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Jeffrey Leonardi's Resume' and CV'.

Location:
United States
Salary:
Minimum of $52,000
Posted:
October 04, 2008
Contact Info:
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Jeffrey Leonardi, M.A.
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#154
Troy, MI 48083
Mobile 586-***-****
***************@*******.***

EDUCATION:
Almeda University, M.A. in Travel and Tourism.
Hamilton University, B.S. Business Administration. 4.0
North Idaho College, AA. General Education
Bryman College. Diploma Program, Medical Assisting, Nursing
American Academy of Dramatic Arts, One-Year Completion Certificate

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in: Apollo and all Focalpoint Applications, Excel, Word, and Power Point

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

FULL TIME BRANCH MANAGER & TOP TRAVEL SALES AGENT (June 2004 thru December 2007)
AAA Michigan & Chicago (ACG GROUP) DEARBORN, MI

• Branch Manager for AAA Chicago
• All operation including Insurance, Travel and Customer Service
• Networking and joining various Chambers Of Commerce
• Written and produced travel articles as well as set up advertising budgets and marketing plans for office
• Licensed Insurance agent for Life, Health, Property & Casualty Illinois
• In branch travel sales including leisure and group sales
• Presidents Elite honoree 2007 AAA-Auto Club Group Inc.
• Prepared travel arrangements for all clients per corporate policy.
• Make public presentations at Travel trade shows and to local corporations
• 140% over Sales goal for 2004, 130%, 2005 goal and 120% over 2006 goal..
• "Spotlight on Performance Award Recipient"; Awarded fifteen times.
• Presidents Elite Recipient for 2005 & 2006 for top sales exceeding $169,000.00 in revenue for Michigan three years in a row.
• “Travel Agent Of The Year” AAA Michigan 2007
• Resolved customer service issues
• Handle all “Field Customer Care” service inquires.
• Specialized Training and International Destination Specialist to various destinations. (List supplied upon request)
• Cruise Specialist
• Certified “Rail Europe” expert
• Guest Travel lecturer and have re-trained travel agents in other AAA offices.
• Mentoring new travel agents and training.

OUTSIDE TRAVEL SALES (June 2002 to June 2004)
BEEMSTER TRAVEL, FLOSSMOOR, IL

• Front-line sales including corporate, leisure and group sales
• Prepared travel arrangements for all clients per corporate policy.
• Secured meetings space and negotiated contracts with vendors, including hotel, air and auto.
• Negotiated special corporate and group rates with vendors.
• Scheduled travel arrangements and special events for celebrities and high-profile individuals.
• Resolved customer service issues
• Handle all customer service inquires.

TRAVEL AGENCY OWNER/MANAGER (Feb 1995 – June 2002)
SHADOWRIDGE TRAVEL & CRUISES, VISTA, CA

• Managed all group travel arrangements, which included but was not limited to hotel contracts, airline, ground transportation, entertainment activities and follow-up for future marketing purposes.
• Developed and mentored travel staff of 8 fulltime travel professionals and 40 outside sales contractors.
• Duties included hiring, training, supervision of employees/ accounts payable and receivable/ advertising/promotion/ marketing/sales/reports.
• Negotiated group contracts and rates with vendors in travel industry.
• Scheduled travel arrangements and special events for celebrities and high-profile individuals.
• Handle travel for trade shows, meetings and entertainment conferences.
• Submitted profit and loss reports and monitored costs.
• Supervised and monitored on-site travel agency.


LITERARY AND TALENT AGENCY OWNER (January 1991 to Feb 1995
Leonardi and Associates, Los Angeles, CA
• Responsible for booking Literary and Talent to Major Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks.
• Extensive contract negotiations with Movie Studios and T.V. Networks.
• Represented Directors, Producers, Writes, and Actors in all areas of entertainment.


TALENT AGENT AND AGENCY MANAGER (May 1988 to Jan 1991
Ruth Webb Enterprises, Hollywood, CA
• Directed and managed staff of 20 full-time employees.
• Former Clients included Mickey Rooney, Martha Rays, Maxwell Caulfield, Chuck Norris, Virginia Mayo, Kaye Stevens, Barbara McNair, Carole Vitale and Wesley Eure.
• In addition, Talent Coordinator and Co-Creator for Local L.A. talk show, “Celebrity Catch-up”.
• Left due to opening own agency


REGIONAL SALES MANAGER (May 1986 – May 1988)
The Bercor Corporation, Compton CA

• Solicited new accounts and develop new corporate accounts via cold calling and performing in-house presentations for retail and wholesale appliance and electronics industry.
• Prepare client incentive programs for marketing promotions with clients.
• Territory included Orange County, San Diego and Imperial County.
• Marked promotions to various territories


RETAIL GENERAL SALES MANAGER (Feb 1983 – May 1986)
Scobey’s Discount Appliances, San Diego, Ca


• Manager 5 Retail Appliance Stores Throughout San Diego County
• Developed and trained retail sales staff of 40.
• Trained and managed delivery department of 15.
• Developed and negotiated Advertising rates in all media.


References available upon request.