Event & Project Manager
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Top-performing event & project manager with over five years of experience planning and implementing complex events and operations for high profile clients; combining excellent coordination skills and marketing knowledge with deep operational understanding, networking, and cross-functional communication abilities. Notable capability for negotiating contracts, managing staff, solving complex problems, and maximizing returns on event objectives. Passionate advocate and preserver of the performing arts and arts education.
- Performing Arts
- Event Design
- Event Management
- Event Logistics
- Contract Negotiation
- Business Development
- Brand Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
- Vendor Relations
- Production Management
- Relationship Building
Graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL with a Bachelors of Science in Music Business and Leadership studies.
While studying Music Business, I focused my studies on entertainer/artist relations as well how to market them and create seamless productions. Since graduating, I have worked as a production manager and coordinator for a variety of high profile and local artists.
My leadership studies degree, I focused on understanding how non-profits run and what it takes to lead a non-profit to fund-raise and create events that show-case their organizations.
FREELANCE WORK, Chicago, IL 2008 to Present
Event & Project Manager
*Developed a profitable freelance event management operation by word of mouth advertising for 7 years while taking on fulltime and long-term contracts.
*Represented, managed, and consulted for all clientele in their respective industries including entertainment, performing arts, theater, park districts, health care, education and many more.
*Full client list available upon request.
AEG WORLDWIDE, ARCHER ENTERPRISES, C3, JAM PRODUCTIONS, MILLS ENTERTAINMENT, LIVE NATION, Chicago,IL 2012 to Present
*Manage and coordinate any needs with the tour and production managers of incoming National tours.
*Tours/Festivals included: Barbra Streisand, Brad Paisley, Bruno Mars, Dave Matthews Band, The Fat Jew IRL!, Jason Mraz, Lollapalooza, Maroon 5, Phish, Prince, Taylor Swift, Theresa Caputo Live!
CONN-SELMER, INC., Elkhart, IN 2014 to 2015
Program Manager, Division of Education – VIP Initiative
*Built important business relationships with top music educators around the country that could be leveraged for large scale projects including sales, instrument design, and education initiatives.
*Coordinated and facilitated all logistics for over 30 one day educator visits, serving approximately 5-30 educators per visit.
*Cultivated, edited, and produced weekly music advocacy e-newsletter with average open rate of 40% and click through rate of 20% (15,000+ subscribers).
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL 2013 to 2014
Interim Manager – Special Events (6 months)
*Oversaw sales and management for the private rental program; executed all private events.
*Coordinated all logistics for over 100 internal and external events; including generating accurate quotes, coordinating event details, and both drafting and executing contracts.
BRADLEY UNIVERSITY, Peoria, IL 2006 to 2010
Lead Performance/Event Manager
*Facilitated all operations of a 470 seat concert hall for over 300 concerts and events each season.
91.5 WCIC (CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION), Peoria, IL 2008
Promotions Internship/Interim Promotions Director