Deleon Blakey: Event Specialist
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Location: Atlanta, GA, United States
School: Georgia State University
Field of study: Speech Communications

Deleon Blakey: Event Specialist

OBJECTIVE

Detailed oriented professional with an extensive background in event planning and non-profit work. Seeking a long-term position in the field of event coordinating and/or community development. Positivity in a company and personally; allows for a better work environment and connection between co-workers. Ultimately, wish to advance to the positon of corporate event planner.

EDUCATION

Georgia State University, Atlanta Ga
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications, December 2015

WORK EXPERIENCE

Leadership Program Coordinator, Fairfield CT June 2017- August 2017
Emagination Computer Camps
• Supervise Program Assistant and coordinate with Assistant/Camp Director their Workshops
• Communicating effectively with 15-17 year olds in the program
• Coordinate the Program Assistant (PA) component of the Senior Camp program, including PA day out trip, workshop delivery and coaching of PAs and Senior PAs in the program
• Running PA meetings and facilitating activities to help develop their leadership skills
• Ensure rules, safety regulations, and adaptions are communicated as needed
• Ensure high quality camp experience for each individual camper in attendance


Booking Manager, Atlanta Ga November 2016- April 2017
Blue Zone Blog
• Scout local Atlanta talent
• Create PayPal payment accounts and organize all performing entertainment for annual event
• Manage small team of individuals to assist in training and booking models as well as booking fashion designers
• Create event presentations that are shared
• Coordinating with non-profit organizations and foster homes to seek out youth interns
• Create booking agreements/contracts


Initial Loss Reporting, Dunwoody, GA February 2016- September 2016
State Farm Insurance Companies
• Provided remarkable customer service to customers reporting home and auto losses via phone, mobile app, click-to-chat and Internet
• Gathered, analyzed, investigated and documented loss information
• Handled large calls volume and deescalate problematic situations
• Utilized technology to service customers and effectively perform job



Assistant Director of Events, Atlanta, GA March 2015- September 2015
The 5-Arts Foundation
• Assisted in the coordination, execution of planning of the weeklong annual arts festival
• Consulted with local businesses and contractors to gain sponsorship
• Performed administrative duties including emails, calls and team meeting coordination
• Managed social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+
• Created marketing strategies to provide outreach awareness to the masses
• Developed strategic marketing plans for future events



Event Manager, Atlanta, GA January 2014- April 2016
Blue Zone Blog
• Prepared flow charts and other event documents to aid in the organization of the annual event
• Booked event entertainment; including painters, musical artists, disk jockeys, photographers, vendors, sponsors, models, poets, and fashion designers
• Created marketing campaigns in order to generate brand awareness
• Ensured compliance to all tour calendars within required timeframe
• Coordinated with creative strategist to design all client solutions and perform various activities timeframe within required timeframe



Assistant Director of Events, Atlanta, GA March 2015- September 2015
The 5-Arts Foundation
• Assisted in the coordination, execution of planning of the weeklong annual arts festival
• Consulted with local businesses and contractors to gain sponsorship
• Performed administrative duties including emails, calls and team meeting coordination
• Managed social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+
• Created marketing strategies to provide outreach awareness to the masses
• Developed strategic marketing plans for future events



Production Assistant, Atlanta Ga November 2013- March 2015
Sam Frank Productions
• Assisted producer with special assignments during filming and performed clerical duties such as filing paper work, contacting clients, and setting up appointments
• Assist Executive Producer, Maya Table in day-to-day duties; running errands, and setting up equipment.
• Assist in producing and directing commercials, music videos, short films, and corporate promotional videos.


COMPUTER / SOFTWARE SKILLS

• MS Word • Claim Management Software
• Excel • PC and MAC
• PowerPoint • MailChimp