SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Well organized team player with creative talent in event planning and marketing. Educational background in various digital arts packages and current marketing concepts.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Global Planners, Inc., Hamilton, NJ 11/2013 – 11/2013
Event Management Contractor responsible for assisting national top producers from Merrill Lynch during a four day Advanced Education Symposium in Orlando Florida. Responsibilities including, but not limited to: attendee registration, greeting attendees for each dinner and or cocktail party. Assisted attendees and their families at the Hospitality desk, coordinated departure/transportation for attendees on final day of event.
ReD Worldwide, Edison, NJ 07/2013 – 08/2013
Meeting Planner / Administrative Assistant responsible for planning and executing a week long meeting for 60+ attendees.
Worked closely with employees in London as well the New Jersey office coordinating simultaneous meetings, breakfasts, lunches and
two breaks each day at each location. Duties included working/negotiating with the hotel for meeting space, hotel rooms, food and
beverage, air travel, car transportation, general meeting, logistics and scheduling/agenda support.
BluePrint Healthcare IT, Cranbury, NJ 07/2012 – 11/2012
Marketing Coordinator / Event Planner responsible for supporting and participating in Blueprint’s industry events and conferences
both regionally and nationally as well as coordinating work with Sales team to align marketing strategies. Assisted in preparation of
presentation materials including formatting, printing and binding. Planned meetings, via in person or via WebEx requiring interaction
both internally and externally. Responsible for all aspects of meeting planning, including appropriation of space, meeting agenda, food
and beverage, travel, reservations, and shipping.
New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS), Monmouth Junction, NJ 04/2012
Convention Services / Trade Show Assistant responsible for planning and executing the association’s annual convention with more than 1,000 attendees. Prepared PowerPoint presentations for General Sessions along with editing of program materials. Managed meeting rooms as well as assisted the Director of Medical Education with daily duties as assigned.
MatureHealth Communications LLC, Cranford, NJ 09/2009 – 11/2011
Meetings Manager responsible for assisting in the coordination of multiple annual pharmaceutical conventions consisting of exhibits,
CE-accredited educational sessions, hotel site selection, Food and Beverage, monitoring hotel room block through GroupMAX
(Passkey), faculty travel and logistics, and reconciliation. Coordinated contracting through an RFP process, for the general service
contractors, photographers, lead retrieval, audiovisual companies, and security. Responsible for the coordination of pharmaceutical
advisory board meetings from advisor recruitment to final reconciliation.
The American Cancer Society, Shrewsbury, NJ 06/2008 - 05/2009
Income Development Coordinator responsible for all donations and gifts received in the Jersey Shore region. Supported staff for
logistical and banking aspects of Relay for Life of Monmouth County. Direct support staff for annual Jersey Shore Golf Classic and
all distinguished events. Employee workplace giving coordinator, Jersey Shore Region. Matching gift coordinator. Electronic payment
coordinator for Relay for Life and Golf Classic. Solicit donations and sponsorships from various businesses and constituents.
Advanced Health Media, Bridgewater, NJ 08/2007 – 06/2008
Meeting Planner II responsible for coordinating logistics for Pfizer Health Care speaker-led and Continuing Medical Education
programs in the Midwest Region including working with various venues, professional speakers, hotels, travel agents, and car rental
services. Worked with new company for a seamless transition from one logistics provider to another.
Advogent (formerly Cardinal Health), Piscataway, NJ 03/2005 – 08/2007
Program Coordinator with primary responsibilities for assisting Pfizer Representatives with the logistics of speaker led programs in the Midwest Region. Mentor and trainer for new program coordinators. Assisted in developing new policies and procedures for new hires. Served as liaison for Pfizer representatives regarding venues, speakers, hotels, travel agents, and car services.
Health Care Software, Inc., Farmingdale, NJ 09/2003 – 11/2004
Event Planner / Marketing Coordinator responsible for planning multiple large and small scale tradeshows and special events throughout the year from start to finish. Responsible for advertising placement and marketing concepts for the company and assisting the sales team in producing quality leads through database maintenance, follow up phone calls, and direct mailings.
Jody A. Heiss (page 2)
LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts Degree, May 2001
Digital Art and Multimedia Design, with a concentration in Marketing.
Microsoft Suite (Expert in Excel, Word, and Power Point)
Adobe PhotoShop/Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Publisher, PageMill, Macromedia Director, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks Medical Director, ACT Database, Siebel Systems, EFX system, SignUp4, GroupMAX (Passkey), and the Internet
Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority: Alumni Liaison and Event Coordinator
E-Commerce Institute: E-Commerce Fellow at LaSalle University
LaSalle Branch Out Day, AIDS Walk, M.S. Walk, Homeless Outreach, Annual Walk for Autism, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Crohn's and Colitis Walk, Parkinson’s Walk.
Certified Notary Public for the State of New Jersey
Excellent references available upon request.