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Sales and Event Planning

Charleston, SC
November 30, 2018

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Kristy Kinney

Goose Creek, SC *****


Over ten years of event management and sales experience in the hospitality industry; Willing to relocate to: Washington, DC

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Senior Sales and Event Manager

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown - Charleston, SC November 2015 to Present

Met and exceeded quarterly budget goals for sleeping rooms, food and beverage, and meeting room rental.

Director of Events and Promotions

Morgan Creek Grill - Isle of Palms, SC

July 2013 to July 2015

Managed all private dining and events in the restaurant including business luncheons, bridal showers, family reunions, and weddings. Promoted the restaurant via social media channels, on-air radio promotions, print advertisements, and in-house promotional materials. Special Events Manager

Equinox Restaurant and Todd Gray's Watershed

May 2010 to November 2011

Managed all private dining and in-house special events such as wedding receptions, business lunches and dinners and other social events for parties from eight to 250

• Created menus based on client needs and assist in food and wine pairing

• Assisted in off-site special events such as cooking demonstrations and private events such as galas and annual celebrations

• Maintained the social networking for both restaurants via Facebook and Twitter

• Created e-communications for invitations and press announcements

• Managed the Special Events Intern and Coordinator to oversee their tasks Special Events Coordinator

The Phillips Collection

May 2008 to May 2010

Managed all aspects of internal and external events, develop and manage budgets and establish and maintain relationships with all pertinent vendors

• Organized member and client registration for all events and RSVPs

• Provided creative input in the design and implementation of events

• Oversaw creation of invitation lists, create staffing and event timelines, coordinate seating, arrange security, and supervise the events

• Assisted in the marketing, promotion and management of events

• Supervised intern projects including mailings, invitation stuffing, and filing Meetings Associate

The Corporate Executive Board - Washington, DC

April 2007 to May 2008

Managed logistics and planning of annual meetings of ten business programs

• Created all communications to attendees, evaluation forms and logistical documents

• Managed the Finance Team to process hundreds of invoices for a variety of vendors and create new training documents and processes to improve efficiency of payments

• Oversaw relationship with Email vendor to ensure efficient communications

• Maintained and update attrition of member attendees at meetings for entire firm Senior Marketing Associate

The Corporate Executive Board - Washington, DC

March 2006 to April 2007

Scheduled marketing appointments for IT Practice supporting a Marketer to reach a 100% revenue goal by successfully managing over 400 prospective member opportunities

• Promoted to Senior Marketing Associate after ten month tenure

• Managed schedule configuration and maintenance including travel and logistics across 6 states from the Mid-Atlantic region to Texas ensuring consistent and effective trip building for two marketers.

• Lead content training sessions partnering with Product Support and peer team members to build presentations

Program Intern

Delphi International Program of World Learning - Washington, DC September 2004 to March 2006

Implemented and configured professional exchange programs for international visitors funded through the Department of State (the International Visitor Leadership Program)

• Arranged appointments with agencies and organizations pertinent to each program

• Created briefing books for programs, outlining in detail every aspect of the program

• Managed large database of program-related information used to communicate with the Department of State and local sponsors

• Made logistical arrangements and managed the schedule of 30-40 programs per year Education

Certificate in Event Management

The George Washington University

2007 to 2008

B.A. in International Studies and Political Science Ohio University - Athens, OH

2000 to 2004


Le Collège International de Cannes



Event Planning, Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Food and Wine Pairing, Menu Planning, Event Management, Non-profit fundraising, Database Management Certifications/Licenses

Event Management Certificate

June 2008 to Present

Charleston Area CVB Pinnacle Certification

December 2017 to Present


International Special Events Society Member

November 2015 to Present

Additional Information

Volunteer Experience:

South Carolina ACLU: November 2016 - present

Joe Cunningham for Congress: March 2018 - present

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