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Lisa Marie Cherry 4302 Sanford Road, Houston, Texas 77035 * 713.726.0596 (m) lcd2e184@westpost.

net PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: November 2008 to present: Lucas Group - an international multi-disciplined searc h firm, Houston, Texas (October 2009 to present) Senior Partner - Legal Recruiter (November 2008 to September 2009) Associate Partner - Legal Recruiter * Life cycle recruitment for international law firms and Fortune 500 Corporation s. * Consult hiring authorities and HR representatives on upcoming and active needs . * Direct recruit attorneys through cold calling, referrals and networking; sourc ing through Internet and web based ads. * Qualify candidates through in depth screening and interviewing to help determi ne suitability for roles based on credentials, skills, experience, geography, co mpensation and personality. * Ascertain abilities and career goals through qualifying questions regarding pa st performance and motivation for seeking new opportunities. * Negotiate salary package and relocation particulars throughout the entire hiri ng process; conduct reference checking. * Personally adept in identifying and placing attorneys practicing in specialize d fields, i.e., intellectual property law. January 2003 to October 2008: Richard, Wayne & Roberts - a national multi-discip lined search firm, Houston, Texas (June 2005 to October 2008) Legal Search Director (January 2003 to May 2005) Executive Legal Recruiter * Life cycle recruitment for legal departments of mid-sized to Fortune 500 corpo rations. * Developed business with world-renowned clients in various technologies includi ng oil and gas and high tech industries. * Consult hiring authorities and HR representatives on upcoming and active needs to determine hiring needs. * Cultivated new business and maintained solid relationships with General Counse ls, Vice Presidents of Legal and Human Resources, and Partners of major law firm s. * Direct recruited attorneys through cold calling, referrals and networking; sou rcing through Internet and web based ads. * Qualify candidates through in depth screening and interviewing to help determi ne suitability for roles based on credentials, personality, experience, geograph y and compensation. * Ascertained abilities and career goals through qualifying questions regarding past performance and motivation for seeking new opportunities. * Negotiated salary package and relocation particulars throughout the entire hir ing process; conducted reference checking. * Personally adept in identifying and placing attorneys practicing in specialize d fields, i.e., intellectual property law. * Mentored junior recruiters through motivational and business ethics training c lasses. * Trusted with high level confidential and diversity searches for top Fortune 50 client. Awards: * Achieved 1 Million in Production, June 2007 * Acknowledged annually by HAAPC and TAPC for top production * Business Developer of the Year, 2005 * Account Executive of the Month: January 2004, June 2004, May 2005, June 2006

* Account Executive of the Year, 2004 * Rookie of the Month Award, September 2003 * Rookie of the Quarter Award, September 2003 November 1999 to December 2002: Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - a non-profit, Houston, Texas (October 2000 to December 2002) Director of Development and Community Outreach * Raised and managed annual fund raising goals of $4 million to care for more th an 33,000 homeless animals. * Acted as organization's spokesperson on camera and served as 24 hour media con tact. * Led several community programs and managed a five person staff. * Assembled and motivated volunteer committees to execute special events. * Developed marketing proposals for Fortune 500 and local companies to generate revenue for underwriting special events. * Secured more than 55% more in sponsorship and pledges for 2001 annual walkatho n than previous year. * Led co-chairs, board members, and volunteers to sell tables, acquire high doll ar items for auction and to participate in annual gala, which grossed over $420, 000 in 2001, a 20% increase from the previous year. * Generated income to purchase new vehicles, $100,000 in medical equipment, $100 ,000 in operating dollars, video equipment for cruelty investigations, and $50,0 00 for a new barn through grant writing in the course of 2002. * Initiated redevelopment of the website and delivered a $100,000 in-kind donati on of website software, training and on-going tech support. (March 2000 to October 2000) Program Developer * Pioneered the animal behavior program, a program designed to promote the bond between pets and their owners in order to reduce the number of animals abandoned at area shelters due to behavior problems. * Evaluated animal stress levels throughout the shelter and devised methods of s tress reduction in shelter animals, thereby creating an atmosphere more conduciv e to animal adoptions. * Motivated, instructed and oversaw more than 50 volunteers on animal behavior a nd basic adult dog obedience. * Directly increased number of animal adoptions through training the animals, ed ucating the public and creating a happier and healthier environment, thereby red ucing the overall numbers of euthanasia in dogs and cats at the shelter. (November 1999 to March 2000) Full time volunteer * Worked 6 days a week in all areas of the shelter, including but not limited to administration, animal admissions, animal medical clinic, spay and neuter clini c, all animal holding areas including the barn and exotic animal areas. May 1998 to November 1999: It's Just Lunch!, Inc., - an international matchmakin g service, Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California (November 1998 to November 1999) Senior Director (May 1998 to November 1998) Director * Managed third and fourth largest offices in the company. * Provided services for a portfolio of as many as 2000 clients, managed sales an d clerical staffs, and met individual sales goals of securing $70,000 a month in revenue. * Revitalized struggling office and achieved 100% increase in sales. * Recognized as the fastest promoted employee in the company by attaining Senior Director status in only 6 months. * Received Employee of the Quarter Award, April 1999. * Promoted to be a member of the Strategic Planning Team, April 1999.

September 1991 to May 1998: RE/MAX (Centralwest and Metro offices) - an internat ional real estate company, Houston, Texas (June 1993 to May 1998) Salesperson - Listed and sold residential real estate in Greater Houston area. Contributed to a total office production of $12 million sales annually. (September 1991 to May 1998) Property Manager - Managed an extensive million-dol lar portfolio of 200 properties, including single-family homes and multi-unit dw ellings. EDUCATION: BS - Political Science, magna cum laude, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1998 GPA 3.65 Ranked 4th in major Deans List ACTIVITIES: Houston PetSet, Founding Board Member, 2003 Houston Mayoral Campaign Volunteer, 1998 Houston Young Lawyers Animal Welfare Committee, 2003