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Customer Service Sales

Amherst, MA
January 31, 2014

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Catherine Jindela

Director of Special Events, Sunflower Leather


A recent and enthusiastic graduate from Lasell College seeking further experience in non profit development

and event production.


Director of Special Events at Sunflower Leather

September 2008 - Present (5 years 5 months)

- Managed execution of all event logistics including: planning, event staffing, finances, supplier relations,

contract management, and travel and registration

- Aided in application process resulting in a 100% acceptance rate of craft show entrance

- Revised product design ideas and merchandising strategy

- Supervised booth design and setup

- Record Inventory

Brand Manager at Bath and Body Works

April 2009 - December 2013 (4 years 9 months)

- Achieved personal sales goal by 17%

- Planned and executed visual changes in partnership with Sales Leadership Team members

- Drove customer loyalty through current brand strategies and exceeded brand benchmark by 6%

- Gained business insight and created S.M.A.R.T action plans that improved execution and results

- Recruit and train new employees

Development / Special Events Intern at Alzheimer's Association

January 2012 - May 2012 (5 months)

- Obtained over fifteen raffle prizes for Memory Ride fundraising event valuing over $2,000

- Increased Memory Ride fundraising event participation by 20%

- Drafted sponsorship proposals for Memory Ride and Run for the Memory endurance event programs

- Assisted with developing, creating, and editing PR materials used to promote special events

- Conducted resource information research, database management, mailings, and outreach to ensure that

target audience is notified of upcoming events

Resident Assistant at Lasell College

August 2009 - May 2012 (2 years 10 months)

- Maintained a positive living environment

- Assisted residents with questions or problems

- Organized student events including: community service, diversity, and health and wellness


-Recruited new applicants

-Member of the Resident Assistant Event Planning Committee

Event Volunteer at Minasian Events

September 2011 - September 2011 (1 month)

September 26, 2011

- Assisted with set up venue for The Knot and The Bump "Cocktails and connections" event

- Assisted with attendee check-ins


BA, Hospitality and Event Management

Lasell College

Managing Quality in Hospitality

Food and Beverage Production

Advanced Special Events Management

Convention Sales and Group Planning

Strategies for Meeting Planning

Skills & Expertise

Microsoft Office

Blackbaud Fundraising Software

Administrative Functions

Event Planning

Events Coordination

Event Management


Proposal Writing

Customer Service

Trade Show Production


Social Media

Project Management


Public Relations






Lasell College

BA, Hospitality and Event Management, 2008 - 2012

Activities and Societies: Hospitality Club, Marketing Club, Resident Assistant Event Planning Committee

Bond University

Study Abroad Program, 2011 - 2011

Honors and Awards

Cum Laude, Lasell College


Event Management, Fundraising, Development of Non-Profits, Swimming, Running, Triathlons


Catherine Jindela

Director of Special Events, Sunflower Leather

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