Event Specialist Resume Example

Updated on: June 14, 2020
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Dorothy Franks
44 Chase Street SE, Atlanta , GA 09712
(000) 999-1452
dorfra @ email . com


EVENT SPECIALIST

Exceptional attention to detail and drive for excellence.

SUMMARY
Goal-oriented and artistic Event Specialist with a 13-plus-year verifiable track record of planning, organizing, and managing highly-praised events. Skilled communicator, adept in determining clients’ goals and objectives for different events such as meetings, concerts, and social gatherings. Recognized for marketing and publicizing events through different channels to ensure a high number of attendees, resulting in better business opportunities. A friendly and respectful individual who effectively negotiates prices and resolves conflicts.

CORE COMPETENCIES
• Event Planning
• Staffing and Scheduling
• Calendar Handling
• Budget Adherence
• Pre/Post-event Reporting
• Vendor Negotiation

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
• Set up a system that worked on determining priorities and timetables, resulting in clear event program objectives
• Simultaneously handled the details of two absolutely diverse events, both resulting in achieving their goals by a 100%
• Stayed within budget for 100% of the assigned events, with 12 events being completed with substantial money left over
• Incorporated the services of a new caterer, thereby decreasing catering costs by 50%, while maintaining the quality of food and beverages

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Event Specialist
Crossmark, Atlanta, GA | Aug 2012 – Present
• Confer with clients to determine their event requirements and provide them with viable solutions
• Propose ideas to clients to provide them with information on possible solutions to their event management needs
• Coordinate procurement of logistical elements such as catering, reservations and material printing
• Design and develop plans and strategies for each event according to clients’ specific instruction
• Coordinate and implement intricate details of each event

Event Specialist
Nirvana Events, Atlanta, GA | Mar 2007 – Aug 2012
• Set up events while ensuring that timely and appropriate input is provided during the setting up procedure
• Monitored and calculated returns on investments and implement improvements to increase impact
• Recruited and trained personnel to handle event logistics, focusing on marketing through social media platforms
• Marketed and publicized events to attract target audiences, in a bid to yield better profits
• Negotiated costs and prices of catering, facilities and transportation

Event Management Officer
3M, Atlanta, GA | Oct 2002 – Mar 2007
• Collected information regarding the requirements of each event
• Coordinated efforts with procurement officers to obtain services of catering vendors and external events management companies
• Assisted in setting up and tearing down the details of events such as meetings, seminars, conferences and celebrations
• Identified opportunities to increase company exposure at events by actively assisting with marketing activities
• Coordinated work with business development personnel to facilitate leads retrieval and follow up

EDUCATION
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA – 2001
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

ServSafe® Food Handler Certification

COMPUTER SKILLS
• MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Internet and Social Media





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