special events manager resume example with 18+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Energetic Event Manager with Number-year successful career in planning, coordinating, and executing Type events. Demonstrated cost-effective budgeting, exceptional time management, and event marketing skills.

Resourceful business specialist experienced in coordinating travel, organizing large scale internal/external meetings, events and workshops, managing an executive calendar and proficient in SAP, SFDC, BI Portal, BMAS/ITAS, SharePoint, PPT, and Excel. Skilled at multi-tasking and maintaining a strong attention to detail. Highly self-motivated with a solid work ethic and employs professionalism and communication skills to exceed company needs and expectations. My Top Strengths Finder Signature Themes are Individualization, Strategic, Arranger, Belief, Restorative, Positivity and Empathy.

  • Event sales
  • Vendor and contract negotiations
  • Cross-functional teams leadership
  • Promotional advertising
  • Project Management
  • Event type coordination
  • Wedding trends proficiency
  • Team mentorship
  • Menu planning
  • New Business Development
  • Venue selection
  • Client meetings
  • Budget development
  • File management
  • Vendor relationship management
  • Digital marketing
  • Events logistics management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Meeting planning
  • Business administration
  • Scheduling
Sullivan Central High School Blountville, TN Expected in 05/1986 Diploma : - GPA :
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN Expected in 09/1986 : Business Administration - GPA :
Leadership Kingsport Kingsport Chamber Of Commerce , Expected in 05/2021 : Leadership - GPA :
Work History
Providence Health & Services - Special Events Manager
San Pedro, CA, 10/2019 - 01/2021
  • Selected and ordered refreshments, decor and event materials.
  • Delivered prompt payment for event services, including vendors, venues, staff, and transportation providers.
  • Fulfilled contractual obligations, including communications, vendor coordination, schedule creation, budget administration and rehearsal and day of event coordination.
  • Worked closely with couples to meet wedding goals, maintain deadlines and resolve complaints or service issues.
  • Coordinated catering services and planned menus to compliment event theme and selected musical or guest speaker entertainment.
  • Hired and cross-trained staff members for various event-specific functions and assessed employees' understanding of associated processes and procedures.
  • Solicited feedback from clients to assess event success and uncover opportunities for improvement.
  • Liaised with marketing and PR colleagues to promote special events in social calendars.
  • Oversaw preparation and management of event budgets to deliver at or below projected costs.
  • Managed administrative logistics of events planning, including contract signing, fee collection, event booking and event promotions.
  • Coordinated florists, photographers, videographers, musicians, officiants and ceremony participants during rehearsals and pre-ceremony, ceremony and reception events.
  • Promoted adherence to client-event requirements through effective delegation, prioritizing and management of all entire production lifecycle, from concept to execution.
  • Interviewed clients to understand event scopes of work, establish budgets and determine timelines for venue selection, guest list finalization, and rehearsal, ceremonies, and receptions.
  • Fostered relationships with local and national wedding suppliers to obtain best price, quality, and delivery of products.
  • Attended bridal industry events to promote services and build relationships with prospective vendors.
  • Planned and organized activities, details and timelines for Client name Type events.
  • Generated Number leads per special events, resulting in $Amount new revenues.
  • Recommended workflow and budget improvements, resulting in Number% savings per event.
  • Generated Number leads per special events, resulting in $Number new revenues.
  • Supported senior leadership by developing status reports on activities related to planning, scheduling, cancellation, inquiries, resourcing, risk mitigation and proposal development for various events.
  • Evaluated existing plans, processes and events planning services to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Enhanced client satisfaction ratings by scheduling on-site service requests, managing show logistics and booth functionality needs to meet demands.
  • Supervised onsite team of Number, including caterers, audio-visual technicians, and facility management team.
  • Generated client retention by accurately organizing and executing Type trade shows and events.
  • Delivered smooth training execution by coordinating seminar functions, including site selection, scheduling, marketing, reservations, materials, event management and follow-up.
Expeditors International Of Washington, Inc. - Global Sales Administrative Assistant
Kansas City, MO, 06/2012 - 11/2019
  • Liaised with vendors to order and maintain inventory of office supplies and to obtain most cost-effective pricing.
  • Provided clerical support to Number company employees by copying, faxing and filing documents.
  • Provided general program information and assistance, including Task and Task.
  • Resolved Type issues quickly by using Skill and Skill, effectively reducing customer complaints by Number%.
Earth Fare, Inc - Paralegal
Summerville, SC, 11/2010 - 06/2012
  • Managed day-to-day legal activities such as subpoena services for Type office with Number attorneys.
  • Developed and managed up to Number Type cases over Timeframe.
Ricoh Americas Corporation - Legal Assistant & Office Manager
Kansas City, MO, 08/2002 - 11/2010
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.
  • Prepared interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for production of documents and requests for examination or inspection.
  • Worked alongside attorneys, administrative assistants and fellow legal assistants on complex cases and legal processes.
  • Assisted litigation attorneys with research, depositions, trial preparation, discovery and document drafts for court submittal.

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School Attended

  • Sullivan Central High School
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Leadership Kingsport

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Events Manager
  • Global Sales Administrative Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant & Office Manager


  • Diploma

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