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Event & Conference Planning, Management, Organization, Execution

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
February 23, 2019

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***** Green Ledge Ct., Apt. *** Fairfax, VA, 22033 • 202-***-**** • EDUCATION


Bachelor of Arts – English Language & Literature Sept. 1989 -Jun. 1993 WORK EXPERIENCE

The SENA Group DMC – CEO, Yerevan, Armenia Sept. 2017-Aug. 2018

· Served for event planning and management.

· Organized meetings, conferences, receptions, banquets, parties, branding events, weddings.

· Formed design, team building, and hospitality staff.

· Provided VIP transportation services.

K & M LLC – CEO, Tbilisi, Georgia Jan. 2017-Jul. 2017

· Managed export & import

· Operated a Greenhouse

Arlington Strategic Supplies and Management – Partner & Salesperson, New York, NY Sept. 2016-Apr. 2017

· Conducted surveys.

· Listed worldwide defense fairs.

· Built new strategies for new markets.

· Travelled through West Africa, Middle East and Central Asia. ES Design LLC – Manager, Houston, TX & Arlington, VA Mar. 2014-Aug 2016

· Handled marketing.

· Connected with new clients.

· Helped for growth.

Assembly of the Friends of Azerbaijan – Executive Director, Washington, DC Sept. 2014-Aug. 2015

· Built bridges between Americans and Azeri-Americans.

· Fostered educational, cultural, business relations between both societies.

· Strengthened academic cooperation between American and Azerbaijani universities.

· Encouraged the development of social and business relationships and cooperation among organizations, enterprises and individuals in the United States and Azerbaijan.

Target Design & Management, LLC – Vice President, Houston, TX Mar. 2010-Mar. 2014

· Oversaw ongoing projects.

· Followed and managed sub-contractors and handled bids.

· Helped with growth and expansion of company.

Southwest Dialog Institute – Executive Director, Houston, TX Nov. 2007-Mar. 2010

· Fostered broader community connections, working with Turkish-Americans, Turkic-Americans, and local community.

· Brought diverse people together to work for “the common good.” Niagara Foundation – Executive Director, Chicago, IL Nov. 2005-Oct. 2007

· Worked hard to establish the Niagara Foundation as “one of the city’s leading institutions dedicated to promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue.

· Promoted global fellowship and understanding among Chicago’s diverse communities thru programs.

· Brought together the leaders and members of Chicago’s diverse communities at new platforms such as “Luncheon Forums, Morning Conversations, Awards, Gathering of Abrahamic Traditions, Fact-Finding Trips, Dialog Meetings. Mendota Educational Services - Director of Educational Operations, Milwaukee, WI May 2003-Oct. 2005

· Managed afterschool hours as well as extracurricular events.

· Planned and fulfilled weekend schools.

Baskent Education Company -, Principal, and Associate Director, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Sept. 1993-Jun. 2002

· Followed my passion to Turkmenistan wearing the many hats of Teacher, English Department Head, Lecturer, Principal, and Associate Director for all schools’ system from 1993 to 2002.

· Awarded with “Gold Medal” by Turkmen President for “My Dedication and Commitment to Education” in Turkmenistan.

· Selected as the “Exemplary/Model Teacher of the Year 2000” by the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan in 2000. SKILLS/ACTIVITIES

• Dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships.

• Managing projects from concept to completion.

• Designing educational strategies.

• Coaching individuals to success.

• Skilled in building cross-functional teams.

• Demonstrating exceptional communication skills.

• Making critical decisions during challenges.

• Adaptable and transformational leader with an ability to work independently.

• Creating effective presentations.

• Developing opportunities that further establish organizational goals.

• Analytical thinking and creative problem solving. Technical: MS Windows Server

Languages: English, Turkish, Turkmen

Activities: Photography, Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Movies.

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