12 years project management/event planning

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Loraine Y. Harris
3564 Coleman Avenue Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 297-3526 [email protected]
12 YEARS PROJECT MANAGEMENT/EVENT PLANNING
Resourceful Leader and Problem-solver who passionately thrives on challenges and the opportunity to
make a difference. Key player in establishing Art Programs for the Glenview Community Development
Partners Inc. and the Tennessee Cultural Heritage Preservation Society. History Coordinator for the
National Alliance of African American Historic Preservation Inc., Memphis Landmark Commission, and
Tennessee Preservation Trust who understands the importance of being a team player by working
together as one unit to achieve the optimum goal. Exceptional, energetic Project Manager who
continually improves processes, systems and approaches, always gives 100%, and builds strong
relationships with board members, advisory experts, volunteers, and foundation leadership.
PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS
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Excellent Project Management and organizational skills
Proficient written and verbal communication skills
Extensive knowledge in event planning
Detail Oriented
High performing and results driven
Manage time efficiently and handle multiple tasks
In-depth knowledge of public relations and excellent interpersonal skills with individuals on all
levels
Budget planning/execution
Experience with basic Microsoft Office applications
EDUCATION
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Science, Speech Communications and Theatre, 1997
CERTIFICATIONS
Accidental Health Insurance License
Life Insurance License
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SPIRIT OF LIFE HEALING WINGS, INTERNATIONAL
Events Director (12/1999-10/2012)
Appointed to organize and direct special events in an efficient and professional manner while achieving
excellence throughout the planning process. Responsible for planning, arranging, and organizing
meetings while serving as liaison between businesses and Events Department. Negotiate contracts in
addition to managing budgets and accounts along with organizing fund raising for select events as well
as writing proposals for various donations.
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Created an annual Royalty Ball that generates $5,000 in donations
Organize annual fundraising drive, which meets goal of $35,000
Established rapport with several businesses that provide yearly donations
Organized and Implemented Drama and Dance Department
Oversee 250 volunteers
ATWEC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Shareholder Project Manager (8/03-4/04)
Responsibility included managing entire shareholder base, which generated more revenue for the
company.
 Informed shareholders of skills, training, and/or education requirements for jobs
 Successfully developed marketing strategies that increased shareholder base by 25% in six months
 Directed fund raising initiative that exceeded the goal of $50,000 in three months
 Accurately recorded, reported, and analyzed the revenue of shareholder accounts
 Liaison between CEO and shareholder base
 Successfully designed work schedule to improve productivity and cut costs by 25%
 Managed multiple projects with tight deadlines and successfully completed assignments
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
Spirit of Life Productivity Award 2011
Spirit of Life Leadership Award 2009
Larry Riley Rising Star Award 1999
Charter Member of the select Tennessee State University Showstoppers 1995-1997
Who’s who among American College Students 1995-1997
Lifetime member of Thomas Edward Poag Player’s Guild 1995
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Voice and Vision Ministries, Inc. 2003-Present
Glenview Community Development Partners Inc. 2003-Present
Tennessee Cultural Heritage Preservation Society 2003-Present
Tennessee Preservation Trust 2009
Memphis Landmark Commission 2006
National Alliance of African American Historic Preservation Inc. 2006
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