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Executive Assistant Employee Relations

Oxford, MS
February 24, 2020

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Denise Kabalka-Chesney


Professional, degreed individual with a diverse background in areas such as Education, Engineering Administration, Media Management, Document Control, Engineering Coordination, Finance and Auditing.

Ability to manage issues and report progress to ensure project milestones, quality standards, and make sure client’s expectations are on track.

Great organizational skills, flexible team player with proven success in cross functional projects.

Effectively communicate in both oral and written form.


Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Master of Science in International Business Administration graduated 12/2009

Bachelor of Science in Administration.

Major: Business Administration Minor: Industrial Technology, graduated in 5/2008.

Macomb County Community College. Warren, MI

Associates Degree, Major: Auto Body Design.

College courses – Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and Lotus Notes, Group Wise, MS Project, Auto CAD.

Language Studies:

Greek, French, Spanish, and Italian College Courses.


Executive Assistant July 2016 to Present [Affluence] Bruce Township, MI 48065

Secure approval of project estimates and oversees project budget

Support Board Members of Horizon Global: Denise Ilitch- President of Ilitch Enterprise, Carl Bizon- CEO of Horizon Global, Scott Kunselmand- COO of Oakland University, Maximiliane Straub- Executive Vice President of Finance at Robert Bosch, Richard DeVore-Executive Vice President of PNC Bank.

Prepare materials for monthly, quarterly, and annual Board meetings.

Set up all meeting rooms, hotels, flights, lunches, dinners and presentations for all meeting.

Plan all events for Senior Leadership meetings, bi-yearly.

Coordinate all travels for the team.

Complete detailed weekly expense reports for CEO and all direct support team members.

Secure approval of project estimates and oversees project budget.

Sales Presentations for forecasted business with the client.

Kickoff client projects and create supporting documents such as creative briefs, campaign timelines and SOWs while collaborating with analytics to develop campaign strategies.

Secure approval of project estimates and oversees project budget

Manage project billing, issue Purchase Orders, and prepare SOW’s and vendor billing reconciliations.

PowerPoint presentations for future projections.

Managed complex calendar schedules.

Handled confidential documents for CEO, CFO, Partners and Directors.

Organized conference calls, meeting and events managing A/V setups and Webex.

Making/distributing copies of meeting agendas, maintaining distribution lists, managing incoming and outgoing mail, ordering of office supplies, managing office equipment.

Assisting in the planning, development, and implementation of team and individual goal. (KPI’s)

Researching, compiling, assimilating, and preparing documents.

Enterprise Support Service Specialist

2012- 2016 [Ernst & Young LLP], 777 Woodward, Detroit, MI. 48226

Track International deliverables from Italy, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Korea, México, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. and the U.S.

Manage small projects and events internationally, provide cost-effective approach service line processes and tools: e.g., Standard Tracking and Reporting System (STARS),

Budget & Forecasting

External Audits

Executive Assistant

2007- 2012 [TRW], 4505 26 Mile Rd, Washington, MI.48094

Coordinate all similar and common parts in North America and Europe EAS.

Track and record performance to Engineering plans (ECR)

Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of projects.

Provide support for two Chief Engineering Managers, seven Technical Engineers and 100 Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.

Create/ Process purchase requisitions and purchase order using the SAP System, CAR’s importing & exporting reports.

Administrate Knowledge Management thru TRW’s Internal Forum for EAS, creating folders, move information thru the system and administrate design modifications regarding new revisions.

Provide document control support, track project documentation, interface with engineering and manufacturing personnel in obtaining required information needed to implement, administer, coordinate and maintain change control.

Assist engineers and manufacturing with scanning, searching and retrieving documents and process all engineer requests forms to transfer data for engineers to customers and suppliers.

Facilitate engineering change control meetings.

Coordinate events for EAS- Electrical Assist Steering Demonstrations in Soleheil, U.K. and Fowlerville, MI as a Tier One Supplier for G.M., Chrysler, Nissan and Ford.

Executive Assistant

2005- 2007 [DaimlerChrysler- MOPAR Procurement], 26311 Lawrence Ave. Center Line, MI.


Process purchase requisitions with attention to changing lead times (RFQ),

Issued purchase orders, send requisitions out for quote, make amendments, switch parts from one supplier to another, and contact supplier’s for overdue quotes.

Produce Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and weekly reports for Senior Management.

Launch an investigation on errors, in which netted $100,000 in missed placed budget accounts.

Successful training, development, and leadership of staff.

Manage employee relations for approximately 100 employees. Cross-Functional team support for MOPAR.

Evaluate, prepare, and send RFQ/RFIs for prototype projects

Coordinate Supplier Matchmaker Events at DamilerChrysler Headquarters.


1998 – Present [“Weight No Longer”], Washington, MI.

ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified Personal Trainer.

Trained over 100 satisfied clients in fitness and strength training.

Hundreds of pounds lost, lowered cholesterol percentages, lowered blood pressure levels,

Marketing for business; Creatively designed ads in local newspapers, ads through local

programs, charitable functions, Macomb County and Oakland County organizations,

flyers, and postcards.

Michigan Real-Estate License

Michigan Life Insurance License

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