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Human Resources Sales Manager

Bradenton, Florida, United States
February 20, 2018

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Melissa Kehler

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Feed Our Vets, Utica, New York

Chief Operating Officer (January 2016 – Present)

Manage three pantries that have served 300 and distributed 350,000 lbs. of food during the past two years.

Deliver public education and outreach about our efforts, as 100% of our funds are from private donors.

Earned grants from Soldiers Wish, Community Foundation, Food Bank of CNY to name a few.

Ascenseur Consulting

Owner (February 2007 – Present)

Ascenseur Consulting was founded to meet the needs of individuals and organizations seeking to enhance their professional images and to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Clients have included small businesses and local colleges.

The Good News Center, Utica, New York

Development Coordinator and Program Facilitator (April 2008 – December 2015)

Developed and executed fundraising campaigns to include annual giving appeal and our major fundraiser “Dance the Night Away” event. This event raised over $40,000 that will serve over 1,000 people who are grieving or struggling in their marriages.

Served as an advisor to the board of directors relative to strategic planning and operations.

Facilitated outreach programs to include The Third Option (building healthy marriages) and Grief Survivors.

Honored as “40 under 40” recipient for the Mohawk Valley.

American Cancer Society, Utica, New York

Director of Special Events (July 2012 – March 2014)

Organized community-based fundraising events to include volunteer management for Central New York region of the American Cancer Society including Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, golf and gala events.

10,000 people, raised over $550,000 in two consecutive years.

Legislative ambassador that traveled to Washington, DC to move policy for all cancer patients to have access to quality healthcare.

Ralston Supply Center, Canastota, New York

Sales Manager (November 2011 – July 2012)

Managed sales for special event rental center that served upstate New York.

Heritage Health Care Center, Utica, New York

Director of Human Resources (October 2008 – November 2011)

Managed all aspects of human resources for a 220-bed nursing facility with a 400-member staff of union and non-union employees.

Additional duties included marketing and managing the Gift Shop.


University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Business Administration, expected August 2018

GPA 3.89 / 4.00


Ride for Missing Children (2014–present)

Rotary International

Membership Chairperson (2015-present), Utica, NY

Secretary (2007-2009), Sauquoit, NY

Women’s Employment Resource Center, Utica, NY

Vice-President (2016-present)

Board Member (2014–present)

YMCA Board Member, Utica, NY (2016–present)

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