Provided on-site management and quality control to ensure projects met time and budget requirements, and were built in accordance with contract documents.
Coordinated and scheduled subcontractors and suppliers. Worked closely with Federal government workers and consultants in reviewing project specifications.
Scheduled, conducted and participated in project meetings. Prepared budgets, estimates, bids, proposals, schedules, contracts, subcontracts, and work scopes. Negotiated subcontract agreements, purchase orders and general contracts with clients.
Designed new advertising strategy to target conference/event attendees. Utilized demographic information and recent conference statistics to formulate more effective advertising copy and select more effective ad placements. Used and designed web based surveys, and web based conference programming along with e-mail campaigns.
Planned budgets for various programs. Negotiated Hotel, Convention Center and Vendor Contracts with a low escalator clause, low to no attrition and reduced cost of Convention Centers up to 50%.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Novell, Lotus Notes, EShow web based meeting program, Pro/Event Pro, CVENT, Wingate Web, Ungerboeck Systems, Aspire, OnVantage, StarCite, Constant Contact and HTML.
Lyth Consulting LLC, Reston, VA
Owner, Meeting Planner & Event Planner 2007 - Present
Hotel, convention center and vendor contract negotiating, site selection, site inspection of hotels and destinations, menu planning for food & beverage
planned event logistics, managed sleeping rooms for housing of conference/events, assigned meeting space with room sets, seminar management, handled guest speakers, developed formulated and execute budgets, managed employees, vendors & contractors on-site, trained conference staff, proposal writing, request for proposals, name branding, strategic
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