High-performing Event Professional with extensive portfolio of sourcing, planning and implementing various social and corporate events. Outgoing, hands-on professional bringing valuable relationship building and retention skills, which optimize quality and results for noteworthy events. Strong organizational skills with success in managing a team and executing simultaneous events. Demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and exceptional service throughout planning process. Excellent track record of exceeding client and company event expectations.
Maintaining a working relationship with vendors and venues.
Understanding the complex needs of different events, and diverse clients.
Planning event aspects, such as venue, seating, dining, and guest list.
Ability to delegate event planning tasks to other staff members where necessary.
Strong knowledge of venues and vendor offerings while taking clients on tours of venue possibilities.
Coordinating event entertainment, including music, performers, and guest speakers.
Attentive to the value of staying under budget while planning event specifications.
Issuing invoices and collecting payments in a timely manner, and creating comprehensive and readable financial reports.
Managing and overseeing events on the day of, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, and organizing vendors, and managing take-down.
Communicating with marketing team to create effective advertisements for each event.
Anticipating and planning for possible different scenarios.
Creating sales opportunities for future events during client liaisons and during events.
Strong communication skills, and the ability to present event ideas and plans to client and vendors.
Trained local department on the Two Touch POS system.
Developed databases with the in house Sales Managers by contacting potential groups for fundraisers, alumni events, corporate business, and social functions.
NACE, CPCE Certified Professional Catering Executive, 2016
CMP, Certified Meeting Planner, 2021
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