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Director

Media, PA

About Me

Industry:

Marketing & Advertising

Occupation:

Director

Highlights:

Consummate professional with 20 years of diverse experience with particular expertise in special events, development , volunteer boards, and donor relations. EXPERIENCE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Associate Director, Alumni Relations (2002 to present) Responsible for all outreach programs to more than 220,000 alumni in major metropolitan areas of the United States. Programs include educational seminars, football and basketball regional receptions, corporate alumni receptions, political initiatives, reunions, school/college based events. Manage more than 50 volunteers on two boards with several committees. Supervise Homecoming/Parents Weekend, Gallery of Success recognition program, professional developments programs, and Legacy program. Assist with 25th and 50th Reunions, Founders Weekend, General Alumni Association Committees, donor recognition events and graduation. Oversee the Young Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Association. Selected Accomplishements: Recruited students to form the first Student Alumni Association to act as student ambassadors at university and major donor events. Re-vamped the Young Alumni Association and created new programs and events geared toward professional development. Created first Legacy Parents Program originating from orientation through graduation. Instrumental in structuring the alumni on-line community and web pages. Successfully recruited key faculty members to present educational programs to donors throughout the country. Developed new alumni recognition program to honor two successful alumni from each of 17 schools and colleges. TEMPLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE, Philadelphia, PA: (Formerly Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine) (1998 to 2002) Director of DevelopmentManage Office of Institutional Advancement in areas of major gifting, planned giving special events, alumni relations, annual giving, donor relations, promotions and public relations. Responsible for alumni, donor and employee publications. Oversee activities of volunteer Alumni Board including strategic planning, board meetings, events and projects. Selected Accomplishments: Successfully created new Alumni Association with more than 50 active members after years of inactivity. Devised operational plan after Temple merger which included a series of events for alumni, students, faculty and staff to help ease the conversion process. Deborah Cornell Naughton........................................................................................................................................Page 2 Utilized new Dean for solicitation program which resulted in new donors Conducted most successful golf tournament to date raising more than $30,000 for the Foot and Ankle Institute DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA (1995-1997) Executive Director of Alumni RelationsResponsible for administering alumni programs including alumni clubs, reunion activities, merchandise offerings, publications, affinity card, and an alumni volunteer network. Served over 65,000 alumni encompassing six colleges granting undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Coordinated activities, programs and events for the General Alumni Association's seven national clubs and eight constituency groups. Served on President's Inauguration Committee, Convocation Committee, Employee Special Events Committee, and Commencement Committee. Selected Accomplishments: Recruited nearly 200 alumni volunteers to serve as ambassadors for the admissions recruiting program. Developed Strategic Plan for Board of Governors resulting in greater participation in alumni activities and fund raising. Attained highest reunion attendance in more than five years. Involved alumni in nearly 60 new programs and events involving student life, athletics, career management, and the corporate community. Implemented Alumni Home Page and added more than 5,000 e-mail addresses on-line. Planned largest golf tournament for Athletics department and sports alumni. HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA (1991-1995) Director, Alumni/Constituent Relations and Annual Giving Planned and managed alumni and constituent programs including board development and support, special events, reunions, and strategies for three allied health schools. Responsible for annual giving programs encompassing a sophisticated phonathon campaign, direct mail and personal solicitations.Served as a liaison to Provost and Deans on alumni and annual fund issues, and served on the University's Commencement and Parents and Partners Day Committees. Supervised three person staff and managed $300,000 departmental budget. Selected Accomplishments: Increased annual giving for School of Medicine from 18% to 26%. Tripled School of Medicine reunion attendance. Successfully merged two volunteer boards. Conducted several successful black tie galas for Heart Institute. Deborah Cornell Naughton..............................................................................................................................................Page 3 ERIC SHUSTER COMPANY, Narberth, PA (1989-1991) Client Services ManagerManaged advertising, public relations, marketing and special events for real estate firms, developers, hotels and retail clients. Wrote press releases, developed and placed articles in magazines, trade journals and newspapers; and produced media block schedules. Coordinated grand openings, radio contests, and marketing surveys.EWING COLE CHERRY PARSKY, Philadelphia. PA (1987 - 1989) Marketing Services ManagerCreated promotional materials, project portfolio fact sheets and brochures for proposals, sales presentations and trade shows. Responsible for graphic support materials, direct mail program, and client tracking system. Prepared all government qualifying forms, monthly marketing report, and in-house client presentations.DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA (1983 - 1987) Assistant Director, Alumni RelationsAccountable to the Alumni Board of Governors for managing outreach program serving 45,000 alumni which included reunions, local and national events, international tours, direct mail marketing and merchandising, publications and brochures. Created Alumni Career Network and alumni events hotline. Established first direct mail bookstore catalog and affinity card program.LAWRENCE S. WILLIAMS, INC., Upper Darby, PA (1982 - 1983) RepresentativeResponsible for inside and outside sales, customer service, proposals, and quotations for architectural photography firm.

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Google Ritz Carlton Companies who care about customers and employees
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Media, PA

Major Responsibilities

Event planner Creative thinking

Work Experiences

3/1998 - Present

(private)

Manager


7/1995 - 2/1998

Drexel Universtiy

Director / VP


3/1991 - 6/1995

Hahnemann University

Manager


Education

1982

Bachelor Degree

Business

  • Marketing

Skills

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