Susie Yellin

Freelance Event Planner & Customer Response Freelancer

Location:United States
2 Skills
Susan Yellin
130 West 67th Street, #4C, New York, NY 10023
(212) 579-5441


Village Crown-Esprit Events, New York, NY 2009- present
Catering Sales Manager

•Executed catering sales for social, corporate and philanthropic events
•Developed personalized menus, tasting and proposals for clients as well as facilitated communication before, during and after event to ensure highest level of service
•Served as the on-site logistics manager for an array of diversified events
•Maintained positive relationship with existing accounts as well as solicited & closed new client leads
•Researched new venues and coordinated site inspections with clients

Jewish Home and Hospital, New York, NY 2007-2009
Manhattan Division
Community Relations Consultant

•Transformed volunteer program by updating recreational and social programming for residents
•Responsible for recruiting, coordinating and supporting several hundred volunteers in
the development of cultural, social, family and holiday special events
•Recruited, selected, trained and evaluated volunteer groups and new adult volunteers in coordination with senior management

AMIT, New York, NY 2004 – 2006
Tri-State Special Event & Fundraising Manager

•Successfully revitalized and supervised Tri-state regional events with significant profitability
•Designed, managed and supervised all elements of Spring Recognition & Journal Luncheon
•Served as the on-site event manager including supervising external catering team and staff
•Spearheaded and managed on-site logistics for leadership meetings and trainings
•Researched new venues, coordinated site inspections and negotiated contracts
•Cultivated and solicited donors and prospects

Jewish National Fund, New York, NY 2000 – 2004
Greater New York Region
Campaign Associate

•Planned and executed profitable fundraising events
•Served as the on-site event manager including supervising staff & volunteers
•Successfully authored and developed the JNF Business Networking Group from cold-calling
•Designed and implemented regional components of national phone-a-thon and was responsible for donations, on-site complex technical & programmatic logistics and resolutions
•Researched and secured high profile speakers for donor programs
•Cultivated and solicited donors and prospects

UJA-Federation of New York, New York, NY 1999 – 2000
Entertainment, Media & Communications Division
Development Executive

•Developed and executed professional fundraising events
•Effectively supervised on-site logistics including banquet management staff
•Created and developed the Licensing & Merchandising affinity group from cold-calling
•Recruited, trained and supervised senior leaders in implementing profitable fundraising activities
•Cultivated and solicited new donors and prospects

New York City Department for the Aging, New York, NY 1993 – 1999
Foster Grandparent Program
Field Coordinator

•Successfully initiated, designed and coordinated Spring Recognition Luncheon
•Served as the on-site event manager for all special events
•Instituted and expedited new training seminars for program participants
•Expanded recruitment initiatives and conducted new hire orientation
•Monitored hospitals and agencies for federal compliance

Orion Pictures Corporation, New York, NY 1990 – 1993
Assistant Publicist

•Planned and implemented promotional events for new releases
•Coordinated logistics of special screening and press conferences


Corporate Meetings, New York, NY 2011 - present
On-Site Meeting Manager

•Supervised on-site logistics for corporate & pharmaceutical dinner meetings
•Responsible for site inspection, registering participants, overseeing food & beverage needs, audio
visual management, budget reconciliation and acting as venue/client liaison

IMB Client Center/ Meeting Plus, New York, NY 2011
On-Site Event Manager/Concierge Services

•Assisted with the opening of the new IBM Client Service Center
•Managed on-site logistics and serving as floor manager for client meetings including; registering
guests, audio visual management, food and beverage needs and servicing all clients requests to ensure successful expedition of meetings

Hilton Rye Town, Rye Brook, NY 2004-2006
On- Site Event Manager and Social Director

• Planned and executed an array of creative programs for families and singles
•Integral member of team by supervising on-site logistics and serving as floor manager
ensuring that guests concerns were addressed in an outstanding manner

Passover Resorts/Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach, Florida 2004
Director and On-Site Event Manager

•Completely responsible for managing all components of program for six hundred
guest including; themed dinners, social, recreational, educational and family programs
•Under a complex situated professionally supervised on-site logistics and banquet
management staff and support teams
•Supervised program staff and oversaw execution of all programs
•Maintained an “on the floor” management presence anticipating guest needs
•Served as the damage control specialist ensuring that services exceeded guest expectations


New York University
M.A., Education, Communication and Technology

Yeshiva University/Fashion Institute of Technology
B.A., Communications
Skills (2) Rating
Event Planning
Customer Response