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Marketing Management

Location:
Chicago, Illinois, 60654, United States
Posted:
May 24, 2010

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******@*****.*** * 319.***.**** * 700 N Larrabee, Unit 2014* Chicago, Illinois 60654

Event M anagement * Ma rketing Communications

SUM MARY

Exceedingly motivated, young, energetic, technology savvy professional with over 5 years of event

management & marketing communications experience constantly striving to reach new heights!

Select qualifications encompass the following:

Logistical Planning & Coordination… Vendor-Contract Negotiation… Client Relations… Site Selection and

M anagement…

B udget Tracking and Reporting… Staff Supervision… M icrosoft Office 2007 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook…

Email Marketing Vertical Response & Swiftpage… Database Management & Administration Salesforce.com &

ACT…

B asic HT ML Knowledge… Adobe Photoshop… Event Management & Survey Software Cvent & SurveyMonkey….

E XPER I ENCE

OutsourceWorld, LLC & Business Events, LLC, Boca Raton, Florida

Event Operations Manager 2007 – Present

• Manage conference/exhibition operations budgets upwards of $300,000.

• Serve as direct point of contact for clients, vendors, and attendees to ensure the smooth

coordination of events from early phases of planning to post-show support.

• Manage vendor relations with registration, audio visual, hotels, convention centers, printers,

electricians, graphic designers, general service contractors, caterers, entertainment, and

temporary staffing agencies.

• Diplomatically enforce negotiations with vendors to arrive at mutually agreeable, cost-saving

solutions.

• Responsible for 5-10 events annually in numerous US locations (including: New York City, San

F rancisco, Scottsdale, Tampa, etc.) and internationally in the UK with attendance ranging from

500 up to 8,000.

• Orchestrated the creation of a new website for our Global Sourcing Forum+Expo New York and

London shows.

• Continuous contribution of insight and new ideas for existing events and new business

opportunities.

Aviation, Power & Ma rine, I nc., Boynton Beach, Florida

Marketing Associate 2006-2007

• Responsible for all aspects of t rade shows (including setup/tear-down of booth, staffing of booth

d uring show, planning and execution of t rade show hospitality suite events, etc.)

• Planned and oversaw execution of promotional activities, including print, electronic media, t rade

shows, and direct mail.

• Maintained relationships with industry magazines.

• Created and placed advertising, negotiated rates.

• Coordinated and organized mailing campaigns.

• Prepared and managed marketing budget.

• Provided post-event reports, analysis, and regular status reports to senior management.

VSR Financial Services, I nc., Overland Park, Kansas

Marketing Assistant 2005 –2006

Dice, I nc., Urbandale, Iowa

Marketing I ntern 2004 –2005

EDUCAT IO N

Iowa State University, Ames, IA

BA, Advertising, Designated Area of Concentration, Marketing, August 2005

CEM (Certification in Exhibition Management) Candidate, courses completed: Service Contractors

& E vent Operations



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