Summary

Organized self-starter, event administrator, coordinator, and project manager with over 5 years of experiencewith logistics and production management, youth/college marketing, concert management, programming,development and budget management.

Current candidate for Master of Science in Communication (MSC) at Northwestern University.

Specialties

- Event conceptualization and production; strategic planning - Contract negotiation and vendor relationships; partnership development - Project management and implementation - Event marketing and advertising; creative communications - Employee supervision and management; leadership mangement - Email marketing and online content management; marketing implementation

Work History

Work History
May 2006 - Present

Events and Project Coordinator

Columbia College Chicago

Event and Project Coordinator                                                                                                      (2007- Present)

  • Lead producer on events such as Parent Weekend, Graduation Block Party, and U-Pass Distribution and assist with coordination of Commencement, Industry Night, and Printer's Ball
  • Liaise with coordinating offices and departments to produce high quality events
  • Coordinate rentals, catering, staffing, production and logistic needs for all office events
  • Develop, manage, and track event management budgets of up to $150,000.
  • Create and execute marketing and advertising campaigns for special events.
  • Maintain communications for Parent Community including emergency communications, publishing monthly podcasts and producing monthly e-newsletters reaching over 2,000 parents
  • Act as Webmaster for all web pages within the Parent Community; including art direction, design, maintenance, and updates for over 18 pages
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise student workers and interns

 Assistant to Manifest Coordinator                                                                                                    (2006-2007)

  • Assisted in production of Manifest Urban Arts Festival including street team coordination, on site production, logistics, and outdoor stages with national guests such as Buddy Guy and Lupe Fiasco brining in over 20,000 people
  • Assisted in improving giving guidelines and raising gift amounts reaching over $80,000
  • Coordinated and staffed over 100 volunteers
Aug 2006 - Aug 2009

VIP/LollaLounge Manager under Special Events Producer

C3 Presents
  • Headed VIP South Lounge, including managing vendors, catering, guest services, and security of about 10,000 square feet accompanying up to 2,000 guests
  • Assist with pre-event set-up, management, security and breakdown
  • Supervised interns and assistant managers in designated VIP lounge
Apr 2006 - Dec 2006

Programming Assistant / Administrative Intern

http://www.millenniumpark.org/

Programming Assistant to Programming Manager                                             

  • Focused on public programming including classical, jazz, world music, and children’s performances throughout the park and on the main stage, while controlling crowds up to 14,000
  • Acted as on-site liaison and manager for family fun tent and public programs in the park 
  • Prepared sponsor and partner thank you packet as a recap of 2006 season

Administrative Intern to Programming Manager

  • Produced Saturday morning workouts series with 3 presenting partners and participation up to 500 people Controlled training process for hospitality staff of 20
  • Designed system and seating passes for summer seating bowl arrangements for the administrative and operations staff

Education

Education
Sep 2010 - Present

Master of Science

Northwestern University

The MSC program at Northwestern University is a specialized master's program that develops skills in corporate communication, leadership and strategy, and change management. MSC is focused on communication and leadership skills that go beyond traditional management curricula to train students in the practical, real-world applications required to meet the demands of today’s complex world.

Aug 2003 - Dec 2006

Bachelor of Arts

Columbia College Chicago

The Arts, Entertainment and Media Management (AEMM) Department has a four-year program that was established to help meet the need for proficient arts administrators, managers and entrepreneurs. Successful arts management is critical to the continued vitality of modern cultural institutions, creative enterprises, and arts organizations. If the public is to benefit, skilled arts managers must facilitate the work of artists.

AEMM students study the management methods and skills needed in today's cultural institutions and businesses. AEMM students learn to appreciate the value of the arts; to understand the economic, social and political climate in which they operate; and to anticipate the challenges and opportunities of the future.

The Live & Performing Arts Management Concentration leads to professions in legitimate and musical theater, symphonic and chamber orchestras, other music events, opera and dance companies, and concert productions.

Skills

Skills

Fundraising and Development

Skilled in non-profit and event sponsorship and developement.

Project Management

Capable of multi-tasking with numerous projects and events continuously delivering products, services, and events, on time and under budget.

Online Content Management

Understanding of Serena Collage and I-Modules online content management systems. Adept in Google Analytics, email marketing reporting and analysis.

Educational Software Program Knowledge

Proficient in R25, Peoplesoft, and VIA/Outlook programs.  LImited interaction with Raiser's Edge and Feith.

Adobe Design Suites

Comfortable in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In Design.

PC/MAC environments and Microsoft Office

Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office including word, excel, access, outlook and power point.