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Melissa Jarvis

Melissa Jarvis

Manager, Scientific Conference Programs

American Heart Association

Dallas, TX





American Heart Association

Manager, Scientific Conference Programs

• Manages all aspects of assigned AHA specialty conferences including fundraising, financial management, marketing, volunteer management, program development, publication development and logistics.
• Develops and maintains timelines for internal and external customers to ensure effective execution of AHA goals as they pertain to specialty conferences.
• Leads teams across departments to productively communicate needs across functional areas to ensure tactical plans are implemented with efficiency and within budget constraints.
• Provides strategic leadership for conferences which ensures continued growth related to volunteer engagement and attendee registration.

Career medium 02
Career medium 06

InVentiv Health, Cadent Medical Communications

Account Executive

• Manages high volume of advisory board meetings and directly responsible for all aspects of project including content development, logistics, financial management and client management.
• Works in partnership with client marketing team to ensure feedback from advisory boards informs marketing tactics
• Manages all financial aspects of assigned accounts; oversee annual budget of over one million dollars.
• Supports leadership team in new business tactics and development through slide deck development, research and continued relationship building with clients.


inVentiv Health, The Center Biomedical Continuing Education

Associate Program Manager

• Managed numerous projects simultaneously; including interactive, print projects and live meetings; maintained timelines and oversaw quality control issues.
• Ensured all deadlines were met when accounting for client, vendor, and association variables; demonstrated strong problem solving skills in determining best ways to meet deadlines and budget constraints.
• Revised company policy on cost recapture and led team in implementing policy across departments.
• Managed budget and schedule constraints for interactive and transcription vendors in developing
digital delivery, web portals and on-demand web casts.

Career medium 03

Cornell University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Labor and Industrial Relations