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Objective

Enthusiastic communications specialist and eager learner is seeking a rewarding career within a medical, health and fitness, non-profit/advocacy, educational or government organization.

Personal Code of Conduct

I take pride in the work I do, the relationships I'm involved in and the quality of life I live.  I can be proud of these things because I hold myself to high standard of professionalism, accountability, integrity and healthy decision-making.  

I believe my associates would describe me as being an out-of-the-box thinker who sets a positive tone in work environment.

Will rise to any challenge.

Work experience

Public Relations Intern

Hunter Public Relations
  • Facilitated Zacapa Rum teaser mailings to nationally recognized mixologists.
  • Proactively searched for new relationships, anticipated short and long-lead story angles, developed press materials, constructed media lists,crafted pitches and analyzed end results.
  • Managed product alerts and maintained media tracking grid.
  • Coordinated event set-up and greeted guests.
Apr 2010Present

Recent Activity
  • Freelance Communications services at Redeemer Church Planting Center: provided current website functionality feedback and recommendations for improvement; edited electronic newsletters.
  • Marketing and Communications Assistant at EngenderHealth (temp.): monitored company alerts; distributed daily media reports; prepared and submitted expense reports; facilitated company info email account; gave general administrative support.
  • Sales Assistant at Light Power Solutions: contributed to dinner seminars; provided product information; evaluated homes based on their need for home energy-saving products.
  • Assistant Kickboxing Instructor at Bucks County Martial Arts: designed stimulating workoutsaccompanied by energetic music tracks; lead classes of 15-25 participants.
Jun 2007Present

Sales Associate

Helzberg Diamonds

  • Tactful ability to listen to customers’ needs and budget concerns is demonstrated by low return rates.
  • Worked within a team as a product specialist to create a unique, successful experience for the customer.
  • Promoted special sales events, house credit cards, jewelry care plans and restyling events.
Nov 2009Apr 2010

Project Coordinator

Vanguard Direct
  • Co-supervised weeklong training on client premise, educating 20 staff members on Student Enrollment Management System functionality and procedures.
  • Improved client satisfaction as final quality assurance contact for all changes being made to client website.
  • Trained, organized and oversaw multiple data entry projects occurring simultaneously.
  • Managed creative, text, contact lists and reporting for e-mail marketing campaigns.
  • Contact for online help desk.Assisted individuals with username and technology troubleshooting.
Aug 2008May 2009

Public Relations Intern

The Pennsylvania Department of State
  • Coordinated on-air interviews with local NBC and CBS television stations as media relations contact for Black History Month tribute. Wrote press materials and pitched to local media.
  • Designed the 56th Electoral College Journal–500 copies were distributed to Electoral College participants among others.
  • Researched and presented social networking project proposal to the Governor’s Communications Office.
  • Assisted the Director of Communications with public relations, marketing and event planning for projects such as: voter education for the 2008 General Election, The Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women, Black History Month tribute and Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
  • Researched, designed, wrote and edited newsletters for internal and external publics.

Samples of Work

Education

Aug 2006May 2009

Bachelor's

Messiah College

Skills

Event Planning
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Motivational Colleague
Media Relations
Customer Service

Certifications

Oct 2010Oct 2011

Adult CPR & AED

The Red Cross

References

Leslie Amoros

Thomas Veneroso