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Stephanie A. Valencia

Objective: To obtain the position as the Director of Sales for DeFoor Hospitality Group

Chattanooga, TN, United States

stephanie.a.valencia@gmail.com

912-481-3442

Skills

Customer Service

Sales

Analyzing Market Trends

Developing Strategies

Event Planning

Logistics

Budget Management

Communications

Graphic Design (Creative Suite)

Social Media

Staff Management

Advertising & Promotion

Business Operations Management

Photography

Languages

English

Awards

Recipient:

Recipient:

Activities

Soccer

Photography

Gardening

Boating

About

With over 9 years of event operations experience, and 5 years serving as the Special Events Manager of the Hunter Museum of American Art, I would bring my sales knowledge, attention to detail, creativity in planning and executing meaningful and memorable events, and exceptional high-end customer service to DeFoor Hospitality Group. My hope is to enrich your sales department by building on the goals of DeFoor Hospitality Group, helping to streamline the departments, and cultivate your clients in tangible and manageable ways. 

Education

Fashion Institute of Technology

Business Management | Bachelors , Marketing

August 2004 - May 2009

Experience

Special Events Manager

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.

Management
Sales
Operations
Marketing and Social Media Manager

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.

Event Planning
Graphics | Social Media | Marketing
Donor Relations
Event Planner | Operations Manager

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.

Event Coordinator
Financial and Operations
Graphics | Social Media | Marketing

Workplace personality

1-50

Company Size

8

Day Length

5-25

Team Size

Business Casual

Dress Code

Benefits

Retirement

Child Care

Health Care

50+ Mi

Commute

Annual Bonus

Paid Vacation

From: $60,000

Salary

Full-time

Shift