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					                                       REBECCA KNAPP, MBA
                                 15644 Bernardo Center Drive, #401 ~ San Diego, CA 92127
                                     (858) 952-4529 ~

   To employ my business savvy and passion for lifelong learning to equip students with the skills, abilities,
   self-discipline and confidence they will need to make a positive contribution to the world, while differentiating
   the learning experience for every student who enters my classroom.

   M.B.A., Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 2005
   B.A. in Communications, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 1996, emphasis in public relations, minors in English and
   psychology, graduated cum laude, earned departmental honors, awarded the Grey Key (awarded to the top 25
   graduates of each class), nominated for valedictorian

Supplementary Education:
   Oxford University, Oxford, England – Completed “Global Enterprise Management: Organizations, Environments, and
   Political Economy” Graduate Business Seminar, October 2004
   Semester at Sea, S.S. Universe – Completed undergraduate coursework while traveling to 14 countries and around the
   globe for the duration of a semester, Fall 1995

Teaching Experience:
   Adjunct Business Management Professor, Cuyamaca College, Rancho San Diego, CA, August 2009 – present
   Business Management Professor, Ashford University, online, September 2008 – present
   Adjunct Business Management Professor, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City, IA, January 2007 – June 2009
   Business Education Instructor, West Branch High School, West Branch, IA, August 2006 – June 2009
   Summer School Technology Teacher, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Milwaukee, WI, June – July 2006
   Student Teaching, St. Francis High School, St. Francis, WI, January – June 2006
   Long-Term Marketing Education Substitute, Oconomowoc High School, Oconomowoc, WI, April – June 2005
   Business Education Teaching Certification, earned from Marquette University, Spring 2006, GPA: 4.0

Professional Experience:
   Owner, Bowtyer Business Solutions, San Diego, CA, 2009 – present
   Account Supervisor/Senior Strategist, ThunderWheel Communications, Ontario, CA, 2009 – present
   Public Relations Account Executive, LePoidevin Rickinger Group, Brookfield, WI, 2004 – 2005
   Public Affairs/Community Relations Officer, DeVry University, West Hills, CA, 2003 – 2004
   Public Relations Senior Account Executive, RiechesBaird, Irvine, CA, 2001
   Public Affairs/Public Relations Account Executive, Gladstone International, Irvine, CA, 1999 – 2001
   Marketing Manager, Koll Resorts International, Newport Beach, CA/Los Cabos, Mexico, 1998 – 1999
   Marketing and Public Relations Manager, ZyXEL Communications, Anaheim, CA, 1996 – 1997
   Office Manager, Adventure City Theme Park, Anaheim, CA 1995 – 1996

Awards & Accolades:
      Named Best New Educator for Southeastern Region of IA by the Iowa Business Educator’s Association
      Earned Iowa’s BEST Business Education teacher award by Iowa Business Educator’s Association, 2008 & 2009
      Listed on Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Teaching and Education List, 2007 – 2008
      Listed on The Chancellor’s List national academic honor roll, 2005 – 2006
      Earned two PRSA Protos Awards for crisis communications and special events, 2001
      Named “Best New Jaycee of the Year” and “Jaycee of the Month,” 2000
      California Junior Chamber of Commerce Brownfield Public Speaking State Competition champion, 2000
      Founding president of Chapman University’s Order of Omega (academic honor society for top 3% of all
       undergraduate, fraternal organizations on campus)
Supplementary Contributions:
   Cuyamaca College Student Services Master Plan Shared Governance Committee Member, 2010 – 2011

   Ashford University Bachelor’s of Arts in Organizational Management Curriculum Review Team, 2009 – 2010
        Reviewed and calibrated online learning content and assessment effectiveness
   YouthBiz Central, Spring 2009
       Participated in entrepreneurship education pilot program through the Jacobsen Institute for Entrepreneurship
   MovieMaker BASICS text, Fall 2008
       First edition text reviewer
   BEARquest 2008, May 2008
       Invented, managed and produced all-school academic competition for West Branch High School
   “Knickers for Neighbors,” October 2007
        Created and advised wildly successful community donation campaign for California wildfire victims
   BEAR Tax Assistance Program, Spring 2007
       Devised and marketed community tax program for West Branch High School students and faculty
   Wauwatosa, WI Special Olympics Aquatics Coach, April 2004 – July 2006
       Coach 20 athletes from ages nine to 45 with various cognitive and physical disabilities
   Milwaukee Junior Achievement Volunteer Educator, September 2004 – June 2005
        Taught middle and high school students money management, wise consumerism and business plan skills
   Newport Beach, CA Junior Chamber of Commerce Board Member, March 1999 – August 2001
       Served on the chapter’s board of directors and planning committees
       Led team raising over $10,000 for a local high school band’s Australian tour

Corporate Achievements:
   Business Management
        Managed and balanced substantial budgets, typically with results justifying increased spending
        Mentored young professionals through early career development and advancement
        Developed numerous strategic communications plans and successful agency new business proposals
        Supervised numerous account teams and external vendors with innovative leadership
        Expert level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe CS4 Creative Suite

   Marketing & Public Relations
       Served as spokesperson for Madison Marquette Realty and DeVry University’s West Coast portfolios
       Increased corporate web site traffic by 140% through navigational redesign and ongoing supervision
       Produced 98% increase in qualified sales leads by creating extensive direct marketing program
       Managed successful advertising campaigns, negotiating costs down to at least 35% under budget
       Compiled and analyzed market research to identify causes/effects and develop solutions

Key Clients Represented:                                                 Industries of Expertise:

      University of La Verne College of Law                            Education
      Ontario Convention Center & Visitor’s Bureau                     Professional Management
      Madison Marquette Realty Services                                Real Estate
      DeVry University, Southern California                            Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
      University of California, Irvine Extension                       High-Technology
      Keller Graduate School of Management                             Business-to-Business
      Pacific Life & Annuity Insurance                                 Consumer Products

                      Portfolio of Experience and References Available at