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Claire Carlson

Director, Business Development - THE GREEN REVOLUTION

Ridgefield, CT

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Experienced professional seeking full-time position in communications, public relations, fundraising, event planning, or program development.

Work Experience

Director, Business Development

THE GREEN REVOLUTION
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Ridgefield, CT
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2010 to Present

Researched and developed new markets throughout the U.S. for human powered fitness equipment. Reframed TGR technology in university market as a physical asset to their educational and sustainability goals. Worked directly with CEO and distribution partners to create customized marketing tools and sales strategies to penetrate this and other markets. Collaborated with staff and students to address needs of individual students and college. Managed client relationships from initial contact through sale and installation of technology. Represented TGR in national sales conferences and international workshops.

Founder/Co-leader

THE GREEN REVOLUTION
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Ridgefield, CT
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2010 to Present

Established and led Ridgefield arm of Green Village Initiative - a grassroots environmental group. Achieved goal of installing edible gardens in 7 public schools within first year. Built broad membership of amateurs and experts; directed development of community education programs (film and lecture series and workshops). Worked with neighboring towns in establishing similar model of local action. Managed fundraising, budgeting and publicity. Appointed board member of parent GVI organization.

Volunteer

FRESH AIR FUND
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New York, NY
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2005 to Present

Freelance Proofreader and Editor

CANNONDALE ASSOCIATES
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Ridgefield, CT
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2000 to Present

Proofread and provided editorial feedback on industry benchmarking studies and materials  
Other Editorial Employment

Advertising Sales Associate

COUNTY KIDS
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Fairfield, CT
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1991 to 1998

Sold advertising space for monthly publication. Grew sales and territory. Consulted on page layout and design.

Freelance Writer

SELF-EMPLOYED
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Chicago, IL
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1988 to 1990

Researched, wrote and produced articles for The Chicago Tribune and Outside Magazine and other publications.

Editor, Fashion

PARENTS MAGAZINE
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New York, NY
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1988 to 1988

1988 
Produced forty-eight editorial pages per year. Initiated and developed story ideas to final print. Managed all shooting logistics. Wrote and edited fashion copy.

Education

Bachelor of Arts

ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY -
Canton, NY

May 1983

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER PUBLISHING INSTITUTE -
Denver, CO

1983

Additional Information

Qualifications 
• Successful project management from conception to execution 
• Effective writing, editing, interpersonal, organizational, and multi-taking skills 
• Experience in fund-raising and events/program planning 
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Keynote