Western Illinois University                                                                               December 2017

Master of Science in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration           Cumulative GPA: 3.9/4.0

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Event Planning and Management

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                                                             May 2016

Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism                    Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4.0

Emphasis in Sport Management


Work Experience
Millennium Trust Company                                                                                           Oak Brook, Illinois

Event Coordinator – Marketing                                                                                           February 2018-Present

·       Coordinating all facets of company attendance at 80+ conferences throughout 2018

·       Developing and planning strategic marketing campaigns for an acquired lists of contacts

·       Creating pieces of content such as press releases, blog posts, and the weekly e-newsletter

·       Developing relationships with external vendors for future business

·       Creating invites, postcards, forms, landing pages, and other assets for different company events

·       Managing a national marketing plan to help create meetings for four different regional directors

·       Training to become efficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

·       Creating social media content for company Twitter and LinkedIn accounts

·       Assisting in planning internal and external company events

Western Illinois University                                                                                                           Macomb, Illinois

Event Management and Tourism Graduate Assistant & Teaching Assistant           August 2016-December 2017

·       Assisted with designing, scheduling, managing, and evaluating a variety of departmental events

·       Created and maintained the budgetary component of multiple university events

·       Updated the department website with information on current and future departmental events

·       Created the registration forms and maintained the registration process for several departmental events

Smithsonian Institution                                                                                                                 Washington, D.C.

Office of Special Events and Protocol Intern                                                                      May 2017-August 2017

·       Worked in a team setting to successfully plan and manage 19 different events, meetings, and programs

·       Coordinated a public program from start to finish for over 150 people, including international guests

·       Communicated and negotiated contracts with external vendors regarding price, load-in, service, and more

·       Kept detailed notes on event logistics, and prepared post-event close out reports for future consideration

Kirby Medical Center                                                                                                                Monticello, Illinois

Event Planning and Marketing Intern                                                                               January 2016-May 2016

·       Designed and coordinated the annual Kirby Derby 5k/10k and Kid’s Race for 1500+ people

·       Recorded the budgetary component of the race and negotiated with award and t-shirt companies

·       Secured several sponsors and upheld contractual agreements regarding sponsor benefits


Leadership & Activities

Sport Business Association (SBA)                                                             Champaign, Illinois

Corporate Relations Chair                                                                   March 2014- May 2015

·       Communicated with local professionals to find speakers for our weekly meetings

·       Solicited local organizations for fundraising and sponsorship opportunities

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity                                                                         Champaign, Illinois

Morale Event Planner                                                                                                       January 2014- May 2015

·       Planned and organized a variety of successful events for 150+ members

·       Marketed and communicated with 150+ members for multiple positive events

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