Highly motivated business professional with exceptional people skills and 20+ years of client and project management. Action-oriented with strong ability to communicate effectively with professional audiences.
Events management and execution
Project management and analysis
Vendor and customer relations specialist
Visual display and styling
Detail and results-oriented
Owner/Event Planner Lenexa, KSYou're Invited Wedding and Event Planning/May 2003Owner of award winning wedding and event planning company, founded in 2003. Full responsibility for overall company, client events and staffing. Planned and executed 150+ events. Experience in event and project management, budgeting, customer service relations, vendor relationships and overall business management.
Senior Program Manager Overland Park, KSStaples Promotional Products (formerly American Identity)/Sep 1997 to May 2003Directly responsible for account and project management for several multi-million dollar national accounts. Defined project deliverables and monitored status of tasks. Drafted action plans and led meetings with department executives to review project status and proposed changes. Full project management, inventory management, customer service relations, marketing and team development.
Floor Designer Olathe , KSBenchmark Furnishings/May 1996 to Mar 1997Floor designer on Benchmark Design Team. Responsible for inventory management and coordination of design throughout large warehouse of furnishings. Solely responsible for multiple furniture lines and rugs.
Bachelor of Arts: Merchandising/Interior Design/Sales ManagementNorthwest Missouri State UniversityMaryville, MO, United States