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To obtain a full-time position in event planning that would utilize my event planning and event managing experiences, communications background, leadership abilities, and customer service skills.  See resume and portfolio on the right. 


My name is Kristie Jo Debner and I am a senior at Longwood University majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Organizational and Strategic Communication and a minor in Psychology.  I am very involved at Longwood University as I am in the leadership organization SEAL on campus and am the Social Chair, I am in Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Studies Honor Society) and am the Head of the Service and Fundraising Committees, I am a team captain for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, and an International Student "Buddy."   I also enjoy giving back to the community by participating in various community service projects and volunteer opportunities.  I absolutely love planning and managing all types of events!  I've had experiences will many different kinds of events and I want to work in this field where I can apply my knowledge of this field and use and further expand my experiences.   


Aug 2007May 2011

Bachelor of Arts

Longwood University

Concentration: Organizational & Strategic Communication

  • Relevant Coursework: Senior Thesis, Foundations of Public Relations, Organizational Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Gender Communication, Crisis Communication, Persuasion Theory, Communication Ethics, & Conflict Resolution 

Minor: Psychology






Work experience

May 2010Aug 2010

Event Manager & Marketing Intern

Pocket Pair Entertainment
  • Managed the casino parties the night of the event: greeted hosts and guests, stocked supplies, took pictures, answered questions, monitored the slot machines, counted winnings, and oversaw the entire events from setup to breakdown
  • Advertised for Pocket Pair Entertainment by creating online advertisements
  • Promoted services by distributing flyers, brochures, and cards to win free casino supplies and parties
May 2008Aug 2008


Dr Pepper Arena/Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
  • Provided excellent customer service to all customers
  • Prepared and sold food and beverage items within the arena
  • Completed monetary transactions and rung up all sales
  • Followed all company policies and procedures as well as the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's regulations
  • Set up, stocked, and brokedown the concession stands
  • Assured accuracy of my assigned drawer 
  • Reported to the Stand Supervisor
Sep 2007Aug 2008

Front Desk Receptionist

One to One Fitness
  • Developed and maintained a positive relationship with customers
  • Greeted all hotel guests and gym members and answered phone calls
  • Scheduled personal training and massage appointments
  • Performed general office duties, including: filing, photocopying, stocking, and faxing
  • Created new member recruitment program in Microsoft Excel
  • Sold merchandise and completed monetary transactions


Planning Skills
Conferences, Programs, Social Events, Casino Parties, & Service Events
Research Skills
Analytical, Creative, & Computer Skills
Communication Skills
Writing, Reading, & Speaking