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Contract Management
Event Planning

Work experience

Jul 2013Jan 2014

SLCO Fair Program Coordinator

Salt Lake County
  • Utilized social media, official SLCO websites and other digital communication to reach broadest possible outreach for events 
  • Provided strategic communication aligned with future SLCO Fair planning goals
  • Planed and programed 2013 Salt Lake County Fair events 
  • Acted as liaison and primary point of contact for vendors, media, entertainers and event attendees, and government and community leaders
  • Negotiated and secured contracts and rental agreements
  • Implemented signed contracts "in-place" before event or agreement begins
  • Responsible for budget monitoring, collecting all event fees, verifying and  recording of all account balances and reconciling of event accounts. 
  • Managed security and event staff during event
  • Coordinated procurement of proper insurance coverage for event and entertainers at event
  • Managed team directly responsible for exceeding vendor revenue goal in 2013 by $8,000
  • Managed fair assistant & fair interns 
  • Communicated event requirements to appropriate departments
  • Maintained event related files
Mar 2011Jan 2012

Office Manager

The Orton Group

  • Collect and manage data to communicate impact of advertising campaigns
  • Utilized social media, official website and other forms of digital communication to promote both The Orton Group and advertising clients/ campaigns
  • Contract Management 
  • Public Relations 
  • Vendor Acquisition 
  • Front Office Duties 
  • Direct and oversaw special events
May 2011Jan 2012

Assistant Editor

Utah Publicity SourceBook

  • Directed the editorial content of internal and external publications
  • Coordinated internal communication to achieve the greatest results and achieve the highest customer satisfaction 
  • Coordinated massive overhaul of 2012-2013 version,
  • primary editor of the 2012-2013 version of the Utah Publicity source book. 
Mar 2009Aug 2009

Financial Aid Project Coordinator

Western Governors University
  • Collected and analyzed federal financial aid data in attempt to discover and collect on federal financial aid funds
  • Aided new and returning students in completing applications for Federal Student Aid
  • Created and maintained new program intended to keep accurate results of students eligible for financial aid 
  • Member of team that brought record high satisfactory records to the department
Mar 2008Sep 2008

Senior Sales Associate/ Party Planner

Diamond Rental

  • Created and implemented showroom designs and displays
  • Presented  new and current product information lectures to team members
  • Coordinated work orders and purchase orders between locations
  • Planned special events including weddings, conventions, trade shows, birthday parties, concerts
Nov 2006Feb 2008

Special Events Team Associate

Sundance Film Festival

  • Planned and assisted primary coordinators in planning official Sundance Film Festival special events
  • Designed event themes and decor
  • Assisted in the set-up and tear down of all special events
  • Complied accurate records of the number of guests at each event for film festival records and accounts 
  • Acted as a liaison between event guests and event coordinators 
  • Collaborated with media/ press representatives, filmmakers, agents, and event managers 
Nov 2001Mar 2002

2002 Winter Olympics Volunteer Staff Manager

Westminster College

Managed Olympic volunteer staff employees during scheduled shifts

Created volunteer shift changes and breaks


Aug 2010Dec 2013

Masters of Business Administration

Western Governors University


Jim LeClaire: Special Event Planner

Phone: 801-262-2080

Jeff Brown: Director of Auxiliary & Conference Services Conferences

Phone: 801-832-2900 "Nicole fulfilled her responsibilities with focus and purpose, even demonstrating creativity and insightfulness... I always felt that she was one of my stand-outs on what was a very good Student Olympic Crew. I have no doubt that she will succeed at whatever career path she chooses and I endorse her without any hesitation."

Art Lovato: Salt Lake County Program Coordinator

Phone: 801-673-4931