Stephanie A. Valencia
Objective: To obtain the position as the Director of Sales for DeFoor Hospitality Group
Chattanooga, TN, United States
Analyzing Market Trends
Graphic Design (Creative Suite)
Advertising & Promotion
Business Operations Management
Business Management | Bachelors , Marketing
August 2004 - May 2009
Hunter Museum of American Art , Chattanooga, TN
July 2016 - Present
I manage the Hunter Museum special events department and all of our staff and teammates. I am in charge of sales, developing creative events, membership cultivation resulting in repeat event business, invoicing, maintaining licensing, bar inventory, staff training and further education, logistics for events, and administrative duties. I create and manage my own yearly budget and monitor our monthly goals in revenue spreadsheet. I meet and exceed sales goals, and streamline our department for successful and professional experiences while offering excellent customer service.
Sculpture Fields at Montage Park , Chattanooga
May 2013 - August 2014
The Sculpture Fields at Montage Park is an outdoor sculpture museum that opened in April of 2016. As the social media and marketing manager, I helped to create marketing materials for digital print and press to gain exposure for the park, attract donors, and build our community presence. I also conceptualized and planned events for the park to raise funding and awareness which resulted in offering free public access to all guests daily.
Victoria Love Events and Staffing, LLC , Chattanooga
February 2013 - July 2016
As an event planner with Victoria Love Events, LLC, I planned, executed, and acted as the communications contact for all clients. I oversaw this process from start to finish - from the first introduction with the client for the initial consultation, to creating invoices and contracts, and then throughout the planning process. I scheduled all vendor meetings, helped to negotiate budgetary pricing and managed clients budgets, finalized payments, created logistical timelines, and venue set up, all within the requirements of the contracts.