Vanessa Landry

Freelance Interior Designer & Creative Writer

Location:Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
Phone: 703 499-9159
2 Skills
Vanessa A. Landry
13615 Garfield Place, #301
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 499-9159
Clearance: Secret

With over 12 years of experience as an Office Manager/Executive Assistant, my goal is to provide superior expertise and initiative as an Executive Assistant for a reputed company.


Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) 3/1999 to 8/2011
Admin Assistant / Office Manager Alexandria, VA

Previous duties consisted of assisting with expense reports and/or travel requests, ordering and taking inventory of office supplies, and ordering equipment repairs. In addition, daily tasks included being a Time Charging Administrator (TCA) and assistant to the division manager, multiple program managers, and a team of system engineers. Directed the smooth transition of current division within SAIC, which decreased from 59 to 34 employees, in an efficient and effective manner. Handled the acquisition of four build-outs within a twelve year period and also oversaw the removal of an outdated phone system and conversion to a technically-complex new phone system. Furthermore, various types of experience have been obtained in personnel management, bookkeeping, customer relations and troubleshooting of faulty equipment, along with the following:
• Proven problem-solving, analytical, and creative thinking skills in a complex environment.
• Excellent interpersonal skills as well as oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to function in a large-sized company environment with a do-whatever-it-takes attitude.
• Strong technical insight and capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Acted as liaison between government customers, on-site and field personnel covering Fairfax, VA, Pentagon, VA Beach and Florida locations (i.e., for official and customer contract needs).
• Followed-up on progress of assignments for completion (i.e., purchase requisitions, maintenance requests, and purchasing card reporting) and re-assigned as necessary.
• Provided daily administrative support, such as calendar management, escorting visitors, scheduling meetings and conference rooms, preparation of meeting materials, preparing travel arrangements, and scanning/faxing/mailing of correspondence letters.
• Assisted with the processing of payment requisitions, travel expenses, and financial reporting demands.
• Ability to gather data to assist in the preparation of documents and reports.
• Directed all aspects of billing, such as managing Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables general ledger postings, and payroll processing.
• Optimized bookkeeping efficiency with procurement department.
• Organized the details of special events.
• Trained office staff on office policies and procedures, such as expense report processing, travel arrangement requests, P-Card purchasing, ordering process and other items that needed attention according to company policy and procedures.

Initial Staffing Services (Talent Tree) 7/1996 to 3/1999
Administrative Assistant Arlington, VA
Edited draft communications to create professional documents. Established and maintained files for various subjects and personnel. Composed documents and memos and performed other duties as assigned by various companies.

Advantage Staffing Services 9/1995 to 8/1998
Administrative Assistant Falls Church, VA
Edited draft communications to create professional documents. Established and maintained files for various subjects and personnel. Composed documents and memos and performed other duties as assigned by various companies.

One Management Inc. / Northwest Elevator, Inc. 8/1992 to 10/1993
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant to Regional Manager
Washington, DC
Developed draft communications transforming them into final documents. Processed weekly and monthly invoices using Lotus 1-2-3. Acted as sole liaison between company and clients. Reduced delinquent account receivables balance by 30% within a 60 day period and completed other duties as required.

Realty Management Associates, Inc. 8/1990 – 8/1992
Administrative Assistant / Office Manager to President and Executive Vice President
Herndon, Virginia
Edited draft communications to create professional documents. Established and maintained files for properties and personnel. Called for maintenance repairs on all office equipment and maintained inventory of supplies. Requested information as needed from vendors for billing purposes. Finalized unemployment paperwork and coordinated exit packets for employees. Scheduled travel arrangements and completed preparations for meetings.

Maguire Group, Inc. 6/1989 – 8/1990
Senior Word Processor/Administrative Assistant to Vice President Arlington, VA
Edited draft communications for distribution to public authority, contractors and regional personnel. Established files for structural projects, typed monthly reports for projects being completed along with monthly invoices. Determined and formatted designs for financial material. Assisted Primavera Specialist in numerous projects.

National Housing Partnership (NHP) 3/1987 – 5/ 1989
Word Processor II/Admin. Assistant to Sr. Vice President and Divisional Vice President
Reston, Virginia
Created professional authority documents for database building, maintenance and distribution to public authority and/or district and regional personnel. Prioritized on a weekly basis payment selection for over one hundred properties by determining future cash flow forecasts and requirements.

Entrepreneur – Home Child Care Youth Program 4/1985 – 3/1987
CEO Home Office
Duties included maintaining the company’s budget, such as Accounts Receivable/Payable, and leading/participating in child development activities.

7/2006 to Present - Author
Wrote and published first book entitled “An Invitation to My Heart by Vanessa Landry” in July 2006. Since the publishing of my manuscript, I have participated in public recitals, public speaking, and book signings.

2010 Associate of Arts, Theological Studies
Trinity College
Newburg, Indiana

Nov. 1995 Certificate, Small Business Administration -Phase I, Phase II & Phase III
Howard University - Washington, DC
Spring 1995 Business Management - Northern Virginia Community College
Campus in Alexandria, Virginia
1981 -1983 Liberal Arts Requirements - University of the District of Columbia

Seminars completed:
• How to Supervise People – 1/04 – (.6 Credit Hours)
• Management Skills for Secretaries, Administrative Assistants & Other Office Professionals – 2/02 – (.6 Credit Hours)
• How to Handle People with Tact and Skill – 4/00 – (.6 Credit Hours)

• Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Cost Point, Ariba Procurement System
• Typing: 65wpm
• Planning and Scheduling
• Written Communication
• Customer Service
• Interoffice Communication
• Telephone Reception
• Purchasing

Lisa Caccamo – (571) 241-0752
Gayle Coles – (703) 253-1965
Bill Hutto – (571) 319-8368
Skills (2) Rating
Interior Design
Creative Writing