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Events, Communication, IT

Location:
Canton, Michigan, United States
Posted:
November 26, 2017

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Bill Hunt

***** ********** ****, ******, ** 48187 734.***.**** ac3hnx@r.postjobfree.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-hunt-31871529

Career Profile

Performance-driven, detail-oriented, senior-level producer/trade show/live events director with more than 20 years of professional experience across multiple industries providing creative and strategic direction for and managing all aspects of live television broadcasting; video production; corporate events, trade show and expo planning and management; digital and social media marketing; and other areas of corporate communications. Background encompasses both agency and corporate work, as well as freelance projects. Key Strengths

Innate ability to generate ideas and translate them into visual solutions to achieve business goals

Adept at developing creative, strategically focused solutions that exceed expectations

Possess diverse business and creative skill set that includes writing, concept development, creative direction, trade show creation and management, special events planning and implementation, talent acquisition, vendor negotiation, social media, digital marketing, and others

Strong business sense, critical thinking skills, and creative vision

Exemplary leadership, management, negotiation, and interpersonal skills

Budget-oriented, well organized and excellent multi-tasker

Proven successes in “outside-the-box” thinking, meeting budget goals and client expectations Professional Experience

Marketing & Creative Consultant/Producer, Self-employed, Canton, MI April 1991-present Provide creative development/direction, corporate event planning and video/broadcast and marketing consultation to a variety of direct clients and agencies. Current/recent projects include; event consulting for a Class 8 truck “ride-and-drive” event; Sprint regional meeting, Meijer Central Fill video; and animated programming development (Adult Swim). Past clients include: IKEA, FOX Movie Network, A&E, FX Channel, Dogmatic, and FOX Corporate.

Events Director, Senior Product Home & Life Trade Show, Ijamsville, MD Dec 2014-Jan 2015 Created an International Trade Show division from the ground up for exposition of products and services for baby boomers, seniors, caregivers and families. Also, handled all aspects of the organization’s 10-show US schedule business unit including management, creative, sales, marketing, print and graphics, media, video, talent acquisition, budget, billing, vendor negotiations, hotel/travel programs, in addition to serving as the show’s executive producer. Led the creative development of show branding, messaging, and presentation. Secured deals with the USAPA, Disabled Veterans Administration, actor John Schneider, COSTCO, and the Salvation Army. Hired and mentored staff.

Videography & Special Events Producer, Westport Fuel Systems, Plymouth, MI Oct 2011-July 2014 Responsible for video creative and production for the company’s light, medium and heavy-duty truck divisions, as well as for corporate event management, trade show creative, and display production. Worked closely with the president to develop out-of-box, niche marketing opportunities and product placement for the company’s products. Key projects included:

Variety Magazine ad campaign

CALSTART and NAPT Conference

John Snyder Films agreement

Corporate Visitors Center Display

Company holiday and employee events

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Senior Producer/Writer/Director, Avalon Isle Creative, Plymouth, MI May 2010-April 2014 Provided creative concept development and implementation for a variety of internal and external communications projects on behalf of clients. Services included overall project management; live event and corporate video production; scripting and pre-production design services; video news release production; social media marketing; trade show management and more. Technical/Audio Director, Court TV, Atlanta, GA Jan 2005-May 2010 Provided technical direction and audio services for live and taped trials across the United States. Worked closely with court staff, presiding judges and law enforcement daily. Manager, Special Projects and Events, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI Feb 1994-Jan 2005 Served as Executive Producer for satellite media tours, Trade Shows for SME, SAE and CES, corporate videos, live events, and Ford history projects, with responsibility for over 70 contractors, vendors and suppliers. Led a seven-member creative team that produced hundreds of communication videos as well as internal/external events that included:

North American International Auto Shows

Annual Stockholder meetings

TPC Ambassadors Balls

Model E Program (formerly Ford Employee

Connectivity Program)

SME, SAE, CES Trade Shows

Mike Utley Bike Tour

60th Ford/AUW anniversary party

The Ford Centennial Celebration

Teacher/Director - Video Dept., Specs Howard, Southfield, MI Sept 1991-Feb 1994 Responsibilities included curriculum development and instruction for the Broadcast Media Arts program, as well overseeing and handling HR responsibilities for five instructors. Professional Awards/Memberships

International Telly Award

ITVA Awards (several)

Vision Award

Communication Awards for writing and

producing

Honored by Museum of Modern Art in New

York for Arbuckle Restorations

Recognition for DVD boxed set work by LA

Times, NY Times and Newsweek Magazine

Detroit Producers Association, Past President

and Board of Director member

Education

Rochester College, Bachelor of Science – Communications and Public Affairs

Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, Video Production Professional References

Rod Dovlin

Senior Producer, Trailer Park

6922 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, California

818-***-****

Years Known: 20

Carl Kendall

Owner, Avalon Isle Creative

772 Blunk

Plymouth, Michigan

734-***-****

Years Known: 15

John Lapetz

Retired, Ford Motor Company &

Westport Innovations

Novi, Michigan

248-***-****

Years Known: 7



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