Creative Traffic Manager with over fifteen years experience and broad-based background in highly competitive and deadline driven dynamic organizations. Recognized as a decisive leader and positive team player. My skills in shepherding jobs from beginning to end are beyond any changes in office technology and can be easily translated onto any organizational template.
Project Crisis Management
Writing and coordinating marketing plans
07/1994 to 05/2000
Creative Traffic ManagerCook Marketing Communications － Jacksonville, FloridaMy responsibilities included initiating projects with account executives collecting back up materials and budgets,assigning dues dates for different project components making sure that workload was evenly dispersed and counseled the Creative Director, as well as other department members, during times of excess workload and established realistic schedules for entire project. Expedited the inevitable crisis job, so the remainder of work moving through the agency continued to flow freely. Monitored stalled projects and moved them forward. Enabled information to flowthroughout all departments by gathering and maintaining accurate records from initial client contact report to finished pieces. Ensured information was accessible to everyone involved with a project. Provided continuity among team members in times of vacation, promotion and termination. Finally, maintained an electronic archive of all completed and canceled projects for future reference.
01/1992 to 07/1994
Traffic ManagerBaskerville Advertising － Sarasota, FloridaCreative Traffic Manager for a medium sized Florida agency. My responsibilities initiating jobs, tracking job progress, collecting and maintaining job materials, updating jobs, communicating to team and changes and client services.
03/1991 to 03/1993
Administrative AssistantClarke Advertising － Sarasota, FloridaAdministrative Assistant for a small advertising agency in Sarasota, Florida. Responsibilities included correspondence, communications, press release writing and preparation, daily office duties.Skills: Microsoft Office, Typing, Archiving, Traffic
Bachelor of Arts: Advertising/PR/Marketing/Mass CommunicationsUniversity of South Florida － Tampa, Florida, USAReceived a well-rounded liberal arts education. Included Art history, electro-acoustic music, macro-economics, micro-economics, several marketing and advertising courses, accounting, creative writing, computer layout, copy writing, campagins
Associate of Arts: Theater ArtsState College of Florida － Bradenton, Florida, USAI was a theater major at MCC and I loved it. I took every theater class offered and helped to stage and act in several productions. Sadly, my enthusiasm for my theater classes did not translate into my other classes and I eventually had to change my major to something a little more marketable. Still love live theater.
ACF Certified Culinarian Certification: Culinary Arts/Chef TrainingManatee Technical College － Bradenton, Florida, USAThis Culinary Arts and Commercial Foods program focuses on intense culinary training with a hands-on approach. In addition to nutrition, sanitation, and management functions of the professional kitchen, the program is designed to provide a foundation for transition into positions in the industry or continuing higher education. Training is done in the brigade system, including saucier with the production of stocks, soups, and sauces; garde manger and the art of cold cuisine; the selection and processing of vegetables, grains, legumes, and starchy foods as an entremetier; as well as in-depth approaches to formal dining room service, baking, and pastry arts. Graduates will be prepared for positions as restaurant, banquet, and prep cooks, and can continue their education for a degree in Hospitality Management