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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Objective:   Seek the Position of Travel Trade Organization Executive Director

SUMMARY:   Top notch Travel Trade Organization Executive Director with huge background ensuring overall operations of the Minneapolis Chambers of Commence and operating within approved Chamber policy, business/financial plans, and budget.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Twelve years experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Great ability to interact with people of diverse backgrounds    and interests.
  • Exceptional ability to prioritize and to understand the long-   term implications of complex issues.
  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills, and the    ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Remarkable self-starter with customer service and public    speaking skills.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and related    software, as well as great proficiency in web-based research.

    Professional Experience

    Minneapolis Chambers of Commerce, Minneapolis
    2002 - Present

    Executive Director
    • Assist the Board in developing programs and events to attract new members consistent with established Chamber policy.
    • Develop and maintain an on-going data base on existing members, community organizations, tourism-related businesses, Chamber committees, and media contacts.
    • Coordinate and assist the Board in the design and execution of projects to enhance the community and encourage trade, tourism, and industry in Minneapolis.
    • Responsible for gathering data, writing, publishing and distributing a monthly newsletter.
    • Maintain the Chamber's web site and a community calendar, distributing that information through various means (web site, news media, newsletter, etc.); seek opportunities to add tourism and business events to calendars in magazines and all possible publications and ensure inclusion.
    • Issue press releases, letters to business clients and public officials, and publicity to other Chamber publications.
    • Develop publications, brochures, and promotional literature.
    • Develop and maintain beneficial relationships with other economic development organizations, including the Rainbow County Development Corporation, and city and county government entities.
    • Represent the Chamber at meetings of sister organizations.
    • Schedule and attend meetings of various groups within the business community (including Friends of Rainbow County Leadership) when such meetings involve or affect the purpose and function of the Chamber or related projects to the Chamber.

    Minneapolis Convention & Tourism Corp, Minneapolis
    2000 - 2002

    Media Relations Manager
    • Maintained and built relationships with international, convention and travel trade journalists and editors to continue to position Minneapolis as a premier meetings, events and tour group destination and the organization as a leading expert on a wide range of issues relating to destination marketing and all types of travel.
    • Developed and maintained convention trade and foreign language press kits and materials.
    • Worked with Director of Communications and communications specialist to create and monitor content for online pressroom.
    • Collaborated with Communications Specialist, Director of Communications and department heads to draft content for meeting planner and travel trade e-newsletters.
    • Fulfilled individual trade, meetings/ conventions and international journalist requests including research, fact-checking, trip planning.
    • Proactively contacted journalists to discuss possible story angles and arrange interviews with MCTC representatives.
    • Liaise with Minneapolis Convention Center communications staff to pitch convention trade stories. Coordinated press tours for international groups and individual journalists, including obtaining transportation, accommodations, attraction passes, meals and interviews as needed.
    • Served as host for journalists and as primary point of contact for Capital Region USA partnership, managing PR contracts in the UK and Germany.
    • Wrote press releases, brochure copy, newsletter copy, and other editorial content as assigned.
    • Maintained database of travel writers, editors and related media associates based on interests.
    • Assisted in planning and participated in regular press events to highlight organization's programs and objectives.
    • Participated in media development missions and trade shows as needed.

    Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rainbow County, Minneapolis
    1998 - 2000

    Assistant Convention Sales Manager
    • Solicited and booked prospective new as well as repeat convention and meeting business through comprehensive and professional sales presentations that included personal sales calls, tradeshows, telemarketing, bid book preparation, e-mail and other written correspondence targeted against all national, regional, and corporate markets and clients.
    • Maintained a close and positive working relation with Rainbow hotel partners, convention center and hospitality partners, represented them and worked in tandem with them in a very competitive industry market place.

    Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rainbow County, Minneapolis
    1995 - 1998

    Tourism Sales Coordinator
    • Marketed local tourism opportunities to large-meeting, convention and corporate-driven markets.
    • Developed qualified leads in those markets for consideration by local hoteliers.
    • Monitored business booked or lost in those markets.
    • Provided on-site support for citywide special events.

    Education

    Bachelor's Degree in Travel & Tourism Management
    University of New York (1995)




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