Atlanta, GA 30022
Results-driven, self directed, energetic executive with 20+ years of experience and successful track record in leading and managing non-profit organizations, trade associations and foundations. Enjoy working with board of directors to exceed expectations. Effective team leader with strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and analytical skills. Innovative leader in utilizing social media to increase business activity. Wide knowledge across industries with proven ability to quickly learn new industries. Ability to identify, hire and develop talented staff. Free to travel. Areas of expertise include:
- C-Level Relationships- Fundraising and Sponsorship
- Communications, Public and Media Relations- Large Company Relations
- Small & Large Group Executive Presentations- International & Domestic Partnerships
- Special Events & Trade Shows - Government Relations
ORACLE APPLICATIONS USERS GROUP, Atlanta, GA (Meeting Expectations)2007 - 2009
P&L responsibility for world’s largest software users group creating solutions to customers needs. Responsible for managing relationship with Oracle and all operations including C-level relations, fundraising, sponsorships, education, international alliances, global conferences and trade shows, and marketing.
Created diversified revenue streams to enhance customer offerings and protect organization
Key interface with large corporations representing 35% of Fortune 500 including Diebold, Oracle, Southern Company. Chick-fil-A, IBM. VeriSign, Berlin Packaging, governments, and universities.
Spokesperson and managed customer sales, retention, marketing, staff, communications, and media relations including retained public relations firm.
Managed global technology educational conference with 4,000 - 8,000 attendees with 400+ educational sessions and 250 corporate exhibits. Managed/ “manned” corporate exhibits.
AMERICAN ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (now TechAmerica), Atlanta, GA2000 - 2007
P&L responsibility for managing regional office of trade association for technology industry including software and hardware companies. Responsibilities include sales, retention, fundraising, sponsorships, educational programs, executive education, marketing, events, public relations, volunteer management, networking events, financial and personnel management, government affairs/lobbying, and more.
Increased revenue of SE office resulting in 2nd highest producing regional office.
Key interface with large corporations including DRS Technologies, Scientific Atlanta/Cisco, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, EMS Technologies, Symantec, Agilent, Manhattan, and CheckFree.
Spokesperson and responsible for marketing, public relations including retained public relations firm and communications. Wrote all press releases.
Created successful award recognition program for technology industry and annual banquet.
MANAGEMENT RECRUITERS INTERNATIONAL, Roswell, GA 1998 - 2000
Local office of world’s largest recruiting firm
Owner and Recruiter
Entrepreneurial initiative to start new business assisting companies with staffing needs
Successfully conducted warm and cold sales calls into companies
THE KELLEN COMPANY, Atlanta, GA1991 - 1998
Sr. Account Executive, Management Company
Financial statement responsibility and served as Executive or Assistant Director for the following: