insurance

May 2015Present

Business Development Specialist

As a business development specialist, I assist one agent with his sales and diversifying his sourcing parameter. I do this by attending networking groups and events, conducting on-site events with some of our major partners, and hosting educational seminars. I arrange meetings with various businesses to initiate partnerships. I also manage the agent’s Social Media. I am licensed in Property and Casualty insurance as well as Life Insurance and annuities, so I initiate and close insurance policies on behalf of the agent as well.

StellarOne/Union Bank & Trust

May 2013May 2015

Teller I/ Financial Services Advisor II

As a teller, I performed transactions at each customer’s request, as well as suggested products and services to better suit their financial needs. Upon the merger in May of 2014, I was promoted to Financial Services Advisor II on the float staff for the New River Valley. In this position, I opened new accounts for customers, performed account maintenance, researched and responded to customer inquiries and promoted bank services and products. 

Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast

Nov 2011May 2012

Event Coordinator Intern

I was responsible for planning weddings and other events, such as the New River Brewfest. We made arrangements with brewers, food vendors, volunteers, and entertainment. I also did menu planning for guests, handled social media and created various forms of promotional material for the Inn.

Proficiencies

  • Client Satisfaction
  • Presentation Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Networking
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Time Management
  • Due Diligence
  • Project Management
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Banking Knowledge

Credentials

I am licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance as well as Life Insurance and Annuities.

Awards 

During my training period with Liberty Mutual Insurance, I was awarded the Emerald Bravo Award for acquiring a major partnership with the World Bank.


Education

Radford University 

Sep 2007May 2012

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Marketing; Minor: French

Major GPA: 3.6

Board Operator on 89.9 WVRU; Public Relations Student Society of America, The Firm (Campus Event Planning)

I self-financed 100% of my educational expenses using money from student loans, grants, and personal finances.

Volunteer Experience

During my time at Union, I volunteered at the Christmas Store, which helped underprivileged families in the area provide Christmas for their families. I have also been a member of the Blacksburg Junior Women's Club, which is a local organization that raises money to put back into philanthropic projects and organization in the area, such as the Salvation Army Angel Tree, Cornerstone Women's Shelter, Micah's Backpack, Christmas Store, Ronald McDonald House, and much more.