Independent Event Work
August 2009 — Present
-Ongoing event volunteer management consulting
-Organized a dozen events and gatherings for a northern Italy-based international MBA program.
-Developed an event and activity guide over a calendar year in Italy for foreign students.
-Created and coordinated over 20 events and outings for large groups of expatriates and Japanese.
-Directed the annual ‘Shinnenkai’ New Year’s Party (essentially three simultaneous events) for over 200 people from across Southern Japan.
-Partnered with the Fukuoka chapter of the Furtherment for International Friendship Organization (FIFO) to increase the organization’s visibility through PR and media communications in the expatriate community.
*Experience in multiple languages and in writing customized RFPs