Russell Trahan has over 15 years in the public relations field. He started his career working with Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Business Associations coordinating their marketing, public relations, and event management. Gathering experience at a top 10 market radio station, Russell then returned to the non-profit sector. After a tenure with the Walt Disney Company, he joined PR/PR. Russell was educated at a liberal-arts college in Southern Oregon and attended the Institute for Organizational Management at Stanford University.
Management of the Advertising and Promotions Department; including selection of sponsorship of community events; outdoor marketing plan; media plan; and direct mail campaign and listener databases. Marketing of special station events, contests, and promotions; Management of a client portfolio; Editor of the station's newsletter.
Mar 2011 - Present
Owner & President
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Nov 2005 - Mar 2011
Managing Agent & Event Manager
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Jan 2001 - Nov 2005
Restaurant Guest Service Manager, Sommelier
Exceeding expectations of high profile guests in a private membership dining club inside Disneyland. Daily execution of resort food and beverage standards for fine dining and wine service. Providing cast members the tools needed for excellence in service. Monitor and anticipate financial/operational results towards established goals.
Aug 2000 - Nov 2000
Marketing & Recruitment Manager
Special event fund raising; volunteer management; sponsorship relationship building and fulfillment; budgeting and forecasting of event resources; and public education of the devastating effects of MS.
Aug 1997 - Mar 1998
Corporate Sales Manager
Aug 1996 - Mar 1997
Marketing; Public and media relations; Volunteer coordination; Direct three person staff.
May 1990 - Feb 1996
Programs and Publications Director
Team Leader of the Publications Department; Formation, design, edit, lay-out, and fiscal management of Chamber publications and marketing pieces. Administer all Chamber programs. Communicate with legislative Lobbyist. Coordinate annual strategic planning retreats, conduit of information between membership and Board of Directors. Administration of all regular and special Chamber committees.