Professional Experience

January 2008 - June 2009

Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism Hartford, CT

Tourism Marketing Fellow

  • Process applications for marketing and art grant programs (Access/Pearl)

  • Create grant contracts and reports

  • Conduct grant project follow-ups and manage grantee public records

  • Compile press kits

  • Manage marketing grant review panel sessions

  • Create grant booklet for ready publication (Adobe Suite-Adobe InDesign)

  • Assist in the development of marketing grant guidelines

  • Assist in the development of agency-wide grant guidelines

  • Content editing and website management for (using .Net)

  • Draft letters, board resolutions and develop materials for direct mailings

  • Develop and administer the agency-wide mailing database (MS-Access)

  • Implement e-blasts

  • Edit, research and fact-check press releases, newsletters, e-newsletters, articles, letters, promotional materials and travel stories

  • Coordinate mass mailings and travel arrangements

  • Provide information to publishers

May 2007- November 2007

Tourism Division, CCT Hartford, CT

Tourism Seasonal Intern

  • Operate CT Welcome Centers and state-operated tourism locations

  • Organize, order and amend brochures for distribution and shipping receipts

  • Provide directions and promote CT attractions and events

  • Produce booklets, packets, folders, and assembled packages for the Tourism Division and their constituents.

  • Interface with culture and tourism entities for listing information and events including phone calls, faxing, transcription and mass mailing

  • Perform internet research on tourism entities and speakers

  • Develop culture and tourism itineraries

  • Assist Staff with projects including FY08 Challenge Grant Program and 2008 Vacation Guide

July 2005 - May 2007

ITS Department ECSU Willimantic, CT

ITS Lab Manager

  • Supervise and manage student workers

  • Maintain computers, printers and classroom equipment

  • Install computers and set up workstations

  • Arrange and create student schedules

  • Assist with server and network servicing, maintenance and updating

  • Assist in imaging and updating of software

October 2004 - May 2007

ITS Department, ECSU Willimantic, CT

ITS Lab Attendant

  • Promoted from this position

  • Provide instructional assistance to university members for Windows/MAC operating systems and filtering software

  • Computer software and hardware support

  • Provide personal tutorials for a variety of graphic programs

  • Perform instructional services for accounting and mathematical programs including SPSS, Peachtree, and MS Office

  • Repair and perform maintenance for university printers

  • Perform password changes for the network and e-mail accounts

  • Open and close affiliated locations