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Kristen Pengelly

Kristen Pengelly

Assistant Director, Marketing

DePaul University Campus Recreation

Chicago, IL

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DePaul University Campus Recreation

Assistant Director, Marketing

• Initiate and lead Campus Recreation marketing and communication efforts tailored to multiple audiences, including DePaul students, faculty, staff, and local community members.
• Excel at cultivating relationships with university departments and acting as the campus liaison for Campus Recreation programming staff.
• Authored and deployed the department’s first marketing plan, encompassing performance targets for eight program areas, a style guide for web and print, and social media guidelines.
• Oversee the writing, design and production of collateral, including posters, annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, emails, and other forms of written communication.
• Overhauled the Campus Recreation and facility Facebook and Yelp accounts in order to engage with customers and develop brand integrity.
• Launched and oversee the Campus Recreation Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram accounts. Consistently recognized by the DePaul Social Media Work Group as someone doing “cool social media stuff.”

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DePaul University

Adjunct Faculty, College of Communication

• Design and teach curriculum at DePaul University, concentrating on small group, business and professional communication.
• Selected to work with the associate dean and tenured faculty members on the design and instruction of a course focusing on business and professional communication.
• Reputation as a high performer with natural ability to mentor others resulted in an invitation to help coach DePaul MBA graduate before a high-stakes investor meeting.
• Consistently earn high student evaluations; specifically recognized for knowledge of subject manner, energetic and engaging teaching style, use of relevant and timely course materials, and ability to connect with and relate to students.

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DePaul University

Teaching Assistant

• Served as a teaching assistant for two classes, Introduction to Human Communication and Intercultural Communication.
• Collaborated with Intercultural Communication professor regarding class assignments, lesson plans, and lecture content. Delivered lectures for three classes during the 10-week quarter.
• Led discussions on organizational communication case studies and videos.
• Commended by full-time faculty for attention to detail and care when assessing student work.

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House of Blues Chicago

Foundation Sales Manager

• Sold memberships to the Foundation Room, a VIP membership club located in the House of Blues. Exceeded departmental sales goals by 126% in the first quarter of 2007.
• Created and executed sales and marketing initiatives and Foundation Room events.
• Trained Foundation Sales Managers from seven major cities.
• After training multiple people with the sales manager training manual, spearheaded a rewrite of the 70-page document to improve effectiveness, readability, and comprehension.

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Ford Estates

Account Manager

• Assisted the senior account manager with the management of the personal, financial and private business affairs for over 20 individuals.
• Compiled monthly financial statements, tracked expenditures on multiple projects, prepared status reports, established and maintained relationships with service providers and community leaders.
• Managed staffing issues at six estates, including payroll, health insurance, and other personnel matters for over 60 employees.

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Detroit Regional Chamber

Manager, Executive Member Relations

• Managed 120+ high-level accounts, including all of the Fortune 500 companies in the greater Detroit region.
• Planned and executed all aspects of events for top membership investors, from setting up logistics and securing speakers to determining agenda content. Exceeded organizational budget goals by increasing event revenue, sales, and sponsorships.
• Worked with departments within the organization to revamp sponsorship packages to ensure members were receiving tangible benefits.
• Known as an expert listener and mediator; called upon to manage conflicts between Chamber departments and members, ensuring member renewals and continuing commitment.

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DePaul University

TESOL Certificate, teaching English to speakers of other languages, pedagogical grammar

DePaul University

MA, Organizational & Multicultural Communication

Bowling Green State University

BSBA, Marketing & International Business

Trenton High School