Event Management
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Location: Lomita, CA, USA
School: CSULB
Major: Honors Program

Event Management

KEN ANDREWS
Lomita, CA 90717


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Event Coordinator and Marine Corps Veteran with 17 years of proven experience in promoting events, trades, shows, conferences, business meetings and parties. Accomplished measurable results while leading teams of 25-100 in a dynamic, fast - paced environment. Possess a comprehensive background in contacting and securing key speakers, promoting the event, ensuring that health and legal regulations are respected, organizing facilities and hiring third-party service providers. Managed risk upon multiple lines to protect assets, property, and equipment valued over 1 million dollars while meeting the expectations of senior leadership. Possess extensive knowledge in client relations, marketing, sales and promotion management Recipient of multiple awards for outstanding performance and professionalism.


• Account Management
• Inside Sales
• Marketing

• Public Relations
• Training and Development
• Building Relationships

• Customer Service
• Communication Skills
• Microsoft Office Suite


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Fusion Agency LLC – El Segundo, CA 2015 – 2017
Inside Sales Associate
Called prospective clients, promoted products and services, made offers, answered to customer inquiries, closed sales, offered after-sale support, and reported to managers.
• Worked in a team of 20 associates; answered current and prospective customers looking for student loan forgiveness and consolidation plans
• Made 50-100 outbound calls and received 170-200 inbound calls per week; answered over 100 customer complaints with ZERO incidents or escalation
• Exceeded all expectations on performance and client satisfaction as well as retention; ranked as top associate; contributed $1.2 M in consolidated loan originations and $300K in closing fees
• Maintained database of 50 clients with over 75% turnaround and 100% accountability
• Trained new hires on best practices; served as manager whenever supervision and assistance were needed

South Bay Music Awards, LLC–Redondo Beach, CA 2001 – Present
Executive Producer – Freelance work
Managed schedules, casting and budget and took care of various administrative aspects. Organized outreach appearances and attracted new talent to consistently grow existing business and increase revenue.
• Generated a database of 10K+ of clients and recording artists; collaborated with marketing agencies to develop advertising strategy and create content to use on social platforms
• Grew partnerships with 50 over corporate companies and numerous privately-owned businesses and agencies
• Developed marketing and advertising strategy with bestselling authors and media strategist as well as corporate companies and advertising agencies
• Coordinated staff of 20-30 personnel to represent company and private clients through various networking events, social outlets and community engagement

Hip Hop 101 Music and Arts Festival –Los Angeles, CA 2008 – 2009
Executive Producer
Managed day-to-day operations of producing programmers. Created, produced and procured funding for critically acclaimed artists on the Hip Hop 101 Music and Arts Festival and other events hosted at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
• Oversaw a team of over 50 staff including critically acclaimed producers, publicists and production crew, while updating the newsroom's budget accordingly
• Conceptualized daily programming, wrote content and booked castings; interviewed prospective clients and increased production to 25% per quarter
• Coordinated Public Relations, Media and Crew; succeeded in launching viral campaigns for various music artist and promotion events and initiatives; created strategies and marketing plans to identify new opportunities
• Executed innovative projects for broadcast rundown, scripts, graphics, and video; maintained over 700 followers




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EDUCATION

Narbonne High School graduate with High Honors, top 5% of class. California State University Long Beach, University
Scholars Program. Academic Scholarship, School of Engineering.


SPECIALIZED TRAINING/CERTIFICATES

Non-Destruct Testing Qualified Level I & ll
American Aerospace Technical Academy - NDT Qualified Level ll, RT 1 & 2, UT 1 & 2, UTPA 1, CR 1, MT 1 & 2, PT 1 & 2


NOTABLE AWARDS

Military
United States Marine Corps Veteran
Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare, Detection, Decontamination and Fallout Marine Air Group 39 Camp Pendleton, CA - NBC NCO
Good Conduct Medal Volunteer Service Award

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Software: Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Excel
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows/Mac

Event Management, Public Relations, Sales and Marketing Account Executive