Creative professional with several years of experience in all facets of public relations, marketing, and event/program planning. Exceptional written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Detail-oriented and well-organized to handle a variety of assignments with excellent follow through. Energetic team player who enjoys working with people and contributing an enthusiastic attitude. Outstanding reputation for maintaining excellent customer service. Extremely motivated, with the eagerness to learn and assume increasing levels of responsibility. Proficient in Windows •••••/DOS, MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PageMaker, Salon Iris, MS Internet Explorer and Netscape.
Advertising & Promotional Writing•••••&#•••••; Newsletters
Editorial Functions•••••&#•••••; Community Relations
Meeting & Event Planning•••••&#•••••; Customer Service
Presentations & Public Speaking•••••&#•••••; Problem Solving Skills
Leadership & Mentoring•••••&#•••••; Direct-mail Campaigns
Salon One Day Spa, Dayville, CT (••••• •••••)
Managed schedules and appointment calendars for ten person staff. Developed an effective filing system and improved efficiency of daily spa operations. Recognized opportunities to increase sales of products and services. Designed and created advertisements in print, radio, and email. Trained colleagues as well as new employees on the spas computer system. Assisted in the layout and copy of new spa brochure and up-dated website. Coordinated staff meetings. Maintained a clean and professional work environment.
Harvard H. Ellis Tech. School, Danielson, CT (••••• •••••)
Supervised classroom activities by keeping the students working on the task assigned. Successfully implemented teachers lesson plans. Easily established rapport with students and interfaced well with faculty and staff members.
MARKETING ASSISTANT / TRAINING COORDINATOR
Chace Building Supply of CT, Inc, Woodstock, CT (••••• •••••)
Successfully coordinated workshops, meetings, special events and training with employees and manufacturers/ distributors. Managed company donation committee by planning meetings, taking minutes, and writing letters to donation recipients. Designed and created copy, graphics, and layout of monthly/weekly company and employee newsletters. Administered company promotional materials, including design, as well as maintained the customer loyalty program. Effectively performed other executive duties as needed.
COORDINATING ASSISTANT / STUDENT ORIENTATION COUNSELOR
Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT (••••• •••••)
Designed activities and events for orientation counselors and new incoming freshman students. Demonstrated excellent leadership skills by teaching and guiding new students. Managed public relations event for Diane Farr of MTVs Loveline, which included planning her arrival on campus, arranging the layout of her show on stage, marketing her appearance to students, and organizing her book signing. Interacted with new students; helped them to develop their social and academic skills
PUBLIC RELATIONS / MARKETING ASSISTANT / RADIO PERSONALITY•••••
WILI FM I••••• Radio Station, Willimantic, CT (•••••)
Coordinated community events for AM on-air promotion by contacting local interest groups to be on morning radio show. Scheduled guests for AM station talk shows. Successfully created on-air dating contest including radio commercials, date details for winner and marketed contest live on-air. Created radio commercials to promote community-based events.
Bachelor of Science, Public Relations, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, May •••••
ECSU Excellence Award for Outstanding Work in the School of Education and Professional Studies, •••••