Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Highly detail-oriented and responsible event industry professional with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 16 years of experience providing the best event planning services to satisfied clients.

  • Detail oriented
  • Service oriented
  • Self motivated
  • Luxury guest services
  • Computer and Internet Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Multi-tasking
  • Time Management
  • Articulate and strong verbal communication skills for dealing effectively with all types of personalities.
  • Superb organizational skills – Ability to prioritize, multi-task, lead, direct, and solve problems effectively.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel and Powerpoint.
Work History
2011 to Current Senior Wedding Planner Accor Hotels | Panama City, FL,

  • Negotiate 
  • Build and maintain long-term, positive relationships with a variety of event vendors in the Boston and Rhode Island markets.
  • Coordinate high-end weddings with vendors, clients, and venue staff; effectively communicate event timelines and schedules which help arrange, organize, and customize each specific wedding occasion. 
  • Perform successful selling, marketing, coordinating and finalizing all details dealing with weddings.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by providing exceptional service to all clients.
  • Perform menu planning, floor plan design, logistics and effective onsite event management.
  • Coordinate and execute details for 50+ weddings ranging in size from 10-300 attendees.
  • Maintain vendor relations and served as point of contact for all selected vendors for each event.
  • Increase revenue through promotion of upgraded contracts and products.
  • Improve marketing and sales strategies through web and social media presences.

06/2007 to 03/2009 Senior Catering Manager Spartan Investment Group | Golden, CO,
  • Conducted site visits and entertain clients to promote property facilities and services
  • Facilitated the planning and execution of events, leading to a 100% client retention rate of recurring clients
  • Initiate verbal and written communication by banquet event order and other departmental documents required
  • Provided on-site direction of meeting and catering logistics to managers, departments and team members responsible for event execution
  • *****realized 114% of personal booking goal in 2008.
  • Created menu proposals, effectively used business communication and negotiation skills, showed creativity in designing events, and presented a professional appearance and confidence.

05/2006 to 06/2007 Office Manager North American Lighting Inc | Mattoon, IL, Stuff
2002 to 05/2006 Catering Sales Mangaer Hotel @ MIT | City, STATE,
  • Developed and negotiated event menus, budgets, and operations schedules for approximately 10 events per month.
  • Planned and organized and responsible for all logistical aspects of catered functions from 10-200 guests.
  • Sales administration duties such as generate contracts, block function space for events, creating proposals, sales letters, and other miscellaneous correspondence.
05/2000 to 2001 One-Call Sales Manager The Westin Waltham Boston | City, STATE,
  • Sold hotel guestrooms groups, catering services, and banquet facilities through direct client contact to maximize total rooms revenues and profits.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key clients in order to produce group business.
  • Negotiate guest room rates, meeting room rental, function space, and hotel services within approved booking guidelines.
  • Respond quickly to guest requests in a friendly manner.
  • Follow up to ensure guest satisfaction

05/2000 to 2001 Human Resources Coordinator The Westin Waltham Boston | City, STATE,
    • Supported human resources staff with new hire orientation, employee benefit enrollment, and monthly departmental meetings.
Expected in 2000 Bachelor of Arts | Management Lesley College, Cambridge, MA GPA:
  • Best of Boston 2011, Best Wedding Planner

Improper Bostonian 2012, Best Wedding Planner

The Knot

Wedding Wire

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School Attended

  • Lesley College

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Wedding Planner
  • Senior Catering Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Catering Sales Mangaer
  • One-Call Sales Manager
  • Human Resources Coordinator


  • Bachelor of Arts

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