Jesse Velazquez Resume
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
University: Florida International University
Major: Environmental Sustainability

Jesse Velazquez Resume

Jesse Velazquez Resume

I am a passionate leader and problem solver with the objective to pursue a career in the field of environmental sustainability. I seek to utilize my 10+ years of management experience to develop and execute initiatives that promote both sustainable practices and human engagement. I look to leverage my strengths:
- Clear and constructive communication
- Positive and motivating leadership
- Identify and develop creative solutions
- Relentless follow through to achieve an objective

[September 2016] – [Current]
Store Manager • Dillard’s • Atlanta, GA

[January 2016] – [September 2016]
Store Manager • Dillard’s • Oxford, AL

[September 2015] – [January 2016]
Assistant Store Manager • Dillard’s • Myrtle Beach, SC

[April 2011] – [September 2015]
Sales Management • Dillard’s • Orlando, FL

[February 2010] – [April 2011]
Sales Specialist • Dillard’s • Orlando, FL

[September 2009] – [February 2010]
Dock/Housekeeping • Dillard’s • Orlando, FL

I started with Dillard’s at the most entry level position. 0ver the last ten years, have been promoted several times to higher levels of management and relocated to larger volume stores. My current position is Store Manager of a $19 million-dollar store located in Atlanta, GA. I oversee a staff of 150 employees. We prioritize staff development and client experience as key business initiatives among a multitude of responsibilities and operations.

Although I’ve enjoyed a very successful career in retail, I have also had a lifelong passion for science and the environment. I grew up camping (primitive) in the Finger Lakes region with my family which instilled a love of nature at an early age. In our current socioeconomic, and political climate, I am compelled more than ever to galvanize my strengths and efforts in the purpose of guiding the optimal human experience within a sustainable environment. I enrolled full-time in the Environmental Sustainability program while still in my current profession with anticipated graduation in Summer 2020. Ideally, I would have an opportunity to start in my new degree field prior to graduation.

● Florida International University, Miami, FL 2019 Currently in Junior year of Bachelor of Arts program in Environmental Sustainability. Expected Graduation Date, August 2020
● Valencia College, Orlando, FL 2013 Certificate in Accounting
● Valencia College, Orlando, FL 2011 Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing
● Lakota West High School West Chester, OH. Graduated with Honors

I’ve worked with the following organizations to build great business partnerships that both benefit business growth and community ties:
● BB&T (Annual event partnership with BB&T Atlanta Tennis Open)
● Susan G. Komen For the Cure (Semi-Annual event partnership)
● Dress for Success Atlanta (Handbag Trade-in annual event partnership)
● Annual participant in Atlanta Women’s Expo at Georgia World Congress Center
● I’ve worked across a multitude of social media platforms to promote events within the Atlantic Station community
● I’ve worked with city government bodies to better promote business opportunities (Oxford Chamber of Commerce, City of Oxford Police Dpt.)
● I’ve worked with a multitude of commercial vendors, non-profit organizations, churches, hospitals, and community groups

● Song-writing, guitar, philosophy, hiking, biking, camping
● Spent 2 months volunteering in Costa Rica, both in rainforest conservation and humanitarian projects (child and elderly services)
● Completed Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon and Myrtle Beach Half Marathon
● Multi-day bike trip through Rails-to-Trails/Wilderness Voyageurs organizations to explore Georgia’s Gold Coast
● Avid listener of GreenBiz podcast; participant in local Citizens’ Climate Lobby; volunteer at local Urban Farm

[Available upon request.]