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Summary
Result-oriented Sales Associate and a Marketing Student with a diverse background in management and customer service. Dedicated to providing excellent customer service and making operational and procedural improvements.
Experience
Sears Canada Ottawa , ON Sales Associate / Register Associate 05/2017 to Current
  • Achieved "Service Perfection" Award for excellent Customer Service.
  • Proven excellence in Sales goals and Customer Satisfaction. 
  • Trained and Experienced as a Cashier.
  • Trained and Performed Receiving and Merchandising.
Euro Tile & Stone Ottawa, ON Sales Floor Associate 09/2016 to 08/2017
  • Managed independent Customer Accounts and handled Cash Registers.
  • Organized items in visually appealing manner.
  • Experienced in Interior Designing, Displays, and Setup. 
  • Developed and executed sales promotion.
British Council London Reporter 02/2016 to Current
  • Hosted International Conference on Computer Science & Research held in, February 2017 at  London, United Kingdom.
  • Worked as a Communication Coordinator for "The Indian Education Delegation to the United Kingdom" in July 2017.
Education and Training
Post-Graduate Diploma: Business Marketing 2018 Algonquin College , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada CGPA: 3.56
Bachelor of Engineering: Information Technology 2016 Gujarat Technological University, Ottawa, ON, India CPA: 8.3
Activities and Honors
  • Volunteered for Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pursued Online Courses in Business Management from renowned institutions like Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, and Ohio State University.
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Executive Profile

Gifted professional with more than 25 years of experience in public health. Highly organized with a strong commitment to the public. Results-oriented executive passionate about helping people and improving health. Insightful leader skilled in planning and implementing training. Successful advocate who has led partners, coalitions and citizens in changing public health legislation. Goal-oriented professional with strong leadership capabilities. Seeking an opportunity to work within a local department of health.

Skill Highlights
  • Experienced in building successul partnerships with individuals and organizations
  • Highly organized, successfully managing multiple simultaneous projects
  • Expert communications professional
  • Experienced grant writer
  • Quick learner
  • Self motivated
  • Experienced in working with constituent groups including boards, committees, volunteers, and external audiences
  • Skilled in recruiting, training and engaging staff and volunteers
  • Strong leadership skills
Core Accomplishments

Nearly 25 years' experience in non-profit sector, including: 


  • Led policy advocacy campaigns that resulted in legislation key audiences expected could not and would not succeed. As a result, Nebraskans are protected from secondhand tobacco smoke in indoor worksites, and the state youth smoking rate (9-12) has dropped from 34 percent in 1993 to 13 percent in 2015.
  • Conducted strategic planning to assess objectives, to engage stakeholders and to perform critical policy advocacy planning. Prepared and delivered training and mentoring on how to effectively advocate for policy change, and how to be an effective media advocate.
  • Interpreted data, policy proposals and legislation, and produced written analyses and visual presentations for presentation and distribution to diverse internal and external audiences.
  • Built and maintained relationships with elected officials, community boards, non-profit leaders, the medical community, and local residents.
  • Development and grants management. Managed more than $4 million in grants for local and state efforts that promote injury-free and tobacco-free lives.
  • Strategic planning and facilitation. Led various strategic planning processes for both state and local efforts. Well-versed in translating missions and goals into operating plans with clear objectives.
  • Organizational development and capacity building. Design and provide technical assistance to community-based and non-governmental organizations in the areas of media and policy advocacy, community assessment, and process/outcome evaluation. 
  • Extensive computer software skills. Software experience includes cloud software, sharing software, using databases. Quickly adopts new technologies.
  • Developed and implemented community-focused engagement programs.
  • Managed organization's web content and social media presence.
  • Established, developed, implemented, and managed advocacy tools, including Voter Voice, communicating with more than 14,000 advocates.
  • Prepared resource materials for volunteers, partners and decision makers.
Professional Experience
Executive Director
Lincoln, NE
Health Education Inc./ Oct 1992 to Current
  • Initiated and implemented all facets of multi-media media advocacy including newsletters, websites, news releases, news conferences, paid media, print, television and radio advertising. 
  • Secured and relied on research to determine best course of action.
  • Provided technical assistance, assisting others in advocacy efforts.
  • Produced and distributed a wide variety of educational materials, including blog posts, webinars, manuals, one-pagers and reports.
  • Managed both inbound and outbound marketing campaigns to generate reach organization's objectives. Managed all social media programs, including blogs, social networking applications. Presented on current efforts to core audiences and the public at events.
Consultant
Various Locations
Various Clients/ Mar 2006 to Current
  • Provided strategic insight, analysis and recommendations for action
Instructor of Technical Writing
Lincoln, Nebraska
University of Nebraska/ Jul 1997 to Apr 1998
  • Taught engineers and ag tech students to prepare clear written professional communications
Reporter
Hastings, Nebraska
Hastings Tribune/ May 1991 to Aug 1991
  • Re-established relationship with mayor of a regional community, where connection had been previously severed.
Reporter
Beatrice, Nebraska
Beatrice Daily Sun newspaper/ Jan 1991 to Jan 1992
  • Built relationships with key sources.
  • Reported stories with clarity and precision.
Education
Peer Coach UNMC Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute Jan 2010 Omaha, NE
Fundamentals of Evaluation, Certificate: Evaluation Emory University Atlanta, GA
Certificate University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Series of courses including Media and Policy Advocacy; Targeted Advertising and Promotion; Creativity in Leadership; Managing State and Local Programs; Tobacco Pricing Incentives; Tobacco Use Epidemiology, Surveillance and Evaluation; Successful Practices for Designing Comprehensive Programs in Tobacco Use Prevention and Reduction; and Clean Indoor Air Policies.

Master of Arts: Communications University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE, 68588

Graduated with High Distinction. 

Bachelor of Journalism: News Editorial and History University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE, 68588

Graduated with High Distinction. Completed the Honors Program.

Certificate: NU Public Policy Series University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska
Volunteer and Leadership Experience
  • The State Chamber's Leadership Nebraska, Class IV Scholar, February 2010 to May 2011.
    Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute, Class V Scholar, July 2009 to September 2010.
  • Chairwoman, Tobacco Free Lincoln, 1; member 1995 to present.
  • Volunteer, American Cancer Society, 1999-present.Volunteer, American Heart Association, 2000-present.
  • Chairwoman, Partnership for Smoke-Free Nebraska, August 2006 to present.
  • Member, St. Joseph's Choir (Lincoln), March 2003 to present.
  • State Lead, American Cancer Society, December 2007 to January 2010.
  • Policy Advisor, American Heart Association Policy Committee, August 2010 to present.
  • First Congressional District ACT Lead, American Cancer Society, December 2007 to August 2009.
  • Variety of efforts, primarily grassroots activation.
  • Tobacco Task Force Chairwoman, American Cancer Society, January 2006 to present.
  • Volunteer, American Heart Association, 1999-present. Grassroots activation and contacting elected representatives. Nebraska Representative to Congressional Representatives, American Heart Association, April 2009 to Sept. 2009.
  • District 2 Representative, (Lincoln) Community Forestry Board, 2004-Aug. 2005; At-large rep. Aug. 2005-Sept. 2010.
  • Chairwoman, (Lincoln) Community Forestry Board, August 2009 to September 2010.
  • Member, Mayor's Parks Infrastructure Task Force, September 2005-December 2005.
  • Founding Member and Web Manager, (Lincoln) Citizens for Quality Parks and Trails, February 2005-fall 2006.
  • Web Manager and Database Manager, Vote FOR Lincoln's Parks, spring 2006.
  • Communications Committee Chairwoman, SmokeLess Nebraska, 1.
  • Coalition Chairwoman, SmokeLess Nebraska, 1.
  • Member, Public Health Association of Nebraska (formerly Nebraska Public Health Association), 1994-present.
  • Member, Society of Professional Journalists, 1.
Awards
  • Buckle Up America Medical Award, Get It On! safety belt course. American Coalition for Traffic Safety Inc., May 1994.
  • (National) Tobacco Control Leadership Fellow, Advocacy Institute, 2000-2001.
  • Exemplary Dedication to Tobacco Control and Prevention, SmokeLess Neb. and Tobacco-Free Neb., March 2000.
  • Dedication in Preventing Tobacco Use Among Nebraska's Youth. April 20, 2000, American Heart Association.
  • Award of Excellence 2000, Citizens for a Healthy Nebraska, November 2000.
  • Nebraska Tobacco Control Leadership Fellow, Advocacy Institute, 2003-2004.
  • Patty Steele Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Advocacy, American Cancer Society, Heartland Div., April 2005.
Honors

Phi Beta Kappa, liberal arts honorary society.

Kappa Tau Alpha, journalism honorary society.

Phi Alpha Theta, history honorary society.

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Summary
To obtain a job in public relations and communications and/or advertising where I can add value to an organization and grow within my career. Detail-oriented, dedicated worker with strong communication, public speaking and writing skills and proven experience in communications/public relations, media relations, advertising, marketing and event planning.
Skills
  • Media relations expertise
  • Social and digital expertise
  • Exceptional multi-tasker
  • Promotional campaigns
  • Customer service-focused
  • Relationship building
  • Special event planning
  • Copy writing and copy editing
  • Deadline-driven
  • Exceptional writer
  • Organized and efficient
  • Storytelling expertise
  • Project management
Experience
PR Intern 09/2017 to Current Public Schools Arkadelphia, AR
  • Conduct interviews and research
  • Write features and articles about upcoming events within the district
  • Create and develop marketing flyers for events
  • Manage photography at events
  • Grandparents' Day, elementary musicals, high school banquets, career fair, etc.
PR Intern 06/2017 to 08/2017 Mitchell Communications Group Fayetteville, AR
  • Created story and associated press releases
  • Outreach and coordination of promotions and press coverage with store managers
  • Assisted in placing media and responding to media inquiries
  • Pitched various campaigns to the media with great success
  • Walmart Back to School campaign
  • Walmart/Hasbro Transformers Tour
  • National Lipstick Day
  • Walmart Eclipse Solar Sunglasses
  • 90's Nostalgia Oreo O's and Zima Beer

Other work included:.

  • Creation and development of PACE banners
  • Hawaii Flash Sale promotion
  • ​Assisted with the creation of Pack Shack Brand voice and guidelines
Funeral Assistant 06/2015 to 05/2017 JA Funk Home Malvern, AR
  • Managed office functions as well as directed funeral process
  • One-on-one communication with families
  • Managed financial responsibilities
  • Managed online media for the business
  • Coordinated communication with other businesses from which materials are received
 
 
 
 
Cashier and Server 01/2011 to 08/2014 Western Sizzlin Steak House Malvern, AR
  • Handled financial responsibilities
  • Served and communicated with the public on a daily basis
Contributing Editor and Reporter 09/2015 to Current OBU Signal Newspaper and Online Arkadelphia, AR
  • Editorials/Op Ed's
  • Feature stories
  • Event coverage
  • Conducted interviews and research
  • Experience meeting deadlines
Team Member/ Team Leader 08/2015 to Current Women in Business Organization Arkadelphia, AR
  • Communicate with business women in the community
  • Plan meetings and special events for the group
  • Plan out agenda and identify speakers
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Communications and Public Speaking December 2017 Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, AR
  • Double major in Communications and Public Speaking
  • Emphasis: Public Relations and Advertising
  • 3.6 GPA
  • Dean's List Recipient
  • OBU Academic Scholar Award
  • Google Analytics Certified
Social Interests and Volunteerism
  • Member of the Women of EEE
  • Participated in multiple winning Tiger Tunes shows
  • Tiger Serve Day (Volunteering in the community)
  • Volunteer at the Arkadelphia Humane Society
  • Big Brother/Big Sister program at Ouachita (Children in the community)
  • Participated in the planning of the Bill and Hillary Clinton visit at the Arkansas Statehouse Convention Center
  • Played a role in planning the CARTI annual Sugar Plum Ball
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Skills
  • Effective Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • News Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Organized
  • Team Leadership
  • Flexible
  • Technology Proficiency
  • Digital Media Management
  • Research
  • Strategic Planning
  • Deadline Oriented
  • Budget Management
  • AP Style
  • Multimedia
  • Content Management
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
Work History
Radio Co-Host for 3-Peat Sports Report, 01/2015 to 05/2018
KXZY Radio Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK

*Co-host weekly one hour sports talk segment
*Create topic schedule
*Manage sound board
*Research sports statistics and data

Social Media Chair/ Treasurer , 01/2015 to 01/2017
National Association of Black Journalists at Oklahoma State Stillwater , OK
*Executive Board member
*Manage social media presence and campus communication
*Manage production schedule including scheduling and planning promotional, information and feature videos
*Manage organization finances and plan yearly budget
Big 12 Media Days Employee, 2017 to 2017
Big 12 Conference Irving, TX
*Organized interview environments
*Trophy setup
*Managed helmets, jerseys and equipment
*Conducted interviews with players and coaches
Diversity Beat Reporter for O'Colly, 01/2018 to Current
The O'Colly (previously The Daily O'Collegian) Stillwater, OK
*Write two to three articles weekly about diversity on campus; including one article featured on the front page 
* Conduct interviews with professors, students, and staff
Freelancer for University of Southern California Pro Days , 03/2018 to 03/2018
Freelancer Stillwater, OK
* Live updates from the event
*Interviewed players 
* Video and photo coverage of the event
Intern, 05/2018 to 08/2018
Austin Radio Network Austin , Texas

*Learned the practice of running an active sound board for live talk shows, remote broadcasts--wide orbit--radio air software.

*Studio operation: practice of live studio operation, putting callers and guests on air, monitoring the text line and radio log accountability, monitoring commercials scheduled to play and live reads.

*Event coordination: coordinated a meet and greet with Tom Herman, University of Texas coach and Austin Radio Network clients.

Education
Bachelor of Science: Sports Media , 2019
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK