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Summary

  • Results-oriented Sales Professional with a proven record of accomplishments and 21 years experience
  • Leadership in planning and implementing comprehensive sales strategies in support of business goals and objectives
  • Team building and management
  • Solid organizational skills with attention to minute details
  • Budget preparation / Administration
  • Revenue & Yield management
  • Strong record for customer satisfaction with repeat business

Objective

To secure a position with a well established company with a stable environment that will lead to a lasting relationship and enable me to utilize my strong sales background, organizational skills, and ability to work well with people.

Work experience

Sep 2008Apr 2009

Director of Sales & Marketing

Ramada Inn & Conference Center
  • Developed & created innovative sales & marketing strategies for a 200 room, full service Ramada Inn
  • Developed & managed promotional materials, direct mail pieces & advertising
  • Inventory & Revenue Management to maximize yield
  • Maintained communication with management to ensure marketing activities align with business goals
  • Managed & booked all events associated with conference center
Oct 1990Sep 2008

Director of Catering

Holiday Inn Bossier
  • Planned & provided catering services for a wide variety of events, ranging from weddings and reunions, to corporate meetings and conventions. 
  • Steady increase in sales of three to five percent each year, drawn from new business and a significant amount of repeat business from satisfied customers.
  • Worked closely with each client through entire process, from initial sales contact to menu planning to final presentation.
  • Overseen a banquet staff, including banquet manager
  • Prepared annual catering budget.  Reviewed and forecasted the approved budget on a monthly basis and accounted for variances.
  • 2002-2003 Sales Person of the year (area-wide Convention Bureau) 
  • 2004 Sales Team of the year for Dimension Development
  • 2005-2006 Catering Professional of the year (area-wide Convention Bureau)
  • Four Blue Ribbon Awards for excellence in competitive shopping programs
Jul 1988Oct 1990

Director of Catering

Sheraton Shreveport

Started as Catering Assistant, then promoted after 12 months.  Handled the same duties described above.

**Twice honored as employee of the month

Education

Sep 1987Sep 1989

2 year

Commercial College