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Teresa P. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 15, 2011

Teresa P.

Meeting & Event Manager; Photographer
   United States
  |   Chicago, IL
  |  6:04 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

MEETING & EVENT MANAGER: Corporate meetings, conventions & events, not-for-profit, association meetings and conferences. From basic site search to full-service planning, pre-event to post-event follow-up.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Landscape and urban / abstract photography. Some event photography including corporate and fundraisers. Artistic, creative angles.

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Portfolio

This is part of a Garfield Park Conservatory series.
Summer jazz concerts in the Park in downtown Chicago.
Setup of General Session room taking place for cruise line industry's annual conference.
Finished setup of General Session room. This session hosted Keynote Speaker, Magic...
This is a Cirque du Soleil clown couple on their way to day-of rehearsal for the 2008...
Sponsor shot - Photography work
Post-Gala party food

Skills (10)

Tested
Meeting & event logistics
Contract negotiation
Staff & volunteer training
Email
Email Etiquette Certification
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Vendor relationship-building/maintenance
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2003 Test
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Passed
English
Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Event Planning
Event Planning Test
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Passed
Photography
Onsite management

Service Description

MEETING & EVENT MANAGER
A total of ten years industry experience on both the facility/venue side and third-party planner/client side of the table. Specific strengths in planning and managing logistic details, learning new industries and systems very quickly, and vendor and staff management. I have traveled extensively to manage onsite conferences and as part of road show crews. I am presently accepting contract and/or full-time opportunities.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Landscape and urban / abstract photography are my specialties, as extensive business travel offered many opportunities for incredible scenery. Additionally, I have photographed a few high-profile events and am expanding my experience in that arena.

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Employment

Independent Contractor
Meeting & Event Manager; Landscape/Travel Photographer
2000 - Present
Contract background : - Consult and assist meeting and event business owners with upcoming and ongoing projects - Onsite meeting manager for pharmaceutical/medical education and other industry...
Michael J Pierson Associates, Inc
Program Manager
2005 - 2008
Logistic planning for Cruise Lines International Association's annual travel agent convention of 1,400 agents, exhibitors and sponsors. Also planned multi-week, multi-city travel show series for...
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehab
Education Program Manager
2004 - 2004
A national medical society serving more than 7,000 physiatrists. Managed speakers and needs for nearly 200 educational sessions for AAPM&R's annual conference of nearly 1,800 attendees.
Discovery Group (a Publicis company)
CME Program Specialist / Meeting Coordinator
2000 - 2004
Managed/audited Continuing Medical Education(CME) meetings and print materials to ensure adherence to ACCME and FDA guidelines. Statistical analysis of post-meeting evaluations. Created and...
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Special Events Coordinator
1998 - 2000
Coordinated all logistics for seven MS Walks and MS150 Bike Tour for State of Indiana Chapter. Obtained corporate sponsorship and donation agreements. Managed volunteer committees for all events.

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Meeting & event planning
contract negotiation
vendor selection
onsite management
photography
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