(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary

Bringing more than 29+ years of experience to a growing company. Detail-oriented Special Events Coordinator proven to excel with each event and overcome challenges with each different venue. Excels in staying on top of multiple timelines with strong schedule management and prioritization skills. Focused leader with success in guiding teams during planning, coordination and management of large and small scale events, robust teams.

  • Event Meeting planning
  • Management logistics
  • Vendor and contract negotiations
  • Venue selection
  • Vendor relationship
  • Project Management
  • Media relations
  • Team mentorship
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Volunteer Management
  • Budget development
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexible
Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL Expected in 06/1987 Bachelor of Arts : Interior Design And Theater - GPA :
Mac Cormac Junior College Chicago, IL, Expected in 06/1985 Associate of Arts : Fine Arts - GPA :
Gage Park High School Chicago, IL, Expected in 06/1978 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Americorps - Special Events Coordinator
La Crosse, WI, 12/2021 - Current
  • Supervised staff during events and maintained efficient performance.
  • Organized and implemented Community events with as many as 800 -1000 guests.
  • Coordinated schedules and timelines for events.
  • Managed administrative logistics of events planning, event booking and event promotions.
  • Communicated with catering, lighting and sound companies to obtain price quotes.
  • Brainstormed and implemented creative event concepts and themes.
  • Managed event logistics and operations.
Nexstar Media Group - Special Events Coordinator
Bakersfield, CA, 05/92 - Current

Resourceful Event Coordinator with 29 plus years experience in coordinating large and small scale events from planning through to successful execution. Adept at driving large revenue gains and significant cost savings through effective budget management and vendor negotiation. Instrumental in meeting tight deadlines and coordinating high-quality events.

  • 14 months of successful planning and execution of Mobile Popup Food Pantry. 6 months of Walk Up service, 12,000 people. Served monthly 2,500+ community people. Managed monthly team of 200+ volunteers- 2020 to current
  • Established systems to host monthly Mobile Popup Food pantry events at New Life Community Church, Midway
  • Resolved issues with service providers and inventory vendors to produce smooth events
  • Successfully coordinated City-wide parade in downtown Chicago. 8,000 in attendance, 100 Churches. 290 volunteers. Officially established as March for Jesus day by the Major of Chicago 1993 & 1994
  • Successfully coordinated Southwest side New Life Community Church parade. 1,000 in attendance. Managed 75-100 volunteers. Secure permit, AV team, performed setups, tear downs
  • Successful joint planning and execution of yearly 2 day Women's conference for New Life Community Church. 500-750 in attendance - Secure contract, AV team, coordinate volunteers to performed setups, tear downs- 7 years
  • Convoy of Hope, joint venture with city wide event team. Successfully coordinate 100+ volunteers for New Life Community Church- 1 year
  • CPS Faith Base Breakfast, joint venture with City hall. 500+ people. Coordinate venue team- 3 years
  • Performed various setups, tear downs and mixing for Live and Recording bands, weddings, funerals, worship services, theatrical performances and conferences. 20 years
  • Coordinated efficient set-up and clean-up for each event for quick facilities turnarounds
New Jersey Institute - Studio Technician
Manalapan, NJ, 03/2004 - 03/2005
  • Supported 10 live events with well-controlled lights, sound and video streaming.
  • Performed over 75 tasks by using proper tools, materials, methods and safe practices in accordance with best industry practices.
Webstaurantstore - Office Manager
Leola, PA, 04/1984 - 04/1992

Managed large office and clinic with employees, patients and student doctors. A large portion of job duties where, multitasking, decision-making, data entry, hiring student workers, conflict resolution, ordering supplies to maintain an effective work environment. Manage team of 8 -10 employees.

  • Liaison between office and vendors
  • Oversaw office inventory activities by ordering and requisitions and stocking and shipment receiving
  • Established system to streamline purchase with vendors
  • Evaluated employee records and productivity to complete employee evaluations
  • Established workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented modifications to improve overall performance of personnel
  • Detailed oriented
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
Company Name - Studio Assistant
City, State, 01/1990 - 03/1992
  • Performed various setups, tear downs and mixing for Live and Recording bands, Recording Broadcast commercials. Managed over 50 bands setups.
  • Performed sound quality checks and front-of-house mixing to maintain company sound system.
  • Recorded speech and music.
  • Prepared for recording sessions by selecting and setting up microphones, music stands,
  • Learned how to operate recording equipment
  • Stocked supplies and prepared items for use in live and taped recordings
  • Maintained all areas in neat and clean fashion
Additional Information
  • Producer/Director/ Technical Lead- 20+ years New Life Community Church, Midway
  • Straight Talk Radio- 10 years: Producer and Engineer
  • Meade Condo Place Association, President: 2010 to current
  • Teacher, John Maxwell Leadership 8 week class: Developing the Leader Within you and Developing the Leaders around you- 10 classes

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  • Mac Cormac Junior College
  • Gage Park High School

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