A Retail/Sales Management Professional with 35 years of
sales, merchandising and executive leadership experience in a high
volume retail environment. Dedicated leader in the Fashion Industry who strives to stay on and ahead of growing trends!
Proven success in a high volume retail environment
Conscientious leader that inspires their team to strive for excellence through coaching and recognition
Drives sales by focusing on the needs of the customer as well as overall store experience
Ability to manage multiple sales areas as well as a large sales team
Drive sales through in-store loyalty programs
Fully committed to assisting the community through volunteer work
RTW Dillard's Park MeadowsLittleton, COArea Sales Manager07/2013 to Current
Responsible for recruiting, staffing, scheduling, merchandising standards and inventory control.
Began as a Part-time Sales Associate in RTW at Dillard's Citadel location.
After 3 weeks in that capacity was promoted to Full-time Selling Specialist for Antonio Melani and received a second promotion within a six-month period.
Promoted to JR's Sales Business Manger.
Promoted to current position as Area Sales Manager of Ladies RTW (3rd Floor) at Dillard's Park Meadows location.
ASM is responsible for all the above mentioned responsibilities, supervising an area with a projected annual sales of 4 million dollars.
During the fall of 2015, the District Manager assigned the ASM to also supervise the 2nd floor Ladies RTW department.
During that three-month period, the ASM was supervising an area estimated at 8 million dollars worth of annual revenue, with great success, including but not limited to, multiple sales increases.
Jurisdiction of CO Church of God in Christ, IncColorado Springs, COCorporate Board Secretary 01/2011 to 01/2013
Responsible for ensuring that accurate and sufficient documentation exists to meet legal requirements, and to enable authorized persons to determine when, how, and by whom the board's business was conducted.
In order to fulfill these responsibilities, and subject to the organization's bylaws, the Secretary records minutes of meetings, ensures their accuracy, and availability, proposes policies and practices, submits various reports to the board, maintains membership records, fulfills any other requirements of a Director and Officer, and performs other duties as the need arises and/or defined in the bylaws.
Tyler-James, IncSacramento, CAPresident/Owner08/1994 to 01/2010
Founded the nationwide event management and promotions firm specializing in political and corporate events.
Organized and executed events for clients including former Vice-President Al Gore, former Denver mayor Wellington Webb, former California governor Gray Davis, former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown
Corporate clients such as American Honda Corporation, National Basketball Association (NBA), California Teachers Association.
Manage staff responsible for event coordination activities.
Hire, train, and educate staff on proper event procedures.
Calculate budgets and adjust when necessary.
Book venues and negotiate fees.
Graphically designed invitations for sponsored events.
Work with client to ensure all requests are met.
Analyze event performance and prepare metrics presentation.
Define company brand through events.
Ensure staff is adequately prepared for event.
Tarts & TrufflesSacramento, CACatering Director 08/1990 to 05/1994
Hire and train
products to clients
Meet or exceed
negotiate contracts for events.
I.MagninLos Angeles, CAExecutive Personal Shopper 11/1988 to 07/1990
Worked closely with the Store Manager to ensure highest level customer service and satisfaction
Acted as concierge to increase customer experience by exclusive luxury events
Worked closely with high-level clientele to tailor innovative personalized looks for both special events and general wardrobe
Worked closely with stylists for both film and production ensuring all items selected were accounted for
Bullocks Department StoreLos Angeles, CAAssistant Buyer02/1986 to 06/1988
Generate & Maintain weekly merchandising
Assist in the selection and purchase of appropriate lines
the sourcing of new vendors & negotiating costs/terms of shipments
Enter and track purchase orders
Shop competitors for better knowledge of the buying market
Work closely with stores to maintain inventory levels
Ohrbachs Department Store New York City , New YorkMens Department Manager11/1983 to 03/1985
Flagship location on historic 34th. Street
Managed a department with a projected annual revenue of 10 million dollars
Responsible for staffing, training and mentoring of sales staff
May Company Los Angeles, CAExecutive Trainee03/1981 to 10/1983
Successfully completed the executive training
Promoted to Department Manager for the Junior Department, Southbay,
CA with a projected annual revenue of 6 million dollars
Trained sales associate
Responsible for department merchandising standards
accolades for increasing sales by 1 million dollars.
Merchandising1980South Dakota State University, BrookingsMerchandising
El Paso County Parks Advisory Board
Pikes Peak United Way Colorado
WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) Sacramento,
CA Sacramento UrbanLeague, Sacramento,
CA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento,
CA Public Relations Society of America Awards and Honors Selected as
African American role model for NBC affiliate, Channel 3 Television
Special Awarded Statewide Certificate of Appreciation from California
Association of Future Homemakers of America Engaged as a public
Speaker at many local events and as a mentor for students of higher education