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Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz

Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz

Proposals & Contracts Manager/Team Lead

Arrow Value Recovery

Worthington, OH

Accomplished Marketing and Communications professional with more than 17 years of experience in both large corporate settings, and medium-small businesses. Skilled in creating proposals/RFPs, Public Relations, marketing communication plans, content, social media, events, and internal/external communications, resulting in incr...

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Arrow Value Recovery

Proposals & Contracts Manager/Team Lead

• More than $8 Million in sales via RFP/RFI responses, since creating and managing the current RFP/RFI process as of July 2014.
• Manage all RFP/RFI procedures and activities for the process. The new Proposal process is more effective and productive for the sales team and organization, for both National and International RFPs/RFIs.
• Manage, lead, develop, execute, and track messaging for all RFPs, RFIs, RFQs, and Proposals for company and services.
• Created and maintain sole databank that is utilized for all RFP/RFI responses, sales team information, and one of the main resources for customer and client communications.
• Assist in managing and leading change management communication plans, processes and procedures for company.
• Lead process improvement communication plans and procedures for internal teams and clients.

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R&S Marketing Consultants, LLC.

President/Founder

R&S Marketing Consultants is a marketing consulting partnership that provides experienced marketing, public relations, communications, event management, content creation, strategies, communication plans, and social media to companies in Columbus, OH.
Some current and past clients include: King Gyros Greek Restaurant, Signature Wines, Jekyll & Hyde Salon, Watershed Distillery, ECAD LLC, The Small Business Beanstalk (The SBB) and Techployr.
• Assist with development and implementation of clients’ marketing, social media, media placement, public relations, strategies, marketing research, website content, event management, and communication plans.
• Responsible for managing and hiring of all Account Executives, Consultants, and Interns for the company.
• Increased sales for King Gyros Greek Restaurant by 20% via creation of all public relations/press releases, social media campaigns, collateral, events, and promotions.
• Create and coordinate events and campaigns for clients resulting in increased awareness, new customers, and increased sales.
• Write, Create, and distribute press releases, collateral, and media kits sent to local publications and local media, resulting in promotional articles (The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus CEO, Alive, 614 Magazine, Business First, Columbus Crave, Columbus Monthly, etc.) and on-air news pieces (10TV, ABC6 and Fox 28) for clients.
• Utilize social media on clients’ behalf to increase traffic to websites, grow customer bases, and promote events, resulting in increased sales and visibility.
• Marketing Contractor/Consultant in different roles for Abbott Nutrition, Nationwide Insurance, and Hondros College from May 2010 - December 2011.
• Created Intranet for Nationwide which is currently used by 12 different departments to integrate their communication, and streamline their project management.

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The Ohio State University

Bachelors, Communications

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