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An accomplished events director with over 20 years of management and hospitality experience, partnering with executives, managing meetings, and working with business units for successful trade show execution. A customer-focused task master, scheduling 800-member events/trade shows with over $1M budgets including security management, operational layout planning, and corporate sponsorship. A leadership professional seeking to leverage background into an executive management role with a progressive organization.
Summary of Skills
Strategic program planning/management Contract negotiation Supply chain/logistics management Advertising/collateral development Customer relationship management Vendor relations Process improvements Problem resolution
Boosted event revenue, initiating over 22 sponsors/exhibit booths and outgrowing location for following year. Troubleshot over 20K monthly calls leveraging only 3 staff members, resolving call center technical issues to diminish project lags. Planned/developed logistics for 15 national/international trade shows that earned $900K, and managed 10 events garnering $2M in sales. Earned highest marks for customer satisfaction, company-wide.
Events Marketing Manager April 2000 to May 2014 LSI Corporation / Agere System Allentown, PA Negotiated vendor/partner contracts for over 25 international trade shows, reducing over $1M in costs while managing food/beverage menu selection, quality control, union labor, presentations, logistics, lodging, and client relations. Supervised Customer Education Center Showcase project, ensuring timely completion under a $550K budget. Elevated event planning skills, developing two 600-participant sales training conferences, and managing an annual sponsorship conference that resulted in a revenue increase of 40% spanning 2 years. Enhanced customer satisfaction ratings, gathering/analyzing post-event data to propose changes to senior leadership team.