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CONSULTANT | CREATIVE DIRECTION + EXECUTIVE MEETING DESIGN

May 2017 - Present

Dynamic and resourceful marketing consultant with a focus on the creation and turnkey production of meetings, special events and conferences. A business event strategist that boasts broad experience in both social and corporate settings; soup-to-nuts production of large-scale executive programs down to intimate theme events catered to high profile clientele. 

- Able to work autonomously in an entrepreneurial environment: fast-paced and dynamic 
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to interact well with clients and team members 
- Creative, innovative, inquisitive and resourceful; takes initiative 

- Business minded; excels at budget management and navigating large scale budgets 
- Strong instincts regarding physical environments and an appreciation for high quality aesthetics 
- Process-oriented; ability to work to a timeline, well organized, conscientious, and detail oriented

Specialties & areas of focus: video production, public relations, digital marketing, meeting management, conference planning, strategic development of event experiences as a function of an overall marketing plan, creative direction, on-site management, production design, budget management & negotiation, civic celebration, the production of events in support of quality of life measures in the Houston area

CREATIVE DIRECTOR + EXPERIENCE DESIGN CONSULTANT, DESIGN STUDIO BY MARITZ GLOBAL EVENTS

January 2019 - Present

Advancing the Design Studio by Maritz Global Events mission of unleashing human potential. I am serving in the role of practice growth by helping to expand service offerings of the Design Studio to drive creative and strategic ideation forward into fruition by combining Experience Design Lab findings with resourced solutions. Working directly with CEOs, CMOs and Event Marketers to elevate face-to-face business initiatives through applied Experience Design practice developed by the brightest minds on the forefront of engagement and motivation sciences.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR + PRODUCER, COTERIE SPARK

February 2014 - May 2017

Directed the design and production of multi-day conferences, meetings and events for global event marketing firm. Engaged in new client acquisition and account management for clients on turnkey event productions from sourcing to budget management to creative production design, execution and follow up and P&L responsibility for agency accounts

FREELANCE EVENT DESIGNER + PRODUCER

June 2012 - February 2014

Producer of large-scale events spanning executive programs down to intimate theme events catered to high profile clientele. Specialties include: strategic development of event experiences as a function of an overall marketing plan, creative direction, on site management, production design, budget management & negotiation

EVENT PRODUCER, SULLIVAN GROUP

February 2011 - June 2012

Spearheaded the creative vision, planning and execution for a variety of strategic event productions servicing corporate clientele. Liaised between vendors, entertainment acts and clients in the management of budgets and execution of live productions. Wrote technical scripts, detailed production schedules and served as on site lead and support for events of all sizes including meetings, conferences, galas, receptions and festivals

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, STAGING SOLUTIONS, INC

January 2011 and January 2014

Contract Production Assistant + Event Producer for Houston based Creative Production Firm. Provided production support to the lead technical director for the 2011 Maxim Super Bowl party ESPN Tailgate party in Dallas, TX. Created production schedules, managed suppliers, provided onsite support. In 2014, co-produced a multi day meeting + product launch for a global oil corporation at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX

FUNDRAISING EVENTS DIRECTOR, BILL WHITE FOR TEXAS CAMPAIGN

August 2009 - November 2010

Directed the planning and execution of fundraisers for Mayor Bill White’s gubernatorial campaign. Worked closely with donors and volunteers on more than 100 statewide fundraising receptions. Worked as a member of an eight person fundraising team that generated over 26 million dollars in campaign contributions. Planned and coordinated 21 fundraisers in a 30 day period spanning from September to early October 2010, including a 750 person gala that generated more than 350,000 dollars in support of the campaign

EVENT COORDINATOR, LATINO CULTURAL CENTER

October 2008 - August 2009

Arranged and promoted performing arts events, film screenings, and visual art exhibits at cultural arts facility that attracted 25,000 visitors annually. Maintained the Center’s Web site, nurtured working relationships with Latin American Consulates & Latino civic groups, guided tours of facility, disseminated and enforced building policies and procedures, served as the special event liaison with the greater Dallas community

SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN, MAYOR'S OFFICE OF SPECIAL EVENTS

Summer, 2005 & 2006

Responsible for soliciting and training 200+ volunteers and vendors for Chevy’s Freedom Over Texas 4t h of July event in downtown Houston, streamlined and coordinated volunteer HQ at event with 75,000+ in attendance

EDUCATION

May 2008

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

Gaylord College of Journalism + Mass Communication, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Major: Public Relations, Minor: Spanish

Fall 2006 Semester

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALÁ

Semester studying in Spanish Language University in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

May 2004

SAINT AGNES ACADEMY

College Preparatory School in Houston, Texas

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