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Office Manager/Executive Assistant/Coordinator

Akron, Ohio, United States
May 24, 2010

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• Strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills.

• Organized and deadline-driven.

• Proven administrative abilities.

• Social Media and graphic design skills.

• Effective working independently or as a team player.


• 2010, Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations, Cleveland Community College, Cleveland, OH.

• 2010, HTML I & II, Akron-Summit Public Library, Akron, OH.

• 1991, BS, Communication/Media, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY. Music Minor.


• Proofread and edited direct mail, e-mail, newsletter, flyer, and brochure communications for a variety of clients; maintained a current list of client writing “mandatories” for writers to follow for ministry development firm.

• Developed press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders for clients of a global public affairs firm in AP style.

• Wrote/edited newsletter articles and press releases for accounting firm; wrote project proposals for an international nonprofit organization.

• Edited press releases and SEC documents for national and international clients at PR Newswire.

• Wrote weekly and monthly status reports detailing work done on behalf of the client by APCO staff, providing backup documentation as accompaniment.


• Created layout and wrote/edited content for local Healthcare benefits firm first newsletter; created firm’s first Facebook page.

• Designed target-area marketing materials for Real Estate agent as well as ads for accounting firm.

• Pitched news ideas/stories to print/broadcast media for global public affairs firm.

• Devised and implemented publicity and tour campaigns for music groups.

• Built up coalition membership and cultivated allies for client issues for public affairs firm.

• Persuaded local businesses to sponsor band’s record release party to help offset costs.

• Generated sponsorship, restaurant and auction solicitations as well as after-event thank-you letter mailings for Arthritis foundation.

• Created and maintained auction, tickets, restaurants, sponsorship, and walk participants spreadsheets for Arthritis foundation’s special events.

• Requested auction donations from local businesses/restaurants for food and wine fundraisers; coordinated with participating restaurants’ chefs and corporate sponsors for advertising/PR of events.



• Coordinated print production and mailing of new quarterly newsletter for Healthcare benefits firm.

• Maintained client copy deadlines for ministry development firm.

• Coordinated with printers for design/printing of event programs, save the date cards, and invitations for nonprofit special events.

• Developed production deadlines for merchandise, photos and promotional materials for music group.

• Booked concerts/small tours for music group; made travel/hotel arrangements, handled equipment rental.

• Scheduled media appearances and interviews for artists; maintained guest and backstage pass lists; purchased tickets for record label.

• Monitored and replenished supply of marketing materials for local accounting firm.


• Managed day-to-day affairs of Akron branch of Arthritis Foundation of Northeast Ohio: handled petty cash; coded payments for accounting dept.; ordered office supplies; maintained office machines; handled general inquiries from public.

• Managed and guided music group’s career path toward potential pickup by a record label.

• Coordinated intern program and scheduled intern duties for public affairs firm.


• Created and maintained databases with Access, Filemaker Pro (Mac), Goldmine and Microsoft Excel.

• Composed and edited documents/presentations using MS Word, Publisher and PowerPoint; designed ads using Pagemaker and Photoshop; will soon be learning InDesign.

• Utilized Microsoft Excel and Lotus 1-2-3 for accounting and record keeping.

• Updated tour information using Calendar Creator (Mac).

• Used Lotus Notes, Microsoft Mail, Outlook, and Outlook Express for electronic correspondence.

• Updated events in Kintera; publicized events through Facebook.

• Knowledge of web page creation using HTML/Notepad; will soon be learning Dreamweaver, CSS, and other web design tools.


• 3/2010- present, Marketing Coordinator (contract) Ohio Health Benefits LLC., Tallmadge, OH.

• 1/2009- present, Development Assistant, Arthritis Foundation of NEO, Cleveland, OH.

• 11/2008- 1/2009, Freelance Grant Writer/Researcher, Love an Angel Foundation, Akron, OH.

• 7/2008- 6/2009, Freelance Grant Writer/Researcher, Access, Inc., Akron, OH.

• 2008, Newsletter Editor (volunteer), Tres Dias Cleveland, Cleveland OH.

• 2/2007-8/2007, Assistant Editor, PR Newswire, Cleveland, OH.

• 3/2001-2/2003, Copy Coordinator, Berkey, Brendel, Sheline Inc., Akron, OH.

• 11/2000-3/2001, Marketing Assistant, Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co., Akron, OH.

• 10/1999-8/2000, Project Assistant, APCO Worldwide, Sacramento, CA.

• 1998-99, Real Estate Assistant, Gateway Realty, Fairfield, CA.

• 1996-1998, Self-employed Artist Manager, Meef Management, Suisun, CA.

• 1993-1996, Tour Coordinator, Caroline Records Inc., New York, NY.

• 1992-1993, Receptionist, Caroline Records Inc., New York, NY.

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