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Summary

** A highly motivated individual with a penchant for out-of-the-box thinking and creativity **

Skills

• Published writer of several books and magazines in the entertainment genre.
• Assistant Publisher with a US/UK magazine publishing company since 2004
• 24 years experience within the publishing industry


Specialties:
• Publisher ad/revenue operations
• B2B communication (executive level) - domestic/international
• B2B sales (all levels) - domestic/international
• Marketing and PR
• Online Marketing
• Social networking
• Planning (Business & Events)
• Research (Industry, Market, etc)
• Sales/marketing training
• Ability to manage priorities & performance
• Strong strategic problem solver
• Experience with technology, workflow, and organizational challenges and solutions
• New publisher client sales, renewals and managing relationships (domestic/international)
• Strong people skills
• Excellent communicator

Work History

Jan 2004Present

Assistant Publisher

Positive Publications LLC

Publisher of Industry Today Magazine / FDQ (Food & Drink Quarterly)
** Covering all sectors of Industry

Head of Sales for US, Canada, Mexico, Europe

Jan 1995Present

Writer

Freelance

Have written numerous articles, primarily within the entertainment genre, for a variety of publications (both online and in print).

Jan 2003Aug 2003

Florida State Executive

People's Education/Publishing

Head of sales for the "Measuring Up"​ educational book series for the state of Florida.
Supervised sales reps statewide.
Arranged meetings with Governor Jeb Bush and his educational staff, to welcome the books into the school systems, to boost grades, as part of the "No Child Left Behind" program.

Mar 1991Mar 2003

Co-Owner / Vice President

Magazine Mania

Global online business dealing with old movie and music memorabilia; specializing in vintage magazines.

Mar 1991Mar 2003

Vice President/Writer/Researcher

James J. Curtin Archives

Published writer of 7 books and 3 magazines on Elvis Presley.
( Writer, researcher, photographer)

Worked with:
Little Brown & Co., Morgin Press, Celebrity Books, Citadel Press, DK (Dorling Kindersley), Country Weekly, OK/Hello, Paris Match, Cigar Aficionado, Smoke, American Media Inc. (AMI), Hachette Filipacchi Media

Mar 1991Dec 2002

Vice President / Manager

Lucky Entertainment/Lucky Records

Managed all aspects of the business from concert bookings, contract negotiations, musician hiring, recordings and sales of merchandise.
Business and Personal Manager of an entertainer.
Private record label

May 1987Sep 1997

Dance Instructor & Competitor

Arthur Murray Dance Studios - NYC

Taught ballroom dancing (rhythm and smooth) in addition to competing on national levels.
Students placed 1st and 2nd in non-professional competitions.

Education

Sep 1984Jun 1988

3yr Certification: Nurse's Assistant / Sports Medicine

Grover Cleveland HS

Graduated with top honors in the 3yr. Sports Medicine program, having received the highest grade average in the history of the program.
Volunteered at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. (served in all departments)