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Results-driven Program Manager with solid background in sustainability, eager to contribute dynamic marketing, business development and event management skills toward actively supporting the employer.
Ø Offer over 10 years progressive experience in program development, client management, marketing and business development, with comprehensive green/sustainability background.
Ø Effectively define, develop and implement targeted action plans to maximize operational productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Ø Exceptional ability to research and evaluate industry trends and products and use findings toward designing and executing innovative strategies.
Ø Dynamic communication, presentation, relationship building and problem-solving abilities.
Ø Excel at interacting with broad populations including senior management and staff as well as clients and external contractors.
Ø Successfully launched the inaugural Discover Brilliant Int l Conference & Expo, a three-day conference with five tracks, five summits and 105 speakers pioneering in sustainability; applied solid sustainability skills toward identifying and developing program topics and recruiting speakers at The Athena Institute.
Ø Consistently maintained retention rates of more than 85% at Giga Information Group, with client base comprised of mostly Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 clients.
Ø Independently developed, researched, wrote and distributed a weekly newsletter, recognized by clients as one of the most popular research deliverables at Giga Information Group.
Program Manager - The Athena Institute 2007-Present
Contribute dynamic leadership skills in managing events and production for a sustainability research company, with full accountability for program/audience development, marketing and sponsorship sales.
Apply advanced communication abilities toward directing speaker recruitment, association partnerships and client management.
Innovatively design and develop targeted marketing strategies for promoting, positioning and branding for sustainable/cleantech companies.
Conduct comprehensive primary and secondary research in sustainable companies and industries for proprietary initiatives and client projects.
Business Development & Investment Assistant - Canadian Dept. of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Canadian Consulate General 2001-2007
Closely monitored opportunities by performing and presenting effective local market research and analysis to clients and team members including Business Development Officers, Investment Manager and Senior Trade Commissioner.
Cost-effectively planned and coordinated events from VIP dinners to multi-day events, demonstrating exceptional project management and organizational abilities in achieving goals and timelines.
Actively updated opportunities and client communications utilizing the eCRM database, with strong focus on ensuring current and accurate information.
Exhibited strong research and analytical talents in prospecting U.S. companies for Canadian exporters and investment opportunities.
Contract Researcher - The Allison Group 2001 & 2003
Conducted thorough interviews of IT subject matter experts for National Skills Standards Study for Northwest Center for Emerging Technologies, while ensuring compliance with company practices.
Proactively built and established key relationships and liaised with management and staff.
Associate Advisor - Giga Information Group (now Forrester Research) 1998-2000
Resourcefully applied sharp business acumen in conducting competitive intelligence and analyzing industry trends for the ePractices Consulting Division.
Led the research team in delivering client research projects, illustrating solid multitasking abilities.
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies - The Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO), 1993.
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