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Business Management Professional

Bradenton, Florida, United States
August 16, 2018

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Linda M. Burke

Bradenton, FL ***** • • 224-***-**** •

Business Management Professional

Dynamic client services professional with broad range of expertise in special event coordination and overall business management. Executive level leader adept at fostering productive relationships and providing strategic recommendations and operational direction.

• Recognized and pursued opportunities for account growth and new and repetitive business.

• Coordinated international sales training program.

• Implemented efficiency standards and procedures in sales training.

• Designed centralized meeting process consisting of 75+ annual programs.

• Built consulting firm specializing in customer experience optimization.

Professional Experience

Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra (AMICCO) – Sarasota & Manatee Counties, FL

Executive Director, 2018 to Present

Board of Directors officer managing business operations and reporting directly to Board President.

Selected Contributions:

• Perform state and federal reporting functions.

• Manage & oversee leases, finance, fundraising, marketing and human resources.

• Develop support network within surrounding arts community.

• Implement marketing campaigns and program measurement analytics.

White Sky Innovation – Bradenton, FL

Founder & Managing Director, 2002 to Present

Founder of grass-roots client experience agency specializing in custom product line manufacturing and cost-efficient operational strategies. Manage program life cycles from budget reconciliation to conclusive analysis. Provide annual planning initiatives for international training program and implement marketing campaigns for C-level client base.

Selected Contributions:

• Managed 25+ programs implementing efficiency standards & achieving best-in-class training curriculum.

• Collaborated with global brand, media and advertising teams delivering communications messaging.

• Provided marketing initiatives leading client association and convention activities.

• Participated in fundraising events requiring specialized operations.

Creative Group, Inc – Schaumburg, IL

Account Director, 2013 to 2017

Client consultative partner providing strategic planning and high level business development guidance. Implemented management procedures and change initiatives through team collaboration, inventory management and intelligent reporting. Developed program solutions mitigating efficient contracting procedures and Key Performance Indicators fostering continuous process improvements.

Selected Contributions:

• Established and maintained client partnerships prioritizing daily functions.

• Developed contractor procedures resulting in consistent staffing and 95% reduction in aging receivables.

• Provided team leadership for 14 account managers and coordinators.

• Developed and implemented company-wide SOPs achieving operational consistency supporting corporate-wide ERP system integration.

Meetings and Incentives – Caledonia, WI

Senior Program Manager, 2009 to 2013

Oversaw planning, coordination and execution of meetings, workshops and educational seminars ensuring consistent outcomes and client satisfaction. Maintained program timelines and budget negotiations within client financial parameters.

Selected Contributions:

• Planned and executed entire sales and incentive programs operating within $200K - $5 million working budget.

• Managed event logistics for robust client programs acting as primary client, staffing and vendor partner liaison.

• Secured best-in-class contract terms while maintaining program quality.

Additional Experience: Corporate Strategy Manager, Contempo Design Inc.; Manager/Administrator, Kraft Foods Inc.


Master of Business Administration

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, IL

Bachelor of Business Administration

Pace University, White Plains, NY

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