I am interested in refining my knowledge on strategy development for products and businesses. I thrive off analyzing the holistic picture. I like to leverage my interpersonal connections among a cross functional team to provide diversity of thought to maximize the potential of a particular business opportunity. Since, I still...
Associate Brand Manager- Private Brands
Currently, I am an associate brand manager for Lowe’s fastest growing private brands. Prior to accepting my current role, I worked as a commercial lines underwriter at Travelers Insurance. For four years, I managed a $7M book of business in the Washington DC metro area focusing on labor unions, airlines, embassies and commerc...
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Social Media & Marketing Graduate Assistant
September 2010 — May 2012
Promote Belk College of Business Graduate programs & Career Development events through social media platforms in order to spur fall & spring enrollment to meet university metrics.
November 2007 — May 2012
• Worked in three unique Pottery Retail stores throughout the Virginia and North Carolina area.
• Executed Tabletop visuals to ensure the Pottery Barn experience and brand image throughout the store.
• Nominated and named District Catch the Spirit Associate January 2012 by region's store managers.
allen + roth Brand Management Intern
June 2011 — August 2011
•Executed branding strategies for the fastest and largest growing private label at Lowe’s Companies
•Collaborated with Trend & Product Design team to eliminate products from allen + roth portfolio that did not meet overall brand standards.
•Conducted analysis to optimize remaining product portfolio based on sales, margin and turn-rate metrics.
•Developed recommendation for item optimization initiative and presented to senior management team to gain alignmen
Commercial Accounts Insurance Underwriter
June 2006 — February 2010
•Managed a $7M portfolio specializing in labor unions, healthcare, and passenger transportation risks.
•Maintained 97% retention rate on $7M portfolio in comparison to office benchmark of 92%.
•Sustained a 9.7% rate of return on renewal book to local office’s benchmark of 2.5%.
•Recruited for Underwriting Professional Development Program leading to two new hires.
•Developed partnership to recruit local talent from University Partner, Howard University, and local DC high school to prepare students for a career in insurance.
•Wrote embassy and airline “white paper” needed to obtain local authority for the Chantilly office.
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Masters of Business Administration, Marketing
The George Washington University
Bachelor of Busines Administration, Finance & Marketing