game operations internationalowner resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -
Driving Experience

Having worked with the Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Cardinals here in the valley, I have tremendous experience in running all My career has been running games in professional sports. My post career seems to be driving. I like it and I am good at it.

I drove a 10,000 cargo van for Fed Ex (100 per day) for the holiday season. I drove Uber at one time and even worked for a Pharmacy delivering narcotics and meds to nursing homes 8 to 10 hours a day all over the valley. I even drove for Enterprise Rent-a-car driving vehicles from Bentley’s to 15 passenger cargo vans all over the valley and state. Yes I can handle maintain your vehicles very well.

I have passed 5- background checks in the years pre-covid with Homeland Security, FBI, DPS and other agencies. In fact I possess a level one fingerprint card through DPS that is good until 2024.

In addition I also possess a very strong work ethic and loyalty as I have maintained long term employment with my employers.

  • Budget development and management
  • Creative and innovative
  • Accomplished manager
  • Natural leader
  • Strategic marketing
  • Persuasive
  • Strong time management
  • Strategic thinker
  • Organized
  • Marketing plan development
  • Special events planning
  • Budget development
  • Product development
  • Special events
  • Financial
  • Government
  • Director
  • Mascot Creation and Brand Development
  • Mentor
  • Natural
  • Network
  • Next
  • Audio / Video Experience
  • Quality Production
  • Research
  • Scripts
  • Staffing
  • Time management
  • Trade shows
  • Fundraising
  • Contract negotiations and administration
  • Vendor management
  • Catering coordination
  • Cost estimating
  • Guest relations
  • Computer skills
  • Supervision
01/1997 to Current
Game Operations International Owner Self City, STATE,
  • Provide Half-time entertainment for professional & college teams as well as TV Programs and National Events.
  • Consult with teams on how to run games and improve their brand through game operations.
  • Ran all elements of professional sporting events.
  • From catering to security, video to audio...working with sponsors, pyrotechnics and entertainment.
  • Train Mascots.
  • I have trained over a dozen NBA, NFL and College Mascots.
  • In addition the US Government brought me in to train their "McGruff" the Crime Dog program.
  • I have a staff that can create network quality video and sponsor videos.
  • Reviewed the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, expenditures and research and development appropriations.
  • Coordinated and participated in promotional activities and trade shows.
03/1995 to 08/2015
  • For 20 years I flew from Phoenix to San Jose, ran our games and flew home the next day.
  • Day to day prep for upcoming games.
  • Operated budgets as high as $105,000 and have done so for 20 years for the team.
  • This budget was for staff, pyrotechnics, city fees, audio, video elements and many other game related activities.
  • Responsible for all Arena Football games and associated events for the San Jose SaberCats of the AFL.This includes but is not limited to Music, Announcements, Dance Team, Mascot, Half-Time, Pyrotechnics, Sponsor Fulfillment, Promotional Items, Formats (Scripts) Audio & Video.
  • Half-time and post game concerts.
  • Game operations for the Arena Bowl in 2004 in San Jose and in 2015 in Stockton, California.
03/2011 to 12/2011
Legends Football League LFL City, STATE,
  • Legends Football League In early 2011 I contacted the Legends Football League after seeing one of their events on MTV.
  • This league played a schedule starting in July of 2011 till January of 2012.
  • We would fly out every Thursday, play our games in NFL/College Coliseums, Soccer (Chicago), first class NBA Arena’s (Cleveland/Mn/Tampa Bay) and even a couple of stadiums (LA/Orlando).
  • My responsibilities for the games were extensive.
  • From running the game to staffing/ catering the event, all going through the Director of Events for all the arenas in which we played.
  • Game set up, which included EMT’s, Locker rooms, game staff, clock ops to ballboys to chain crews and referees.Meet and greets post game.
  • Catering: Setting up the location and their rules for outdoor and or indoor catering services.
  • From pre-game meals, to tailgate parties and even water and ice for the locker rooms.
  • Media & Credentials: Check in, credentials.
  • Parking: TV, team buses, staff and media.
  • Audio / Video: Worked with arena AV guys to get camera positions, tape ops, spot operators, staffing.
08/1980 to 01/1997
Director of Game Operations Phoenix Suns (NBA) City, STATE,
  • Responsible for all NBA games and associated events for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA.
  • This includes but is not limited to Music, Anthems, Announcements, Dance Team, Mascot, Half-Time, Pyrotechnics, Sponsor Fulfillment, Promotional Items, Formats (Scripts) Audio & Video.
  • The League (NBA) brought me in to assist with the running of 8 NBA All-Star Games.
  • I have trained 10 NBA mascots including the Phoenix Suns Gorilla, setting the standard for pro sports mascots.
  • Produced over 1,000 NBA games, NBA All-Star games, 20 Arena Football Games (introductory year), NHL and Team Tennis events at the America West Arena.
  • Worked closely with the America West Arena crew and security in the set up of all Phoenix Suns games.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
: Political Science, Dept
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ

Attended ASU for two years, I did not graduate because I opted to start my career with the Phoenix Suns. I then Returned to ASU in, as a mentor for the Sports Careers Program

Expected in 06/1984 to to
Associate of Arts: Administration of Justice
Glendale Community College - Glendale, Arizona,
Professional Accomplishments
  • Promoted to the Director of Game Operations due to success and hard work that achieved the hiring and development of the best mascot of all time in the world professional sports.
  • Created along with an outside dance team coordinator the most unique Dance team in professional sports.
  • As Oscar Wilde once said — 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." is very true as my creation of the Phoenix Suns Gorilla forced most of the NBA to create a mascot of their own based on my success.
  • Over the years I created and or trained a dozen mascots for professional teams in the NBA, NFL and College sports.
  • The Arizona Cardinals (NFL) brought me in for two years develop their game operations model and to create and train their mascot program to glowing reviews.
  • Because of the respect that I garnered in the NBA, the NBA League office brought me in to assist with 8-NBA All-Star games including being the lead in our on NBA All-Star game in Phoenix.
  • The NBA also brought myself and the Gorilla to Paris to assist and entertain at the Paris Open in 1986 which featured the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers vs the World.
  • Outside of the NBA Donny and Marie Osmond brought me down to assist with the Children's Miracle Network.
  • The US Government brought me to Atlanta to train their National 40-McGruff Crime Dog(s) program.
  • The US Olympic Committee brought me in to run one of the events (Team Handball) in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
  • I have coordinated games in the NBA Finals, Monday Night Football, CBS Phoenix Open Golf Tournament, opened Planet Hollywood in Phoenix, and an Arena Football League Championship game.
  • I trained the mascot for the University of Montana in the Summer 2003 and at the end of the college season he was named ESPN's College Mascot of the Year.
  • Work within any budget and still supply quality and entertaining work.
  • Worked in over 30 Arenas, Stadiums and convention centers.
  • Worked in all elements of events, including but not limited to, catering, travel, shipping, customs, pyrotechnics, lighting, staging, entertainment.

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  • Arizona State University
  • Glendale Community College

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