As a Project Manager, I am ultimately responsible for identifying project goals and objectives, directing, managing and controlling project work, aligning it with strategy and delivering the project.
Ingrum Studio's LLC June 1991 – Present
As the CEO / President, my daily management and operation of Ingrum Studio LLC includes being Responsible for managing and coordinating activities and resources in a project life-cycle (initiation planning, executing /controlling and closing) in support of large-scale projects that are typically longer-term, and medium to high scope, impact, risk and complexity. Ingrum gathers project requirements; develops and maintains project documentation; tracks and reports project and budget status, identifies project/production issues and identifies resources to provide solutions or escalates to avoid project delays; schedules and coordinates problem reviews and follows up o assigned actions; arranges and /or group information, serves as point of contact for project information and updates.
Ingrum Studio prides itself as a leader in providing a comprehensive range of photographic/graphic art. Lois Ingrum, project management training has provided her opportunity to manage the installation of fine art and signage. A diverse client base includes St Louis Cardinal Ballpark, Fleishman Hilliard, Harmon Signs, Glass Signs, U.S. Department of Justice, Reebok, International LTD, Anheuser Busch, Monsanto Company and BET Publication Group.
During the years between 1991 and 2003, Ingrum continued to acquire the academic and financial base necessary to support the formal establishment of her own studio. In 1993 Lois received her Associate of Arts degree at the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. In 1995 Lois completed leadership training for managers with Dale Carnegie. In 2001 Lois complete the Community Artist Training conducted by The St. Louis Regional Arts Commission and Webster University. She is a Graduate of University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. In 2004 she received certification in course of study in construction at Alberici University Training program. In 2005 she successfully completed the Construction Leadership Institute at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In 2006 she completed certification for Supply Chain Management from Saint Louis University. In 2007 she completed certification for Project Management from the Auburn University. In 2009 Lois received a certificate of completion of FastTrac Entrepreneurial Achievement Growth Venture Program. In 2010 she completes required Project Management continue education units at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Lois is presently a graduate of Walden University with a Master of Science in Education.
Strong record of successful implementation of communications, leadership, and strategic planning in a communications or marketing management role.
Professional experience in an arts, education, or cultural institution.
Ability to set and meet deadlines.
Digital media expertise
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain excellent relations with the corporate, government, and private companies faculty and staff.
Excellent collaboration skills.
Proficient skills and experience with Adobe Creative Suite editing program:; additional skills in InDesign, Illustrator, and Final Cut Pro.
Ability to think strategically, critically, and creatively.
Exceptional judgment and discretion.
Experience formatting photo and video content for a wide range of media, including print and digital magazine format, HD video and social media platforms
2013 THE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”
2003 – LOLA M. PARKER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR BUSINESS WOMEN OF THE YEAR.
2004, 2008-2010 ST LOUIS MINORITY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
2013 NATION OF ISLAM COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
2013 PROCLAMATION ST LOUIS COUNTY MISSOURI
2013 RESOLUTION FROM ST LOUIS BOARD OF ALDERMAN
2012 GRAND CENTER, INC VISIONARY AWARD –OUTSANDING ARTS EDUCATOR
2007 THE FREIDA WITHERSPOON DISTINGUISHED SERVICES AWARD
2005-2010 ST LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOL 21TH CENTURY BEST COMMUNITY PARTNER
Volunteer Lawyer and Accountant for the Arts Board Member February 2010 to Present
Links Inc. May 2014 to Present
The Links Inc. is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in 1946. One of the nations oldest and largest volunteer service organization of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans
IOTA PHI Lambda Sorority June 2002 to Present
Business and Professional women furthering the dream of economic independence
National Art Education Association January 2015 to Present
Visual arts educator working with colleagues across the field of arts education to create standards for each arts education discipline created the national visual arts standards.
National Association of Professional Women July 2014 to Present
Empowering women entrepreneur