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RssExecutive Project Director/Meetings, Conventions and Expositions

• I am an accomplished professional with a strong portfolio of successes guiding conference and special event planning, programming, and production to optimize logistics, menus, guest speakers, agendas, facilities, and on-site security for a multiplicity of international and government clientele. • A reputable for driving performance in the areas of event, budget, and vendor management, guest speaker support, new client communications, provided support to executives, and management of multiple deadlines with a strong focus on service quality and marketing communications. • A sterling reputation in the industry with event professionals, vendors and the meeting planning community at large. That reputation was built on providing creative solutions with exceptional customer service and a lifetime commitment to excellence.

Federal Government

Hanover, MD

About Me

Work Experiences

1/2007 - Present


Director / VP

  • Director of ILF Awards Gala: Periods of Performance, 2007, 2008, 2009-Present Coordinated the Annual International Leadership Foundation (ILF) Awards Gala Dinner for 2007 and 2008. ILF is a non-profit organization that promotes the civic awareness, involvement and effectiveness of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Major Contributions: • Prepared and managed event budgets for vendors and hotel banquet orders. • Responsible for supervising administrative staff, provided direction to project team and placed a high priority on maintaining a high quality of standard in all aspects of project performance. • Planned and organize tasks to meet multiple competing deadlines. • Prepared and monitored cost estimates, budgets, work plans, timelines and status reports. Reviewed and reconcile meeting-related invoices. • Performed other duties as necessary to meet corporation goals and objectives.

2/2005 - Present


Contractor / Freelance

  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 • 2004-2005 and 2008 Expert Consultant: Perior of Permance: 2004-2005, 2008, 2009-Present Orchestrated conference activities aimed at improving minority-owned enterprises’ access to entrepreneurial resources and financing. Managed site selection, housing and registration, budgeting, trade shows, committee meetings, vendor’s management, entertainment, and on-site event management functions for annual programs. Major Contributions: • Recognized for leading events team that produced an outstanding National Minority Enterprise Development Week event, the largest federally sponsored activity for minority business enterprises in 2004-2005 and 2008. • Prepared and managed $2.5M budgets, facilitating accounts billing and invoice reconciliation by administering government procurement processes and managing master account lists. • Handled government relations with the White House, United States Department of State, and Congressional Members, along with Ambassadors, dignitaries, and the United States Secretary of Commerce. • Pioneered introduction of exhibition program and awards ceremony that recognized minority business owner achievements nationally. • Launched special educational promotional forum on behalf of prospective entrepreneurs by collaborating with the Small Business Administration and orchestrating seamless delivery of event planning, design, marketing, logistics, and on-site coordination. • Ensured guest speaker and exhibitor readiness for special events: managed communications, collected presenter bios, briefing books were created for keynote speakers, facilitators and panelists assessed audio-visual and security requirements, and arranged travel and lodging. • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and/or presentation software. • Handle sensitive information with good judgment and discretion.

3/2000 - /2003

TerraCom, Inc.


  • Director of Special Events: Period of Performance: FT - 2000-2003 Managed 10-15 conference special events personnel. Charged with facility selection, marketing, communications, budget and revenue maintenance. Devised bid packages, negotiated contracts, coordinated on-site logistics, and managed attendee registration procedures. Major Contributions: • Monitored event activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, satisfaction of participants, and immediate resolution of emergent problems. • Managed event related expenses and reviewed bills for accuracy to ensure correct invoicing. • Planned and developed programs, agendas, budgets, and services according to customer requirements. • Initiated and managed event calendars and ensured proper event close out procedures. • Implemented and coordinated tradeshow logistics, marketing activities, and onsite management. Followed up with tradeshow leads to generate new business. • Recognized for outstanding administration of vendor / subcontractor contracts and budgets. • Perform other general administrative duties and projects as assigned.

3/1998 - /2000

21st Century Expo Group, Inc.


  • Senior Account Executive: Period of Performance: 4/1998 - 1/2000 Planned, staffed, budgeted, advertised, and managed 17 annual conferences and 29+ annual events worldwide for the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health. Major Contributions: • Designed and produced marketing communications campaigns and tracked effectiveness of advertisements, promotions, and event collateral. • Cultivated client relationships to assess needs and plan programs, logistics, and event schedules according to requirements. • Arranged the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs. • Inspected event facilities to ensure conformance to customer requirements. • Maintained records of event details, schedules, requirements, contractors, and financing. • Process bills in accordance with company policy. • Conducted post-event evaluations to determine improvement opportunities.

8/1977 - 1/1998

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Individual Contributor

  • Design Data Compiler: Period of Performance: FT: 8/1977 to 1/1998 • Provided data entry and database cleanup, redaction, and execute quality control plan for existing case and data management systems. • Managing audits for document processing, document scanning, key-from-image entry, key-from-paper entry, and light database management. • Maintained and verified data with senior staff and program managers.



Specialist Degree

George Washington University

  • Bachelor of Business Management Certificate Program