Motivated business professional with a successful 7-year track record in event planning. Talent for quickly mastering technology and accomplishing goals. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records. Demonstrated history of producing and executing great events and accurate, timely cost analysis and debrief reports. Flexible and versatile – able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Excellent team-building skills.
Bachelor of Science in Meetings and Events Management, 2012
University of Nevada Las Vegas, NV
7 years of experience.
Organized and creative events manager with expertise across non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Extensive experience in conference production and event planning.
Highly skilled project planner.
Kentucky State University, Louisville, KY
Apr. 2017 – Present
Support scheduling for all VSU events and activities using Event Management System (EMS) software.
Plan space usage and other logistics for more than 100 external and KSU events.
Provide event planning consultation to student organizations and campus departments.
Managed all troubleshooting, training, and set-up for EMS. Achievement: Achieved 90% growth in EMS system usage in 6 months by developing training materials for EMS users.
Coordinated more than 75 events, meetings, and conferences throughout the school year.
Negotiated contracts for external vendors and clients.
Supervised catering, entertainment, and transportation logistics.
Assisted with campus venue selections and provided visuals for venue setup.
A.M. Events -Atlanta, GA
Sept. 2015 – Mar. 2017
Build a clientele base through targeted networking
Managed the financial and business aspects of running a company while also working to effectively coordinate events.
Developed a strong business plan dedicated to customer service to provide the client with pleasant event.
Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY
June 2012 – Aug. 2015
Developed promotional plan; work through copyright issues.
Worked with the ticketing department for numerous ticketed events; assist with pricing.
Booked rooms/spaces necessary for all phases of events; including rain plan and overflow.
Leaded event meetings for all teams involved.
Worked with outside vendors to ensure the best fee for service.
Wedding, rehearsal dinner and reception planning.
Provided room diagrams for set up, and lead team and volunteers in decorating.
Worked with contracts and fulfillment of contractual needs.
Coordinated travel arrangements.
Assigned jobs to teammates/staff and volunteers.
Leaded debrief meetings following major events for recap and file documentation.