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Katherine Dinges Resume

Katherine Dinges Resume

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Katherine Dinges
1924 Noble Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 • (217) 741-6063
 
EDUCATIONNorthwestern University, Medill School – Evanston, IL
09/2010-12/2011Master of Science, Integrated Marketing Communications: 3.6/4.0 GPA
DePauw University – Greencastle, IN
09/2002-05/2006Bachelor of Arts, Conflict Studies; Minors: Communications and Psychology: 3.2/4.0 GPA
Charles University – Prague, Czech Republic
01/2005-05/2005Study abroad coursework in History, Political Science and Psychology
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEAmerican Foundation of Suicide Prevention – Springfield, IL
05/2012-Present
Part-Time Events Coordinato
Responsible for the management of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of theDarkness Community Walks in Springfield and five other sites throughout southern Illinois.
Planning includes ensuring site permits and licenses, establishing corporate sponsorships, overseeing walker recruitment and communications, managing fundraising efforts and securing local marketing and publicity.
Northwestern University – Evanston, IL
12/2011- 04/2012
Public Relations Assistant
 Assisted in the promotion of Professor Clarke Caywood’s recent publication,
The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications
.
Developed content for instructor’s online guide, including presentations and discussion sessions.
Johnson Controls – Milwaukee, WI
06/2011-08/2011
Corporate Communications Graduate Summer Intern
 
Developed a strategic and comprehensive communications program in order to advance Johnson Controls'reputation as a leader in environmental sustainability with five other graduate interns.
Made achievable recommendations and measurements across numerous platforms, including media, social mediaand internal communications.
Schiff Hardin LLP
Chicago, IL
10/2007-08/2010
Client Services Specialist
Planned business development events, including seminars, webinars, receptions, client dinners and trade shows.Included all aspects of planning: researched event sites, developed mailing lists, negotiated contracts and createdexternal and internal communications. Executed more than 50 events, ranging from 10 to 450 participants.
Collaborated with the firm's practice group leaders to guarantee events are in line with business objectives;developed final attendance reports, budget summaries and post-event surveys and reports.
Served as the Marketing Department’s administrative assistant. Paid and tracked vendor invoice payments,maintained marketing material inventory and organized filing systems.
Development Services Group – Springfield, IL
Summers 2002-2006Private sector firm helps to structure and secure financing to develop Affordable Assisted Living Facilities.
Executive Assistant/Marketing Assistant
Prepared firm marketing material and proposal applications for affordable assisted living facilities.
Maintained President’s calendar, coordinated travel arrangements and setup conference meetings.
Monitored media coverage, coordinated press releases and handled media calls.
Monitored congressional activities to identify threats and opportunities for the firm.
Coordinated with firm lobbyist to produce monthly reports on legislative updates regarding the housing market.
Organized and maintained large project files for the office’s access.
Downtown Springfield, Inc. – Springfield, IL
Summers 2002-2003Volunteer-driven nonprofit organization works to preserve and promote Springfield’s historic central business district.
Marketing Intern
 Assisted in the planning and day of logistics for downtown community events.
Recruited and contacted potential event sponsors. Assisted in coordinating launch of the currently runningSpringfield’s Old Capitol Farmer’s Market.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Proficiency in AP Style, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Dreamweaver, Cision, ContactEase, HTML, Microsoft Suiteand SPSS
Completed an academic year of credits towards a Master of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, 2006-2007

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