Summary


My experience includes marketing and communications in a manufacturing company and two universities.For the manufacturer, I coordinated major tradeshows and print campaigns specific to particular industries and client types. In the process, I learned Adobe Creative suite, in-person sales techniques and even project estimation and management.

My most recent work centers on a very different kind of product – student development, support and leadership. For the Tuck School of Business MBA program at Dartmouth College, I began as a recruiting assistant who coordinated recruiting events, information sessions and interviews with Fortune 500 companies visiting the campus. For the past 2 years, the Students’ Society of McGill University has been where I’ve managed the communications and publications. It’s further sharpening my experience with managing website content, directing the production and sales of print media and supervising some student staff.

I find that communication technologies are evolving faster that many smaller, worthy organizations can thoughtfully integrate them into a cohesive communications strategy. My upcoming challenge is to find methods to evaluate and implement effectively amidst a climate of short attention spans and information overload.

Experience


Project Consultant

Marietta Drapery & Window Coverings Co.
June 2008 to Current
Marietta, GA, USA

 

  • Oversee the redesign of corporate website in collaboration with developers in GA and Brazil.
  • Estimate projects and liaise with clients.
  • Make maintenance updates to project tracking software remotely via VPN.
  • Design brochures and texture mapped room settings via Photoshop.
  • Administer email accounts for entire organization and web content via WordPress CMS and web host.
  • Edit product pricing spreadsheets with Excel and developed PowerPoint Presentations for sales team.

Communications & Publications Manager

Students’ Society of McGill University
July 2009 to July 2011
Montréal, QC, Canada

 

  • Oversaw communications and publications including website, listservs, handbooks, yearbook and newspaper for student union in collaboration with student body leaders.
  • Supervised student support staff of translators, graphic designers, editors, photographers and web developers.
  • Organized recruiting and interviewing of part-time student staff for the society.
  • Coordinated redevelopment of website to offer more student services including online textbook sales.
  • Negotiated advertising and sponsorship sales in society’s publications and student union building.

Project Manager

Marietta Drapery & Window Coverings Co.
April 2007 to June 2008
Marietta, GA, USA

 

  • Estimated large scale production jobs for clients by reading blueprints, assessing products and considering operating schedules.
  • Managed production, delivery and installation of products totaling $2,000,000 according to clients’ constraints and company’s production schedules.
  • Assisted Marketing and Sales with graphic design, client presentations, product development and software evaluation.  Performed major presentations at Best Western and InterContinental Hotels Group headquarters with VP of Sales.
  • Evaluated ERP software for company-wide implementation.

Recruiting Assistant

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
December 2006 – April 2007
Hanover, NH, USA

 

  • For Career Development Office, coordinated room reservations, audio/visual and catering needs for on-campus recruiting events for MBA students.
  • Welcomed, escorted and provided supporting materials for visiting HR professionals.
  • Posted job listings, event announcements and company recruiting activities on student intranet using HTML, email and campus bulletin boards.

Front Desk Manager

Holiday Inn Express, White River Junction, VT
September 2006 – December 2006
White River Junction, VT

 

  • Managed the front desk during morning check-outs.
  • Performed room reservations and sold meeting room spaces
    to local clients.
  • Took photos and helped set up A/V for meetings

Project Manager

Marietta Drapery Company
December 2005 – July 2006
Marietta, GA USA

 

  • Estimated large scale production jobs for clients by reading blueprints, assessing products and considering operating schedules.
  • Managed production, delivery and installation of products totaling $2,000,000 according to clients’ constraints and company’s production schedules.
  • Assisted Marketing and Sales with graphic design, client presentations, product development and software evaluation.

National Marketing Director

Marietta Drapery Company
June 2003 – December 2005
Marietta, GA, USA

 

  • Coordinated and attended national trade shows.
  • Trained salesmen on products, markets, trade associations and trade shows.
  • Created brand name, logos and marketing materials related to new products.
  • Performed sales presentations for large clients including InterContinental Hotels.
  • Generated leads and distributed to saleforce.
  • Developed campaigns, newsletters, product slicks using Constant Contact & Adobe InDesign.

Education


  • BBA Management – University of Georgia
  • Certificate of Proficiency, French language – Immigration Quebec

 

Expertise


Languages

  • English (Native)
  • French (Intermediate)

IT

  • WordPress
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • MS Office
  • Mac & Windows
  • HTML

Contact


bentleydallas@gmail.com

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