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Diane E. Collins • Norco, California • (909) 319-4256 • Diane@DianeECollins.com
Highly accomplished, multitalented business leader seeking opportunities to provide administrative support, event and meeting planning, and association management as an independent contractor or employee.

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
• Managed groups of volunteers comprised of industry leaders and executives, achieving value for the industry with their projects and programs, accomplished within the constraints of a not-for-profit trade association.
• Consistently exceeded sales and marketing goals for membership, sponsorships and event participation.
• Independently produced conferences, receptions, meetings, networking events, product showcases and educational seminars, meeting or exceeding attendance and participation goals, while providing value-added features and staying under budget.
• Participated on the management team that produced one of the world's largest, best-known trade shows, the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
• Oversaw print and electronic collateral development teams; experience includes art direction, copy writing and editing.
• Researched, wrote and edited feature and technical articles, and buyer's guides. Reported on industry events, including written and photographic coverage.
• Retail experience, including merchandising/point-of-purchase display design and execution, inventory management, and automotive counter and jobber sales.







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EXPERTISE
  1. Event & Meeting Planning
  2. Trade Show Production
  3. Organization Management
  4. Strategic Planning
  5. Sales & Marketing
ABILITIES
  1. Leading by example
  2. Delighting customers, internal and external
  3. Consistent success, on time and under budget
  4. Creating proven relationships with executives, industry leaders and colleagues
TECHNICAL
  1. Exceptional skills in Microsoft Office programs
  2. Proficiency with proprietary database software, publishing programs and website functionality
PASSION...
  1. for exceeding expectations
  2. for innovation
  3. for teamwork
  4. for learning
  5. for success
INDUSTRY
  1. Automotive
  2. Not-for-profit
  3. Publishing
  4. Wholesale & retail sales
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