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RESUME

Professional Profile

An accomplished Meetings, Event & Travel Director with 20+ years’ proven experience working within Events, Travel and Corporate Social Responsibility. Possessing a high degree of expertize within the Events Planning industry. Strong strategic analysis and tech savvy, being well versed in Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge, Cvent and other event management systems. Innovative and results driven professional with a ‘can do’ attitude. Skilled in executing large scale events and public relations. Experienced in building solid relationships with clients and demonstrable ability to boost revenue and maximize efficiencies. With a collaborative approach to leadership and working well with others in a team environment, able to liaise with suppliers and stakeholders to benefit the business. Raising awareness of company’s commitment to CSR and generating publicity around organization’s altruistic endeavors. Also responsible for recruiting, managing and training junior staff members. Strong experience in the development of strategies and tools to communicate corporate responsibility. Capability to thrive and multi task in a fast paced environment, with a proven ability to coordinate events from initial conception to final execution.

Education

Bachelor of BUSINESS

Hospitality Management

Cornell University

Skills

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Networking
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Research & Interviewing
  • Global social, environmental & welfare knowledge
  • Informational Webinars
  • Presentations
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Corporate Entertainment
  • Travel Management
  • Fundraising Events
  • Media & Public Relations

Expertise

  • Microsoft Office

  • Raiser’s Edge
  • Convio
  • Certain
  • Siebel
  • Cvent

WORK EXPERIENCE

EVENTS, TRAVEL AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY DIRECTOR

Strategic Meetings & Events / New York, USA / 2014-present

  • Influence key demographics by using traditional media and integrating with technology.

  • Conceptualize, organize and execute exclusive events tailored to clients’ requirements.

  • Direct public relations, social media and digital channels for all events.

  • Negotiate and close contracts with suppliers.

  • Coordinate event schedules, source venues, set up all event facilities.

  • Develop and deliver policy and procedures for global travel and events.

  • Highly skilled in developing and executing effective strategies and tools for events.

  • Financial planning, budget development, management and adherence.

  • Spearhead relationships with key community leaders to successfully drive fundraising campaigns.

  • Recruit, motivate, manage and mentor staff and volunteers, facilitating retention and recognition.

  • Develop, create and sell sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

  • Liaise with department heads to provide effective operational policy and procedures.

  • Project management.

  • Crisis and risk management.

ACCOUNT MANAGER, IBTM America Hosted Buyer Programs

Reed Travel Exhibitions / Norwalk, CT / 2012- 2014

  • Recruitment at C-level from travel, hospitality and incentive industry for attendance as well as exhibitors at AIBTM and EIBTM portfolio trade shows.

  • Management and business development of onsite show.

  • Co-ordination and support for the steering committee.

  • Matched attendees to programs and provided overview to achieve better ROI and specific requirements.

  • Produced, designed and developed content for educational and informational webinars.

  • Managed housing blocks, meeting and conference space.

  • Networked and exhibited at association trade shows and conferences.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Quad East Associates / Greenwich, CT / 2003 – 2012

  • Managed and produced trade shows from building and presenting operations business plan to execution.

  • Selection of vendors and management of 15 shows.

  • Coordinated vendors, exhibitor manual and all marketing material.

  • Collaborated with key stakeholders to develop and recognize business goals.
  • Developed new business, exceeding sales objectives to increase client base.
  • Forecasting, sales revenue reporting and process improvement.

EVENT MANAGER

Gartner/META Group / Stamford, CT / 1999 – 2002

  • Managed and planned for over 100 global events annually.

  • Supervised, trained and mentored global sales force in order to market and host events.

  • Collaborated with sales and analysts to schedule appointments.

  • Developed cost reduction initiatives to ensure projects remained under budget without compromising event integrity and value.

  • Produced quarterly and annual travel and events reports.

  • Created and achieved role of corporate ambassador.

COVER LETTER

Dear Hiring Manager,

I would like to express my interest in the vacancy with your organisation.

I have a great deal of experience and expertise within the events and travel industry, as well strong networking and marketing skills. I am computer literate with proficiency in event management software packages and I am able to integrate well into a team as well as work independently.

I enclose my resume which I believe demonstrates that my skills perfectly align with the requirements of your vacancy.

I look forward to the opportunity to discuss my abilities with you further.

Your Sincerely,

FOLLOW UP LETTER

Dear Hiring Manager,

Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with me yesterday. It was a pleasure to learn more about your organisation. I’m excited about the opportunity to explore a potential career with you.

(second paragraph can include some detail on what you may have discussed during the interview – perhaps a particular point you know was positive)

Once again, I appreciate the opportunity to share my background and interest in this opportunity. I think my expertise and knowledge aligns perfectly with what your team are looking for, and I hope to prove that. Thank you and I hope we’ll be in touch soon.

Your Sincerely,