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Event Director/Planner

Destin, FL
March 24, 2019

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Marisa Cushing



University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Bachelor of Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (May 2016) Minors: Business Administration, Leadership and Communication Experience

Director of Banquets, Indian Creek Golf Course, Omaha, NE – March 2018-November 2018

• Manage and maintain a private event facility with a capacity of 400 guests.

• Administrative duties include: payroll, budgeting, ordering supplies, purchase orders, holiday decorating, banquet building/room, ceremony area and equipment maintenance.

• Responsible for all private event sales and planning of 180-200 events per years. Exceeding annual sales expectations.

• Serve as primary contact for the client, managing the relationship and communication from initial contact to event closure, billing and follow-up.

• Manage a team of 15-20 event professionals including event coordinators, bartenders, cleaning staff, security, and set-up assistants.

Event Coordinator, Indian Creek Golf Course, Omaha, NE – March 2017 – March 2018

• Responsible for overseeing events including Award Banquets, Parties, Fundraisers, Business Meetings, Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions and Golf Events to provide customers with the best possible service and to ensure a positive experience.

• Serve as on-site contact for events with oversight and coordination of details including, but not limited to food & beverage, room layouts, entertainment, décor, equipment rental and audio-visual equipment use.

• Coordinates with Banquet Director, event/catering staff and customer to ensure consistent, high level service throughout the pre-event, event and post-event phases

• Quickly and efficiently responds to event questions or concerns. Business Manager/ Catering Manager, Professional Sports Catering, Dayton, OH – April 2016 – November 2016

• Manages financial aspects of the facility to include: payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Fintech, and cash room operations

• Responsible for Human Resource related issues – hire, terminate, training and advancement

• Coordinates and Manages special events throughout the ball park

• Supervises Catering Manager and staff along with the 29 luxury suites and multiple picnic venues Catering Coordinator, Professional Sports Catering, Goodyear, AZ – January 2016 - April 2016

• Manages catering venues at the facility, including several luxury suites and multiple picnic venues

• Manages a staff of twenty plus hourly and volunteer employees who duties include set-up, clean up, and operation of all catering venues

• Coordinate schedule for all employees and locations on event days Suite Supervisor, Professional Sports Catering, Lincoln NE - February 2015 – September 2015

• Manages pre-orders and payment for all Suite Clients

• Prepare necessary documentation for events to include accounts receivable

• Supervises the Suite Attendants staffs work assignments for pre and post event Intern Event Design, Lincoln NE – May 2014 – November 2014 Coach, Nebraska Cheer Center, Lincoln, NE – August 2013 – April 2018 Skills

o Microsoft Word – Microsoft Excel – Microsoft Access – Microsoft PowerPoint – Event Pro 360 – All-seated – POS Knowledge – Quick Books


CVENT Supplier Network Certified

India Study Tour (Winter 2013), Hospitality and Culture CPR/AED Certified

NACE – National Association for Catering and Events

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