e: | tel: +1 760 402 4689 | loc: brooklyn• ny • 11217 OBJECTIVE Proactive, attentive, business development professional with 5+ years experience assisting top-level executives with a background in marketing, relationship management, promotional branding, event planning and execution, fluent in heavy calendar management, extensive travel planning/coordination, effective communication with exceptional follow through. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management Emphasis in Event Planning and Convention Management San Diego State University, San Diego, CA PROFESSIONAL WORK & INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE Event Promotions Representative All State Promotions, Inc. (San Diego, CA – New York, NY) January 2008 – Present May 2007 GPA: 3.46

Exclusive promotion representation for Sidney Frank Importing, Co., work in liaison with product distributors and vendors in both San Diego and New York City markets. Responsible for coordinating pre-event logistics, confirm product inventory and delivery of POS merchandise. Enthusiastically connect with consumers, creatively educate and engage their interest in featured promotional products. Ultimately, differentiate our portfolio of products by building memorable brand experiences to successfully expand distribution reach and revenue growth.

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Received recognition and incentive reward at biannual meeting for demonstrating outstanding performance (12/2009) Earned incentive reward for scoring in the top 5% of our NY Metro Team on the portfolio of product knowledge (1/2010)
(Kimberly Angelacos, San Diego Sales Representative for Sidney Frank Importing – in reference to transferring markets)

“Megan is an amazing model and always gave 200% at all promotions and special events. Megan will be missed dearly!!” PR/Marketing/Organizational Consultant The Rappaport Family (New York, NY)   Created wikipedia page for client: »

June 2009 – Present

Bring client ideas to fruition serving as a ghost writer- visually constructing, designing and collaborating content by listing to client’s thoughts to create functional press releases for desired purpose of project:

Relationship and Marketing Manager The Lancer Group (La Jolla, CA)

June 2007 – December 2008

Cohesively worked with Managing Partners and Research Analysts focusing on effective nationwide business development strategies, executive lead generation and relationship management with private equity clients for the retained search firm that has placed CEOs, CFOs, CIOs for DoubleClick, Hellman & Friedman, Thoma Cressey Bravo, and JMI Equity.

Integrated management’s strategy ensuring our focus was on initiating strategic introductions between executives with proprietary ideas to private equity firms, leveraging our position as a professional services firm in a highly competitive space Led our marketing internship program recruiting talent from Universities in Southern California (UCSD, USD, SDSU). Interviewed, hired, and trained marketing interns. Communicated business development goals, discussed and delegated action items to marketing team, managed progress, assisted in daily development, reviewed and updated intranet work-logs, and streamlined workflow ensuring execution excellence Optimized CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system features to coordinate nationwide business development meetings, successfully built network groups using data specific SQL queries reaching targeted clients Provided Provided full administrative support to the Managing Partner and Recruiting Partner of the Lancer Group: heavy calendar management, maintained and updated client details in CRM database, collected and prepared materials for business development meetings and conference calls, scheduled high volume of meetings with seniorlevel executives and clients across multiple time zones, coordinated extensive domestic and international travel arrangements
megan wilcox | +1 760 402 4689 | | brooklyn, new york

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Megan Wilcox | Resume Page 2 Corporate Event Planning Internship Summit Performance Group (San Diego, CA)  January 2007 – June 2007

Gained invaluable experience working with Account Managers planning corporate meetings, special events and incentive travel programs for three large clients (~200 attendees): ensuring excellent execution with pre-event logistics, attendee registrations, arrival and departure manifests, on-site supervision and post event follow-up

Hotel Operations Internship June 2006 – September 2006 The Omni Hotel (San Diego, CA)  Completed a 300-hour internship program, rotating throughout several operational departments of the luxury hotel. Operated hotel property management system - Epitome, analyzed RFP (request for proposal) inquiries with Sales Managers, forecast occupancy data using Reservation System- Delphi to strategically select bookings maximizing group sales revenue Marketing Internship The Lancer Group (La Jolla, CA)  September 2005 – July 2006

Coordinated weekly conference calls to update active search clients on progress, discuss research specs on candidates, capturing specific details that influence the impact of the executive search. Recorded and typed detailed notes, posting information on intranet to streamline in-house communication and systematically track search progress

Hostess/Receptionist April 2004 – September 2005 George’s at the Cove (La Jolla, CA)  Trained new hostesses on detailed data entry and telephone etiquette resulting in an increase in guest retention and our ability to maximize the restaurant’s daily reservation capacity  Recorded detailed information into the reservation system - Open Table, operated multiple phone lines, facilitated guest requests

Tradeshow Representative Summer 2003, Summer 2004 Golf Today Magazine (San Diego, CA) & Kabl Golf (Long Beach, CA)  Discussed product advertising options with vendors, distributed over 50,000 copies of the largest circulating golf magazine on the west coast to San Diego convention visitors, buyers and exhibitors  Performed high-level sales, generated over $3,000 per day ($1,500 daily sales goal), networked with buyers and exhibitors, providing information requested about golf apparel products Lead Beverage Cart, Club House & Banquet Server January 2000 – June 2002 Twin Oaks Golf Course (San Marcos, CA)  Recognized as Outstanding Employee two consecutive years for generating the highest level of food and beverage sales (2001 and 2002) ACHIEVEMENTS, A SSOCIATIONS & COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
      Raised $5,000 to benefit the National MS Society, at the 27th Annual Race Against MS (June 18, 2009) Dean’s List - (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005 and Spring 2006): achieved top 10% undergraduate academic standing MESA- Meeting and Events Student Association (2004 – 2007): volunteered 30 hours per semester gaining industry specific experience focusing on Convention Visitors Bureau and Destination Management Companies HTMSA- Hospitality & Tourism Management Student Association (2003-2005), assisted in several volunteer events and job shadowing opportunities with professionals in San Diego One of four students selected from the Hospitality Program to attend the Legislative Summit held in Sacramento (May 1, 2006). Tariq-Kamisa Foundation (2003) - volunteered weekly working with middle school students integrating positive programs to prevent youth violence

ADDITIONAL SKILLS Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook CRM: ACT!, Goldmine Premium (Front Range Solutions). MAC OSX: iDVD, iMovie, iWork, Pages, iCal, Entourage, Quicken, Adobe Photoshop CS3 (basic)
megan wilcox | +1 760 402 4689 | | brooklyn, new york