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·Creating and maintaining relationship with relevant media organizations

·Strategicplanning and logistical management of major events for clients

·Researching and evaluation of organizations to facilitate necessary client engagements

·Strategicmanagement of client brand reputation and brand recognition

·Effective and strategic management of client resource

·Manage the communication between client or organizationand its relevant publics


To obtain an entry level public relations position with a small to mid-sized public relations firm preferably working in social media, consumer products, multicultural marketing or business-to-business marketing


Aug 2003May 2007


University of Memphis

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Work experience

College Program Intern

Walt Disney World

·Assisted in writing at editing copy for departmental newsletters and brochures

·Created material used for employee communications

·Responsible for escorting high-profile and VIP guests through park


Obsidian PR

·Wrote copy for various publications in an effort to serve clients

·Built and maintained relationships with national, regional and state reporters

·Assisted in writing extensive strategic plans for clients

·Supported events and special initiatives as assigned including from senior staff

Apr 2010Oct 2010

Communications Assistant/ Intern


·Created, drafted and edited various communications materials (i.e. newsletters, flyers and press releases)

·Educated, created and implementedstrategic communications plans having an effect across the organization

·Responsible for online and social media reputation management for the organization

·Drafted and development content for organizational Web site, blogs and social media networks 

Apr 2008Sep 2008

College Intern

Walt Disney World

·Worked with Animal Kingdom Park Communications department specializing in Special Events

·Assisted in planning and implementing association media events

·Coordinated the budget daily for the communications department

·Worked with other cast members to create “Magical Moments” for selected guests

Oct 2006May 2007

Managing Director/ Co-Founder

Blue & Gray PR (Student Run Firm)

·Maintained media contacts via VOCUS database

·Directed a staff of 15 public relations, advertising and marketing students

·Responsible for securing clients for the firm

·Assisted finance manager with reporting and budget allocations each month

Jan 2006May 2007

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Daily Helmsman

·Designed content for print and online editions of a daily student newspaper

·Wrote and edited stories for Arts and Entertainment and general news sections

·Mentored junior staff writers to improve interviewing and writing skill

Aug 2006Dec 2006


University of Memphis

·Managed a staff of 10 persons

·Wrote and updated student phone scripts to call alumni

·Secured over $35,000 in donations for various university departments

Aug 2005May 2005


University of Memphis Athletic Marketing

·Assisted with in game promotion and entertainment

·Contacted local and national vendors to secure donations for giveaways

·Responded to inquiries and requests from the media for interviews with staff and players


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