Motivated to learn, grow and excel in any industry or field Persuasive Senior Director with 10+ years of department leadership. Develops company strategy to obtain optimal growth and revenue goals. Oversees financial performance and profitability. Manages key relationships with customers and suppliers to establish long-term agreements.
Managed and Operated the Pointe Coupee Parish Tourist Commission. Reported to a BOD; seven appointed tourist commissioners.
Operated all office equipment and could troubleshoot various devices
Reported on Governmental Money; Expenses and Revenues
Promoted Tourism in All Ends of the Parish By Incorporating All Forms of the Media
Introduced Email Marketing and Social Media to increase tourism
Office Manager and Delegated Duties to Office employees
Distributed Information to over 2 million visitors each year
Compiled an annual Budget for operations and brought company out of a difficile in two accounts. Left them with four bank accounts.
Compiled annual budgets for operations and reported to the Tourist Commission and the State
Started the Pointe Coupee Parish Film Commission; Film Pointe; as a resulted in 23 films filmed scenes in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Introduced and Practiced Online Banking Bill Pay to save and money and time.
Introduced and used Quick Books to Balance all Accounts and accurately report to the board on their revenues and expenses.
Re-established the Pointe Coupee Parish Hike Bike Trail; obtained markers and designed brochures
Started a Pointe Coupee Parish Building Fund; raised money to build a visitor center
Built and maintained the Pointe Coupee Parish Office of Tourism's Website. www.pctourism.org.
Created an online gift shop
Hosted Fundraisers and Festivals
Hosted the Blues Highway 61 Music Festival recognizing that Louisiana has the Blues Highway running through our state. Main Goal was to hook on the the Mississippi Blues Trail and we did
Introduced the Louisiana Cultural District Program to the Village of Morganza to bring in tourism in another end of the parish.
Formed the Cultural District and served on a board to get them started.
Worked with Lt. Governor on three major projects.
Revitalization of the Village of Morganza
Under my Administration; Two states, parish officials, and Pointe Coupee Parish Tourist Commission all honored Buddy Guy.
Went to the Legislature to get a bill passed to rename LA 418; Buddy Guy Way; passed the House of Representatives and State Senators.
Blues Highway 61 Music Festival; Louisiana, Office of Tourism, Parish Officials, and State of Mississippi to Honor famous Musicians; wanted to make a trail like the Mississippi Blues Trail. In 2018 two states came together to honor Buddy Guy; Very Successful Event (want to keep this going for all Louisiana Musicians)
Served on their BOD and and wrote their Bi-Laws and hosted seven successful events in Morganza, LA
Reported on BP Oil Grant Money to State Officials
Applied for a Union Pacific Grant for Village of Morganza
Applied for Money through the Louisiana Office of Tourism to Promote Tourism for various events
Designed many brochures flyers, etc to send to visitor centers across the state
Sent out monthly e-newsletters and advertisements to over 12,000 contacts, connecting to social media.
Visual concept that includes marketing and targeting certain groups of tourist to attract their interest
Developed tourism's own media publication so that we could advertise for pennies on the dollar. (Media would come to me for the news)
Hired to Report on AARP Grant Money
Practiced Daily Office Equipment and duties
Duties included: Telephone Communications, Typing, Creating and maintaining database and spreadsheets, and reported on Grant Money
Manage, Owned, and Operated
LA Licensed Cosmetology
28 plus years experience
Love to Fish
Love to Plant Flowers
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