I also am a unfortunate a causality of the bad economy and what has happened in the Hospitality Industry here in Arizona. But, I look at it as a opportunity to combine my two passions. The love of Multisports and the desire to be a succesful Event Managment Professional. So, below is my entire resume and I would love it if anyone has any leads or interest in what I can offer and please let me know. I would appreciate it greatly.
Thanks so much!
Rodney E. Kinney
Located in: Chandler, Arizona Email: email@example.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/rodneykinney Twitter: @rodneykinney
EXPERIENCED EVENT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
Highly motivated professional with a deep passion for the athletic lifestyle. 23+ years experienced in detailed event planning, marketing, sales, entertainment, catering and working with individuals or groups of many sizes. Outstanding written/oral communications, presentation abilities and human relation skills. A developed sense of creativity, style, enthusiasm, problem-solving abilities, open-minded, professional and a high personal work ethic, which uniquely qualifies me to work for an organization that caters to a diverse range of clientele.
- Demonstrated talent of working through corporate marketing logistics to plan, coordinate, and facilitate events of all types, including exhibits, meetings and trade shows effectively promoting a company and its products.
- Directed the development of lifestyle / fitness events and programs onsite for exclusive luxury residential resort community.
- Development of an event specific marketing plans to drive event participation.
- In depth experience of launching and operating an event marketing/sponsorship and social networking business.
- Generated Group Sales for Special Events at Buca di Beppo Restaurants to a rank 5 out of 83 locations nationwide in March 2010.
- Increased performing arts theatre revenue in 2006, by increased ticket sales and sponsorships from prior year by 14%.
RELEVANT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Accustom to providing logistical support and client interface for highly detailed events, marketing and sales.
Outlined and developed a customer and attendee survey campaign to help create a better visitor experience.
Certification in the Valley Tourism Ambassador Program, for management professionals with extensive tourism knowledge.
Marketing and Sales
Developed / Owned and operated event management and marketing business.
Created several very successful custom special events, using specialty marketing, sponsorships and promotions.
Experience in utilizing out of the box, grass roots marketing and promotions to create product awareness.
Organization and Leadership
Managed highly detailed communications and reporting for corporate database and statistics.
Capitalized on professional contacts to secured financial sponsorships through development of promotional plan.
Helped start and organize industry networking groups and events for fellow industry peers of residential resort communities.
BUCA di BEPPO Restaurants / Planet Hollywood International . .04/2009 01/2011
Special Event /Catering / Banquet Sales & Marketing Manager
Local & regional event marketing /sales strategies for multiple units, branding campaigns, multi-channel marketing, group
catering/banquet opportunities, local promotions, contracting; coordinating and detailed planning of events
Casino Arizona & Talking Stick Resort Spa & Casino ... ... 10/2008 04/2009
Casino Sales Representative
Proactively identifying local, regional and individual business for casino & resort.
Focus on corporate, convention, regional visitors and tourism travel markets, consisting of entire Phoenix Metro area.
Personally catering to groups to promote the gaming, catering and banquet opportunities of the casino locations and resort.
Passed extensive background check and obtained a Class A Arizona State Gaming License.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre .. ... .. 07/2006 09/2008
Director of Sales
Coordinator for all size events, detailed execution of the actual event and the point person for all special events.
Development of sales & marketing strategies which resulted in quarterly revenue growth.
Solicit special events / catering / banquet sales, ballroom, worked closely with entertainment, sponsorships and promotions.
Building customer relationships; closely evaluating guest relationships, customer feedback and market segmentation.
Work with a team of sales and marketing professionals to create the best possible customer experience.
Maesche Entertainment & Media Group .. . ............. 08/2004 02/2007
Founder and Owner
Detailed coordination for events of all sizes, including; execution of event logistics and point person for all involved.
Development of successful special events, catering and entertainment concepts, with marketing, promotions and sponsorships.
Detailed personal attention paid to client needs, all aspects of scheduling logistics and quarterly and fiscal budgeting.
Company marketing, through web development of targeted direct mail & email database, PR, partnerships and advertising.
Solera at Johnson Ranch ... ... 04/2005 07/2006
Lifestyle Director of Events & Activities (Independently contracted by Pulte Homes/Del Webb)
Developed & managed entire resort lifestyle, planning numerous events and fitness programs for luxury residential community.
Closely working with groups to create events; entertainment, recreational, social, educational, fitness, as well as travel.
Facility scheduling, monthly news magazine, both printed and online content creation, ad sales and publishing.
Management of staff, budget finances, volunteers, committees, website, marketing, sponsors and event promotions.
OurVacationStore.com . 07/2002 - 8/2004
Emarketing & Events Manager
Launch market event planning, program development, project management, customer interaction, and copy writing.
Managed and planned many aspects of this web-based travel software technology companys special events and activities.
Development of targeted e-marketing & sales content to fit with existing traditional marketing campaigns.
Whitehat Interactive .. .. . . .05/2000 - 03/2001
Client Relations Manager
Member of the concept team that established the framework and operations plan for companys Customer Service Dept.
Assistance in planning, coordination, and execution of trade-show events.
Responsible for assisting in lead generation and sales presentations.
Pinacor/MicroAge .. .. ...06/1998 - 05/2000
Account Executive / Sales Coordinator
Prepare, propose and negotiate design configurations and pricing for one-time build or production orders.
Responsible for quoting, securing and placing orders, managing inventory levels for customer run rate orders.
Assisted field sales with product roadmap information and in-depth research for optional replacement products.
UPN/KUTP TV45 . ..... . .11/1994 - 06/1998
Sales Coordinator/Website Coordinator
Coordination with local and national sales for on-air commercial continuity, placement and the input of daily air logs.
Website maintenance and content creation and integration of online ad placement on TV45's website.
America West Arena .. ... . .10/1993 - 11/1996
Suite Services/Customer Relations (part-time)
Personal assistant to Suite Holders, VIP attendees and high-profile special guests attending events at the Arena.
Town and Country Tours ... .... .. ..01/1987 - 02/1993
Sales and Marketing
In/outside sales which included sales calls to retail travel agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Assisted in creation and publishing of companys seasonal printed materials.
Acted as company representative on familiarization trips for travel agents to Mexico resort destinations.
Represented company at industry tradeshows, worked with international resort chains and airlines on pricing negotiations,
assisted in promotions with local and national advertising in newspapers, TV and radio
- Avid triathlete with racing experience in several triathlons, marathons and currently training for 2011 Ironman Arizona.
- (ISES) Charter Member of International Special Events Society of AZ (committee member)
- (HIP) Member of Hospitality Industry Professionals of Arizona
- (HSMAI) Member of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Assoc. Intl. of Arizona
- (MPI) Member of Meeting Planners International of Arizona
- Past member of Valley of the Sun Concierge Network and National Concierge Association Arizona Chapter
- Certified Arizona Tourism Ambassador CTA Network
- Past Member of Rotary Clubs of Mesa (committee member)
- Active member of numerous cities Chamber of Commerces and C.V.Bs. (Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler)