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Jacqueline McDermott

Jacqueline McDermott

Lifestyle Manager

Akira Chicago



Marcus Evans

Project Executive

Generated leads by profiling potential clients.

Created business by cold calling executives, and effectively presenting the Marcus Evans platform by highlighting differences between competing events.

Aided with on the floor development with new hires and continued training.

Career medium 05
Career medium 06

Rockit Ranch Productions

Private Event Coordinator

Represented company on the telephone and at events.

Met, greeted and directed guests - walked thru buyout options, private rooms and semi private event options.

Planned and executed tailor made events for individual and corporate clients.

Designed, created, distributed and removed event signage, set-up table, linen and decorations.

Ensured availability of all material and man power is available for any events in progress.

Advised clients on setup options.

Provided clients with estimates on cost of events.


Akira Chicago

Area Manager

Managed the store’s stock levels – Made key decisions about stock level and stock control.

Led and motivated the store team to increase sales and ensure efficiency.

Played a key role in advertising sessions- Organized trade-shows, special events, exhibitions and displays.

Promoted the company locally by communicating with local Social Medias, journals and the community in general.

Organized professional training for designer brand knowledge and management skills.

Monitored the sales floor regularly, talking to staff and customers, and identifying and resolving urgent issues.

Handled employment issues such as interviewing/hiring potential employees, conducting appraisals and performance reviews.

Handled payroll for both commission and hourly employees.

Career medium 05
Career medium 02

Soothe Your Senses Day Spa

Front of House Manager

Assisted with hiring practices, interviews and training.

Scheduled both FOH and BOH employees.

Developed promotional strategies - handled all internal promotions and coordinated deals with Groupon and other "coupon" brokers.

Handled spa inventory - prepared all purchase orders. Implemented a inventory control and loss protection protocols.

Inspected spa facilities and oversaw employee work. Made sure all employees maintained a cleanly work station and ensured they kept up group work.

Responded to guest inquiries- Maintained reservation logs, rescheduled reservations and handled cancellations. Handled all large party reservations and scheduling.

Created membership program and maintained member relations and member events.


North Park University

Organizational Management and Leadership

Certificate (minor) in business administration.

Bradley University

Advertising and Public Relations