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Executive Assistant Office

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
August 17, 2018

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Christina von Schwerdtner 240-***-****


Highly skilled, organized, and motivated executive assistant, who demonstrates independent judgment while creating seamless organizational systems: Proactive, collaborative and flexible with high attention to detail. Thrives on learning new skill sets. Uses discretion in handling confidential information, maintains integrity, assesses competing priorities and manages complex timelines and schedules. Proficient in:

Improving Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiencies

Business Software Systems and Processes

MS Office, TelePresence, WebEx


Administrator, City of Alexandria May 3, 2018 - present

Administrative support for the Alexandria Beautification Commission: compiling data and preparing documents for review, communications and event planning as needed.

Assist in the preparation, verification and validation of invoice payments, purchase orders and credit card reconciliations. Coordination of invoice payment with the City of Alexandria financial systems.

Facilitate event planning and execution.

Sort, track, process and file internal documents and ensure compliance with appropriate procedures.

Coordinate administrative processes with other city agencies and departments.

Assist with resolution of citizen issues.

Volunteering, Travel May 1, 2014 - December 8, 2017

Taught children and assisted families from multi-ethnic backgrounds in Jerusalem and traveled internationally.

ESL Instructor, World Relief, Seattle, Washington April 1-30, 2014

Taught English and assisted immigrants with self-sufficiency under the World Relief ESL program. Agreement with World Relief to teach for one month only, based on volunteer agreement above.

Cisco Systems, Seattle, Washington May 10, 2006- May 15, 2013

Administrative Assistant III, Linksys Engineering, Linksys Division (August 1, 2010- May 15, 2013)

As Linksys office manager, ensured collaboration and communication with Cisco Systems Seattle office and Linksys headquarters.

Coordinated Seattle Linksys office move.

Provided comprehensive administrative support for Linksys senior Director of Engineering, reporting directors and managers.

Handled written communications, filed orders and tracked requisitions for Linksys Engineering division.

Managed travel arrangements, coordinated meetings and events.

Facilitated TelePresence and WebEx conferencing technologies.

Liaison between Seattle Linksys leadership and vendor services.

Managed Seattle Linksys data including office-wide messaging and problem solving.

Communicated detailed needs for complex office move and ensured vendor results through data management and continuous follow-up.

Organized data systems, office procedures and department communications. Streamlined information and physical resources.

Led Seattle Linksys collaboration and morale initiatives including business unit event planning, product launch celebrations, recognition events, group volunteering and holiday gatherings.

Promoted five times in seven years.

Conference Coordinator and Administrator, Cisco Sales Office (May 10, 2006-August 1. 2010)

Successfully provided office management and general administrative services for over 180 employees.

Arranged conferencing services for Cisco sales teams, such as Boeing, Amazon and Microsoft.

Improved efficiencies to increase profit contribution and productivity, while enhancing the overall customer experience.

Trained and mentored administrative new hires.

Assisted and trained coworkers with regard to technical difficulties as part of a special task force.

Initiated meeting logistics to enable collaboration between Cisco and Microsoft sales teams.

Met and exceeded project deadlines, maintained high confidentiality, professionalism and integrity.


B.A., Bachelor of Arts – Modern Foreign Languages, James Madison University


English – native, German – fluent, French – basic, Hebrew – basic

Technical Skills

Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, TelePresence, WebEx

Cisco Awards

2011: Coordination of Seattle Linksys office move

2012: Transitioned data from Cisco Consumer Products, LLC to Cisco Systems, Inc.

Certifications and Courses

Business Computer Applications – Certification, Seattle Vocational Institute

Cambridge ESL / CELTA Certification

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