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Manager Executive Assistant

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
January 08, 2017

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Zara Xu (English name) Chen Xu (legal name)

*** *** ***** • Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 • 561-***-**** • Business Development Officer, Executive Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, Office Administrator PROFILE

Highly organized professional with strong interpersonal skills.

20 years experience working in international corporate management settings.

Native Mandarin speaker and translator; highly proficient in spoken and written English. Seeking opportunities such as Business Development Officer, Executive Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, Office Administrator; especially any business activity related to China, or relations with Chinese clients. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AmCham China - Dalian, China Apr 2015 – Sept 2016

Business Development Officer - Northeast Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in China Plan and execute AmCham member events. Facilitate dialogue between member companies and Dalian government. Build membership via outreach to potential members. Support member and visitor inquiries. Assist members with business visa issues.

Successfully executed AmCham Summer Music Festival with 11 bands, 25 food and beverage vendors, and over 1500 people in attendance which made a record profit and brought the Northeast Chapter into profitable status for the first time in 5 years. AmCham China President, Alan Beebe, emphasized in his June 20, 2016 Town Hall staff video call that other chapters should learn from Dalian.

Successfully executed 2016 Winter Charity Ball with over 650 guests raising over $66,000; and 2015 Golf Tournament with 90 golfers raising over $40,000 for Dalian charities.

Main liaison for the dialogues with the Mayor of Dalian. Consulting - Dalian, China Oct 2014 - Apr 2015


Provided translation services for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) global hotels E-marketing upgrading program; and for the Production Notes and Bios for major box office films: “Interstellar,” “Jupiter Ascending” and “The Hobbit.” ToGether Café - Dalian, China Sept 2011 - Oct 2014


Created healthy concept restaurant targeted to serving Westerners familiar with healthy food in one of China’s “top 10 busiest port cities” of Dalian, China. Developed seasonal menu offerings, conceived of customer retention strategies, sourced all ingredients through local vendors and managed day to day operations at restaurant, including all marketing. Hilton Worldwide - Dalian, China June 2011 - Sept 2011

Executive Assistant to General Manager

Provided executive assistant support during critical pre-opening phase of the Conrad Dalian & Hilton Dalian hotels which opened in Autumn 2011.

Consulting - Shanghai, China May 2010 - June 2011


Provided translation services for Kosmopolito Hotels International brand strategy and marketing brochure; Hangzhou Tourism Bureau - Wetland Tour Guide package; and Welcome Fitness Management - Will’s Health Club brand standard. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) - Shanghai, China May 2007 - May 2010

Communications Manager

Facilitated clear, effective and professional communications between IHG and 300+ business partners in Greater China.

Initiated monthly newsletter for the business partners.

Developed IHG Owners’ orientation program.

Planned and executed all IHG Owners’ events, such as Annual Owner’s Gathering, and others. Résumé of Zara Xu • 561-***-**** • • Page Two PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - (continued)

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) - Shanghai, China May 2005 - May 2007

Office Manager

Responsible for managing six team members. Established and monitored an office management and service system at IHG headquarters holding 150+ employees.

Established the Policy & Procedure manual on office management.

Managed office relocations and renovations with internal and external vendors.

Planned all internal corporate events and parties. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) - Shanghai, China Apr 2002 - May 2005

Personal Assistant to Regional Senior Vice President Operations Prepared speeches for RSVPO for opening ceremonies, and communications related to hotel operation issues for 100+ business partners, as well as Chinese newsletters.

Holiday Inn - Beijing, China Jan 2001 - Apr 2002

Executive Secretary to General Manager

Hilton Worldwide - Dalian, China Dec 1999 - Jan 2001

Executive Secretary to General Manager

Holiday Inn - Dalian, China Nov 1996 - Nov 1999

Executive Secretary to General Manager

Dalian Hart Brother Telecommunication Co. Ltd. - Dalian, China Aug 1995 - Oct 1996

Project Communication Coordinator


Bachelor of Arts Degree, International Trade and Commerce, Dalian Business Management University 1996 - 1999 Associate of Arts Degree, English Language, Dalian University of Foreign Languages 1990 - 1992 ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK

Effective Business Writing, Palm Beach State College 2016 Accelerated Leadership Development Program, Shanghai, China 2008 Revenue Academy for Executives, Shanghai, China 2008 Total Quality Management for Executives, Shanghai, China 2007 Administrative & Executive Secretarial Management, Dalian, China 1998 COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Microsoft Office Suite including MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word

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