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Contract Special Events Planner in Detroit MI Resume Molly Moons by MollyMoons


Molly Moons is an experienced executive with proven success in special event, sponsorship and marketing programs within Fortune 500 and Non-Profit arenas. She is seeking contract work as a Special Events Planner.

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									                                                        MOLLY A. MOONS
                                                Rochester Hills, MI 48306-4457
                                                       (248) 408-8118

Executive with proven success in special event, sponsorship and marketing programs within Fortune 500 and Non-Profit
                                   Directed 2 international launches for $7.2 billion corporation.
         Handled new identity launch for worldwide employees; integral role in IPO and subsequent merger events.
             Curtailed expenses 18% while delivering outstanding "business theatre" program for $5.1 billion company.
                  Quickly gained reputation for producing unparalleled results within budgetary constraints.

Innovative Professional with track record of leveraging creativity, interpersonal skills and organizational abilities.
       Gained $1.3 million in national media exposure for event while raising $500K for cancer charities.
        - Precedent-setting project enabled all segments of community to contribute to worthwhile cause.
       Spearheaded first-time ever, high-profile event at Detroit's historic Fox Theatre for tier-one automotive supplier.
        - Collaborated with Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Peter Nero to develop innovative customer entertainment program.
       United design executives from Ford, General Motors and Chrysler to recognize history's great automotive designers.
        - This inaugural black-tie fundraising event immediately became an annual tradition.

Client Comments:
              "I respect Molly's work ethic and her ability to deliver results - she's a true pro at what she does."
                                                                      - Mario Andretti, Legendary Race Car Driver

   "Your personal commitment to the level of performance required to produce these meetings and events has always served
   as a strong symbol of our pursuit of excellence in all that we do."
                                                                   - Larry Yost, former Chairman and CEO, ArvinMeritor, Inc

   Clients include: ArvinMeritor, DuPont Automotive, Rockwell International, USA Today Newspaper, General Motors-Cadillac,
   Michelin Tires, Siemens, Studio 54 Nightclub, State of Michigan, TRW, Comcast Cablevision, Cooper Standard, ITT,
   Deloitte & Touche, Harvesting A Cure, Harley-Davidson, SelectCare Insurance, Tenneco and United Technologies.

Business Administration, Northwood University          University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music      Harkness Ballet

                                                   PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Secretary, AUBURN HILLS CHRISTIAN CENTER, Auburn Hills, MI, 2007 to present
       Provide executive support to the Associate Pastor and Youth pastor including event management, database
        management, etc
       Provide receptionist duties and full administrative support for the church office.

Trade Show Manager, SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS, Dearborn, MI 2006 to 2007
       Responsible for all aspects of a 90,000 square foot tradeshow with a $1.6 million budget; team leader of 26.

President and CEO, MOONS EVENT MANAGEMENT, INC., Pontiac, MI, 1991 to 2006
       Built successful, full-service firm managing special events, corporate meetings, and incentive programs for diverse
        Fortune 500 global corporations. Grew to $1.2 million gross revenue.
       Provided strategic management and marketing counsel to core business teams and created thematically unified
        programs in support of corporate message.
       Specialized in the creative conceptualization, thematic development, detailed coordination and implementation of
        customized events, meetings and communication programs for internal and external audiences.
       Developed and managed budgets ranging from five to seven figures.
       Achieved top rankings in recall measurements and honors for customer special events and sponsorships.
       Consistently provided clients with cost savings through carefully targeted, cost-effective programming and
        maximized impact of clients' investments, achieving corporate objectives while minimizing expenses.
Molly A. Moons
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Co-Founder and Producer, HARVESTING A CURE, Dearborn, MI, 1995 to 1996
Harvesting A Cure was a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to produce “The Lincoln-Mercury Amazing Maize
Maze,” a cancer fundraising event that received broad national TV and print exposure ($1.3 million). All professional
services were provided pro bono, and 100% of the net proceeds were directed to four cancer charities.
       Directed strategic planning; market research; sponsorship design, negotiation, sales and execution; sponsor relations;
        charity research; public relations; advertising; volunteer coordination; ticket sales; concessions; etc.

Director, Special Events, EISBRENNER PUBLIC RELATIONS, Troy, MI, 1988 to 1991
       Created, planned and executed customer entertainment events, media-relations activities, client trades show
        participation, etc. for this full-service public relations firm.

Manager of Special Events and Special Projects, FRED SANDERS, INC., Detroit, MI, 1987
Fred Sanders was a 115 year-old confectionery company with 4 product lines.
         Oversaw all corporate sponsorships, including the Detroit Grand Prix "Shower Of Stars" celebrity concerts, Chene
         Park Summer Arts Festival, "Sanders On Ice" at the Michigan State Fair, National Governors Conference.
       Analyzed requests and established priorities for charitable donations, promotional fundraising and corporate
       Managed $200K+ budget and supervised part-time staff of 10. Acted as corporate representative and liaison at
        public and private functions.

Partner, P.M. PRODUCTIONS, New York, NY, 1984 to 1986
P.M Productions was an event management, promotional & management consulting firm.
         Developed, coordinated, implemented and managed the promotion of 5 top New York City nightclubs with
         capacities ranging from 400 - 2,200.
         Negotiated contracts for 50 promotional events annually.
         Designed and developed creative concepts, and produced and distributed promotional materials.
         Generated and maintained mailing list of 76,000 names, and supervised a professional staff of 15.

General Manager, HEARTBREAK, New York, NY, 1981 to 1984
Heartbreak was a top New York City nightclub.
         Managed nightly revenues of $50,000-$100,000, and managed staff of 60.
         Developed and implemented systems for employee management and payroll administration.
         Coordinated and developed budgets for live entertainment and special events.

Professional Ballerina and Choreographer, New York, NY,   1977-1981


(2) Silver Awards, Special Events                          International Association of Business Communicators
“Citizen of the Week” Award                                WWJ Radio Detroit
Partners Executive Committee                               Karmanos Cancer Institute
Past President, Vice President, Director                   Women's Advertising Club of Detroit
“Friends of Vision” Board of Directors                     Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology
"Vision Honored" Event Co-Chair                            Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology
Board of Trustees                                          National Foundation for Ileitis & Colitis
Up and Coming Choreographer of the Year                    New York Magazine

EDUCATION                                                  Northwood University
                                                           Harkness Ballet, NYC
                                                           University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

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