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Sue Sabol

Senior Management Executive/Entrepreneur

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Strategy | Messaging | Planning

  • Exceptional business and community strategist of tactical project planning and operations
  • Strong presentation skills for internal and external audiences linked to organization objectives
  • Highly effective at managing teams and business relations
  • Strong initiative and commitment to excellence
  • Strategic planner and vision ambassador
  • Leader on policy and process development and execution
  • Successfully led contract negotiations and managed rental properties 
  • Diverse community leader, driving cooperative relationships through growing network
  • Successful in collaborating with local charities and businesses on marketing programs and events
  • Proven budget management with responsibilities of global budgets upward to $9M
  • Managed teams up to 72 employees, hired, trained and executed company downsizing procedures
  • Solid track record of collaboration with vendors and stakeholders
  • Strong work ethic, professional, charismatic, balanced, adaptable, loyal  
  •  Entrepreneurial driven, locally empowered

Selected Awards

Planner of the Year Award, 2015, 2016 & 2017- Hunterdon Happenings

Leading Woman Entrepreneur, finalist 2016

NJ Monthly Magazine, recognized as Leading Business Woman Entrepreneur 

Member of the Year, Hunterdon County MoM 2013

Circle of Excellence Winner; sales management 1990-97

Community Affiliations

  • Hunterdon Horizons e-Rotary International- Board Secretary
  • Leading Woman Entrepreneur- Member
  • Hunterdon County Mothers of Mulitples- President 
  • Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce- Member
  • Lebanon Borough School PTA- Member
  • NJAWBO Hunterdon- past Board Member
  • WSET- Sommelier graduate, NYC
  • Berkeley Heights Park Committee- Project Lead
  • NJ Garden State Culinary Arts Award- Judge
  • Lebanon Borough Beautification Committee-  Member
  • YMCA-member
  • Business Marketing Association of NJ- past board member
  • Business Women Networking in Charity & Education- member
  • Raised and educated in Hunterdon County

Executive Management & Program Leadership EXPERIENCe 

2009Present

Founder & President

Opulent Events, LLC

Founded a leading event management company serving for-profit and nonprofit organizations, communities and private clientele. Business team has successfully designed, planned, implemented, consulted or evaluated over 500 events ranging in size from 8 to 2,500 people in the tristate area.

20092011

Global Marketing Consultant

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Managed Disney marketing alliance for launch of first global joint campaign in the allergy line of business.  Disney character multi-lingual book, program kit, executed training, legal agreements and collateral copy & design.  

20042009

Director, Global Event Management

Siemens Enterprise Communications

Created and delivered all event messaging, planning and logistics for 300+ annual global events contributing to 41.5M€ in sales revenue, reaching over 4,000 attendees.  Produced a family of strategic webcasts, online newsletters, web and social media content. Created global marketing plans and processes aligned with company strategy and fiscal budgets.

Director, Global Alliance Marketing

Siemens Enterprise Communications

Globally led Alliance marketing events, go-to-market strategy, planning and communications for alliance partners worldwide. Created program messaging and effectively implemented all trade shows, demos, speaking engagements press releases, advertising and tours; increasing alliance awareness globally by 72% 

20032004

Alliance Sales & Marketing Management Consultant

Lucent Technologies

Produced branding, web and advertising campaigns and change management programs for top global VoIP alliances. Managed $2M budget

19992002

Director,  Global Learning & Development

Global Crossing

Directed global learning team to create, implement and execute new organization training model with 14 new organizational processes in six months and managed vendor relations. Managed organization budget upward to $9M. 

19881998

Sales Manager & Community Affairs Chairperson

AT&T

Strengthened quarterly revenue growth and maintenance of an $8 million annual account module and consistently ranked among top sales team performers. Mentored new sales hires on best sales practices provided through AT&T University of Sales Excellence. Created and executed over 75 client and community events. 

Education

M.A. Corporate Communications & Organizational Behavior

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ

Anticipated Completion, May 2018

B.A. Marketing Management

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ