Event Planner and Manager
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Location: Hayward, CA, United States
School: Chestnut Hill College
Major: Political Science

Event Planner and Manager

Events & Venues
Entertainment + Promotions
Record proven, dynamic professional that brings progressive experience as a leader in event planning and management; an established specialist that has developed, organized, planned, and executed a wealth of events, to include, galas, weddings, catering, and promotions. An exemplary manager with a solid background in creative development, relationship management, social media, digital/traditional marketing, and strategic planning; thrives in fast paced environments requiring critical thinking and strong problem solving skills; expert in the development of concepts and content for sales-driving events with a proven ability to drive promotional campaign response rates through flawless execution.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Team Leadership
Strategic Planning
Brand Marketing
Creative/Content Development
Marketing Campaigns
Relationship Management
Training & Development
Digital/Traditional Marketing
Events & Venues
Promotions
Communications
Microsoft Office Suite

EXPERIENCES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

FREELANCE
JAN 2017 – PRESENT
Events & Venues, Social Media, Web Design
Provide market intelligence for key venues and competitive analysis for a variety of events; communicate strategies and key tools to cross-functional departments. Develop and execute planning and events while serving as liaison between key departmental teams. Direct and control overall creative design of marketing materials, to include, but not limited to, fliers, posters, banners, print/digital ads, social media, advertising spots, and media kits.

SERVES YOU RIGHT CATERING
NOV 2014 – DEC 2016
Event Planner, Catering Manager
Planned and managed for a high-end boutique style catering and event planning company; produced and planned events for up to 1,000 guests; coordinated and collaborated with elite and high-end clientele from initial inquiry to on-site event management; sourced unique and exceptional material; developed menus and coordinated with third party vendors; crafted new and inspired menu items.
Served as a liaison to the kitchen and the primary interface between management and kitchen staff.
Oversaw and directed team to create a plan of execution before each event, ensuring event success and client retention.
Functioned as brand manager; designed promotional material; updated and maintained website, logo design, social media sites.
Finalize contracts and manage relationships with convention centers, theaters, hotels, decorators, security, utilities, audio/visual, equipment rental, after party venues, among others.
Oversee all logistical/operational preparation and run of event including floor map layout/setup, staffing, volunteers, and exhibits.

THYME & SEASONS CATERING AT RIVERDALE MANOR
JUN 2009 – SEP 2014
Event Assistant, Office Coordinator
Managed and supervised unique special events venue producing over 130 upscale weddings per year. Performed in a variety of capacities, to include, server, bartender, office coordinator, as required; directed and oversaw 15 employees; coordinated with third party vendors assisting in the negotiation of contracts and ensuring client’s vision is brought to life.

EDUCATION

Political Science, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA, 2010 - 2014
Diploma, Conestoga Valley High School, Lancaster, PA, 2010

REFERENCES
Available Upon Request

Events, Entertainment, Planning, Promotions