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James Demar Gobel

James Demar Gobel

Senior Manager/Specialist, Relay For Life

American Cancer Society

Television, Talent & Special Event Producer / Non-Profit Senior Manager & Fundraiser

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American Cancer Society

Senior Manager/Specialist, Relay For Life

Responsible for rebuilding and managing a portfolio of 5 Relay For Life events throughout Southern California, training, directing and driving the volunteer generated income of all related fundraising programs. Delivers accurate and timely reporting of event status and revenue projections. Accountable for significant income targets, as well as event-related mission and advocacy activities. Successful in delivering 3 financially challenged events beyond established ASC goals. Created a strong foundation for growth of all 5 events moving forward into 2014. Developed solid relationships with over 100 American Cancer Society volunteers.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Regional Events Manager (N.E. United States)

Provided strategic event leadership to a division of over 70 nationwide affiliates. The fiscal year of volunteer-driven Purple Strides, Rides and Galas accounted for over $3 million in accumulative revenue. Activities included outreach to media, members of congress, healthcare professionals and the general public, working to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

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American Diabetes Association

Western Division Associate Manager

Produced all logistics pertaining to the 2008 “Step Out Walks” in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Clarita, California. Coordinated committee chairs, subcommittee members and volunteer captains. Lead liaison to municipalities, city agencies, vendors and staff to ensure administrative functions and directives were successfully executed.

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JDG Properties

Owner/Developer

Completed $3M dollars in real estate transactions throughout Los Angeles County. Managed properties from purchase through re-sale, including all financials. Supervised demolition teams, sub contractors, material acquisitions and daily work crews for each site. Developed marketing & advertising strategies, designed interiors and landscaping, as well as staging each property.

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Earth Communications Office

Director of Development - Producer/Special Events

Executive Producer in charge of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon", a star studded fundraising event benefiting ECO’s international global warming campaign "Climate Star". Lead Liaison to: ECO and it’s board; The host city of Downtown Burbank and it’s government officials; Kevin Bacon and the celebrity host committee; The title sponsor, AMC Theatre Corporation and it’s directors. Across the board accountability for the events over all success.

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HBO

Comic Relief - Director of Production/Producer

Performed complex and multi-faceted projects that developed in size and responsibility over a five-year tenure for one of the highest profile charities in America. Highlights include: developing, writing, producing and directing international programming for network, cable, video, radio and internet outlets; Fostering corporate sponsorship associations; Supervising fundraising campaigns in 25 project cities nationwide; Developing and producing special events; Creating concepts utilized within stage sets, video box designs, show programs, industry trade ads, and merchandise catalogues; On air reporting/interviews.

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Paramount Pictures

Internship - Film & Television

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Independent Contractor

Talent/Celebrity/Contestant Coordinator

CNN Heroes, Video Music Awards/MTV, NFL Golf Shoot Out/FOX, NFL/Comedy Blitz/CBS, Celebrity-Jeopardy/Synd, Comic Relief/HBO, Kennedy Center Honors/CBS, Rock The Vote/MTV, American Comedy Festival/ABC, Rock-N-Jock/MTV, , Pepsi Smash/WB, College-Jeopardy/Synd, The Roast of Pamela Anderson/Comedy Central, Saturday Night Special/FOX, Democratic National Convention.

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Utah State University

Radio and Television Broadcasting

National Parkinson Foundation

Event Specialist / Los Angeles

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