Skilled sales and marketing expert with over 20 years of experience and a proven history of exceeding goals and deadlines.
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills
Creative and innovative
Extensive personal network
to Current Holland Construction Services – Swansea,
Prepare proposal materials by gathering, verifying, and formatting all proposal information.
Create all marketing materials to include brochures, postcards, and newspaper ads.
Write press release to announce awarded and completed projects, as well other Holland "good news".
Maintain and update company website.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR09/2006
to 09/2013 Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce – Belleville,
Produced and coordinated all membership communications including monthly Chamber Connection Newsletter, Weekly Email Update, and all other Chamber marketing pieces, as well as the Community Profile Book.
Created press releases and ads to announce all events and work with area media to promote the image of the Chamber within the community.
Maintained and updated the Chamber, West Belleville and Belleville Main Street websites.
Instrumental in planning Chamber events.
to 09/2006 Ravissant Winery – Belleville,
Scheduled all upcoming public and private events and served as on-site contact to client.
Supervised setup, execution and take-down of all events to ensure group received first-rate experience.
Handled all marketing, public relations, website updates, and advertising for the winery.
Managed staff of twelve employees.
DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING10/2001
to 09/2003 Four Points Sheraton – Fairview Heights,
Exceeded sales goals by building relationships with local corporate groups as well as groups from out-of-town.
Coordinated development of marketing strategy and responsible for implementing the plan.
Developed all marketing materials including brochures, banquet menus and newspaper ads.
to 06/2001 Adam's Mark Hotel – St. Louis,
Exceeded room night goal by 121% and revenue goal by 109%.
Solicited new business by making at least 25 cold calls per week, hosting client luncheons, and conducting site tours.
MANAGER OF ACCOUNT DEVELOPMENT11/1996
to 09/1998 Maritz Travel Company – St. Louis,
Designed and presented travel proposals to qualified prospects and sold over $3.2 million in new business.
BBA: 2010Leadership Belleville-
Bachelor of Science: Mass Communications TV/Radio Journalism, Marketi1989Southern Illinois University-
Recipient of the Drury Inn Ambassador Club Award for outstanding achievement in sales four years in a row (1993-1996).