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Bolton, Mississippi, 39041, United States
January 21, 2018

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Phyllis Parker Tackitt

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Bolton, MS 39041


Professional Profile

Versatile individual who thrives in dynamic, challenging and fast-paced professional environments. Assertive and enthusiastic with a diverse background and an unsurpassed work ethic.


Manage multiple projects

Detail oriented

Customer Service driven

Sales and Marketing experience

Familiar with Microsoft Office applications


Turkoyz - Jackson, MS

Part Time Retail Sales Associate

August 2016 - Current

As a former vendor of Turkoyz, I am part of a team responsible for retail sales in the three Turkoyz locations in Jackson. Duties include assisting with receiving, unpacking and pricing of merchandise for Jackson stores. Provide excellent customer service to all clients purchasing merchandise. As a key team member, I assisted with preparations necessary for the opening of the Christmas pop up store.

World of Wines - Clinton, MS


September 2000 - Current

As co-owner, I assist with banking duties, employee scheduling and credit card services. To fill a need in the greater Jackson area, my partner and I developed a bartending service. Our clients included caterers, wedding coordinators, law firms and corporations. I ensured work was accomplished in accordance to procedures and practices agreed upon by clients. I directed the setup of bars, worked with catering vendors, brides and corporate clients to provide upscale customer service. Developed the guidelines for staff including customer service, set up and tear down of events and how to monitor underage attendees.

Southern Fired Pottery and Glass - Edwards, MS


October 2006 - November 2012

To fill a lifelong dream, I created a pottery and glass business from the ground up. Duties ranged from development of product, marketing, tradeshows, developed a customer base, billing and collecting to production of product. Monitored expenses, performed all office duties, recruited and trained all staff. Planned and controlled daily operations of the business.

Sodexho - Jackson, MS

District Marketing and Catering Manager

July 2002 - October 2006

As District Marketing Manager, I worked in conjunction with Regional personnel implementing marketing plans for 11 colleges in Mississippi and Louisiana. Along with developing marketing plans, I arranged events for student activities relating to food and assisted with food service web site development. Provided training for onsite personnel regarding food service procedures, proper appearance and student interaction at all locations. As Catering Manager at Mississippi College, I assisted in menu selection, set up and tear down of events and managed the wait staff during events.

Exxon-Mobil - Dallas, TX

International Meeting and Event Planner

August 1995 - 2000

The major responsibilities at Exxon-Mobil were planning meetings and events for executives worldwide. I was in charge of contract negotiations with hotels, airlines and convention centers. Other duties included being accountable for balancing all meeting budgets and payments to vendors following events. Other assignments included serving as the direct liaison with in-house food service company and sundry shop. As liaison, assurance of quality and variety of meals offered upper management and employees were a top priority.

Young Presidents Organization - Dallas, TX

International Meeting and Event Planner

August 1989 - August 1995

I served as the meeting planner to the International Board of Directors. The functions included scouting areas around the world to convene the Directors meetings and events. Responsible for budgets, travel arrangements, venue and menu planning and contract negotiations for four annual events. I was the department contact for in-house travel department serving the executives and employees.

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