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Sr. Secretary to the Director

Executive Assistant / C-Level

Kohler, WI

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 Provided over 20 years of C-level Executive support experience, including large, international corporations and Fortune 500 companies 
 Board nominated and appointed to be Corporate Secretary for privately-held corporation 
 Organized numerous corporate and private special events, featuring guest speakers, for up to 300 guests 
 Coordinated Board meetings spanning 3 countries, from travel arrangements to document creation 
 Extensive domestic/ international travel coordination, including private plane, corporate jets, executive lodging, ground transportation; arranged favorable terms through strong vendor negotiations 
 Excellent time management and calendar skills 
 Extremely organized, resourceful and professional 
 Expense reconciliation and accounting 
 Vendor management and contract negotiations 
 
Computer Expertise: Proficient MS Office applications; Concur; SharePoint; Lotus Notes; SAP; Social Media, QuickBooks. Apple products, MAC experience.

Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Sr. Secretary to the Director

Fixtures Supply Chain, Kitchen & Bath Americas
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Kohler, WI
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May 2016 to Present

Proactively identify needs and take individual initiative and ownership of the Director's office, calendar and business needs 
▫ Perform secretarial duties of both confidential and general nature for the Director - Supply Chain 
▫ Requires broad knowledge of company organizational makeup 
▫ Maintain records and files and performs other administrative duties as required and requested

Kohler Contractor

Corporate IT, Kohler Co
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Kohler, WI
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February 2016 to May 2016

Provided administrative support to Corporate IT HR, 2 IT Directors and second chair to IT, CIO/Vice President's Executive Assistant 
▫ Selected to support the new VP of IT Security

Sr. Executive Assistant to the Vice President

Oshkosh Corporation
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Oshkosh, WI
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March 2015 to June 2015

Administrative duties for the Vice President of Human Resources; calendar, expense reconciliation, travel, phone coverage, email management, meeting coordination, follow up on system employee approvals, interview coordination, data and file management 
▫ Departmental support for supplies, moves, equipment support, meetings, lunches, communications for the Vice President, Segment Vice President's and Business Partners 
▫ Vice President level and above employment offer packages from draft to acceptance

Sr. Administrative Associate to the Director of Customer Relations

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
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Savannah, GA
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June 2014 to October 2014

Advanced administrative support to the office of the Director, Customer Relations 
▫ Calendar management, schedule and travel coordination 
▫ Departmental meeting support 
▫ Performs a wide range of special projects as assigned

Executive Assistant to the CEO/ CTO and COO

Virginia Beach, VA
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August 2013 to April 2014

I spent 8 months in Virginia Beach, VA, supporting my son's young family while he was on deployment. August 2013 - April 2014. 
 
Executive Assistant to the CEO/ CTO and COO

direct executive support to the company's co-founders

PIXIA Corporation
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Reston, VA
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August 2012 to August 2013

Managed extensive calendar functions and professional communications 
▫ Organized conference rooms and client meetings; prepared office for high level guests 
▫ Coordinated domestic, international travel arrangements, Visa's and security clearances

Executive Assistant / Office Manager for the VP of Communications & Public Affairs

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Chevy Chase, MD
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April 2011 to August 2012

Chevy Chase, MD April 2011 - August 2012 
▫ Assisted the entire Communications team, producing a quarterly publication to announce all medical research updates. Gathered and verified data, coordinated articles and supervised Editor Assistant 
▫ Organized crucial department functions, including budget control, calendars and travel arrangements 
▫ Managed special events, from in-house author signings to well known speakers: coordinated media, received guests, prepared meeting space for up to 300 guests 
 
Additional Experience of Note

Executive Assistant to the Director of Corporate Business Systems

HSBC North America
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Mettawa, IL
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2010 to 2011

Executive Assistant to the Chief Commercial Officer

Miller-Coors Company
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Chicago, IL
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2009 to 2010

Corporate Secretary / Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

TTX Company
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Chicago, IL
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2004 to 2008

Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant to Chairman & CEO

Fort James Corporation
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Deerfield, IL
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1998 to 2001

Delta Airlines 
For over 10 years, provided dedicated support and customer service in the Airline industry. Roles included Flight Attendant, In-flight Scheduling and In-Flight Supervisor.

Education

Pre-Certification for Paralegal

University of Wisconsin- Sheboygan

December 2016 to January 2017

Certification in Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel

University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin

Certificate of Acievement

BTUA / Be The Ultimate Assistant - Bonnie Low-Kramen
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Chicago, IL

Additional Information

Core Competencies 
 
▫ Excellent time management and calendar skills 
▫ Extremely organized, resourceful and professional 
▫ Expense reconciliation and accounting 
▫ Vendor management and contract negotiations 
 
Computer Expertise: Proficient MS Office applications; Concur; SharePoint; Lotus Notes; SAP; Social Media, QuickBooks. Apple products, MAC experience.