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Management Sales

Location:
Scottsdale, AZ
Salary:
100000
Posted:
October 09, 2018

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Resume:

Experienced Events Professional with a demonstrated seven year history of working in the live event industry. Skilled in Production Management, Hospitality, Theatre, Event Management, Receptions, Contracting, Budgeting, Décor, Spatial Planning, Food & Beverage, Venue Liaison, Speaker/Talent and Media Relations.

Skills

CAD, Basecamp, Prezi, SharePoint, Keynote, Cvent, Crowd Compass, OnArrival, WordPress, Google Docs, EventBrite, Survey Monkey, and MS Suite. Other skills include budgeting, contracting, collateral, digital/print signage, power allocation, internet mapping, A/V, security, tradeshows, temporary stores and point of sale systems, registration, translations, and trucking/transportation.

Experience

Freelance Event Producer, November 2017 – Present

Successes to Date:

•Negotiate and partner with over 50 vendors averaging a 30% reduction in production costs, keeping budget as a primary concern with any event without losing the integrity of the client’s vision.

•Proven record in generating brand excitement among client customers and company participants resulting in increased sales rates between 10%-30% through planning and on-site management of events and tradeshows.

•Conduct meetings with existing and potential clients to create cohesive visions, solidify event goals, select venues, and formulate creative concepts.

•Design, propose, and create event appearances and ambiance for all Client visions.

•Organize and conduct onsite inspections which included interactions with venue management, fire marshals, various vendors, security staff, catering companies, and entertainment.

•Manage load in execution using team work within set timeframes and coordination with venue management and outside contractors to transform the venue into the pre-planned event

•Serve as primary contact during events, addressing all client needs and communicating back to on site event teams including areas of event.

Plexus Worldwide, LLC – Event Planner, February 2018 – May 2018

Successes:

Managing over 30 events ranging in attendance from 200-800 with a focus on recruitment and brand elevation.

Negotiate and partner with over 25 vendors averaging a 25% reduction in production costs, keeping budget as a primary concern without losing the integrity of event goals.

Main contact for production and audio/visual equipment, beat practices, and negotiation. Allowed team members to focus on larger event details which created better productivity and minimized the margin for error.

Created connections with global vendors for stronger relationships throughout the current event season.

Work with key internal departments in the strategic development and execution of an integrated event plan that supports priorities and goals creating higher penetration into the field and elevating effectiveness.

Partner with internal staff to plan events with the purpose of furthering Ambassador relationships, enhancing brand messaging and a variety of additional internal goals to increase growth & visibility.

Led the pre-, peri-, and post-event planning process, including but not limited to, identifying venues and vendors, coordinating site visits, creating sitemaps and event staffing timelines, event set-up and breakdown, management of event inventory, communication, speakers, agenda, registration, food & beverage, signage, and temporary stores.

Create and manage all aspects of budgets including forecasting, on-site changes, and post-event wrap up with a continuous track record of cost-savings by 10-25% per event.

Manage hotel room blocks, meeting spaces, amenities, VIP details, front desk experience, and connecting all of these into one seamless experience.

Isagenix International, LLC - Events Operations Coordinator, August 2015 – November 2017

Successes:

Manage over 60 domestic and international events ranging in attendance from 500 to 16,000+ that acquired recruitment, retention, and elevation of one brand.

Negotiate and partner with over 50 vendors averaging a 25% reduction in production costs, keeping budget as a primary concern without losing the integrity of event goals.

Created and implemented a dozen separate Standard Operating Procedures which standardized many aspects of event operations and brought clarity to pre-planning and on-site execution of events. The use of these generated successful transparency between all internal corporate departments.

Quickly and successfully absorbed and managed tasks spread across multiple roles including: security, translations, IT & internet, production and A/V, signage, tradeshow exposition, and receptions across all corporate funded events ranging in attendee counts from 500 to 16,000.

Spearheaded the creation and management of the Events SharePoint site that consolidated information from several digital locations. Information from each events department was easily accessed saving time and resources as well as strengthened communication to and from other departments looking for insight into event planning and execution.

Work with key internal departments in the strategic development and execution of an integrated event plan that supports priorities and goals creating higher penetration into the field and elevating effectiveness.

Partner with internal staff to plan events with the purpose of furthering associate relationships, enhancing brand messaging and a variety of additional internal goals to increase growth & visibility.

Led the pre-, peri-, and post-event planning process, including but not limited to, identifying venues and vendors, coordinating site visits, creating sitemaps and event staffing timelines, event set-up and breakdown, management of event inventory, communication, speakers, agenda, registration, food & beverage, signage, and temporary stores.

Create and manage all aspects of budgets including forecasting, on-site changes, and post-event wrap up with a continuous track record of cost-savings by 10-25% per event.

Initiate and complete the contracting process with potential venues and vendors for future event seasons. Weighing all location options with the Sales team and the Field Advisory Board.

Manage hotel room blocks, meeting spaces, amenities, VIP details, Speaker movements, front desk experience, and connecting all of these into one seamless experience.

Evaluate effectiveness of events as they relate to overall return and goals internally and through survey action with attendees and drove a 35% increase in feedback and improvement.

Merestone – Events Associate Producer. October 2010 – August 2015

Successes:

•Managed over 100 events for a client portfolio of over 25 companies in the cosmetics, retail, software, educational, technology, food and beverage, and health and wellness industries.

•Negotiate and partner with over 50 vendors averaging a 35% reduction in production costs, keeping budget as a primary concern with any event without losing the integrity of the client’s vision.

•Proven record in generating brand excitement among client customers and company participants resulting in increased sales rates between 10%-30% through planning and on-site management of events and tradeshows, focusing on B2B and B2C interactions.

•Conduct in person meetings with existing and potential clients to create cohesive visions, solidify event goals, select venues, and formulate creative concepts.

•Design, propose, and create event appearances and ambiance for all Client visions.

•Organize and conduct onsite inspections which included interactions with venue management, fire marshals, various vendors, security staff, catering companies, and entertainment.

•Manage load in execution using team work within set timeframes and coordination with venue management and outside contractors to transform the venue into the pre-planned event

•Serve as primary contact during events, addressing all client needs and communicating back to on site event teams including areas of event.

•Assisted in speaker and content management for main stage and breakout rooms

•Close work with the Executive Producer and the Accounting Department in all aspect of billing and invoicing for clients and vendors.

•Create reports and conduct post-convention meetings with clients and company production team to assess success against service level agreements, lessons learned, areas for improvement, and preliminary planning for next event.

Education

Christopher Newport University

Graduated May, 2008

•Bachelors of Arts in Fine and Performing Arts

References

Danyell Browne

Training Consultant

480-***-**** (C)

Nancy Waller

Executive Producer

602-***-**** (C)

Robert Roberson

Events Operations Manager

623-***-****(C)

Cindy Kenna

Event Producer

602-***-**** (C)



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