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Alyssa Chard

4943 Marilyn Drive Holladay, UT 84117 Cell: 801-828-5421 email: alyssachard@gmail.com



EDUCATION
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah
Major: Communications, Emphasis: Public Relations 2009-Dec. 2014
Academic Scholarship (2009-2010)


EXPERIENCE _
CooperKatz & Co. New York City, New York
Intern May 2014-Aug.2014
Composed media pitches and communicated on the phone and by email with numerous reporters at large publications.
Prepared background research and media coverage audits used to pitch new business.
Strategized marketing methods to enable new startup client to improve business model.

Cottonwood Capital Salt Lake City, Utah
Investor Relations Intern Apr. 2013-Aug. 2013
Built company reputation and increased publicity for Cottonwood Capital as a marketing and investor relations intern.
Promoted company image using Facebook, Yelp, MailChimp and other social media services.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints France, Paris
Full-Time Missionary Sept. 2011-Feb. 2013
Taught lessons in french, coordinated and worked with religious leaders concerning church functions and trained new
missionaries.
Directed english classes, organized church functions and delivered speeches in french in a number of public settings.

Bradley Public Relations Provo, Utah
Account Executive Jan. 2011-Jun. 2011
Pitched media and coordinated with police personnel as an Account Executive for CrimeReports.
Instructed other students on how to pitch media and track media hits.

Nu Skin Enterprises Provo, Utah
Public Relations Intern May 2010-Aug. 2010
Traveled with a delegation to Malawi, Africa; blogged to distributors and compiled interviews of African families
sponsored by Nu Skin.
Interviews were included in a media booklet that was featured at a Nourish the Children fundraising event.
Wrote press releases, media alerts and business letters to Nu Skins global markets.
Maintained media hit portfolio using Cision software.
Planned and executed Force for Good Day with a small team of Nu Skin employees.

Piano Instruction Studio
Piano Instructor and piano tutor Frankfurt, Germany and Salt Lake City, Utah
Taught sixteen piano students from the ages of 5 to 19. Jan. 2006-Aug. 2011
Organized and hosted four annual piano recitals for students.

European Art Camp Salt Lake City, Utah
Entrepreneur and Manager Jun. 2007-Aug. 2010
Developed curriculum for more than 30 days of a summer art program geared toward young children including the
subject matter, lesson plans and crafts based on various art forms tied to European history.
Researched subject matter covered each day in camp; wrote daily summaries for children to review material with
parents.