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Event Manager

Cincinnati, OH, 45223
$50,000 yearly
April 25, 2014

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Sandy L. Meyers

**** ***** ******

Cincinnati, OH 45223

513-***-**** Cell 513-***-**** Home


A detailed-oriented Event Coordinator recognized for continual increase in venue sales and managing

multiple events within tight deadlines. Known for efficiency, flexibility and can-do attitude. Thrives in a

fast-paced environment and community leadership. Specialized expertise in all aspects of event

management including sales, coordination, planning, execution and team leadership. Possess great

organizational skills and highly professional written and verbal communication skills. Strengths include:

Event Coordination and Planning Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Project Management Budgeting/Reports

Venue Sales Audio/Visual Equipment

Contract Negotiation Team Player

Vendor Management Results Driven


Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio 2003 – 2013

Events and Marketing Coordinator (2008-2013)

Selected to manage new, multi-million dollar Event and Conference Center.

Planned and coordinated all meetings and events totaling over 700 annually.

Designated as main contact for all internal and external users of venue.

Worked closely with preferred caterers and assisted clients in menu selection and tastings.

Conducted tours of space and answered all questions relating to venue.

Lead and supervised staff of 15 people.

Managed events, sometimes several simultaneously, for up to 300 guests.

Prepared and executed all client contracts.

Sold event packages to increase revenue streamline.

Stayed within budget on event expenses.

Instrumental in defining fee structure for rental, staff overtime and other expenses.

Handled all audio-visual needs for events, which required knowledge of various media platforms such

as Tandberg, Clear One, wireless microphones, LCD screens, Skype, and Mac conversion equipment.

Assisted in preparing user guideline handbook for proper AV operation.

Adhered to policies for set-up and deliveries.

Prepared all signage for meetings and events.

Prepared Conference Center’s annual reports which tracked internal and external usage.

Prepared and submitted all invoices relating to operating fees and expenses.

Trained volunteer staff on event policies that included alcohol regulations and security protocols.

Ordered and maintained venue inventory, including all supplies and alcohol.

Availability to work evenings and weekends.

Ordered and maintained inventory of all firm logoed materials for internal and client usage.

Streamlined delivery protocol of ticket distribution for various sporting and entertainment venues.

Firm contact for all Suite holder properties and organized event attendance and menu ordering.

Company softball coach and player.

Sandy L. Meyers, 513-***-**** Page 2

Legal Assistant (2003-2008)

Worked as Floater in all areas of law including Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Immigration .

Prepared and submitted all client bills on monthly basis.

Arranged for payment of all vendor invoices.

Revised documents including agreements and contracts.

Prepared work visa paperwork for individuals and families.

Maintained client and company files.

Entered billable hours on firm wide system.

Worked with paralegals on successful completion and filing of cases.


Planned and managed several author book signings held locally and abroad in Melbourne, Australia.

Own business called “Sugardrop Events” and plan/execute numerous events including both social and

corporate clients.


Raymond Walters College (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Meeting/Event Planning Course; 4.0 GPA

Small Business Management Course; 4.0 GPA

MacCormac College (Chicago, Illinois)

Court Reporting Classes; Dean’s List; 4.0 GPA

Fox College (Oak Lawn, Illinois)

Executive Secretarial Course; 4.0 GPA; Funded own education


International Special Events Society (ISES)

Chapter President (2011-2012)

VP of Finance, Board of Directors (2009 to present)

Speaker at college campuses including University of Cincinnati and Sinclair Community College

Discuss Events industry and ISES organization to hospitality and marketing students

Member of Phi Theta Kappa and National Honor Society

Task Force Committee Member for ISES Ohio Wow! Awards, Cincinnati, OH, 2014

Presenter at inaugural ISES Ohio Wow! Awards in Columbus, OH, 2012

Chair of Special Events Sub-Committee for Parent Policy Committee at Arlitt Research Center

Created and planned first-ever Music Night for parents, staff, community members and students


Volunteer for Taft Museum of Art, Greater Cincinnati Venture Association, Cincinnati Symphony

Orchestra, Fountain Square/3CDC, Know Theatre, Cincinnati Advance, Cincinnati Blues Society,

Fringe Festival, and Mid-Point Music Fest


Notary Public

State of Ohio, Hamilton County

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