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TERESA A.

ANDERSON
2737 COUNTRYSIDE BLVD. 101
CLEARWATER, FL 33761
727- 488- 5908

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EXPERIENCE
Conference Resources
President/Owner
Self owned business providing management, fund-raising, marketing and planning for tradeshows, conventions, and
non-profits.
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Clients Include:

Pinellas County Hotel & Motel Association: Executive Director


Membership: Eighty resort hotel & motel general managers
Handled day to day operations including: Board of Directors meetings; monthly luncheon meetings; ongoing
membership, scholarship and educational programs; legislative work; grant review and fund-raising as needed;
direct sales, public relations and media.
Initiated first time hospitality tradeshow for hotel general managers in Pinellas County.

Pennsylvania Dental Society: Event Manager - Three Rivers Dental Show and Conference
Attendance: 1,500 pp - 150 Booths - 3 Day Event
Full tradeshow management services: Booth sales, promotional materials, on-site management, sponsorships
and fundraising. Exhibitor information from pre-show through tear-down. Hotel arrangements and transportation.
On-site management including exhibitor relations, labor relations, pipe and drape negotiations, exhibitor
registration, set-up and tear down.

H.J. Heinz USA: Event Manager - National Managers Conference


Attendance: 75 pp - 3 Day Event
All hotel negotiations, bookings, special needs, etc.; travel, transportation and flight arrangements, meals,
meetings. Production of all related promotional and conference materials, on-site management.

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh: Event Manager - National Trauma Symposium


Attendance: 250 pp - 35 Booths - 2 Day Event
Overall conference and trade show management. Researched and solicited exhibitors for hotel trade show.
Made hotel arrangements including meal and meeting functions, all printed show promotion and exhibitor
information and relations. All billings and contracts related to producing the event.

Sales/Marketing and Meeting Planning Consultant


Clients Include:

Interstate Hotels Inc. Pittsburgh Green Tree Marriott


Sales Enhancement Program
Spearheaded cold calling of new catering leads for hotel follow up; pre-qualifying and needs assessment of
potential catering clients for follow-up by hotel staff.

Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.


Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives Convention-Event Manager
Acted as liaison coordinating all special events for annual convention. Including promotions, budget, committee,
food and beverage, entertainment, transportation and on-site management.
Teresa A. Anderson

Convention Sales
State Sales Director: Handled account base of 500 state associations and their convention arrangements.
Broker for 40 Greater Pittsburgh hotels. Sole responsibility for organization of annual Bureau trade fair with
30+ booths. Handled numerous sales and bid presentations including 2-3 day promotional tours of Pittsburgh
hotels and attractions. Worked closely with local business and community leaders, local merchants, bus companies,
specialty suppliers and the Bureau’s advertising agency to generate convention bookings.

Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., Gateway 5-Suite 514, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Hotel Sales/Pre-Opening
Corporate Sales Manager: Handled full range of sales responsibilities including market research, lead generation,
client entertainment, account maintenance and contract negotiations. Involved in pre-opening situation,
which required development of entire client base from personal research and interviews. Involved in all
aspects of physical plant for pre-opening including F&B outlets, guest room prep, direct marketing and client
group receptions and tours.

Vista International Hotel Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Restaurant Industry
Variety of responsibilities including food & beverage sales both as waitress and bartender, office management,
bookkeeping and banking. Management supervision, scheduling and training of staff. Full knowledge of front and
back of the house operations.
• Shadyside Balcony, Pittsburgh, PA
• Lampost, Oak Bluffs, MA
• Boston House, Lampost; Oak Bluffs, MA
• Landmark Inn, Boston, MA

Retail Sales/Management
Store Manager: Supplied product information and repair of hard goods. Assisted in all aspects of merchandising,
displays, advertising and buying. Supervised other employees, handled bank transactions and daily operations.
Tennis Village, 5714 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

EDUCATION Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282


Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Sociology

AFFILIATIONS/
CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Word and Excel Certified


Homeowners Association, Vice President
Executive Board Leila Davis, PTA, President
CCD Teacher, Espiritu Santo Catholic Church
Executive Board O’Hara Community Swim Club
Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives, Member
National Passenger Traffic Association, Member
Hilton International Sales Training Certification