MACH EVENTS ▪ Wheaton, IL 2009 to present
Freelance company providing creative, strategic, tactical and cost-effective meeting and event management solutions for a diverse range of clients, including Experient, Event Architects, In the Loop Chicago, Sardis Media, My Private Chef, Pureology/L’Oreal, Genentech, Tork/SCA, Grainger, HSBC, Orbitz, Motorola, Nalco, AT&T, Here’s Chicago, and Greater North Michigan Avenue Association.
▪Led 5 city international “Guerilla Marketing” tour for City of Athens, Greece. Negotiated all contracts, including global campaign with Ketchum Worldwide Public Relations, coordinated all labor, transportation and customs issues.
▪Implemented Global SMMP for leading “Clean Tech” and Fortune 100 Communications corporations by developing, coordinating and aligning business processes with each corporation’s strategies.
▪Created employee awards program reinforcing Continuous Improvement, Dealing with Change and Teamwork by integrating video and live performances by world-class jazz musicians throughout evening. Received unprecedented positive reviews and ratings for program effectiveness.
MOTOROLA, Inc. ▪ Schaumburg, IL 1996 to 2009
Senior Program Manager ▪ Global Event Marketing for Government, Enterprise, and Consumer
A $30B global communications technology leader focusing on Enterprise Mobility, Home and Networks Mobility and Mobile Devices in Consumer (B2C), Enterprise/Government and Networks (B2B) markets.
Planned, developed and implemented all types and all elements of international and domestic meetings, trade shows and associated community relations programs.
▪Routinely worked with CEO’s, Heads of State, Celebrities, Chiefs of Police, Fire and other Government Officials on numerous high-level visits and programs.
▪Initiated program consolidation which saved more than $2.5M through the strategic combination of all worldwide engineering and technical conferences, symposiums and Patent Award programs.
▪Spearheaded and managed all aspects of highly successful and visible Hurricane Katrina emergency response management program, reporting directly to CEO.
M-SQUARED PRODUCTIONS/BRIO PRODUCTIONS, INC. ▪ Chicago, IL 1996 to 1998
Established and drove growth of start-up business specializing in jazz and “world music” concert promotions and special events management. Along with Company partners from the Chicago Mayor’s Office of Special Events and Ravinia Festival, developed, promoted, produced and solicited event sponsors for Navy Pier Chicago, DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago, Roosevelt University, Lincoln Park Zoo and others.
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – ORCHESTRA HALL ▪ Chicago, IL 1986 to 1996
Hall Manager and Rental Coordinator
Managed 300+ events per year at 100 year old National Historic Landmark facility, home to one of the world’s top Symphony Orchestras. Developed new sources of earned revenue and created exponential increases in facility rental income, food and beverage and merchandise sales while increasing total event bookings. Created, programmed, negotiated and contracted new pop music concert series. Developed and managed sponsorship funding sources for series and developed co-promotions with other cultural organizations, resulting in a highly successful revenue source.
COLORADO PHILHARMONIC ORCHSTRA, Director of Operations, Evergreen, Colorado
RINGLING BROTHERS COMBINED SHOWS, Regional Marketing Director, Washington, DC
CITY OF CHICAGO - GRANT PARK CONCERTS - PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL – Sr. Production Manager