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Salary range: $40,000 to $50,000
Willing to relocate: No
Years of related job experience: 20
Highest degree earned: Some college
Languages: English
Software: Mircosoft Word, Excel,PowerPoint, Outlook, Micros, Delphi, Opera, Sales Pro
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This candidate is a highly talented and accomplished Catering and Event Management professional with more than 20 years of experience. She has a proven ability to sell, plan, coordinate, and oversee events ranging from intimate dinners to receptions for more than 1000 people. She boasts a comprehensive background in creating and conducting corporate training in customer service, event management, and operations management. Her exceptional abilities in the areas of logistics and planning, multi-tasking, business development, and program management enable her to provide the highest levels of services regardless of time constraints or special considerations. With outstanding presentation and communication skills, she is highly effective at communicating with, and managing events for, heads of state, foreign dignitaries, and corporate executives.


Organization: Please reach us for these details!
Location: Nashville, TN
Job title: Director
Years and months employed: 7 Year(s)
Responsibilities: I. Recruit delegates to compete in the annual pageant, securing all contracts, payments and photos for competition. II. Secure sponsorship each year from locally and nationally recognized vendors, giving away more than $250,000 in scholarships, goods and services each year. III. Authored the official Miss Southern Tennessee Pageant handbook, contract, forms and letters. IV. Organized a team of professionals and volunteers to work behind the scenes to facilitate the pageant competition event. V. Secure all celebrate judges, arranging their travel, meals, security and chaperones for the event. VI. Assist with marketing of titleholders and confirm appearances throughout the year, in addition to helping with final preparations for the Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageant each year.

Organization: Holiday Inn Vanderbilt
Location: Nashville, TN
Job title: Catering Manager
Years and months employed: 1 Year(s)
Responsibilities: I. Successfully met 2010 catering goals by 108% (first time accomplished in three years). II. 2011 first quarter goals were at 168% at the time of my departure. III. Designed all menus and created some recipes for catering division, while developed and maintained marketing plan and materials for all Sales Managers. IV. Booked, planned, and managed logistics of all meetings from start to finish; studying and memorizing all event elements, meeting space, contracts and special needs; including management of time and a variety of intricate details to ensure a flawless event. V. Maintained a constant communication flow between the client and operational personnel; brainstorming ideas and efficiently tracking updates, requests, challenges and successes, while effectively resolving issues. Clients included: Anesthesia Medical, Belmont University, Caterpillar Financial, Center for Aids, Cornerstone, Cumulus Broadcast, Edvantia, Great Officer Training, HCA the Healthcare Company, Human Resource Association, Johns Hopkins, Kiwanis Club, Meharry Medical Center, Montgomery Bell Academy, NACHRI, NSAI, Pathfinder, Sherwin Williams, TECTA, Tennessee GED, Vanderbilt/Kennedy, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Vanderbilt University, Voith Industries, Zycron

Organization: Petals & Lace, Inc
Location: Nashville, TN
Job title: Manager
Years and months employed: 18 Year(s)
Responsibilities: I. Hired, trained and managed a staff of 21, while producing 40% of the store's overall sales. II. Daily responsibilities included: maintained all stock and special order merchandise, confirmed proper receipt of goods, reviewed and audited inventory, oversaw visual displays and merchandising, balanced daily sales records and company check book, developed marketing tools and advertisements, made buying decisions, scheduling both store and special events, managed showroom/kitchen/floral department, negotiated contracts with vendors and clients, wrote proposals and collected payments for a million dollar annual business. III. Special events responsibilities included: planning customized services and menus, negotiated contracts and collect deposit, purchasing and preparing of food, hiring the banquet staff and bartenders, orchestrating the event successfully, on-site quality control of staff/food/linens/china/staging and service equipment, maintain communication with facility director, finalize invoices and payments IV. Coordinated and directed the 1997, 1998, 1999 Bridal Fantasy, Nashville's first bridal show, while establishing business relations with virtually every wedding service in Nashville. Clients included: BMI, Connie Bradley, The Country Music Hall of Fame, Vice President Dan Quayle, Governor Don Sundquist, Governor Ned McWherter, Lee Greenwood, The Hyatt Hotel, Jones New York, Comedian Martin Lawrence, Nissan, LeAnn Rimes, the Judd’s, and the Miss Universe Organization


Institution Name: David Lipscomb University
Location: Nashville, TN
Degree earned: Some college
Major/Concentration: Fashion Merchandising & Design

Institution Name: Tennessee Tech University
Location: Cookeville, TN
Degree earned: some college
Major/Concentration: Business Management


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