Event Planner Resume

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Gordon Matthews
350 East Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena, CA91101
201-777-7777

PROFILE SUMMARY:
Meeting Planning•Conferences•International Events•Fundraising•Golf Tournaments

Creative professional with expertise in all aspects of successful event/program planning, development, and management. Excel in managing multiple projects concurrently with strong detail, problem-solving and follow-through capabilities. Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and build cohesive teams that achieve results. Sourced vendor, negotiated contracts and managed budgets. Superb written communications, interpersonal and organizational skills. First-class client relation and teaming skills. Proficient in Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Project, Publisher, MeetingTrak and Corel WordPerfect.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Meeting Planning Management

Planned and coordinated government, association and private conferences, meetings, events and fundraisers. Coordinated all conference activities, workshops, meetings, tours, and special events. Trained, directed, and supervised teams to accomplish goals. Saved $72,000 on most recent meeting.
 As Team Leader, coordinated 10 – 26 annual workshops for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 Coordinated 2008, National Conference on Smoking and Health (2,000 participants)
 Organized 6,000 participant national annual conferences
 Coordinated Global Scholarship Pre-Conference Training for 200 third-world participants
 Developed and supervised education sessions at CSI’s 2005 National Convention
 Directed CSI’s National Seminar Series

Meeting Coordination

As Team Leader, coordinated production, distribution, and grading of exam materials. Supervised registration and tracking of continuing education units. Negotiated hotel and vendor contracts. Prepared and administered budgets. Arranged all on-site logistics, including transportation, accommodations, meals, guest speakers and audiovisual support. Consistently come under budget for each meeting planned.
 Developed and maintained 5,000-person database
 Developed, promoted, and implemented CSI’s National Certification Program
 Managed logistics for a Regional Pacific Training in Guam

Fundraising

Team player in. the development, promotion and implementation of membership and retention programs for BUILD-PAC. Coordinated PAC fundraising events.Supervised high-donor club fulfillment benefits provided updated donor reports.
 Coordinated 2 PAC fundraising golf tournaments

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EVENTS MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Conferences / Meetings / Program Coordinator 2001-Present
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Office on Smoking &Health
 Tobacco Control Training &Technical Assistance Project
 Health Human Services Department’s Administration on Children, Youth and families Grant Review contract
 Food and Drug Administration
 Centers For Disease control and prevention / national center for health statistics
 National Library of Medicine
 Housing &Urban Development Grant Review Contract
 CSI national seminar series
 CSI 2002 & 2003 national convention and exhibits

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
CORPORATE SCIENCES Pasadena, California
Senior Conference Specialist 2003-Present

PA CONSULTING GROUP New York City,New York
Logistics Manager
Senior Conference Coordinator 2004-2007

AMERICA MEDICAL GROUP ASSOCIATION Alexandria, Virginia
Assistant Coordinator of Education Programs 2001-2003

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING LENDERS Washington, D.C.
Assistant Director, Fundraising 2001

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Seattle, WA
B.S- Exercise Physiology  2000 Minor Psychology

Go Members Inc. MeetingTrak Certification 2008

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) 2009

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
 Meeting Professionals International — Annandale Chapter (AMPI)
 Logistical Committee
 Educational Retreat Committee
 Member Services Committee’
 Community Outreach Committee
 Connected International Meeting Professionals Association (CIMPA)
 DC Special Olympics — Volunteer
 National Association Of Affordable Housing Lender of Washington – Volunteer
 AMGA of Virginia – Volunteer

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