Part time/GCG event partners Medical CE meetings (8/2007-present)
Volunteer work for New Life Church – Maumelle, AR
Crowne Meetings Director Crowne Plaza/Little Rock, AR (2/2007- 7/2007)
Key contact for meeting planners. Ensured all requirements of the group are met. Ensured timely delivery of all F&B, AV, billing and special requirements. Create menus, AV, room layout and site inspections. Conduct pre and post con meetings as well as daily meeting debriefs. Immediately resolves issues, concerns or complaints to the meeting planner’s satisfaction. Consult with meeting planner to identify optimal meeting room configuration, recommendations on meeting/break flow, recommendations on food and beverage options to improve meeting efficiency and productivity. Negotiate rates, rebook business, close client relations. Hands on management, assume responsibility/accountability.
Member, NACE and MPI
DELPHI, Meeting Matrix, MS Word, Outlook
Director of Sales / Event Director Diamante Country Club ( 2006-2007)
Sold 59 new memberships in the first 5 months. F & B sales up 63% Exceeded plan last 4
periods. Planning and coordinating details and menus for all functions/events. Design, decorate,
promote and up sell events. Selecting and pricing of menu items. Generate and maintain
budgeted revenues in golf and F&B through increased member usage and hosting of private
events and golf tournaments. Develop external and internal markets, i.e., seminars, civic
associations, wedding receptions, luncheons. Solicit, develop and book catering functions.
Address and resolve all customer problems in an efficient and effective manner. Caterer Plus
Event Director, Owner (1997-present)
Coordinate and plan upscale social and business meetings and events. Develop and maintain
numerous daily events and develop business contacts through personal interaction. I find positive
solutions to challenging service situations. Ability to inspire and train, solid scheduling
experience, creative problem solving skills and excellent listening skills. Strong organizational
skills, ability to manage multiple priorities. Excellent vendor negotiation skills. Conduct
inspections, effectively utilize conference/banquet space. Develop BEO and RFP.
Post-conference reports. Send thank you letters. Schedule activities programs. Creative menu
planning. Manage all catered events, hire, train and schedule catering staff. Direct setup for all
International Society of Meeting Planners/Certified Event Planner
Licensed Realtor (1998-present)
Thorough knowledge of the real estate market, familiar with local zoning and tax laws and know
where to obtain financing, act as intermediary in price negotiations between buyers and sellers.
Arrange for title searches and favorable financing, obtaining listings, compare the listed property
with similar properties that recently sold, in order to determine a competitive market price for the property. Pre-qualify clients with lenders, ensure that all special terms of the contract are met before the closing.
Closing Coordinator Manager – West Little Rock Title (2002-2003)
Ensured the accurate and timely completion of all documentation for closing, review final
documentation for compliance, confirm receipt of outstanding conditions needed prior to
funding, made contact with all relevant financial institutions and private contractors to insure
error free closings.
Computer skills include: LANtech, Lotus Notes, Excel, Access, Open Office
Executive Legal Secretary – Leasure Law Firm – (1998-2002)
Effectively combined industry knowledge and solid administrative skills toward efficiently
creating and filing complex legal documents, Conducted interviews with clients
(divorce/personal injury), Effectively apply proficiency in MS Word, Works Word Perfect,
Teller Supervisor – Central Bank and Trust (1996-1998)
Vault teller, opened new accounts, procured new clients for sale of CD’s and other bank
offerings, created federal reserve reports
Prior to 1996, served as Executive Administrative Assistant
CEP (Certified Event Planner, International Society of Meeting Planners)
AAS Degree (NE Louisiana State University)
Licensed Realtor (Arkansas)