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Government Meeting Planner

Duluth, GA

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Work Experience

Government Meeting Planner

PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATES (PSA), Atlanta, GA

Oct 2010Jul 2011

Plan meeting logistics such as hotel, childcare, transportation and curriculum for the US Army Retreats in the Chaplain/Unit Ministry Teams
  • Select hotel venues and negotiate contracts for Army retreats
  • Stay within government budget
  • Process and reconcile vendor invoices
  • Ensure successful retreats for Deployed soldiers, spouses and their children

Independent Meeting Event Planner

Jan 2010Sep 2010

Planned business meetings, conferences and special events
  • Selected facilities and negotiated contracts for clients
  • Detailed catering events from start to finish.
  • Advised clients on menu selections.

Corporate Meeting Planner

CHRYSLER CORPORATION, Auburn Hills, MI

Feb 2004Feb 2009

Responsible for researching, planning and executing logistics and related functions for Chrysler conferences and meetings
  • Selected facilities and negotiated contracts for Chrysler Training Classes
  • Managed vendor relationships and logistics including hotel arrangements, room blocks, meeting space, F&B, A/V for off-site venues
  • Arranged air and ground transportation for groups
  • Provided on-site support (registration, name badges, on-site materials and shipment of materials) for meetings and special events
  • Arranged and negotiated nationwide room blocks for Chrysler Spring/Fall Launch Product Tours
  • Processed and reconciled invoices against budget
  • Inspected hotels and conference facilities for prospective events
  • Each year saved the company over $100,000 in hotel costs staying under budget

Events Coordinator

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ACTION GROUP (AIAG), Southfield, MI

Sep 2000Jan 2004

Planned all logistics for annual conferences, regional conferences, education and training meetings and other administrative/committee meetings within budgeted allowances
  • Inspected hotels and conference facilities for prospective meetings
  • Negotiated contracts with facilities, suppliers and other vendors
  • Planned menus for daily meetings and classes
  • Coordinated travel for association both internationally and domestic
  • Designed Meeting Planning Tool Kit for Staff - Meeting Planning Made Easy
  • Served as Management Representative when Supervisor was out of office
  • Logistics Manager for Annual Auto Tech Trade Show at Convention Center
Designed Floor plans
Planned all logistics for Awards Dinner and smaller meetings
Provided clear and timely communication with facility, vendors and staff involved with annual conference
Acted as primary liaison between association, hotel and vendors

Catering Manager

HOTEL ST. REGIS, Detroit, MI

Jul 1997Sep 2000

Responsible for planning weddings, banquets and meeting room space.
  • Detail catering events from start to finish.
  • Advise clients on menu selections.
  • Concentration in the areas of Social, Religious and Corporate markets.
  • Assist in the marketing and promotion of the hotel and its services through direct solicitation.

Catering Manager

PLAZA HOTEL, Southfield, MI

Apr 1994Jun 1997

Responsible for planning conventions, weddings, banquets, meetings and family reunions and trade shows.
  • Booked sleeping rooms for incoming clients
  • Performed Manager-On-Duty responsibilities
  • Solicit new client business and maintained relationship with existing clients

Education

Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management

Eastern Michigan University,

Additional Information

Experienced Hospitality Professional with over 15 years experience working in the Hospitality Industry. Meeting and Event Planning experience with Associations and Corporations. 
 
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS 
Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Powerpoint 
Cvent Event Registration Sites 
Event Planning Registration Website
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