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Michelle Burke

Michelle Burke

Events Coordinator

Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC)

Atlanta, Other

I'm Michelle. A highly motivated, wildly passionate, self starter in the Meeting and Event Planning industry. Combining my years of event/meeting planning with my avid record for getting things done, all while stopping to smell the roses and pay keen attention to detail... I've created a life and career I'm proud of. My inter...

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"When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try to treat the world a little better than it treated you." "Surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you."
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Events, design, coffee, my Goldendoodle, Lou, letterpress stationary, a hand made floral arrangement, sequin tablecloths and champagne.

Event Designer for Special Events
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Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC)

Events Coordinator

As the Events Coordinator with IAMC, I work alongside the Director of Meetings & Event Planning in all phases of meeting planning and execution including research/site visits and selection, negotiations, planning and final on-site execution of all meetings and events for IAMC

Tasks involved in this position are not limited to, but include:
-Manage projects within approved budget plans

- Work with hotels and off-site venues to coordinate BEOs

-Work with hotels to coordinate and manage hotel room block

-Prepare weekly room pickup reports

-Prepare and deliver communication to Board of Directors, Staff and VIPs

-Order and prepare all AV needs for events

-Source and order promotional items for Sponsors

-Prepare the Post Forum Reports

-Act as the Staff Liaison for the Volunteer Service Project: lead and conduct all committee calls, plan and implement the volunteer project in the host city, and perform any duties that arise within the committee as necessary

-Act as the Staff Liaison for the Connect! Committee: lead and conduct all committee calls, plan and implement the workshop in the host city, and perform any duties that arise within the committee as necessary

Career

Q&A Events

Contract Event Assistant

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USMotivation

Account Coordinator in Travel Operations

During my tenure with USMotivation, I was responsible for managing the following within the Travel Operations Department:

-Traveled onsite as needed to produce Travel Inventive and Meeting programs and work with onsite travel staff and hotel/resort staff to execute events on a daily basis.
-Worked with Account Manager to develop and produce Travel Incentive and Meeting programs with leading national companies.
-Provided total customer service to our client and their participants.
-Provided client with unique and creative ideas to assist in program management and participant experience.
-Partnered with hotel and DMC’s to create a seamless Incentive and/or Meeting program for client.
-Coordinated air travel, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and activities for participants and VIPs.
-Created and produced all reports needed by client, participants, partner vendors, USM team and USM travel staff.
-Managed vendor contractual guarantees.
-Created and maintain program databases and participant enrollment.
-Created and produced all program mailings for participants and on-site travel staff.
-Coordinated and managed client products and signage.
-Prepared and sent all supplies to on-site staff.

Career

National MS Society

Special Events Logistics Intern

As the Special Events Logistics Intern at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Georgia Chapter, I was responsible for assisting the Special Events Manager in every event occurs.

Throughout my internship, I worked primarily on two fall events: Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride and Muckruckus MS. My responsibilities included, but were not limited to the following:

-Assist with the creation of Bike MS route
-Secure break points along the route
-Attend meetings with vendors and site contacts
-Assist with the creation of various manuals
-Keep budget book updated
-Assist with logistics for Muckruckus
-Attend meetings with partner event companies
-Write donation request letters/grants
-Campaign planning for future events
-Assist with the creation of future budgets

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SpectrumPR

Student Public Relations Practitioner

SpectrumPR is a student based PR agency through PRSSA at Georgia College. Spectrum is unique because it takes on real-life clients from the Georgia College campus and Milledgeville Community.

While working with SpectrumPR, I worked on two special events: Survivors in Pink, a tribute event to all of the breast cancer survivors in the Baldwin Co. area and Evening in Excellence, an event dedicated to young at risk women who have achieved excellence through their faith.

Through working on these events and with SpectrumPR during my undergraduate education, I gained vast experience in the following:
-Strategic planning
-Media relations
-Community relations
-Team building
-Creative special event planning
-Event Design

Career

Amici Italian Cafe

Waitress/Bartender

Maintained an upbeat atmosphere by serving customers wholeheartedly.

Utilized communication skills to better serve customers.

Reliable and responsible employee taking on leadership to train various other employees.

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GCTV

Student Public Relations Practitioner

Responsible for keeping the Georgia College campus connected and informed about GCTV.

Promotion for GCTV:
-Managing social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook.
-Designing flyers and handouts to post throughout campus.
-Conduct research about campus awareness of GCTV.
- Act as media relations liaison between various other student media.

Career

WGUR

Student Public Relations Practitioner

Worked on a team of five members to promote the Georgia College student run radio station, WGUR 88.9.

Promotion for WGUR:
-Designed and implemented two special events throughout the course of the semester to increase awareness and number of listeners.
-Designed flyers and promotional material to promote special events.
-Managed Twitter account.
-Acted as public relations liaison between other student media organizations.

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Career
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Miller's Ale House

Hostess/Waitress

Learned the importance of teamwork through job experience.

Learned to work effectively under high stress situations and manage my time wisely.

Flexible when it comes to unforeseen situations and demands due to experience in the ever-evolving service industry.

Career

Child Care

Nanny

Georgia College and State University

Mass Communication, Public Relations

Milton High School

Study Abroad