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Event Manager/Producer

Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Posted:
August 24, 2018

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ROBIN EDGEMON

SUMMARY:

Over fifteen years of experience in diverse office environments, excelling in being the focal point in arranging and executing special events, working in areas of event planning and meeting management, sales, marketing and promotions, public relations and office management. Impeccable record of event planning, combined with perceptive experience in coordinating, arranging, planning and designing various types of events, such as business meetings, exhibitions and trade shows, tournaments and festivals, social events, conferences, client appreciation events and roadshows. Strong logistics skills with a proven ability to effectively and successfully manage people and projects. Independent, creative thinker who strives to improve processes and save money, without compromising quality of finished products or services. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

Event Management / Project Management Marketing and PR Planning

Logistics Planning Fundraising and Sponsorship Solicitation

Sales / Budget Management

Proposal Research and Proposal Writing

Networking

Training

Vendor Relations and Vendor Management Consulting

Contract Negotiations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

June 2016 – present Independent Consultant, Ellicott City, MD Event Manager / Producer / Consultant

Consult corporate and non-profit businesses on event projects.

Research and create proposals to sell event management products and services.

Manage event logistics for contracted business; plan, coordinate and execute events; oversee the planning and execution of operations; manage budget and pricing, contracts, vendors, facility selection, food and beverage, transportation, entertainment, and audio/visual arrangements.

Network to prospect new business through pipeline, leads generated from special events, trade shows and seminars, and referrals.

Train event staff on project-to-project basis.

August 2005 – June 2016 CSI-DC, Falls Church, VA

Senior Event Manager

Managed event logistics for Key Accounts; planned, coordinated and executed events; oversaw the planning and execution of operations; managed the facility selection, floor plan, budget and pricing, negotiations, contracts, accommodations, food and beverage, registrations using CVENT, entertainment, transportation, and audio/visual arrangements.

Supervised the production of events and teams and worked with event sponsors.

Networked to prospect new business through leads generated from special events, trade shows and seminars.

Researched and created proposals to sell event management products and services.

Trained all newly hired Event Managers.

Achievements:

o Consistently closed programs at higher profit margin than initially sold. o Maintained 95%+ satisfaction rating with clients. o Operated multi-million-dollar event budgets.

o Consistently operated higher revenue and profit than remaining event team combined. o Instrumental in securing major hotel partnerships. Ellicott City, MD 21043 443-***-**** ac6so2@r.postjobfree.com Robin Edgemon 443-***-**** Page 2

January 2004 – August 2005 Match3 Productions

Event Manager

Managed event logistics for annual Golf Tournament; secured political and celebrity participants, travel arrangements and accommodations, venue coordination, budget, floor plans, contracts, audio/visual arrangements.

Solicited sponsors for tournament.

Managed fundraising efforts for tournament.

Served as Office Manager.

Achievements:

o Created and maintained an event management system. o Created and maintained a records system.

February 1998 – January 2004 National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative, Herndon, VA Meeting Planner – January 2000 – January 2004

Assisted the Meeting Manager with event logistics planning for annual member meetings and annual company produced technology tradeshow.

Managed Regional Business Meetings; planned, coordinated and executed regional meetings; budget, negotiations, contracts, accommodations, food and beverage, entertainment, marketing materials, and audio/visual arrangements.

Managed event logistics for company annual holiday party and summer picnic.

Achievements:

o Created a scheduling and tracking system of meeting department equipment and multiple trade show displays for more than 200 meetings annually. o Managed purchase order process for multiple departments. o Managed exhibitor sponsorships for annual tradeshow. Business Resources Coordinator – February 1998 – January 2000

Assisted the Facilities Manager and Human Resources Manager on a day-to-day basis.

Developed front office procedural manual.

Developed and coordinated office set-up for all newly hired employees; scheduled computer and phone installation, programmed phones, ordered office supplies, created security badges, created office name plates, scheduled new hire orientation.

Coordinated logistics of inter-departmental office moves.

Served as back-up for all executive and administrative assistants.

Achievements:

o Researched and implemented a records retention system saving costs. o Devised and implemented employee discount programs. o Played a key role in office move of 220 employees to new facility. o Developed and administered quarterly employee travel survey and tracked results. o Compiled and charted non-refundable travel tickets saving company up to $40k per year in unused tickets.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) - Institute I and II Event Solutions – Idea Factory

Franklin Covey - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Speak Easy – Talk So People Listen



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