Wilonda Cannon

  • Chicago US-IL

Interest

Computer SkillsHighly proficient in Microsoft Office – Power Point, Word, Excel, Outlook.Internet and research software savvy.Knowledgable in Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Business Edition, and basic MAC programs.Other software include Paradox, Lotus123, WordPerfect, Fund EZ, Vision II, Auto Cad Release 13, Perfect Works.65 WPM

Additional SkillsFormer Business Manager/Consultant for SetTime Music Group, and LIFE Outreach

                                              Facilities.Former Summer Camp Coordinator/Mentor for North Lawndale YMCA.

Awards/Special Interest2010 Phenomenal Woman of the Year award

2011 Women's Leadership America

Summary

Visionary leader with passion for global impact.Innovative self starter, positive team player with over 15 years of professional experience.Asset to any group, possessing integrity, creativity, effective communication and cross collaboration skills.Seeking exponential growth opportunity with value driven company.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Project Manager

Project Eden

·Manage and execute strategic initiatives of key programs

·Develop tactical plans and timelines for task and teams

·Structure, manage and lead team of 100 plus volunteers globally

·Work independently with other departments within organization

·Develop sales strategies and materials for donor campaigns and building awareness

·Identify key vision partners, cultivate and nurture relationships

·Develop donor base and management process

·Draft and implement various fund development campaigns for capacity  building and programs through teams

·Develop timelines, key projects, and communication for volunteer groups, Haitian government, contacts and stakeholder collaborations

·Coordinate all logistics, programs, and plans for all international and   domestic voyages for teams and subsets.

·Manage and track budgets

·Develop reports for donors and internal customers

·Improve technology systems (database management, online campaigns,   and acknowledgements)

·Create and revamp website

·Support VP on various task including major initiatives, Online Programs, Newsletters, media campaigns, major events, international liaison and department deliverables

Sep 2001 - Present

Department Manager

Bill Winston Ministries

·Oversight of Financial, Data Entry and Customer Service Teams, operational and personnel management for each area, including team expansions through interviews, performance appraisals and career development.Area expansion of space design and layout, equipment, resources in conjunction with property management offices

·Project management, team building, coaching, goal setting and strategy implementation for product and service enhancement

·Database design, and management, statistical reports, software transition and training.

·Developed policies, procedures and processes for electronic and manual systems

·Exemplified and established outstanding customer service models for organization

·Managed and enhanced global partner relations through international offices

via program and product development, systems and communications

·Led special teams in innovative projects, created and implemented solutions for key organizational objectives and special tasks for over 10 years. Including major events attended by thousands from around the world, to global expansion of key initiatives, building brand awareness from grass roots to national programs and technology.

·Developed new infrastructures, process flow managment, platforms and internal control systems to link product fulfillment, customer service, finance and data management departments

·Implemented marketing and program campaigns to advance product movement and business development in US an international markets

Sep 1999 - Nov 2001

Administrative Assistant

Edelman Public Relations

·Extensive preparation of client proposals, presentations, conventions, trade

  shows, public relations opportunities and key print features

·Managed teams budget trackers, expenses and project costs, expense, client billing,

  database and file management

·Hosted major meetings/conference, travel arrangements and admin duties, and

  special projects

·Expense report processing, timely financial reporting, client and vendor billing,

  database and file maintenance

Mar 1998 - Aug 1999

Administrative Assistant

Deloitte & Touche

-Proposal drafts, docket analysis and reporting for multi-million dollar clients of real

  estate cost segregation division

                                                -Extensive entry data management and reporting for Paradox and MS excel systems

-Managed project budget invoicing, payables, client and office file maintenance, all

  department correspondence

Education

Education

Certificate of Completion

Seminars/Special Training

Certificate of Completion in Project Management

Certificate of Completion in Customer Service Management

Certificate of Completion in Financial Management

Certificate of Completion in Communication

Certificate of Completion

Joseph Business School

Business & Entrepreneur development.  Studied business plan development, feasibility studies, marketing and promotions, legal structure, human resources, finance, pricing and sales.

Feb 2010 - Jul 2010

Certificate of Completion

Turner School of Construction Management

Studied project management, general contracting, bidding, estimating.

1996 - 1999

Civil Engineer Site Development

United States Air Force National Guard

Basic military training and civil engineering specialist training.  Received leadership honors as rank leader in basic training, and promoted to flight leader for 50 female airmen during 12 week technical training.