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Suzanne Sinatra

Suzanne Sinatra

Freelance Event Planner

Seeking Opportunity

New York, NY

I am a seasoned composer of awakening attendees’ imaginations, senses and mind as well as engage stakeholders to believe in the endless possibilities to reaching their customers. My goal is to save your company time, money and stress by managing your event and allowing you to focus on what you do best: running your business. ...

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Be a Senior Event Planner for a top echelon brand company in New York City.
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Independent Event Consulting

Event Planning Consultant

Deliver high-profile high-level account management, event and meeting strategy and execution expertise to clients across many industries. Complete list of assignments below:

• Telx (2013 & 2012)
• IEEE (Speaker) (August 2013)
• LG Electronics in collaboration with PowerPact (6/2013 - 10/2013)
• UBS (3/2013 - 6/2013)
• New York City Mayor's Office - Bloomberg Administration (2/2013 - 3/2013)
• Step Up Women Network 15th Annual Gala (10/2012 - 11/2012)
• Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones (1/2012 - 5/2012)
• Bloomberg LP (10/2011- 11/2011)
• Medical Exchange International (5/2011 - 6/2011)
• Pfizer in collaboration with PlannerNet (2/2011 - 4/2011)

Career

Meetings Education Group

Principal and Lead Instructor

• Built and taught six eight-week courses to prepare students for the Certified Meeting Professional exam.
• Boosted attendance 50% by leveraging social media websites LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
• Facilitated course at two national conferences for Professional Convention Management Association.
• Co-Editor for PCMA’s online content and training manuals for CMP facilitators and students.

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SourceMedia

Event Manager

• Project Manager for 11 annual conferences each with a tradeshow component hosting 10 - 75 sponsors.
• P&L accountability up to $550K. Achieved 100% accuracy in meeting budgetary targets.
• Partnered cross functionally with Marketing, Sales, Programming, and Customer Service.
• Headed request for proposal (RFP) process and negotiated over 200 venue and vendor contracts.
• Devised qualitative and quantitative benchmarks by analyzing post-event budgets, reports and surveys.
• Fulfilled sponsorship contractual obligations through brand positioning and premiums conception.
• Planned the 2008 Deal of the Year awards gala dinner.

Career

Gray Consulting International Meetings and Incentives

Meeting Coordinator

• Executed pre, during, and post-medical meeting logistics.
• Coordinated air and ground transportation, A/V, food and beverage requirements, attendee correspondence and registration.

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MRINetwork

Meeting Coordinator

• Planned events in the U.S., Canada and several state members of the European Union.
• Conducted monthly expense and cost saving analyses that resulted in a $5,500 savings.
• Saved $10,000 in annual meeting costs by booking an alternative training facility.

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Toronto Congress Centre

Meeting Coordinator

• Provided administrative support to the senior executive team, event managers, and other internal departments.

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Credit Suisse

Junior Analyst

• Created client presentations and pitch books for M&A and IPO deals.
• Performed financial and statistical analyses.
• Conducted industry research.
• Evaluated and interpreted financial statements across multiple divisions and regions.
• Built reports and presentations for senior management.

Career

Dallas Baptist University

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Major: Interdisciplinary Studies, Minor: Communications

New York University

Certificate, Meeting, Conference and Event Management

Humber College

Associate of Arts (A.A.), Fashion Arts - Promotions and Special Event Management