Qualifed professional with excellent client service, organizational, and communication skills; highly experienced meeting and event planner, office operations and facilities manager, and human resources administrator. A detail- and results-oriented team member; energetic and self-motivated, with the ability to anticipate and adapt to change. Develops and nurtures client and employee relationships, working effectively with all levels of personnel.
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
01/2013 to Current
Consulting Assignments OFFICE TEAM － Gurnee, Illinois
General Office - Support payroll, accounts payable, and benefits functions of high school district office.
CHAOS TO ORDER, Professional Organizers, Park Ridge, Illinois.
Organizer - Assist clients with various home and office organizing and storage projects.
01/2006 to 01/2012
Manager of AdministrationTRUE PARTNERS CONSULTING － Chicago, Illinois
Operations - Client Services - Human Resources Oversaw start-up and ongoing operations for 100-person headquarters office of national tax consulting firm.
Responsibilities included facility management; meeting planning; developing and communicating office procedures; overseeing product inventory and machine/equipment maintenance; interviewing, training, and supervising full-time receptionist; coordinating and acting as liaison with contractors, architects, and building management for office expansion projects; and managing security and emergency procedures.
Operations - Managed corporate facilities, including daily housekeeping, and general maintenance; ordered/stocked office snacks and beverages; oversaw $250,000 office supply purchasing budget for US offices; selected and managed service vendors for office supplies, plants, equipment, and shipments; organized office space, storage areas, copy rooms, and kitchens for optimal functioning; administered office key access security system; established on- and off-site file management system; developed and executed office emergency procedures; facilitated employee volunteerism program Corporate Events/Meeting Planning - Comprehensive meeting planning for national training programs, managing directors meetings, board of directors, Masters Golf Tournament, Chicago office summer internship program, and holiday parties and open houses; including budget administration, hotel selection, contract negotiations, meeting logistics, food and beverage planning, travel, communications, and audiovisual contracting Onboarding and Termination - Prepared and administered new hire paperwork; performed background checks; conducted company and benefits orientations; maintained employee files and database; conducted exit interviews; administered COBRA and benefits follow-up information Benefits Administration - Maintained employee personal data and benefits selections in vendor websites; responded to employee questions; worked with providers to resolve problems; communicated plan updates; reconciled monthly invoices Campus Recruiting - Lead recruiting efforts for six US offices; completed on-campus event registration and invoice processing; web management of job postings and scheduling of on-campus interviews; prepared marketing materials; coordinated and managed office interviews; communicated with candidates, including offer letters and follow up Employee Relations - Advised HR director of employee conflicts and other personnel issues; assisted in resolution strategies and plan implementation Software Management - Managed Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Learning online credit tracking system for in-house training and continuing education programs firmwide.
01/1991 to 01/2006
Corporate Events SupervisorSARA LEE CORPORATION － Chicago, Illinois
Supervised and coordinated all aspects of dining, meeting, and social functions for executives in Sara Lee corporate headquarters, including overseeing function logistics; contracting with and supervising catering, audiovisual, linen, and floral vendors; managing facilities; and overseeing $250,000 of corporate events budget.
Meeting/Event Planning - Assisted in planning and supervision of annual stockholders meeting,.
board of directors meetings, National Sales Meeting, Leadership Conference, chairman's conference, executive management retreats, Millennium Park and National Trust events, executive and management retirement events, executive golf event, and art tours of corporate collection, including acting as host and guide.
Oversaw corporate audiovisual operations, including selecting contractor, supervising, maintaining, and updating audiovisual booth, providing technical support for internal meetings including audio/video conferencing and PowerPoint/slide presentations.
Creative Marketing - Collaborated with graphic designers, calligraphers, and other vendors to create various printed pieces such as the corporate holiday card, special event invitations and menus; provided creative assistance for internal and external meetings, including the setup of product displays for Food Marketing Institute press conferences, board of directors, analyst, and division representative meetings.
Bachelor of Arts: Human ServicesNational Louis University － Wilmette, IllinoisHuman Services