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Work experience


‘87 ~ ‘88ExecuTemps Inc. Sacramento, CA

üGovernor Deukmejian – Special Events Coordinator

üSpace Planning Inc. - supervise computer system conversion

üCA DOE– Meeting Planner for various statewide events/meetings

Assistant TO General Manager

‘88 ~ ‘89The Governors InnTallahassee, FL

üLiaison & staff support for Inn & Golden Pheasant Restaurant

üStaff support for property investors and board of directors

üProduce marketing collateral for Inn & Golden Pheasant Restaurant

üOversee large group meetings & guest event productions

üProvide practical resolutions to daily operational concerns

üSupport all staff members to ensure supreme guest services

üProvide high quality and efficient concierge services for guests

Protocol Liaison/Reservationist

’89 ~ ’91Sakakawea InnMinot Air Force Base, ND

üManage Distinguished Visitors itineraries and special accommodations

üFacilitate large group accommodations & special events on and off site

üCoordinate Thunderbirds accommodations & agenda ’90 Air Show

üDesign, implement, coordinate “Prime Knight” welcome program accepted as best practice and used worldwideUSAF üLiaison for billeting commander and base commander

Special Events Manager

Kids Incorporated

Special Events Manager

’92 - ’99 Kids IncorporatedTallahassee, FL

üDevelop and manage logistics of special events productions

üProduce custom marketing and outreach collateral

üMedia and Public Relations management

93 - ’95Executive Director’s AssistantüLiaison, itinerary management, and administrative support for CEO ’92 – ’93Resource Development Specialist üLiaison, administrative support and grant writing tech

Communications Director

Florida Petroleum Marketers

Communications Director

’99 – ‘03Florida Petroleum Marketers Tallahassee, FL

üProduce & coordinate member & public communications

üManage interactive website, public relations and coordinate media

üCoordinate special events and fund raisers (golf & fishing tournaments, silent/live auctions, casino nights, etc.)

üOversee logistics for educational programs

üAssist team with coordination of conventions and trade shows

üMagazine editor of PetroGram magazine productions

üInvestigate and author feature articles focusing on member profiles

üPR on and off line; media kits, fact sheets, & gas pump decals

üLiaison & staff support for several committees

Office Manager/Conference Planner

Florida Housing Coalition

Office Manager/Conference Planner

’04 –’05 Florida Housing CoalitionTallahassee, FL

üManage the daily operations of the statewide headquarters

üManage event logistics of annual conference and tradeshow

üLiaison and administrative support for a diverse board of directors

Nov 2005Jul 2009

Community Relations Director

Early Learning Coalition

Communtiy relations Director

’05 – presentEarly Learning Coalition Tallahassee, FL

üMedia and PR coordination

üProduce and coordinate marketing collateral, PR, media & legislative presentations

üCommunity liaison and admin support for CEO and Board of Directors

üSupport Advocacy & Resource Development and Event SubCommittees

üOversee logistics for ELC hosted events and fundraisers

üAmbassador for organization throughout seven county service area




Professional Development Opportunities

üMS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Adobe Illustrator & PageMaker

üWebmaster Certification; FrontPage Web Design

üMicrosoft Web Designer Tools; HTML web productions

üMicrografx Publisher; photographical design and dynamic graphics

üLegislative Management Workshops; FL Society Assoc Executives

üSpecial Events Production and Logistical Management; International Special Events Society (ISES)

üMedia Management; Children’s Defense Fund ~ Washington, DC

Community Support/Volunteer Activities

Communications Team Member2009

Tallahassee Film Festival

Committee Member2008 ~ 2009

Professional Women’s Forum - Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

Board Member‘97 ~ ’07 Friends of Wakulla Springs CSO (Concerned Citizen’s Organization) Event Designer/Coordinator’97 & ’07 Budd Bell, Child Advocate ~ 80th & 90th birthday celebrations

Event Designer/Coordinator‘98 - ’99

Alzheimer’s ResourceCenter’s annual big band balls

Event Designer/Coordinator’94 –‘02

Leon County Commissioner Cliff Thaell victory & campaign parties

Logistical Director‘92 – ’99

Florida’s “Children’s Week” statewide advocacy and capitol events

Wedding Planner’87 - present

Pro Bono event planning/management for friends/family