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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Successful Event Planner with expertise in wedding, gala and special events planning. Successful in growing business through word-of-mouth referrals and effective print and digital marketing strategies. Successful in exceeding clients' expectations when managing costs and recognizing opportunities for improvement.

  • Donor relations
  • Workflow management
  • Contract negotiations and administration
  • Food service knowledge
  • Business growth
  • Event calendar management
  • Cost estimating
  • Catering coordination
  • Guest relations
  • Special events planning
  • Managing events start to finish
  • Vendor management
  • Time management
  • Fundraising
  • Social media marketing
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Records maintenance
  • Budget development
  • Budget Management
Education and Training
Wade College Dallas, TX Expected in 05/1991 Associate of Arts : Fashion Merchandising/Design - GPA :
Friends University Wichita, KS Expected in 05/2002 Bachelor of Science : Business Management - GPA :
Service Corporation International - Event Planner
Carrollton, TX, 06/2009 - Current
  • Organized all event logistics and operations, including facility selection, pricing, transportation, accommodations, food and beverage selections and audio-visual arrangements.
  • Organized venues, budgets, guest lists, catering and event timelines.
  • Assessed event success and uncovered room for improvement through client feedback.
  • Recommended money-saving strategies for events.
  • Maintained good customer relationships by maintaining contact via email and conference calls.
Reed Union School District - Founder/President
Belvedere, CA, 08/2019 - Current
Ace Hardware - Special Education Paraprofessional
Lyme, NH, 02/2005 - 05/2019
  • Worked in tandem with teacher to develop customized classroom environment conducive to students' needs.
  • Met one-on-one with autism students, utilizing customized behavioral plans.
  • Collaborated with teacher to develop effective, individualized learning strategies.
  • Provided support to the students through specialized accommodations, extra assistance and educational assessments.
  • Affirmatively communicated and promoted positive attitudes with every student.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Graded assignments and tests using answer key, documented results and informed lead teacher of students' performance.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
  • Provided feedback on individual actions, behaviors and verbal responses.
  • Helped prepare and execute daily plans for activities and lessons.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Planned and led activities to develop students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Supervised [Number] students on field trips by performing head counts and maintaining group proximity to account for all children in busy, public environments.
  • Performed diverse tasks for teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials and supplies to support maximum efficiency.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and [Location] to supervise, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Led groups of youth in discovery exercises and offered personalized support to individuals in need of extra assistance.
  • Applied positive reinforcement for performance to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Supplied one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Utilized curriculum with life-based approach.
Nordstrom, Henry's, Chicos, RawWood Furniture - Retail Management
City, STATE, 06/1988 - 08/2005

Forecasted trends in expected business levels and adjusted labor and inventory to match expectations.

  • Partnered with District Managers to set daily store goals and expectations for sales and revenue.
  • Increased store efficiency by identifying issues and implementing process improvements.
  • Delegated workflow and responsibilities to team of 25 retail associates.
  • Delivered fantastic customer experience by identifying needs and suggesting products.
  • Spearheaded training initiatives to improve employee performance and bottom-line business results.
  • Established ambitious goals for employees to promote achievement and surpass business targets.
  • Leveraged market knowledge and leadership ability to help drive profit increases.
  • Remained calm and professional in stressful circumstances and when dealing with unhappy customers, effectively diffusing situations.
  • Automated office operations, managed client correspondence and tracked records.
  • Reviewed employee performance every 3 months and delivered constructive feedback to improve weaknesses.
  • Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
  • Enhanced data collection accuracy by preparing, authoring and updating communications and policy memorandums.
  • Cross-trained in every store role to maximize operational knowledge.
  • Led staff meetings for team of 25 to communicate Company directives.
  • Generated reports to assess performance and make adjustments.
  • Handled over $50,000 in funds monthly in fast-paced retail environment.
  • Recruited, hired and trained 25 employees for marketing and sales department.
  • Met with each associate to establish realistic monthly sales goals.
  • Strengthened product branding initiatives and coordinated effective marketing campaigns.
  • Directed schedule of weekly projects and anticipated timelines for milestones and completion dates.
  • Monitored supplier operations to verify quality, delivery schedule and conformance to contract specifications.
  • Received and reviewed candidate resume and job application submissions to approve or deny applicants for initial interviews.
  • Conducted new hire orientations to provide company information, establish performance requirements and [Action].
  • Enhanced team member performance through use of strategic and tactical approaches, motivational coaching and training on topics such as effective prospecting, sales negotiations and presentation development.
Event Coordinator for NTX Food Pantry
  • I coordinated the main fundraiser for NTX Community Food Pantry for 11 years. I served as the Chairman for the Soup-N-Bowl Committee collaborating with 6 other members. This fundraiser raised over $6000 to $12,000. each year. All proceeds went to purchase food for the pantry that served over 400 families per month.
  • 2019 Finalist for LISD Para/Educator of the Year
  • 2017-2019 Inventor of Special Education Tool

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School Attended
  • Wade College
  • Friends University
Job Titles Held:
  • Event Planner
  • Founder/President
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Retail Management
  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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