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Summary

A highly competent communications professional with three years of experience juggling multiple projects and producing exceptional work in time-sensitive and pressure situations. A leader with a passion and enthusiasm to help others and the ability and curiosity to adapt and flourish in new roles.

Volunteer Work

Working in the Schools (WITS)

Early Childhood Volunteer Program,

(September 2011 - June 2012, October 2013 - January 2014)

Reading one-on-one with Kindergarteners two days a week at Jose de Diego Community Academy

References

Nick Comerford

Nick was my sponsorship manager at marcus evans.

Pat Ruff

During my time at the Post-Bulletin, I spent several months working in the sports department as a sports writer. Pat is a veterans sports reporter who I worked with.

Marisa McKie

Marisa and I were the top two editors at The Statesman, our college newspaper. As the managing editor, I worked closely with Marisa, the Editor-In-Chief, to make all of the editorial decisions for our weekly newspaper.

Lydia Matthews

Lydia was my manager for one year at marcus evans. She oversaw the Government and Defense sector which I worked in.

Mike Dougherty

Mike hired me as an intern right out of college, and was my editor at the paper for most of my time there.

Work experience

Mar 2010Mar 2011

Conference Producer

marcus evans
  • Discovered and researched defense and government industry concerns to generate conference concentration
  • Conducted all phases of conference execution including program writing, speaker acquisition and on-site event management to produce successful business-to-business events, each surpassing revenue expectations
  • Created the Twitter account for the North American office and worked with marketing to establish a presence on LinkedIn and other social media sites to market events and to reach clients through different mediums
  • Launched several first-time programs with great success, including Warfighter Protection which earned more than $170,000 in revenue
  • Managed budget for speaker expenses while securing more than 20 high-level Federal Government and defense officials to present at each event
  • Developed strategies for the sales, marketing and sponsorship teams for each conference and continually monitored and evaluated the success of each teams’ performance
  • Edited and proofread marketing communications and final conference materials
  • Provided on-site support, logistics and issue resolution for delegates, speakers and sponsors
Jun 2008Aug 2009

Reporter

Post-Bulletin
  • Wrote and reported on hundreds of breaking news stories, sporting events and features at the third-largest newspaper in Minnesota with a weekday circulation of 42,500 and 46,000 on weekends
  • Lead writer for a 24-page special section/multimedia package on wind energy that received second place in the 2009-2010 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest
  • Worked to distribute news through several mediums including print, capturing pictures and video for the website and broadcasting stories for our television partner KTTC
  • Received the Post-Bulletin Newsroom Award in July 2009 for a nationally recognized article, "Sting Operation"
Aug 2007May 2008

Managing Editor/Reporter

The Statesman
  • Second-in-command of editorial content at the weekly campus newspaper, responsible for managing more than two dozen section editors and the content of paper
  • Worked with the Editor-In-Chief to redesign the newspaper and website to boost readership
  • Collaborated on the layout for the front page and multiple sections
Jun 2007Aug 2007

Reporting Intern

Duluth News Tribune
  • Conducted general assignment reporting, totaling more than 20 bylines
  • Wrote and reported breaking news stories and wrote previews for the weekly arts and entertainment supplement
  • Broadcast two stories for television partner Fox 21

marcus evans Conference Agendas

Post-Bulletin Clips

Duluth News Tribune Clips

Education

Certifications

Illinois Professional Educator License

ISBE