Work History

Work History

Account Manager/Meeting Planner

The Marketing Formula

ØResponsible for site research, visits and selection.

ØOversaw all pre-trip and on-site operations for management including registration, meeting rooms, rooming lists, VIP’s, food and beverage, transportation, staff, budget control and final reconciliation.Maintained contact with clients, employees, hotels, convention centers, vendors and ticketing agents.Hired travel staff and vendors; directly accountable for organizing and managing up to 25 employees.

ØManaged intricate database exclusive to client needs; designed and generated reports.

ØCreated and redesigned programs for Outboard Marine Corporation, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Reynolds & Reynolds and LexisNexis.

Letter of Recommendation - Principal

Apr 2011 - Present

Owner/Operator

Advance Dance West

ØResponsible for running daily operations for a three-tiered dance studio.

ØManage all scheduling, staff, product, suppliers, certifications, insurance,  payroll and taxes

ØSetting the tone for culture through policies and procedures.

ØUnderstanding laws related to a dance studio in New Mexico.

Nov 1997 - Oct 1998

Event Planning Manager

Excellence In Motivation

Ø Planned and coordinated events, pre-trip and on-site operations; designed special programs for Roche Diagnostics and Lexmark International.

Mar 1992 - Sep 1994

Specialist

United States Army

Administrative Assistant to the Commander.Provided administrative support for 150-staff unit which included budgeting, payroll, vacation, benefits and exercise planning.Coordinated several special events and functions at Company and Battalion levels; planned, coordinated and narrated Change of Command Ceremony event.Received two Army Achievement Medals, one Army Commendation Medal and Foreign Duty Ribbon.

Army Achievement Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Honorable Discharge

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

QuickBooks

Advanced accounting software training through current business ownership.

Driver's Badge

Special driver's badge in order to maintain and control a military 5 ton vehicle.  Additionally required to take courses to driver company commander.

Sharpshooter

Microsoft Office

Summary

üConsistently recognized by management and clients for outstanding organizational abilities, interpersonal skills, dedication and client service; strong ability to work under pressure and time constraints. 

üTalented in assessing situations and client needs with a positive problem resolution and satisfaction 

üCreated exciting, innovative meetings and tradeshows Developed and designed booth layout; furnished signage, marketing materials and electrical requirements. 

üDemonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and build cohesive teams; excel in managing multiple projects using attention to detail, problem solving and follow-through skills. 

üComputer skills include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Basic Access, Basic Publisher, FoxPro, Lotus, Works, Outlook Express and Internet. 

Objective

To run a successful dance studio where dancers can excel.

Custom

Golf Scrambles at The Brickyard at Riverside Golf Club – Macon, GA

  • Assisted in planning, coordinating and implementing events; participated in food and      beverage set up.

AIDS Awareness Fashion Show – Macon, GA

  • Modeled and assisted in show presentation.

Diabetes Walk – Macon, GA

  • Assisted in coordinating direct mail campaign and fund raising; participated as walker.Served as a representative in registration booth for event.

Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort – Macon, GA

  • Volunteer – Organized donations for trucks to deliver to victims in New Orleans, LA.

Vineville North Baptist Pre-School – Macon, GA

  • Volunteer

Northwest Elementary School – Lexington, NC

  • Volunteer – Kindergarten Physical Education Enrichment
  • Volunteer – 1st Grade Advanced Reading Testing

Secret

United States Army