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Patricia Gavin

Freelance Poster Designer & Book Designer

Location:Fort Worth, Texas, United States
2 Skills
(214) 489-0119



Seeking freelance writing opportunities with Beckett Media where I can apply expand my portfolio of features, sports, hobby, news, personality and hospitalityarticles with my education and experience in continuing education, advertising, media, strategic public relations and campaign planning.

MBA, eCommerce, Hospitality Management, Human Resources
Keller Graduate School of Management, Irving, Texas

BA, Communications, Magna *** Laude, Magna *** Laude
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California


President/Independent Consultant, Disney Institute (9/03-Present)
Scrimp, LLC, 3532 Routh Street, Dallas, Texas 75219
(214) 489-0119; Independent Contractor Agreement; Disney Institute, 375 Buena Vista Drive, Team Disney Building, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 - Mailing Address: PO BOX 10000, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-1000
Telephone (407) 934-7215; Salary $720,000 – 3 Seminars
Supervisor - Paula Keane/Michel Feldman, Attorney for Disney Institute
-Independent contract with Disney Institute to market seminars for continuing education credits for human resource, CPA and health professionals in leadership, brand loyalty and service
-Marketed continuing education programs for Disney Institute to include leadership, brand loyalty and service seminars for human resource, health professional and CPA continuing education certification
-Developed website, branding and collateral materials to facilitate registration for accredited programming and due diligence of contract terms and conditions
-Coordinated hospitality component of program to facilitate Disney Institute messages and branding program.
-Grant writing for Arkema Plexiglas grant for artists portraits for New Orleans Habitat for Humanity Musician’s Village – donated painting for 501(c)3 post Hurricane Katrina
-Jazz Etcetera Exhibition – Special event to increase retail sales in wake of British Petroleum spill
-Wrote feature articles for hospitality and travel industry for online publication
-Organized public art installations for commercial spaces and special events with Social Media
-Cataloged New Orleans artists work to sell reproductions and raise additional support

Franchise Development/Financial Consultant (9/06-Present)
Lovingood Brokerage, 1830 Lakecrest Circle, Carrollton, Texas 75 006
(214) 601-0172; Salary - $250,000-$350,106.80 - Independent Contractor Agreement
-Developed hotel franchise opportunity for the historic Dallas Grand Hotel/Library
-Developed contract and cash flow models and managed due diligence process
-Developed presentations for Hilton Franchise Development Waldorf Astoria to green light development as 5-star hotel under the Hilton franchise program.
-Drafted correspondence and contracts for purchase and sale of the property.

Flight Attendant
Northwest Airlines, 2700 Lone Oak Pkwy, Eagan, Minnesota 55121 (05/05-01/06)
Telephone: 800-225-2525, Salary - $10,000, $3,000/month - Nancy Price– Human Resources
-Licensed as a flight attendant in DC-10, 727, 757 and 777
-Hired as Reserve flight attendant in anticipation of labor strike
-Completed FAA Certification in multiple airframes
-Trained in CPR and basic emergency procedures to include water emergency water evacuation
-Completed training in anticipation of strike operations; released with Hurricane Katrina Bankruptcy filing and merger with Delta Airlines

Financial Advisor (03/02-05/05)
Merrill Lynch, 600 E. Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, Texas 75069
Telephone (972) 869-3800; Salary $55,000 plus bonus; Supervisor - Kenneth Kelle
-Licensed SEC Series 7 and 66 and Insurance Group 1
-Marketed Total Merrill Banking product launch with financial plans, 401k plans, Roth IRAs, mortgages, securities, annuities and related products
-Marketed long-term care, life, health and disability insurance and MetLife products
-Developed online financial planning programs; completed Certified Financial Manager (CFM)
-Interfaced with financial media and nonprofit educational organizations to promote financial
Literacy and seminars on charitable lead trusts

Adjunct Faculty and English Instructor (03/01-03/02)
DeVry Institute of Technology, 4800 Regents Blvd, Irving, Texas 75069
Telephone: (972) 929-6777; $30/hr; Supervisor - Dr. Emily Kassing Smith
-Taught English, Business Communications and Technical Writing
-Scheduled guest speakers from industry to discuss technical writing and business applications
-Proofed student papers and developed assessment tools.

Media Relations Manager (7/00-2/01)
Excel Communications, Dallas, 8750 Central Expwy, #1500 Dallas, Texas 75243
Telephone: (972)-863-8000; Salary $55,000; Supervisor - Kenneth Kracmer
-Managed complaints and responded to press queries and Attorney General complaints
-Reviewed all news release and web-released matter for security, accuracy, policy, propriety
-Developed feature articles for sales associates and collateral and feature publication
-Developed employee communications and global product launch for direct selling network
-Staffed cross-functional teams international and Spanish-speaking markets/product launch
-Managed employee communications for Bell Canada merger and responded to analyst queries
-Prepared and provided media training to staff officers appearing in the media

Lecturer, Strategic Public Relations (8/99-5/00)
University of Texas, Arlington,
Box 19107, 700 W. Greek Row, 118 Fine Arts Bldg, Arlington, Texas 76019-0107
Telephone: (817) 272-2163: Salary $30/hr; Supervisor - Dr. Karen McCallum (Retired)
-Instructed graduating seniors in basic strategic public relations campaign planning
-Supervised public relations and award-winning campaigns for National Center for Nonprofit Management & Arlington Art Museum
-Developed curriculum and assessment tools for evaluation
-Developed presentation materials and provided student guidance in career development

Publicist (3/98-7/98)
Davenport Films, 11324 Pearl, Delaplane, Virginia
Telephone: (540) 592-3701; $30/hour; Supervisor – Tom Davenport
-Andrew Carnegie Award Winning Children’s Film “Willa” Kennedy Center Premiere
-Media Relations for Annual American Library Association Conference
-Developed press materials for national trade show and children’s press

Public Affairs Officer, Capt, US Air Force (Inactive) (1985-1998)
Headquarters, Public Affairs, US Air Force Reserve, Robins AFB, Georgia
Telephone: (478) 327-1759; Supervisor – Pamela Nault Thompson (Secret Service Info)
-Taught 21 blocks journalism instruction and managed advertising budget and newspaper staff
-Juried broadcast, print and photojournalism awards for Department of Defense post Gulf War
-Managed advertising and promotions budget for US Air Force Recruiting Service
-Developed metrics for tracking effectiveness of advertising and promotion budget to correlate effectiveness of expenditures with Promotions Plan to attain retention and recruitment objectives
-Supervised broadcast and print staff for B-52/KC-135 aerial refueling units
-Hosted band, special flyover events, open house, stadium enlistment ceremonies and DV tours
-Monitored press clippings and conducted media and community relations training for staff


Public Affairs Officer, Capt, US Air Force (Inactive) (3/97-Present)
Headquarters USAF Reserve/Public Affairs
122nd Second Street, Robins AFB, Georgia 31098
Telephone: (498) 327-1759, Supervisor: Pamela Nault Thompson (Secret Service)

Press Officer, Headquarters, Public Affairs (2/96-3/97)
US Air Force Reserve, Robins AFB, Georgia
-Staffed press queries, commander interviews, band requests
-Trained Reserve public affairs officers at Fort Meade, Maryland
-Managed press clippings and distributed to Reserve Headquarters directorates

Reserve Public Affairs Officer (9/95-2/96)
42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
Supervisor: Captain Robert Gonzalez, Additional Rater: General Thomas Waskow
-Staffed media queries; wrote news releases; managed band appearances
-Staffed Air Command and Staff College exercises
-Supervised newspaper staff and editorial policies

Inactive – Records Correction (6/92-9/95)
Editor/Proofreader, Indiana Legislature, Bill Drafting Division (9/92-4/93)
State Capitol, Indianapolis, Indiana
(Military Spouse – Reese AFB, Texas) (4/93-9/95)

Journalism Professor (8/89-6/92)
Department of Defense Information School
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana
Supervisor: GS 12 Susan Hall, USA Lt Colonel James Eldridge
Rater: USAF Colonel Kristin Wells
Additional Rater: Honorable Pete Williams
-Taught journalism (21 blocks of instruction) managed ad budget and newspaper staff
-Juried broadcast, print and photojournalism awards for Department of Defense
-Instructed public affairs staff officers in Media Relations, Community Relations and Employee Relations (Newspaper/Broadcast Operations)

Advertising and Promotions Officer (8/87-8/89)
3554th US Air Force Recruiting Squadron
Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan
Supervisor: Colonel Thomas Callahan, USAF, POW
-Managed special events to include band, enlistment and stadium fly over requests
-Managed advertising and promotions budget for US Air Force Recruiting Service to include print
-Interviewed applicants to develop internal policies and procedures governing programs to include inbound assignments, certification of military qualifications, assignment eligibility and in-processing personnel
-Apply basic principles, provisions, laws, regulations, practices and techniques of military assignments staffing and recruitment of technical, nontechnical officers and health professionals
-Developed plans to allocate available resources by providing input on priorities and identification of critical requirements to include Center of Influence funds and advertising resources
-Advised and counseled commander, resource managers, supervisors and employees on a wide range of military personnel issues
-Reviewed base, training and or staff manning requirements to determine entitlement levels for a given career field and reported weekly and coordinated quarterly Promotions Plan with staff officers
-Provided military personnel advisory services to commanders and staff on All Personnel Employment Programs with weekly staff and written reports, news releases staff summary sheets, talking papers, white papers, speeches, Questions and Answers and written recommendations
-Provided advisory services to employees and management on military personnel issues; and interpreting, explaining and implementing military personnel regulations and process orally and in writing.
-Ensured broad knowledge of all major organizations and command relationships.
-Completed Air Force Recruiting Services training at Military Personnel Center, San Antonio, Texas

Deputy Chief, Public Affairs (2/85-8/87)
379th Bombardment Wing, Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan
Supervisor: Lt Col Paul Birchak, Captain Roger Davis
-Trained as a public affairs officer
-Supervised radio and newspaper operations and special events coordination for air shows, bands, distinguished visitor tours, community events and base-community relations meetings
-Attended Public Affairs Supervisor Course 3/86-5/86
-Staffed environmental and media queries on variety of issues including personnel, deaths on base, accidents/injuries, noise and environmental encroachment complaints and sensitive questions for nuclear capable flying wing and aerial refueling wing in Strategic Air Command.
-Maintained self inspection IG program


Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In)
Internet Literate
Web design skills
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PageMaker
French, Second Language
SEC Series 7 and 66
Insurance Group 1
Flight Attendant FAA Certified
Oil Painting
Journalism/Writing Skills
Editorial, Sports, Feature and News Writing
Speech Writing
Recipient of Lance Armstrong Scholarship
Financial Skills and Budgeting
Media Buying/Advertising Planning

Skills (2) Rating
Poster Design
Book Design