Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
Community, Corporate and Government Relations Executive
15+years executive level experience in a fast paced public relations environment with proficiency in program development and implementation to include strategic planning, marketing, event coordination, training, research and evaluation. Additional key strengths:
Policy & Procedural Development
DIKITA ENTERPRISES INC., Dallas, Texas
Marketing Director/Proposal Coordinator (July 2013 – Present)
Manage public relations strategy, oversee Brand management and measure the ROI/effectiveness. Drive content creation including web content, social media, newsletter, proposal and presentations. Perform as media liaison and special event coordination.
HODGES-KENT ENTERPRISES, Cedar Hill, Texas
Director, Sales and Marketing (September 2005 – Present)
Coordinate all sales presentations, develop promotional and marketing material, special event planning and implementation, manage vendor relationships, train and oversee event staff, project tracking and budgeting.
BEST SOUTHWEST PARTNERSHIP, Duncanville, Texas
Executive Director (December 2007 – March 2012)
Serve as liaison for a Board of Directors representing 11 municipalities and 4 chambers of commerce with the primary mission to affect economic development through legislative advocacy and education for Dallas and Ellis County. Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with local, state and federal elected representatives. Create regional opportunities for public/private partnerships.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, BUREAU OF LABOR & STATISTICS, Dallas, Texas
Survey Interviewer (2004 – 2007)
Provided part-time services in the Employment Statistics Program while soliciting businesses to participate in various mandatory Department of Labor surveys. Conducted research and reporting of data variances and fluctuations.
eTELCHARGE.COM, DeSoto, Texas
Business Development Analyst/Executive Assistant (July 2003 – August 2005) Work with chief executive officer to develop growth strategy and new business opportunities. Create internal and external communication avenues. Arrange investor relations forums, organize and execute marketing initiatives, facilitate employee volunteer venture. Prepare media release and all executive correspondence.
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THE CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND, Washington, DC
Trainer and Consultant (1996 – 2008)
Facilitated conference workshops of key components for the national summer and after-school program model. Serve as resources for new and returning program sites; monitored and provided technical assistance to state and national directors, conducted evaluative site visits, in addition to other duties related to development, support and retention.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF DALLAS, INC., Richardson, Texas
Vice President, Education (2001 – June 2002)
Responsible for the implementation and expansion of financial literacy education programs while directing all recruiting, training and program management. Monitored and ensured program adherence of national model and quality assurance. Coordinated marketing efforts to the education community throughout the Metroplex. Supervise a team of education professionals. Cultivate and strengthen corporate partnerships. Oversee budget and grant programs. Arrange recognition and other special events.
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Dallas, Texas
Executive Assistant/Scheduler – The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson (2000 – 2001)
Maintaining and managing the Member’s official Texas schedule, travel and related records within Texas. Prepare daily briefings of District events and serve as liaison to the public. Prepare executive correspondence and speeches. Maintain database and provide guidance to support staff. Organize special and highly confidential/complex projects.
THE GREATER DALLAS COMMUNITY OF CHURCHES, Dallas, Texas
Associate Director – Building Blocks AmeriCorps Program (1998 – 2000)
Freedom School Director (1996 – 1998)
Program Associate (1994 – 1996)
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Master of Art, Urban Affairs/Public Policy, anticipate 2015
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
Student internship, Institute for Social Analysis
Wiley College, Marshall, Texas
Bachelor of Science, Sociology/Social Work, Cum Laude 1994
*Board Trustee, Cedar Hill Independent School District
Member, Society of Marketing Professional Services
Former Director, North Texas Commission
Leadership Southwest, Class 2009
Certified, Experiential Trainer