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RssEvent Manager, Field Marketing Director, Promotions, Venue Operations

I am searching for an opportunity with an organization that allows for variety, growth and potential for advancement.

Manager

Chicago, IL

About Me

Industry:

Marketing & Advertising

Occupation:

Manager
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Chicago, IL

Work Experiences

6/2008 - Present

(private)

Manager

  • Responsibilities/Skills: Develop and implement marketing program and create new materials to expand client base resulting in 4 new clients to date; assist in the coordination and operations of all major City of Chicago festivals, Farmer’s Markets and Jumping Jack Program; recruit, train, schedule and supervise all festival security/event support personnel, market coordinators and Jumping Jack Staff (400 people), including areas such as operations, public relations, crowd control and customer service; develop and maintain operational procedures; develop and implement daily/weekly reporting; perform budget management and coordinate billing for a budget of $1 million; act as liaison between security forces, ushers, Chicago Police Department and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. Coordinate for: Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Gospel Festival, Taste of Chicago, etc., (festival attendance averaging 250,000 to 1.5m), City of Chicago Farmer’s Markets (30 markets citywide), and City of Chicago Jumping Jack Program (serviced over 3100 sites to date); 2008 Election Day Celebration at Hyatt Hotel.

6/2006 - 5/2008

Kobotech, Inc

Manager

  • Responsibilities/Skills: Assisted in the coordination and operations of all major City of Chicago festivals and Farmer’s Markets: trained, scheduled and supervised all festival security/event support personnel (200 people), and market coordinators including areas such as operations, public relations, crowd control and customer service; developed and maintained operational procedures; performed budget management for a budget of $250,000; acted as liaison between unions, security forces, ushers, Chicago Police Department and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. Coordinated operations/crowd control for: Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Gospel Festival, Taste of Chicago, etc., (festival attendance averaging 250,000 to 1.5million), City of Chicago Farmer’s Markets (30 markets citywide).

9/1996 - 1/2000

Kevin Berg & Associates

Director / VP

  • Responsibilities/Skills: Supervised all field operations and Lifestyle Marketing (Trend Influence Marketing) execution for 35 full office markets and 8 satellite markets encompassing over 1500 off site employees nationwide and 16 on site employees; oversaw all aspects of off-site office management including the hiring, office space, etc.; developed program and execution strategy with clients such as RJR Tobacco (Camel, Winston and Salem in 2300 venues nationwide), United Distillers and Vinters (Stoli, Smirnoff and Cuervo), Coca Cola, Sprint PCS, Country Music Television and a roster of sampling programs; managed a budget in excess of $70 million; exceeded client/company goals. - PROMOTED POSITION - NATIONAL FIELD MANAGER January 1998 ~ January 1999 - INITIAL POSITION - NATIONAL V.A.S./A.D.N. MANAGER September 1996 ~ January 1998

5/1989 - 6/2006

Mayor's Office of Special Events - Chicago

Manager

  • Responsibilities/Skills: Assisted in the coordination and operations of all major City of Chicago festivals and Farmer’s Markets. Hired, trained and supervised all part-time festival crowd control/event support and market coordinators (150 people), including areas such as operations, public relations, crowd control and customer service; developed and maintained operational procedures; acted as liaison between security forces, ushers, Chicago Police Department and the Mayor's Office of Special Events. Coordinated operations/crowd control for Chicago Blues Festival; Chicago Gospel Festival; Chicago Jazz Festival; Viva Chicago Festival; Taste of Chicago Festival; Country & Western Festival; 1991 - 100th Anniversary of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Celebration; 1991/1992/1993/1996/1997/1998 - Chicago Bulls Victory Celebration; Chicago Air and Water Show, North Ave. Beach; Venetian Night Celebration; 1996 Olympic Torch Relay; Winterbreak Festival; 2003/2006 Tall Ships; 2004 Grand Opening of Millennium Park; 2005 Chicago White Sox Victory Rally; Farmer Markets staffing coordinator (40 markets citywide).

Education

1987

Bachelor Degree

Columbia College-Chicago

  • Arts Management and Promotions

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