EVENT PRODUCER

Resume

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 20 years of experience in the marketing and communications business with emphasis on convention/meeting, events, expo and multi-media, and with award-winning results.

  • Strong management, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills in all aspects of operations.

  • Exceptional ability to direct and supervise large groups of individuals with varied specialties, as well as marquee personalities.

 

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Graphic & Web Designer 12/2009-date

Freelance Producer, Line Producer, Associate Producer, Meeting/Events/Expo 12/2004-date

Freelance Production Coordinator, Meeting/Events/Expo 6/2000-12/2004

Companies Freelanced, partial list: Broadstreet, Concentric, DEVLINHAIR, Drury Design Dynamics, Jack Morton, MC-2, MJM, PineRock, Red Thread

Clients Served, partial list: AstraZeneca, Pfizer Inc., Canon, IBM, KPMG, Sanofi-Aventis, Norvartis, SAP, Zoetis

  • Serving as a liaison between Clients, Meeting Planners, Destination/Transportation Companies, Staging Managers, Exhibitors, Technical Directors, Designers and Convention Services Managers to plan and execute various projects and programs.

  • Management, multi-tasking and problem-solving of pre- and post- operations for meetings/conventions, live events and expos: site survey, room requirements, talent rider fulfillment, travel arrangements, staging/audio-visual/lighting coordination, reviewing Banquet Event Orders, personnel/team management, floor plan/CAD review/approvals, show flow/scheduling, monitor set ups/strikes, conduct debrief meetings.

  • Coordinate/design elements for multi-media projects: speaker support graphics, speeches/scripts, videos, and websites.

  • Design, write, edit, proof and manage print collateral: posters, pamphlets, newsletters, facilitator/training guides, slim jims, packaging, expo/environment print.

  • Involvement in all aspects of project financials: budgeting, negotiating/processing vendor contracts to maintain profit margins,

    project change notices (PCNs) and final reconciliation.

 

Jack Morton Worldwide, New York, NY (staff)

Production Coordinator, Meeting/Events/Expo 6/97-5/00: See above for job description.

Production Assistant, Meeting/Events/Expo 6/96-6/97

  • Worked with and was mentored by Executive Producers, Line Producers and Production Coordinators on the development and execution of meetings/conventions, live events, expos and muliti-media.

  • Constantly communicated with Clients to notify them of deadlines and deliverables for a smooth production process.

  • Promoted to Production Coordinator.

Executive Assistant, Sales 10/95-6/96

  • Supported Vice President/Account Executive in the pursuit of new accounts and building stronger relationships with existing clients.

  • Created visually appealing proposals, presentations and Sales & Marketing materials utilizing MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Assisted in writing, editing and proofreading of all documents: proposals, presentations, letters, etc.

  • Tracked invoices/sales revenue, prepared correspondence, scheduled/maintained appointments, arranged travel, and organized files.

  • Interacted with internal departments and external contractors/clients in a positive and professional manner.

  • Made lateral move to Production Assistant to explore other facets of the business.

 

International Society for Infant Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI

Meeting Planner, 11/94-7/95

  • Worked with Founding President and other convention planning members in organizing the general session, workshop/breakouts, symposiums and recreational activities for the 1996 International Conference for Infant Studies (ICIS) held at the Westin

    Hotel and the Rhode Island Convention Center for 1,000 internationally recognized early childhood doctors and professionals.

  • Designed an ICIS Newsletter and forms for registration and abstract symposia submission.

 

AWARDS

 

AFFILIATIONS    

2017-2019 School Organizational Team, Don & Dee Snyder Elementary School (public service)

1995-present Association of Independent Commercial Producers (professional)

1993-present Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (public service)

SKILLS & INTERESTS    

Computer Skills: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Keynote, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, HTML/XHTML

Typing: 65-70 words per minute

Interests: Zumba and Modern Dance, Arts & Crafts

 

EDUCATION                

Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI          

B.S. Marketing/Communications – May 1994, Dean’s List

CALL

M: 917-686-1182  

EMAIL

Events & Graphics:  

jventuraPRODUCER@gmail.com

Real Estate Sales:  

jventuraRE@gmail.com

Real Estate Transaction Management:  

jventuraCLOSER@gmail.com

NRED# BS.0145350 

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