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Communications Specialist Resume

Pittsburgh, PA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA
Freelance Marketer November 2011 - Current
Consultation, Writing, Communications, Creative, Design, Print - envelope stuffer, PowerPoints, letterhead, brochures, business cards; Direct Marketing - post cards, posters, fliers; Advertisements, Blogs, Social Media, Websites, Branding - color palette, standards, text: http://scrally13marketing.wordpress.com/

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA
Communications Content Manager June 2011 - Current
Communications and team management, manage, coordinate, design, write and edit all meeting, print and web communications, marketing promotional materials; Manage and lead communications team; Participate in monthly promotional activities at Pittsburgh locations, serve on the committee management board team; Develop communication plans; Team-oriented work, meet all timely deadlines, seek sponsorship and manage all communication activities for the AMA

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA
Communications Specialist February 2011 - Current
Creating, developing and implementing new internal communications department for Health Services - Strategic Operations; Event management, communication writing, design, project management and web, manage all internal events, meetings, conferences; Develop communication/project plans, lead internal committee conferences; Lead in communication activities for major division projects and campaigns, partner with external business partners, information toolkits and communication materials for special events; Edit and design newsletter, education/training materials and employee engagement activities, research, write and edit articles, manage all creative content, meet fast-paced work environment deadlines; Manage employee inquiries, research and develop positioning on key issues; Write, design, edit and maintain project program managmenet and interlink divisional websites and ensure sites were understandable and useful to broad audience

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA
Marketing Communications Specialist April 2008 - February 2011
Customized and distributed B2B and B2C materials, Developed, designed and distributed all direct mail - Tachyon email blasts, Graphic design, Print, Marketing management of group-specific communication materials, Managed marketing communication material design, print and coordination, Developed direct mail pieces, Led translation services, Photo shoots, Compliance approvals, Developed internal/external communications, Marketing communications plans including strategy and tactic implementation, Custom materials for senior level management, Conducted web market research - Google Analytics , Managed content updates for internet and intranet sites: HM Insurance Group, Highmark Casualty, HM Care Advantage, Secured necessary approvals, Coordinated with site hosts and programmers,

Confidential, Greentree, PA
Franchise Development Coordinator & Event Management March 2006 - April 2008
Awarded over 200 franchise units, Produced franchise fees, Managed lead generation and follow-up communications, Lead documentation and contracts, New store development, Franchise visitations, Legal franchise agreements, Leases and fund distribution and collection, Event management, Communications and franchise sales, Grand opening operations and marketing, B2C marketing, Franchise marketing materials, Promotional direct mail e-mail blasts, Potential store locations, Managed trade shows, Traveled nationally, Franchise coordination and operations, Sales and marketing, Advertising meetings, Exhibited at shows and open houses, Tradeshow leads, Travel arrangements, Led sales meetings, Company-wide expansion, Managed franchise website, Emails, Appointments, PowerPoint presentations, All franchise communication execution

Confidential, McMurray, PA
Marketing Management/Sales Coordinator April 2004 - March 2006
Marketing, communications, customer management and sales administration, promoted twice to occupy three positions simultaneously during employment, Created and held the marketing communications position as a third position: Wrote and designed weekly newsletter, developed marketing materials, process maps, communication messages and methods, created new website design with Honda web team, implemented new marketing and communication strategies, Created and held the customer service management position as second title: Managed team, facilitated weekly team meetings, implemented best practices, developed sales, service and parts processes, Held sales assistant position: Managed dealer trades and vehicle titles, controlled money transactions, main liaison with Honda Corporation, developed, managed monthly vehicle allocations, developed sales processes

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA
Sales Representative Internship June 2003 - September 2003
Established business relationships with restaurant/bar owners, negotiated sales, organized meetings and promotions, planned promotions and advertising techniques, designed marketing materials, marketing material printing and executing, promoted product in the Pittsburgh area, established new business, upheld current contracts and assisted in company events

ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCE
Current
Confidential
Management Team Member

Confidential
Member

Assistant Track Coach
Confidential

Advisory Board Financial Advisor
Confidential

Advisory Board Social/Philan. Advisor
Confidential

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Past
PR Representative at Watchful Shepherd USA; Tour Guide at Pitt Johnstown Admissions; Peer Assistance Leader at Pitt Johnstown Admissions; Board Member of Inter-Sorority Council Alpha Sigma Alpha; Aid at Richland Woods Retirement Home; Aid at Special Olympics; Aid at Magee Women's Hospital; Summer Camp Leader at St. Benedict the Abbot Church Leader at Pleasant Valley Elementary

QUALIFICATIONS
Microsoft and Adobe products, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, Visio, FrontPage, Picture Manager, Communicator, Snag It Editor, MapPoint, Live Meeting, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Professional, Acrobat, Bridge, Reader, Dreamweaver, LiveCycle Designer, Marketing, Advertising, Social Media and Marketing, Emerging Media, PR, Consumer Sales, Healthcare, Digital Marketing, Web, Print, Graphic Design, Web, Lotus Notes, Event Planning, German Language, Sports/Athletics, Music, Real Estate

EDUCATION

Master of Science Degree - Integrated Marketing Communications, 2012
Bachelor of Arts Degree - Communications with concentration in Public Relations and Advertising, 2004

REFERENCES
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