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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.

Work experience

Marketing Manager

99.5 WJBR-FM

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 2011Present

Owner & President

PR/PR Public Relations

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Jan 2001Nov 2005

Restaurant Guest Service Manager, Sommelier

Club 33, Walt Disney Company

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 2000Nov 2000

Marketing & Recruitment Manager

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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 1997Mar 1998

Corporate Sales Manager

Chaddsford Winery
May 1990Feb 1996

Programs and Publications Director

The Chamber Of Medford/Jackson County, OR

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.


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