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Meeting and Event Planner

Chicago, Illinois, United States
April 29, 2019

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Shiane Wilcoxen


Event planning combined with discerning experience in designing, arranging and coordinating every detail of various types of events such as, client appreciation events, promotional trade-shows, business meetings, exhibitions, non-profit fundraisers, and social events. Also advanced in accounts receivable, budgeting, financial administration, invoice management, account reconciliation, document control, HIPAA, medical office billing and adjudication.

Key skills

Detail oriented Result/goal oriented Self-Motivated Articulate Creative Strong verbal communication skills for dealing effectively with all types of personalities. Superb organizational skills – Ability to prioritize, multi-task, lead, direct, and solve problems effectively.

Work experience

Event Planner and Private Chef, Chicago-St. Louis

Q-Tea-Pie – Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO

July 2005 to Present

Specializing in desserts, pastries, small bites catering, meeting and event planning, vacation organization, conferences, and social events. Management of facility selection, contracting, pricing, transportation, accommodations, food and beverage selections and audio/visual service arrangements. Supervising production of events working with event sponsors and internal/external teams on all aspects of planning the event.

Health Information Management and Claims Reimbursement

BJC Behavioral Health – St. Louis, MO

October 2017 to October 2018

Responsible for contacting patients and responsible parties to update accounts for income and insurance. Resolves all patient financial correspondence. Manual and electronic billing for multiple government, managed care and private pay payers within payer specific contractual, regulatory and departmental guidelines.

Assistant CBC Billing LTC/SNF Specialist

Omnicare Pharmacy - Florissant, MO

July 2014 to October 2017

Managed new patient account and insurance updates. Communicated directly with long term care facilities via telephone, fax and email. Verified patient data and billing information. Regularly completed paperwork and entered prescription and insurance billing information into patient profiles. Strictly maintained customer and patient confidentiality. Promptly handled all private pay and facility billing calls and customers' medical question. Precisely processed third party prescriptions and managed billing for adjudication review.


Career Diploma in Gourmet Cooking and Catering

Ashworth College 2018

Career Diploma in Wedding Planning

Ashworth College 2017

Career Diploma in Event Planning

Ashworth College 2016

Associates in Culinary Arts

Robert Morris College - Aurora, IL 2006


Wilton School of Cake Decorating- Woodridge, IL 2005

Serv-Safe Food Service Sanitation- 2005

Awards and achievements

Dean’s List 2005-2006- Robert Morris University

Graduated with Honors from Ashworth College

Featured Chef at the inaugural By Women For Women annual event at Center on Halsted

Volunteer experience

Cake decorating instructor at Silver Fork for Center on Halsted-Chicago-2015

Human Rights Campaign Gala Volunteer Committee Chairperson- 2013

East Aurora Alumni Association Events Committee Chair-2006-2011

Founder and Director of Team 101 Chicago 501(c) (3) -2010-2017

Special events volunteer at Center on Halsted Youth Program- 2006-2016

Professional References

Ashley Butler

Warriors to Work-Wounded Warrior Project

Sherry Land

Supervisor-HIMS-BJC Behavioral Health

Chris Tucker-Sita

Team Lead-Accounts Receivable-Omnicare Pharmacy

Tim’m West

Senior Managing Director LGBTQ Community Initiative-Teach for America

Avi Bowie

Therapist-InstraSpectrum Counseling

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