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Katelyn DeFord

Katelyn DeFord

Conference Services Manager

The Duke Mansion

Charlotte, Other

Conference Services Manager at The Duke Mansion


The Duke Mansion

Conference Services Manager

- Responsible for managing the details of meetings for corporate and social clients
- Conduct site visits/tours for existing and prospective clients
-Act as a liason between the sales and operations department to ensure a successful event for the cleint
- Develop and cultivate relationships to enhance business and guest experiences
- Assist with special projects for marketing the property

Career medium 06
Career medium 06

Amore dei Cani

Sales Associate

--Organized and staged the merchandise for sale at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show and Trunk Shows across the southeast
--Surpassed sales goal by more than 40 percent


Tribble Creative Group

Transportation Coordinator

--Facilitated special guests for transportation during the Democratic National Convention

Career medium 04



--Provided comprehensive tours of inventory to potential buyers based on their wants and needs
--Personalized conversations to educate the public of the ongoing sales of decorations in each home


Periclean Scholars at Elon University

Assistant Planner and Producer of Funding

--Worked with another student to plan and manage an event to host investors and raise money for the distribution of the documentary being produced by another Periclean Scholar student.

Career medium 05

Elon University Study Abroad Program

Events Committee Chair

--Served as Event Committee Chair for cultural and social education of the country’s history, including organizing events for our "free days"

Alamance County Club

Event Planning Intern

--Developed original photographs for a wedding booklet to be administered to potential clients
--Cultivated a high level of customer service through interpersonal relationships with customers
--Collaborated with the event coordinator to organize, plan, and manage multiple styles of events that include a low country boil, night golf, and weddings

Career medium 05
Career medium 06

Golf Tournament for Breast Cancer Awareness

Philanthropic Event Assistant

--Raised donation of approx. $6,000 to auction at the event
--Managed social media marketing campaign for a profit share at Red Robin to kick start the Philanthropic week
--Organized and sold raffle tickets for commemorative baskets for the Mother’s Pinning
--Ensured the safety and security of the event


Operation Smile

Communications and Storytelling Department Intern

--Transitioned documents from paper to digitals for Operation Smile’s Vietnam location
--Constructed the Communication Plan which is an in-depth description of the project’s mission and timeline of events for potential donors
--Researched and discovered sponsors for donations based on prior connections to Operation Smile and those who would have interest to a documentary; “A Cure to War”

Career medium 01
Career medium 04

The Terry Peterson Companies

Real Estate Agent Assistant

--Informed potential buyers of the custom option of homes available to their price range
--Gave comprehensive individual tours to several interested customers
--Assisted with the selection process for upgrades of the various facets of the home to increase sales and value of the home
--Completed the organization of the paperwork included in the contract folder for each of the 87 homes being sold


Elon University

Psychology, Communications

norfolk academy