Identifies ways to reduce company and event operating budgets
*Manages multiple projects simultaneously with keen attention to detail, budgets and timelines
*Researches, develops and implements email campaigns to drive coaches/teams/participants to event website thus generating increased participation in tournaments and camps
Photoshop PowerPoint InDesign Prezi Word Press
Publisher Constant Contact Snagit Word Excel
iMovie Mail Chimp Salesforce Keynote MS Dynamics CRM
Event Marketing MANAGER June 2009 to CurrentThe Sports For Champions － Atlanta, GA
Manages all event logistics for Under Armour, AAU, high school & NCAA certified basketball events to include, but not limited to: budget management, on-line registration development and management, marketing materials, hospitality and sponsorship.
Manages all aspects of special event planning logistics; execution, setup and breakdown for high school, AAU and NCAA certified events including Under Armour's Best of the Best Camp, Under Armour's Best of the Best Middle School Camp, Under Armour's Middle School Invitational, Atlanta Hardwood Jam Fest (NCAA certified), Atlanta Hardwood High School Jam Fest.
Creates, implements and manages all registrations and payments for each event via online registration system, PayPal and Authorize.net; Communicates with partner(s) on event details and hospitality components.
Ensures event partner(s) and sponsor(s) branding objectives and goals are consistent and deadlines are met.
Develops marketing strategies for social media platforms to drive online traffic to the company website/landing pages and events; Negotiates contracts to ensure lowest cost and highest quality service for each event.
Oversees procurement and purchasing with regard to catering for hospitality suite, audiovisual, lodging, security, rentals, janitorial services, signage, speaker selection and entertainment.
Books air travel and ensures accurate air manifests are provided to the guest speaker(s)/sponsor(s).
Creates email marketing campaigns via Mail Chimp and Constant Contact, creates invitations, and marketing materials for all events; Manages P&L development, reconciles and manages event expenses to budget allowances.
Serves as onsite producer and main contact for staff, vendors, sponsors and live entertainment.
Produces post event analysis, budget recaps and participant feedback as required to sponsors, participants and management.
Maintains a calendar of events and a system that enables long-term planning and effective special event management.
Community Relations Manager consultant April 2008 to January 2010People Helping People Today, Inc － Atlanta, GA
Managed all aspects of Community Relations for a non-profit organization specializing in enhancing the lives of young people by placing an emphasis on education, mentoring, leadership development, violence prevention, and community enrichment.
Managed marketing, communications, budgets and logistics for fundraising, community awareness activities and special programs; Coordinated email campaigns and curated e-newsletter.
Supervised and provided creative oversight for the creation of new logos, updated website and other branded materials for the organization; Created press kits, press releases and maintained all media lists and contact information.
Accounting Manager July 2003 to July 2011Pierce Martin － Atlanta, GA
Managed high-end (to the trade only) furniture company corporate accounting department.
Managed Accounting, Payroll and Human Resources departments; Managed month end close process, prepared and reviewed company financial statements and ensured all deadlines were met.
Structured all programs and policies in the areas of new employee orientation, organized training for all departments as well as filed required new hire paperwork; Assisted with resolution for outstanding receivables.
Approved and processed weekly and bi-weekly payroll for hourly and salaried employees.
Prepared and filed monthly Sales and Use Tax and VAT Returns.
Managed the yearly external audit and created automated process for work paper submission to auditors.
Prepared monthly commission statements for all sales representatives.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science : Integrative Studies - CommunicationKennesaw State University － Kennesaw, GAIntegrative Studies - Communication
Graduate Certificate - Media Communications, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
*Certification - CVENT
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