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Executive Assistant

Location:
Denver, Colorado, 80111, United States
Posted:
October 28, 2008
Contact Info:
**********@*****.***


Suzanne M. Sparks
**** *. **** ******
Strasburg, CO 80136
303-***-****
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SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE

§ 18 years CEO / COO Executive Assistant experience
§ Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills
§ Trustworthy with ability to maintain a high-level of confidentiality
§ Outstanding customer service skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and resolve difficult issues
§ Proficient in Microsoft Windows environment, skilled in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access
§ Multi-tasker, comfortable in high pressure situations
§ Excellent work ethic and dependable with positive demeanor
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EDUCATION

Metro State College Bachelor of Science, June 1991 Major: Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NATIONAL STROKE ASSOCIATION October 2007 to October 2008
Centennial, CO
Non-Profit Organization

Executive Assistant – Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director
§ Arranged travel schedule, including air, hotel car service / rental
§ Prepared and edited presentations utilizing PowerPoint
§ Planned and coordinate meetings
§ Liaison between Board of Directors and Senior Management
§ Planned and coordinated quarterly Board of Directors meetings, including taking minutes
§ Managed and maintained Outlook calendar and email
§ Prepared expense reports
§ Completed special projects as assigned
§ Retrieved and transcribed voice mail
§ Prepared correspondence, reports and miscellaneous documents
§ Ensured smooth office operations


EMS MANAGEMENT, LLC April 2007 to September 2007
Greenwood Village, CO
Outsourcing of emergency department staff, ambulance and management services to hospitals.

Senior Executive Assistant – Chairman / Chief Executive Officer
§ Planned and coordinated special meetings, including Board of Directors,
Annual Shareholder, Strategic Planning, Budget and Executive Management meetings
§ Arranged all travel detail, logistics, catering, invitations
§ Prepared, audited and reconciled monthly budget reports
§ Received customer / employee complaints and routed appropriately
§ Created and edited high quality confidential documents
§ Audited executive vendor invoices for approval
§ Prepared and audited expense reports
§ Assisted all departments within the Executive Office
§ Lead monthly NRC/SCA Administrative Assistant meetings
§ Retrieved and transcribed voice mail
§ Coordinated schedule, managed calendar and email
§ Maintained National Resource data base
§ Answered and screened calls for urgency
§ Liaison between staff members and the Executive Team


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(i)STRUCTURE September 2004 to January 2007
Broomfield, Colorado
IT Outsourcing, providing customers with the ability to strategically outsource non-core IT operations and IT-driven processes to reduce costs and improve.

Executive Assistant – Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer
§ Organized extensive domestic / international travel schedule, including air, hotel and car service
§ Maintained and manipulated demanding executive calendar, via Outlook
§ Organized staff / operation weekly meetings, taking of minutes; following through on action items
§ Executed operation / staff meeting agendas
§ Coordinated and planned executive meetings, both internal and external
§ Prepared letters, memos, reports, presentations and other confidential material
§ Reconciled credit card statements; gathering company expenses for submittal
§ Prepared and submitted complex expense reports
§ Event / facilities planning for department team building functions
§ Coordinate executive and new hire meet-and-greet luncheons


ING August 2001 to April 2003
Denver, Colorado
Individual / Group Reinsurance and Institutional Markets, responsible for life, annuity, mutual funds, broker-dealer guaranteed investment contracts and other funding agreements.

Senior Executive Assistant -- Chief Executive Officer
§ Organized extensive travel schedule, including international
§ Maintained demanding executive calendar
§ Composed, developed, edited and proofread correspondence and materials
§ Planned and coordinated executive meetings
§ Prepared weekly business report to Chief of Staff
§ Handled sensitive information maintaining the highest level of confidentiality at all times
§ Follow-up with direct report Presidents for their weekly reports
§ Initiated and maintained filing system via Access database
§ Prepared “Board Books” for Board of Director meetings
§ Reconciled and submitted complex expense reports
§ Coordinated and managed special projects as requested
§ Planned and coordinated company parties / functions


ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS October 1997 to August 2001
Golden, Colorado
Involved in the airport-to-airport air transportation of heavy freight cargo through its two operating subsidiary airlines, Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo, Inc.

Executive Assistant – Chief Executive Officer
§ Organized and maintained executive calendar, accepting and declining requests
§ Coordinated extensive travel, domestic and international, adapting quickly to changes
§ Planned executive social functions with customers
§ Screened mail, email, telephone calls and visitors, answering correspondence, via email or letter
§ Prepared and submitted complex expense reports
§ Coordinated all executive meetings, including quarterly Board of Directors / annual shareholder meetings
§ Arranged travel accommodations for Board members
§ Compiled quarterly board books and annual reports
§ Coordinate quarterly conference call with shareholders
§ Personal administrator to executive family members
§ Reconciled credit card statements, balancing monthly
§ Extensive Investor Relations management reports