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Director, Manager (event production, event planning, fundraising)

Location:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posted:
October 26, 2016

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Anna Katsafouros

Home: 514-***-**** Cell: 514-***-****

acw8y1@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE

Dynamic and creative event professional with an impeccable career tracking 15+ years within the event planning industry.

Recognized as a solid tactical and strategic planner who is able to bring to fruition the most complex events/projects while understanding business needs.

Decisive leader who is able to build excellent relationships with staff, suppliers, vendors, volunteers and sponsors while inspiring a collaborative approach.

Ability to successfully manage four offices simultaneously in Canada and the United States

(Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.) Core Skills and Competencies:

Effective communicator Outstanding problem solver

Skilled negotiator Always meets pre-established budgets

Highly organized (multiple projects

simultaneously)

Excellent management skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director of Event Production – North America, July 2014 – Present

The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers - One Walk to Conquer Cancer

The Ride to Conquer Cancer (Montreal, Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York)

Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s (Hockey Tournament with NHL Alumni) Responsible for the overseeing of four offices in Eastern North America with respect to overall management, coordination, execution and completion of these large scale fundraising events. Also responsible for the negotiation of nationwide contracts and daily operations of multiple offices.

Event Production Manager (Logistics Manager) September 2011 – July 2014 The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers

The Ride to Conquer Cancer (Montreal and Washington DC) Responsible for the logistics of the three events including on-site management, site selection, route development, all negotiations with vendors, suppliers and sponsors. This includes management of a team in Montreal and in Washington D.C. Additional responsibilities included stepping in for the Vice President of Logistics across Canada when he was not available – as well as using my expertise at other events across Canada (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto). Highlights:

2012 Weekend to End Women’s Cancers was the largest women’s cancer fundraiser in Quebec history

Only Event Production Manager in Canada to consistently meet budgets for the past 4 years Anna Katsafouros – Page 2

Director of Operations (Event Management) October 2007 – September 2011 C3 Communications

Responsible for the overseeing of multiple projects within the C3 portfolio. Responsibilities included but not limited to: Ensuring budget guidelines were respected, writing proposals, negotiating with suppliers, planning and executing events from conception to realization including client meetings and post-event reports.

Highlights:

Hellenic Community 100 Years of Greek Education Gala

Lance Armstrong – Tour de Lance Event

Strangers in the Night event supporting the Starlight Foundation

Senior Manager in the planning of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” training seminar in Montreal

CAREER OVERVIEW

Consultant - NewAngles Inc. (e-Health research) 2005 – 2007 Account Manager - Complete Medical Communication (contract) 2004 – 2004 Marketing Associate - Shire (Biochem) Pharmaceuticals 2002 – 2004 Marketing & H.R. Administrator - I.C.P. Global Technologies 2000 – 2001 Sales & Marketing Manager - National Vet Canada 1999 – 2000 NuMedia Consultant - P\S\L Consulting Group 1997 – 1999 Key Account & C.H.E. Coordinator - Pharmascience Inc. 1993 – 1997 EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education (CCPE)

• Continuing Health Education (CHE) Course – Successfully Completed Accreditation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Representative (APMR)

• Basic Course – Successfully Completed

McGill University

• Certificate in Human Resource Management – Successfully Completed Concordia University

• Bachelor of Arts – Successfully Completed

SKILLS

Computer: Skilled in Word, Excel,

PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher

LANGUAGES

Proficient in English, French

and Greek



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