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Heather DeSantis

Heather DeSantis

President of the Junior Committee

Central Ohio Alzheimer's Assoication

Columbus, OH

Public Relations and Community Relations | President of the Junior Committee | Media Specialist at RMD Advertising

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"Promise yourself to be to strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvemen...

Central Ohio Alzheimer's Assoication

President of the Junior Committee

The Junior Committee is a National Movement to get Young Professionals involved in supporting finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease. It is a group for Young Professionals in their 20's and 30's with the focus of: volunteering, advocacy, and fundraising.

Monthly Events:
-Volunteering at First Community Village
-Monthly Brainstorm Meetings
-Happy Hours at Columbus Bars and Restaurants

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RMD Advertising

Media Specialist

RMD Advertising is a full service brand strategy • advertising • public relations • social media firm specializing in growing and emerging food brands. We are a team that cares about making a difference.

Developed positive relationships with top media including: ABC Sports, Yahoo! Sports, ESPN, Sports Byline, Sirius XM, and US News & World Report.


- Provided a 4:1 return on client investment for media dollars invested.

- Pitched stories daily to print, broadcast and online media on a local, national and international level.

- Exceeded weekly media goals for 7+ clients on a consistent basis that include: Panera Bread, Bil-Jac, Dei-Fratelli, Rudolph Foods, Southern Recipe, T.G.I. Friday's and the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio.

-Responsible for developing strategic public relations and social media campaign plans, as well as setting success measurements and exceeding goals for each campaign.

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RMD Advertising

Media Specialist

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The Wine Bistro

Server

Served role as Hostess due to ability to deal with crises control and make people feel happy and content when problems occur

Excellent communication skills, noted as going out of way for customers calling them to let them know of table availability when previous there was no availability

Recruited two groups to utilize venue for meeting space, creating exposure and new supporters of The Wine Bistro

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First Investors Corporation

Financial Services Representative

A severe recession, unprecedented market volatility, and high-profile investment scam stories have damaged the public's confidence in our nation's financial institutions, and left individual investors wondering what to do.

First Investors has been in business since 1930, and has successfully navigated many difficult economic periods in our nations during that time. We understand that economic slumps and recoveries are inevitable... and we know how to help people plan for both.

Using a face-to-face approach to customer service, our registered representatives work with clients to establish a disciplined approach to achieving their long-term financial goals.

--All information in LinkedIn regarding First Investors is for recruiting purposes only.--

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The Center for Civic and Urban Engagement

Intern to Director of After Schools

Increased public awareness by creating list serve of 300+ using fact based decision making from national agencies & associations to create persuasive press releases

Directed focus groups as ex-officio member to create action plan, compile data, & share with supervisors

Established client relations with Clark County Development Disabilities to ensure representation of people with disabilities

Created communication plan & utilized media kit to publicize conferences

Prioritized projects by creating project management calendar to balance deadlines & daily tasks

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Student Senate

President of 2011

Plan class activities to bring diverse students to support philanthropic class projects such as canned food drive for Second Harvest Food bank (raised 200 pounds in 2008; doubled to 400 pounds in 2009)

Voting representative at monthly faculty meetings

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Girl Power

Program Coordinator

Increased program participation in program by 50% through development & implementation of strategic outreach & communication plan: YouTube, Facebook, print materials

Established relationships with community members from niche markets to establish programs

Recruited & trained 20 college students & area professionals to conduct outreach programs in self-esteem, career development, philanthropy, fitness, healthy eating

Increased program participants self-confidence by 100% according to pre-test/post-test results

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Best Buddies Virginia

Intern to Executive Director

Established relationships with local businesses to increase awareness & donor relations

Optimized search engine to compile list serve of local civic/ service organizations

Honed interpersonal skills through assisting employees who had a disability

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Wittenberg University

Head Orientation Assistant

Conducting selection of orientation assistants consisting of application/interview process

Working with administration and outside venders to organize new student days

Facilitating training for orientation assistants

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Bayley Alumni

Development Intern

Leading efforts to start “community foundation”; researching grants and other funding sources

Meeting with various community foundation heads to gather ideas for community foundation

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Alpha Delta Pi

Panhellenic Delegate

Wittenberg University

Witteneberg University Heartfelt Outreach To Those We Serve

Created event that incorporated fundraising, advocacy, recruiting volunteers, & communicating with media channels for day of event coverage

Gained community support through public speaking, letter campaign, & social media for monetary donations & donated items

Increased awareness of constituents living in poverty through media coverage & volunteer recruitment of college students & elected officials

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Columbus Museum of Art

Development Intern

Managed community involvement by serving as key contact of in-kind donations

Social media advocate stressing importance of target marketing & client engagement

Assisted with fundraising, logistics, & day of event for art ball with attendance of 300 +

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American Cancer Society

Advocacy & Public Relations chair- Colleges Against Cancer

Increased community participation by ~50% more teams than previous year

Increased total dollars raised by $13,000

Raised public awareness by being youngest member to lobby state representatives regarding legal and health issues by sharing personal story

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Survivor Africa

Event & PR Coordinator

Raised $60,000 through event coordination with attendance of ~ 200 community members

Team member of community service initiative during 1-month service trip to Lesotho, Africa

Increased community participation & awareness by utilizing media kit, letter campaign, & speaking at community events

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2008

Program Leader at Recreation Unlimited

• Managed 60 counselors to ensure campers’ daily needs (medication, hygiene, and dietetics) were met
• Created creative art projects that were adaptable for a variety of disabilities
• Supervised overnight affairs on 195-acre camp; clean up after events and locked down at end of each day

Supervised night affairs of 195-acre camp cleaning up events and lock down at the end of each day

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Wittenberg University

Communication

Worthington Kilbourne High School

Georgetown University

The Fund For American Studies, Philanthropy & Voluntary Services

Worthington Kilbourne High School

Wittenberg University

Communication

Georgetown University

The Fund for American Studies