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Client Experience

Trade Show Experience

Orange County Convention Center - Centerplate                                                                                                                           May 2014 - Present

Catering Sales Manager

  • Direct point of contact for Show Management food and beverage functions
  • Working with client budget for pre-planning and on-site additions
  • Assisting with floor plan creation for most efficient space usage
  • Attending Planning Visits, Pre-Conference and other team meetings as needed
  • Communicating with Orange County and other employees as necessary for cohesive event management
  • Developing custom menus for international, dietary restrictions or themed events
  • Budgeting and forecasting daily sales revenue

Exhibitor Catering Sales Manager                           

  • Directing, selling, up-selling and actively participating in the planning and production of exhibitor catered functions
  • Managing client accounts and personalized contracts from start to finish
  • Budgeting and forecasting quarterly sales revenue
  • Responsible for assessing client needs and seeking revenue opportunities 
  • Coordinating with nine other departments for flawless execution of events in the 2nd largest convention center nationwide
  • Revamped marketing materials

 Sales and Marketing Intern  

  • Assisting Sales and Marketing department on tasks as needed
  • Interacting with potential clients through professional phone customer service
  • Shadowing Banquets, Culinary, Accounting, Sales and Purchasing departments to better understand the convention industry

Evok Advertising                                                                                                                                                                                        May 2016 - December 2016

Business Development Coordinator

  • Developed all agency Request for Proposals (RFP) responses and coordinating with appropriate department heads for completion
  • Maintained Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and prospect communication
  • Created necessary materials for pitch presentations with senior leadership
  • Managed blog, monthly newsletter and agency promotions in coordinance with new business efforts
  • RFP Examples: City of Clearwater, New Smyrna Beach, Santa Rosa County, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Cone Distributing and other industries such as real estate, food and beverage and others. 

Note: Cannot display RFP response samples as disclosure agreement. For blog examples, please visit evok website linked above. 


Tim's Wine Market of Windermere                                                                                                                                            November 2015 - Present

Social Media Coordinator - Freelancer

  • Responsible for implementing new social media strategy
  • Analyzing target market purchasing behavior
  • Design and schedule all creative digital media and print ads
  • Analyze advertising outcomes through Facebook Manager

Event Management Experience                                                                                                                                     February 2012 - Present

 · Corporate · Convention · Non-Profit · Weddings · Galas · Food and Wine Festivals ·  Leisure Events                                                         

Primary venue: The MEZZ Downtown Orlando

Additional Event Experience:

Xamarin Evolve

  •  Production Assistant for break out sessions, registration, receptions, set-up and breakdown

Truly Nolen International

  • Bi-annual destination convention in the Dominical Republic
  • Coordinated activities for 170+ international franchises represented by 57 countries
  • Communicated internal affairs and all program details for 7 day destination convention in the Dominican Republic

Dr. Phillips Food and Wine Festival

Lake Eola Food and Wine Festival

Arnold Palmer Invitational

Runway to Hope


Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando                                                                                                                         May 2012 - June 2014

Concierge                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • Delivered impeccable customer service through unique vacation planning
  • Received 7 Outstanding Star Performance Awards
  • Creatively engaged in guest relationships
  • Actively engaged in problem solving guest requests or hotel requirements