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Leslie Canter

Leslie Canter

Events Coordinator

Rogue Running

Event Planner, Editor, Writer

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Freelance Writing and Editorial Services

Editor

-Review, revise and edit MBA, MPP/MPA applications, resumes, and essays
-Specializing in international applicants and English as a Second Language essays

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Rogue Running

Events Coordinator

•Propose, plan, and implement results-oriented events and marketing calendar for 2014.
•Organize, manage, and coordinate four to six in store promotional events per month, including motivational speakers, gear tests, adventure races, meals, and parties. Events generally draw between 20-300 guests, depending on the availability and space capacity.
•Craft creative promotional copy for use on social media, email, and printed promotional materials.
•Negotiate and arrange event details, including food and beverages, order supplies, audiovisual equipment, and decor.
•Aggressively gather information on each project to achieve quality event productions.
•Liaise with client base of over 1,000 individuals in order to provide quality service and maintain customer relationships.
•Represent the Company as liaison with vendors, partners, and affiliates on event-related matters. Relationship include: Moving Comfort, Pearl Izumi, Craft, Karhu, Adidas, Power Bar, Whole Foods
•Assist with managing on-site production and clean up for events as necessary.

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Bridges to Burma

Founder, Principal Designer

• Founded international aid organization focused on disaster relief and educational support in rural Burma, particularly the Lower Irrawaddy Division
•Fundraised $16K for first construction project, traveled to Shan Kwin Gyi village to assist in construction and teach English to roughly 150 students
•Coordinated with Foreign Service Officers at the United States Embassy Rangoon for special access to Restricted Zones
•Spoke at private event and organized fundraiser benefits, including film screenings, seminars and parties to raise funds and awareness for education in developing countries; won Campus Life Award and Grant at Pitzer College in 2010
•Developed and designed two seasons of women’s ready-to-wear clothing for private sale at the price points between $300 and $500, with profits benefiting Bridges to Burma; Designs featured at St. Stephens School Benefit Gala 2008

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Tugg, Inc

Outreach Coordinator

•Managed accounts for client corporations and nonprofits including: American Association of University Women, Autism Speaks, Dove Foundation, Interfaith Power and Light, Sierra Club
•Identified target interest groups and developed 3-month outreach strategies for clients
•Developed, created and distributed promotional information for 3-10 key campaigns, made between 30-40 sales phone calls per day
•Designed and coordinated the company Internship program; managed a team of 5 undergraduate students
•Represented the Company at conventions and public events, including the AAUW Convention in New Orleans
•Filmmaker Review “Umar Riaz, LAST REMARKS” published on Company website

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Buckeye Pictures

Location Coordinator, "Untitled Terrence Malick Project V"

•Managed daily operations of 6 person project team comprised of peers and independent contractors involved in possible filming locations for PROJECT V, including city-owned and private properties, construction sites and music festivals
•Managed and organized legal paperwork and liability concerns for 156 unique locations in and around Austin, TX
•Served as liaison between PROJECT V cast and crew and property owners; attended and led meetings with city officials and community leaders including: Women’s Symphony League, Austin ISD, Stratus Properties/W Hotel, City of Austin
•Monitored team’s productivity; managed 2 interns

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The Student Life Newspaper

Sports Assignment Editor

• Managed a team of ten Staff writers covering Sports beats; researched and assigned coverage and special-interest stories
• Wrote Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field features
• Covered weekly news stories and special-interest pieces, with features including: Pomona College • • Board of Trustees interviews and profiles and date rape on campus

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Interscope Records

Marketing and Publicity Intern

• Prepared press kits for high profile artists, developed streamlined system for Kit publication and QC
• Handled artists at red carpet events and tapings
• Crafted releases and wrote artist bios for publication, including Destinee & Paris, Greyson Chance

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We Women Foundation

Development Intern

• Directed and wrote Dutch scholarship organization webpage
• Composed marketing packets and promotional material
• Interviewed and profiled scholarship candidates

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Pitzer College

Philosophy

New York University

Philosophy

St. Stephen's Episcopal School