Penelope Larry

Penelope Larry

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Strategic Planner

Life Matters, Inc.
  • Developed 5-year strategic plan to generate revenue, reduce expenses, and reach desired target market
  • Initiated and actively managed development of new business in emerging areas
  • Lead RFP research and subsequent preparation and submissions.

Accomplishments:

  • Increased client base by 100% within one year
  • Revamped Board of Directors and developed plan of sustainable solutions
  • RFP awards increased from 20% to 60% success ratio
2008 - 2010

Executive Director

Doing Business With Saints, Inc.
  • Coordinated regular networking events for small, non-profit organizations; 75-200 in attendance
  • Negotiated and monitored contracts for speakers, catering, equipment rental, entertainment, venue selection, and hotel accommodations for staff
  • Supervised, trained and monitored progress of staff; created team-oriented environment for successful outcomes
  • P&L responsibility, overseeing annual budget of $500K; prepared and analyzed financial reports
  • Authored a series of pamphlets and blogs addressing small business concerns
  • Facilitated speaking engagements to address diversity in business and career development sessions

Accomplishments:

  • Partnered with local non-profits to establish a networking forum to generate business and enjoin camaraderie; average business clientele increased by 25%
  • Increased visibility of organization by 45% via speaking engagements and social media
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

Human Resources Consultant

Life Matters, Inc.
  • Recruited, hired, trained and supervised permanent and volunteer staff
  • Provided leadership training on individual and company growth development
  • Implemented HR policies manual, and programs to develop a culture of safety, accountability and professionalism

Accomplishments:

  • Established succession policy and reward system for retaining key personnel and team of volunteers
2002 - 2008

Marketing/Operations Manager

Chanteclair Realty & Investments
  • Developed and integrated marketing campaigns via radio, social networking and website
  • Prepared Business Plan and designed advertising strategy to increase business presence within target market
  • Assisted in the day-to-day operations in agent management, training, motivation and lead generation

Accomplishments:

  • Marketing campaigns generated $5M in additional net sales revenue
  • Initiated and managed and wrote content for interactive website

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Quickbooks

Microsoft Office Products

Summary

MBA. An accomplished and multi-facted business professional with over 20 years of wide-ranging experience and demonstrated successes in leadership roles.

Breadth of experience includes Board Development; Leadership Training; Executive Assistant to CEO/CFO; Project Manager; P&L Responsibilities; and Strategic Planning.

Additional Skills and Abilities:

Establishing and nurturing client relations; Creating a shared professional service vision; Well organized and focused; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Hands-on entrepreneur, skilled in multi-tasking a leading teams to exceed goals.

Interest

I have interests in Reading, Traveling, and Spending time with my immediate and extended family.

Character Traits

  • Ethical
  • Flexible
  • Team Player
  • Hard Working
  • Results-Oriented
  • Sense of Humor
  • Respected by Peers/Subordinates
  • Great Learner

References

References

Joy Johnson, Th.D.

Dr. Johnson is the CEO of Life Matters, Inc. and to whom I report to on a weekly basis, while working on various projects. I have known her since 2006.

Michelle Robinson

Michelle is my former client, but we have now developed a lasting bond and friendship. I have known her since 1997.

William D. Pierce, Ph.D.

Dr. Pierce is a Forensic Psychologist, specializing in developing Death Penalty cases. I  worked for him as Executive Assistant; and have known him for nearly 20 years.