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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Â· Well developed verbal and written communication skills in relating with people from diverse backgrounds.
Â· Published author-1998, WHOSE CHILDREN ARE WE, Children’s Book
Â· Written for the Cabinet for Families and Children 1997.
Â· Published author-2005 UNBRIDLED INJUSTICE, First Novel, Nominated for a â€œBest of Fiction by a First Time Authorâ€ by Foreward Magazine.
Â· Published author-NANA AND HER BABY, coloring book used as a fund raiser for COWGIRLS FOR KIDS, 2006
Â· Upcoming novel YOU MIGHT BE A COWGIRL IFâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦Globe/Pequot Press, to be released in 2009.
Â· Have raised over $1,000,000.00 for a 501Â©3 Not for Profit Foundation,
Â· The Mary G. Copeland Foundation, the first privately owned home for abused children in the State of Kentucky for children under the ages of 12, emergency shelter.
Â· A well versed speaker who has spoken on many topics for more than 15 years. Including the Senate Hearing Committee regarding legislative lobbying.
Â· Extensive experience in marketing, sales, and public relations.
Â· Possess the ability to quickly learn new methods and procedures
Â· Experienced with computers, including the Internet.
Â· Highly analytical, resourceful, creative, motivated, and organized; able to complete tasks in a timely manner and meet or exceed objectives.
Â· Able to work well independently or as a part of a team
Â· Strong problem-solving skills
2008-Wrote and completed gift book, for Globe/Pequot Press, YOU MIGHT BE A COWGIRL IFâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦
2007– Published various articles in Equestrian Magazines, Guest Columnist in News Graphic, Completed Grant writing activities for a 501Â©3 organization
2005-2007 Published first novel UNBRIDLED INJUSTICE, which also came out in a 2nd Edition in 2007. Received 2 nominations for awards
1995-2009-Owner of CURTISWOOD FARM, successful Hunter/Jumper breeding and show operation.
1994-2000–THE MARY G. COPELAND FOUNDATION, Founder, CEO
1996-Sucessfully lobbied with the Kentucky Legislature on behalf of The Mary G. Copeland Foundation, and secured a $300,000.00 line item to purchase land in Fayette County, KY. To build what would become â€œthe first and only facility of its kind, to house abused children, with emphasis on in-house physician, and teacher for children. The facility was purchased by Bellewood Corporation in 2000, and re-named THE JAMES H. AKIN FACILITY at Bellewood Campus. (Named in honor of my deceased Father)
Additional responsibilities included: managing a 20 member Board of Directors; acting as a sounding board for the full-time director and senior staff; and leading the Board of Directors into fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Foundation. Our Board was responsible for raising over $1,700,000.00 in one year, and paid off the debt for the new campus, prior to selling the operation.
1980-1993-Successfully owned and operated 3 well known shops in Lexington, KY. Sold all stores when having my first child.
1986- 1987-Was the events coordinator for Kentucky Ag. Commissioner David Boswell, while he ran for Lt. Governor of Kentucky. I was responsible for planning all press conferences, speeches, events featuring Commissioner Boswell. While in the position, I went ahead of the Boswell Campaign in various counties, set up the caterers, speech venues, topics on speeches/county, as well as planned all entertainment and speech givers while attending the Boswell Fund Raisers.
1986-Was on the Jr. Board of Directors for The Lafayette Club, and responsible for all marketing and â€œnew membership.â€ Put on several successful fund raising events while on the Jr. Board of Directors.
1985-1986- Fashion Expert -Noon News, WLEX-TV
Responsibilities for doing weekly pieces with Sue Wylie discussing â€œWhat’s Hot and What’s Notâ€ in the fashion industry.
MISSISSIPPI STATE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN Columbus, Mississippi
Major: Art History
University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee
Majors: Fashion Design and Interior Design
Women Leading Kentucky
Writers Guild of America
United States Equine Federation
Welsh Pony and Cob Association
Cowgirls for Kids
Bank of Commerce and Trust, Junior Board of Directors
The Lafayette Club, Senior Board, and Junior Board of Directors
The Mary G. Copeland Foundation, Founder and CEO for 10 years
University of Kentucky Fellow
KARDA Board of Directors, marketing chairman, appointed by Governor Patton
Thoroughbred Club of America
â€œMiss Kentucky’sâ€ Woman of Achievement Award 1998
Belted Galloway Society Breeder of the Year 1998
WLEX-TV Hometown Hero Award 1997
Nominated as â€œLexington’s Woman of the Yearâ€ 1998
Cattlewoman of the Year 1998
Marketing Chairman for KARDA Board-1999 Nominated for â€œBest of Fiction, New Authors, 2005â€ by Foreward Magazine
References Available Upon Request.