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Elizabeth Bernal

Elizabeth Bernal

Energy Consultant

PowerAdvocate

New York, NY

Coffee addict, perfectionist, pizza snob, Mount Holyoke College alumna, pink-lover, five-time half marathon runner, avid non-fiction reader, technology nerd

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"Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable."- Coco Chanel
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Food and cooking, running, reading, everything Parisian, rowing, fashion and style, networking, resume building, working with my alumnae network and college admissions office, technology advances

PowerAdvocate

Energy Consultant

Manage 14 clients across the energy industry by delivering spend and procurement solutions through data extraction, manipulation and normalization, ultimately driving cost savings. Utilize spend analysis software called BIQ to categorize millions of PO, Invoice and PCard transactions. Manage a spend refresh team using Scrum and Agile.

Plymouth Rock Assurance

HR Project Lead

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State Street Bank via Xyster Consulting Inc

IT Deployment Manager

Create and execute processes for transferring data from Perfect Commerce into the Oracle R12 application. Forecast risks for data transfer and processes to handle risk. Manage State Street groups in the data collection effort. Create deployment plan using Microsoft Project. Develop and execute supplier profile collection process for acquiring additional data from suppliers. Collaborate with State Street procurement team to complete 2012 project target. Drive adoption to the global bank though road show presentation series. Assist with migrating bank stakeholders onto the tool. Analyze company spend and determine potential savings.

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State Street Bank via Xyster Consulting Inc

PMO/Change Management Specialist

Create and execute processes for transferring data from Perfect Commerce into the Oracle R12 application. Forecast risks for data transfer and processes to handle risk. Manage State Street groups in the data collection effort. Create conversion plan using Microsoft Project. Develop supplier profile collection process for acquiring additional data from suppliers.
Drive faster adoption through official communications, lunch & learn sessions, and open training sessions for an Oracle R12 eProcurement implementation project. Develop training material for greater utilization of the Oracle tool. Collaborate with the project team to determine correct content for training materials. Present the benefits of the Oracle R12 tool to State Street stakeholders and assist in their transition. Issue official training invitation and manage attendance. Draft official communications to go out to the global bank. Present the eProcurement initiative through road shows to executives at State Street.

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Rowing News

Writer, Associate

Write articles for issues for a monthly publication. Write monthly column published in magazine. Cover regattas and news stories. Manage Rowingnews.com and create new advertisements on web using Facebook.
Selected Articles:
Bernal, Elizabeth. “Unconventional Wisdom.” Rowing News Magazine. April 2010: 36
Bernal, Elizabeth. “2008 Lucerne World Cup.” Rowing News Magazine. Aug. 2008: 52-53

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Mount Holyoke College

Senior Class Secretary

Compose board minutes and agendas for every meeting. Manage class website and class blog. Oversee class board sponsored events such as Disorientation and Senior Career Fair. Draft emails and letters to the class and the administration. Sit on the Commencement Committee.

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Dunn & Phillips, P.C

Legal Assistant

Compiled research for upcoming cases. Interviewed potential clients. Assembled case documents. Composed conciliation and conference memorandums, and demand letters. Drafted interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admission, and complaints. Corresponded with clients through the trial process. Accompanied attorneys to the courthouse. Delivered forms to county courthouse and the Department of Industrial Accidents. Expanded advertising for the firm through Facebook and an updated website.

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Office of the President, Mount Holyoke College

President's Student Assistant

Organized the student staff for the Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies. Communicated with the senior class regarding Commencement ticket pick up, rehearsal and senior barbeque. Selected student volunteers to usher Commencement and Baccalaureate. Managed the senior dress rehearsals for both
events. Distributed tickets to the senior class. Supervised the ushers for both events.

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Wesleyan University

BA, Psychology

Mount Holyoke College

BA, Psychology and English