Experienced professional seeking full-time position in communications, public relations, fundraising, event planning, or program development.
Director, Business Development
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.
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.
2005 to Present
Freelance Proofreader and Editor
2000 to Present
Proofread and provided editorial feedback on industry benchmarking studies and materials
Other Editorial Employment
Advertising Sales Associate
1991 to 1998
Sold advertising space for monthly publication. Grew sales and territory. Consulted on page layout and design.
1988 to 1990
Researched, wrote and produced articles for The Chicago Tribune and Outside Magazine and other publications.
1988 to 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.
Bachelor of Arts
• 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