Michelle A. Katz 1425 Venice Boulevard #1 Venice, CA 90291 (323) 919 – 1189
OBJECTIVE: To obtain an empowering position utilizing my strong administrative support expertise, database skills, meticulous attention to detail, organizational ability, empathy, teaching skills, and interpersonal talents. EDUCATION & SUMMARY: - Boston University: Boston, Massachusetts : BA in Political Science specializing in Public Policy, May 2003 Key Courses: Public Policy, Management as a System, Social Psychology, and Economics and Sociology of Inequality and Political Power. - Licensed in Real Estate in addition to being a graduate of the AmeriCorps Jumpstart program, Model United Nations, the Management Action Program, the Real Estate Administrative Professional Course, kaizen training, and diverse learning environments. - Able to set priorities and protocols, handle stressful situations, keep a sense of humor, multitask, and work independently as well as with a team. - Demonstrated excellence in public speaking, interpersonal relation, writing, and mediating skills with participation as a Model United Nations delegate. - Proficient with the entire MS Office Suite, mail merging, QuickBooks, Windows, MACs, and the Internet in addition to maintaining a 65+ WPM average. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Independent Contractor/ Database Architect and Photo Archivist, 2006 to 2009 Creative Engine: Mar Vista, CA - Database development, management and data entry of multiple vehicle national audio/visual mobile installation for Toyota. - Designed photographic database protocol and system for 45,000+ images with unique identifiers allowing for multiple queries. - Photographic scanning and editing, problem shooting of Photoshop program and archival database, and maintenance of data backup. Office Manager and Personal Assistant, 2008 Bonne Bouffe Catering: Venice, CA - Organized and maintained 950+ clients‟ hot lunch accounts, varied correspondence, accounts receivable and payable, sponsorship, and meal ordering. - Created office manual and protocol guide, updated inventory list, streamlined filing systems, and researched business recycling plans. - Researched and Implemented recipe and menu costing, inventory control, purchasing, ordering and nutritional analysis software. - Provided personalized support to owner and family: setting appointments, maintaining family calendars, organizing tax information, transportation, shopping, organizing activities, childcare, and meal preparation. Marketing Director, 2006 to 2007 Asian International Real Estate Expo and Conference: Carson, CA and Manila, Philippines - Promoted a new International Real Estate Conference by using traditional and guerilla marketing techniques to engage 120,000+ individuals in Real Estate and related fields via in-person meeting, trade shows, national association meetings, email, phone and postal mail correspondence. - Developed and coordinated multiple city, state and country marketing tour with Conference Organizer. - Produced publicity and marketing materials for Sponsorship, Advertising, Business meetings, Consumer events, banners, and trade show displays. - Oversaw website development and data management for conference web portal as point of contact between Conference Organizer and Web Developer. Clinic Manager, 2006 Alternative Care Consultants: Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA - Maintained HIPAA protocols performing patient check-in/out, reviewed and requested medical information, data management and office organization. - Marketed clinic effectively at city events, trade fairs, businesses, pharmacies, public venues, and private venues. - Engaged in maximum professionalism with varied personalities to enhance patient satisfaction and clinic management. - Delineated clinic‟s goals, expectations, and needs through respect, candor, tact, and friendliness to the public and professionals. Independent Contractor / Wiki and Tutorial Creator, Publicity and Research, 2006 Besiex: Venice, CA - Outlined, developed, recorded, edited, published, and streamlined video tutorials for a new program release. - Collaborated with independent contractors to build a new web collective: Wiki page development, product research, and page design. - Publicized new programs and web tools to the internet community through internet forums, bulletin boards, blogs, and email blasts. Executive Assistant to Executive Director and Non-Profit Office Manager, 2003 to 2005 Federation of MA Farmers' Markets: Waltham, MA - Assisted the Executive Director in the running of the non-profit organization and facilitation of FMFM‟s relationship with the city, state and public. - Integrated needed protocols for office environment, screened phones, form creation, and maintenance of the Executive Director‟s calendar. - Drafted correspondence, researched programs and funding, A/R and A/P, and evaluated the reimbursement of government funds to farmers. - Enlisted as On-Call Manager of Farmers‟ Markets – in charge of vendor tracking, public safety, publicizing, and being the „face” of the market. - Moderated and participated in discussion of “Fundraising Director” position creation with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. - Contributed, developed with, and consolidated ED, BOD, and public‟s ideas of Fundraising Director‟s goals, duties and responsibilities.