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Winter Park, Florida, United States
February 01, 2017

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Valerie Hines-Thomas

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Orlando FL 32878 Phone: 267-***-**** / cell



Sixteen years as expert trainer and recruiter. Strong sales leadership and organizational development skills.

Creator and Director of Life Skills & Career Development Programs.

Managed projects aggressively from inception to completion. Meet objectives, marketing sales and budget deadlines. Increased company revenue.

Special events planner and coordinator /wedding consultant & bridal stylist / hospitality facilitator, servicing hotels & conventions.

Results oriented recruiter. HR/VP Executive, with eleven years of experience in multiple operations management for Temporary Staffing Industry.


Recruiter / Director VHB Consulting -The Umbrella Program Oct. 2000 – present

Develop, recruit, hire, train, mentor and manage training consultants for low income and disadvantaged families. Monitor effectiveness of program results.

Target and secure profitable sales for new contracts & grants with non-profit organizations. Service shelters, transitional housing programs & drug rehab in over 65 locations in PA & FL. Complete case management reports @ each site.

Perform on site training's and design innovative programs for children & adults.

Client assessment 70% turn around from each consumer that completed program.

Hire consultants to fill orders. Recruit form internet job boards & job fairs.

Run criminal, federal and educational background checks. Set up drug tests.

Plan and execute special events, gift drives and fundraisers.

Sr. VP Managing Consultant / Career Express Jan. 2000 – Dec. 2001

Started new branch offices. Project overseer from inception to completion.

Developed productive recruitment and sales fources. Attended job fairs.

Negotiated contracts with new and current clients for hospitality & industrial.

Directed call center for in and outbound sale appointments.

Prepared various financial reports and increased budget revenue.

Represented company at networking events, conventions and political affairs.

Executive Director of Operations / London Personnel Nov. 1996 – Jan. 2000

Directed branch operations in eleven locations covering PA, NJ, DE,. Performed all HR functions as overseer for 200 employees and 2900 temps.

Targeted low margin difficult sites, re-building to high margins and large profit.

Served as a liaison between internal sales team and external clients, resolving

conflict and complex issues. Set strong financial goals for sales team.

Maintain integrity by use of proper staffing orientations and labor market procedures. Developed productive recruitment sources and call center.

Served as a subject matter expert for various initiatives; provided support & motivational training to managers and temps as needed.

Public relations, traveling and speaking on TV; radio and at many conventions. Planned and executed all special events at hotels and convention centers.

Branch Manger/ London Personnel

Managed, hired and trained staff for industrial, hospitality and clerical orders.

Developed new application process and benefits with task force.

Resolved problematic accountants, as well as close deals that competitors lost.

HR. Staffing Supervisor/ Protocol DJL Staffing Feb. 1995 – Nov. 1996

Screened & hired applicants applying for healthcare, clerical & industrial.

Dispatched temps for assignments, ran background checks, checked references and checked updated licenses. Processed payroll and arranged cpr classes.

Facilitated orientations and represented company at local job fairs.

Part-Time Employment:

Special Events & Bridal Stylist Davids Bridal, FL & PA 2016 – Pres.

Special Events Decorator / Cater Assist. Taste Diff. Catering, PA 2005 – Pres.

Wedding Planner & Coordinator Self Employed, PA 1996 - 2015

SSA Seasonal Manger / FL Mall Macy's Dept. Store, FL 2014

Employment Past History:

Job Developer Target Rehabilitation Services, Glenside PA 1992-1995

HR Staffing Cord. / Sup. NI Nurses Heath Care Services, Philadelphia, PA 1989-1992

Account Temp Cigna Insurance Company, Philadelphia,PA 1984-1989

Retail Store Manger Karen Charles Shop, Cheltenham, PA. 1982-1985

After Market Sales Mgr. Ford Car Dealership, Jenkintown PA. 1985-1986

Education :

Cheyney University, Major- Business Administration & Minor - Psychology

Computer Skills : Word Perfect, Power point,Word, Excel

References & awards upon request

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