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JULIE A. WARD CMP 287 North 400 East * Bountiful, UT, 84010 * 703-622-1097 * jw11fa06e@westpost.

ne t EMPLOYMENT ________________________________________ MEETING PLANNER Booz Allen Hamilton

SEPT. 2005 - NOV. 2010 Herndon, Virginia

* Responsible for providing complete logistical and technical support (pre-event , onsite and post-event) for the planning, coordination and execution of all eve nts and meetings for government and industry clients that ranged from 20 - 800 a ttendees * Conducted and participated in developing request for proposal's (RFP's), and f ollowed through with site research and selection * Obtained cost estimates for specific conference needs and maintained budgetary requirements for clients * Negotiated contracts and managed outside suppliers such as hotels, speakers, transportation and security, which reduced cost risks to the firm * Coordinated logistics such as food & beverage selections, overnight accommodat ions, audiovisual equipment and meeting room set ups. This also included event advertising, signage and table exhibits * Conference Web site development: compiled, maintained and managed meetings and events in a comprehensive registration database (SignUp4, a meeting planning so ftware) which encompassed distributing and gathering information related to all participants * Managed on-site registration and special attendee needs, along with billing, i nvoice reconciliation & payments * Met event deadlines by developing and maintaining timelines for deliverables s uch as speaker presentations and biographies, signage and graphics * Provided support in marketing the capabilities of the team to provide exposure within the company * Assisted in maintaining and executing process improvement policies and procedu res * Saved the firm over $123,500.00 while supporting this year's Center for Diseas e Control's ACHIEVE Action Institutes CONFERENCE SERVICES COORDINATOR Booz Allen Hamilton AUG. 2003 - SEPT. 2005 McLean, Virginia

* Responsible for scheduling and maintaining conference rooms for various sized groups * Consulted clients with all the details of their meeting planning needs * Assisted with catering requests on the ClickNCater program, and followed throu gh with orders * Supported Head Meeting Planners in off site booking requests and researched of fsite locations * Oversaw and assisted the front desk receptionist in specific needs and duties * Ran monthly reports for the conference center * Coordinated and ran pre-conferences for client meetings * Assisted in the hiring process of new Conference Center staff PERSONNEL ASSISTANT/RECRUITER Volt Services Group MAR. 2003 - AUG. 2003 Herndon, Virginia

* Performed administrative assistant duties for the office manager and processed payroll information * Reviewed resumes, qualified and interviewed prospective employees for specific positions

DESTINATION COORDINATOR Around & About Tours & Events

FEB. 2002 - JAN. 2003 Denver, Colorado

* Executive assistant to the president of the company * Coordinated, scheduled and planned tours and special events for conventions an d military reunions * Wrote proposals, gathered support information including cost, location and des cription for groups of 20 -5,000 people * Developed marketing packets and conducted extensive sales prospecting and foll ow up * Managed financial accounting details of tours and events and designed electron ic spreadsheets * Designed the layout of the company website and assisted in creating the compan y brochure * Maintained tour registrations and responded to clients needs * Researched new tour locations and coordinated the logistics and timing of each event * Designed tours to meet the needs and requests of each individual group * Negotiated and coordinated the prices of attractions, buses and tour guides * TOUR PLANNER DEC.2000 - DEC. 2001 Backyard Tours Greenwood Village, Colorado * Responsible for organizing, scheduling and planning tours * Gathered information on tours by conducting extensive researches worked indivi dually and as a team to design, write and edit the quarterly tour brochure * Booked clients' tour reservations and accommodated special needs * Negotiated rates with hotels and special attractions * Extensively involved in the design and maintenance of the company website * Designed advertisement boards presented to a specialized audience * Set up and maintained files of local and regional attractions EDUCATION ________________________________________ CERTIFIED MEETING PROFESSIONAL (CMP) RY, 2008 Convention Industry Council Alexandria, VA EVENT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION 005 Stratford University GEOGRAPHY/TRAVEL AND TOURISM MAJOR/SPANISH MINOR 00 Brigham Young University Provo, UT Attended study abroad programs in Jerusalem and in Mexico TRAVEL CERTIFICATE The Center for Travel Education FALL 1998 Provo, UT


MAY 2004 - 2 McLean, VA AUG. 20

COMPUTER SKILLS ________________________________________ * Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Tour Tools Reservation System, In ternet Research, SignUp4, FileMaker Pro VOLUNTEER WORK ________________________________________ * UTAH CHAPTER OF MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL CT. 2010 - PRESENT Director of the Educational Committee

* POTOMAC CHAPTER OF MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL (PMPI) AUG. 2004 - 2008 Member of the Educational Committee Co-Chair of the Strategic Events Committee * ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS FEB. - SEP. 2003 Assisted adults in learning conversational English at the Reston Public Librar y * REACH THE CHILDREN SUMMER 2002 Assisted school children in a 3 week volunteer program in Kenya * FULL-TIME VOLUNTEER MISSIONARY 1996 - 1998 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tucson, AZ OTHER ________________________________________ * Excellent contract negotiation skills * Organization and detail oriented, able to handle high pressure and meet deadli nes * Excellent logistical and planning abilities * Possessed a Secret Level Security Clearance * CPR Certified * Proficient in Spanish * Positive attitude, excellent people skills and hard worker