Event Manager

Location
Georgia
Rate, USD
Not specified
Work schedule
Full Time,
Language skills
English
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About me

I am an event professional in the Greater Atlanta Area. I specialize in strategic planning, both small events to medium-sized tradeshows. I have experience with the planning process from start to finish, developing communication plans, contracting with outside vendors and contractors to execute a successful event for a company and its partners.


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Education

2010/2014 Public Relations @ Georgia State University

Event Management & Design Certificate • Kennesaw State University


Experience

Current SeniorManager, Communications & Events @ Travel South USA

• Oversee and manage planning for events, meetings, and tradeshows. Beginning with creating RFPs to reviewing events bills for accuracy and approving payment.
• Planned over fifteen events and meetings ranging from 40 – 800 people with budgets from $15,000 to $170,000.
• Responsible for contracting venues, securing Food & Beverage, AV needs, and décor.
• Work within a budget and negotiate with vendors to keep the cost down. As well as keep track of outstanding invoices, reviewing and approving final bills for each event.

July 2019 – July 2022 Manager, Communications & Events @ Travel South USA

• Foster relations with sponsors, create contracts, manage expectations, and execute agreed-upon sponsorship.
• Develop and execute a communication plan to partners, sponsors, potential delegates, and attendees about future and current events. As well as create and deploy a monthly newsletter to over 4,000 partners.

July 2017 - 2019 Coordinator, Comms & Event Marketing @ Travel South USA

• The point person for event attendees; assisting with registration, collecting payment, coordinating assets needed for booths
• Primary system administrator and content manager for industry website.

January - July 2017 Event & Partner Marketing Administrator @ Travel South USA

• Work with VP of Global Sales to develop and execute event sales strategies and sponsorships plans
• Assist in database administrative tasks in Total Event Management Software (TEAM)
• Team leader for on-sight registration for partner check- in.

2015-2017 Web Editor @ YourDailyTech

• Solely responsible for managing writers through creating and managing the content calendar, assigning topics, as well as handling the hiring process for new writers.
• Revamped the calendaring system, boosting efficiency and time-management for writers and optimizing future planning for assignments.


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