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Executive Assistant Sales

Thompsons Station, Tennessee, United States
March 28, 2019

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Cell: 615-***-**** LinkedIn: SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Executive Assistant with increasingly responsible experience in many aspects of Nashville’s music industry. Worked closely with a number of major recording artists and their respective management teams in booking client appearances and coordinating all aspects of touring itineraries. Strong interpersonal and communication skills used to create and maintain strong professional relationships with managers, artists and music industry executives. Computer skills include: Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel; Mac operating system and applications; and company-specific contact management software. EXPERIENCE


CMT is a Viacom network which delivers country music’s biggest stars. Fans come to CMT first for the latest in country music, videos, news, awards and live concerts.

Executive Assistant to SVP of Operations/Head of Nashville Office

Coordinated daily calendars for SVPs and EVPs

Responsible for planning appointments and events for CMT

Acted as point of contact between the executive staff, employees and artists

Entrusted with confidential information

‘Handled all travel arrangement and accommodations for Senior Executives ONSITE WORKSHOPS, Cumberland Furnace, TN 2016 - 2017 Onsite is a trauma treatment center that offers short and long term experiential therapy workshops and programs. Executive Assistant to CEO/Owner

Responsible for managing and coordinating CEO’s speaking engagements, daily schedule, calendar, all travel arrangements and appearances on The Dr. Phil Show.

Assisted CEO and Admissions team for program placement for high profile clients.

Entrusted with confidential information.

SPECTRA PRESENTS, Nashville, TN 2015-2016

A live event touring and promotion service under Comcast Spectacor Venue Management division. Manager of Client Relations

First employee of Spectra Presents. Responsible for opening and currently running all office operations, including IT, Human Resources and Accounting, for the Nashville based office.

Works with all major Booking Agencies (CAA, WME, APA UTA, etc.) and their contracts department in executing contracts for their respective artists.

Point person for any and all sponsorship events and music conferences Spectra Presents participates in. CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP, Nashville, TN 2011-2015 Formerly known as EMI Christian Music Group, founded in 1994, CCMG is the market leader in the field of recorded music, distribution, and music publishing.

Executive Assistant to Vice President, Sales

Provide administrative support and event planning for meetings, travel, sales conferences and other daily events. Handle expense reports for the VP of Sales and SVP of Operations.

Design PowerPoint sales presentations, track employee attendance for VP of Sales’ direct reports and their staffs. WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY, Nashville, TN 2003 - 2011

William Morris (now known as WME) is a music and talent booking agency. Executive Assistant to Sr. Vice President / Co-Head of the Nashville Office

Coordinated daily details in the booking of approximately 15 country music artists such as Taylor Swift, Wynonna Judd, Hank Williams, Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Big & Rich, 38 Special, Gretchen Wilson, among others.

Personally worked closely with respective artist management companies to book public appearances for company clients.

Reviewed perspective offers, contracts and legal documents for confirmation and availability of artists and clients.

Coordinated and managed Sr. Vice President’s meetings, conference calls, calendar, daily schedule, and travel arrangements.

Responsible for coordinating gifts for artist and clients, along with purchasing personal gifts for Co-Head of the Nashville Office.

Coordinated all aspects of booking and tour routing for major country music artists.

Entrusted with sensitive and confidential issues.

Planned and organized a number of high-end artist and office events with budgets of up to $40K. COUNTRY MUSIC MEDIA GROUP, Nashville, TN 2001 - 2002 National Sales Assistant

Created and distributed Country Weekly and Country Music Magazine Master Ad list to company’s Publisher, Associate Publisher, Editor and all Sales Managers. Conducted private wardrobe consultations with individual artists and others in the music industry.

Selected and created wardrobe options and trends for the National Recording Country Artist for both photo and video shoots.

Worked closely with make-up artists to create images and signature looks for individual artist.

Took creative direction from Directors, Producers and Photographers in L.A. and Nashville.

Worked closely with Associate Publisher on marketing plans for major print advertisers, such as Georgia Pacific, Tractor Supply Company and Kraft.

Responsible for contacts, created in-book promotions for and selling advertisement to all Music Row label groups.

Provided customer service for existing clientele.

Maintained and updated all advertising lists.

Created databases for multiple client targets, created sell sheets for these targets, distributed to company’s Sales Managers and Publishers.

Handled all calls from potential advertisers.

Bi-weekly distribution of magazines to Record Labels.

Corresponded with current advertisers on advertising rates and placement with Country Weekly and Country Music Magazine.

Coordinated company’s events such as CMA Award show, TNN Country Weekly Award Show and Fan Fair for clients and potential clients. COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION, Nashville, TN 1998 - 2001 Communications Coordinator

Coordinated activities in the Public Relations department on a project-by-project basis. This included the annual CMA Awards, International Fan Fair, Town Meetings, CRS, and other events.

Coordinated on-site logistics for the CMA Awards and Fan Fair and other activities.

Distributed all press releases.

Coordinated meeting logistics for publicity committee and media advisory committee.

Researched various industry trades for CMA #1 certificates.

Represented CMA at various industry functions, specifically artists’ #1 party.

Assisted Director of Communications and Senior Manager of Industry Relations in executing their responsibilities.

Worked closely with CMA members, media, publicists and CMA Board of Directors.

Interacted on a daily basis with music industry personnel including record labels, artist management, media and publicists.

Developed and coordinated production run-downs for 34 years of CMA Awards; helped facilitate footage requests for use in different television shows (A & E, VH-1, Lifetime, TNN, etc.)

Maintained all department accounts and budgets and reported to Finance Director on weekly basis. EDUCATION

B.S., in Textile and Apparel Merchandising, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY KRISTAN PRIDGEN PAGE 2

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