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MARION LAMAR ELLEDGE 109 South Georgia Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36604 (251) 438.

1955 (251) 462.9232

CAREER GOAL To secure an executive management position providing invaluable experience with focus on team management, strategic analysis and process improvement realizing o n-time deliverables while driving organization to increased profits and sustaina bility.

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE Highly motivated and business-oriented professional equipped with 20 years of ex tensive experience in international project development, marketing and public re lations, team motivation, and budget compliance. Demonstrated knowledge of princ iples involved in strategic planning and execution, resource allocation, and res pected leadership abilities. Proficient in assessing industry, corporate, or cli ent requirements and formulating tactical plans to achieve desired results. High ly adept at developing innovative, integrated marketing programs as well as the ability to analyze market trends and lead timely product development initiatives and rollout. Acknowledged for formulating business plans and budgets. Expert at aligning business units and building international business alliances to enhanc e overall performance, maximize profitability, and expand target markets. Known for honesty, integrity, and genuine passion for achieving goals.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE rketing International Project/Program Management Strategic Industry Analysis/Business Planning Business Development/Fundraising Customer/Public Relations Vendor Negotiations/Contract Resolution Personnel Administration, Training, and Development Budget Development and Control Proficient Writing Skills/Competent in Blogging and Integrated Social Ma Maintained knowledge of evolving Information and Web Technologies Corporate and Non-Profit Alliance Development/Proposal Writing



Work collaboratively with staff in redesigning current corporate website and updating website content as well as integrating blogs and social networking sites with focus on real estate Knowledgeable in integrated marketing strategies, new web technologies,

and social networking and search engine optimization Provide consultation services and social networking training to agents Maintain constant communication with potential buyers and sellers to suc cessfully negotiate contracts as well as ensure loyalty and generate repeat busi ness Network in numerous community non-profit programs as well as regular civ ic meetings and events Further hone technical competency and broaden industry knowledge by atte nding continuing education, marketing and technology seminars International Digital Enterprise Alliance ~ Alexandria, VA PROJECT MANAGEMENT / MARKETING CONSULTANT 2006 Administered continued coordination of industry technical standards and specifications initiatives Organized and facilitated comprehensive client training in numerous proj ect support areas, committee coordination, program management and facilitation, in addition to logistics execution. Provided industry analysis and program needs assessment as well as, perf orming strategic planning in marketing key projects in support of organizational objectives and budget goals Expertly developed comprehensive web content and effective promotional a ssets EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT 2003-2006

Assumed full responsibility in coordinating the management of various pr ojects focused on achieving strategic business, organizational, and industry obj ectives Played an integral role in identifying and executing national and intern ational projects Managed cost, maintained multiple production schedules, performed critic al assessments, and administered staff responsibilities Established strong professional relationships with technology partners i nitiating standards development and programs to improve processes and streamline operations impacting organizations worldwide Coordinated with Board of Directors as well as with internal and externa l project stakeholders Prepared detailed periodic status reports and recommendations for modifi cations to increase effectiveness Closely monitored project budgets to assure conformity with corporate bu dgetary controls Conducted rigorous training and provided technical support to staff to e nsure high level of competence Prepared and presented proposals to various approval authorities to obta in government and corporate funding and buy-in Directed entire facet of various project and programs, from conception t o logistical execution Oversaw cohesive, effective marketing plans of organization’s programs and p rojects within restricted budgets Supervised technical training, tutorials, and seminars on industry stand ards and technology projects Fulfilled administrative management duties, such as budget development a nd monitoring, staff supervision, hiring/firing, staff reviews, and team meeting s Highlights: Successfully reduced corporate and government agency expenditures and in

creased efficiencies through initiating global projects and programs based on in dustry needs analysis and assessments Recommended and executed new cost-cutting procedures, integrated marketi ng processes, and restructured program logistics with no impact on quality of en d product, increasing the bottom line by more than $300K revenue Supported the Executive Committee in evaluating staffing, performing dow nsizing and staff reassignments while reducing corporate expenditures by more th an 35% with no reduction in quality of products Worked collaboratively with the management team in guiding organizationa l split, reorganization, and strategic fiscal maintenance Vice President of Information Technologies 1996–2003

Developed and implemented effective project strategies to expand initiat ives, which aligned with organizational objectives and strategic plans Advanced the scope of organization’s goals and customer base through managin g projects in four globally competitive continents Highlights: Efficiently increased corporate revenue from $500K to $3.5M in 5 years Chosen to serve as the Vice President of the Graphic Communications Asso ciation Research Institute (GCARI) Secured alliances and oversaw project work of key membership groups, suc h as the Publishing Requirements for Information Systems Management (PRISM) and the Industry Content Exchange (ICE) groups that resulted in over $2M expanded re venue in two years Trimmed down promotional expenses by 60% within the first year of establ ishing integrated web and internet marketing campaigns Received industry awards for contributions to developing standards for s treamlining enterprise operations


EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Psychology / Business Management, Cognate, Computer Scien ce University of South Carolina ~ Columbia, SC Basic and Advanced Accounting Courses University of Virginia ~ Alexandria, VA Marketing and Communications/ Blogging and Integrated Social Networking/Search E ngine Optimization


Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce ~ National Association of Realtors Alabama Association of Realtors ~ Mobile Area Association of Realtors

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES Board of Directors, South Alabama CARES Dining with Friends Fundraising Chair, Look Up Mobile Fundraiser Co-Chair 2009, Look Up Mobile Chair 2010, Board Vice Chair 2010 Old Dauphin Way Board of Directors Past Director All Saints Episcopal Church Communications Committee, Bayou Bash Fundraiser Planning, Diocesan Convention Committee and Delegate to Diocesan Convention Integrity Gulf Coast Board of Directors and Treasurer