Description

Kate A. Nett
Kate.nett1985@gmail.com*(860) 803-5742 * www.linkedin.com/in/KateNett
Purcellville, VA

Expert Event Planner
Fastidious event planner professional bringing 7+ years of conference and wedding experience coordinating small to large-scale events from planning through successful execution. Expert in all elements of event planning, including vendor management, contract negotiations, timeline development and budget administration. Adept in coordinating pre- and post-event logistics such as travel arrangements and specialty events and activities. A proven problem solver with the ability to adapt with the changing industry trends. A dedicated professional with the drive and skill set to thrive in a fast-paced environment enhancing a company’s ability to capture profitable markets and create successful events.

CORE COMPETENCIES
Event Planning*Event Management*Event Production*Team Player*Social Media* Contract Negotiation *Team Leadership*Customer Service*Budget Management *Timeline Development * Time Management* Great Communicator*Technical Skills *SharePoint Site Development*CMS Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
INTERSTATE NATURAL GAS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, Washington, DC                                                                      2008 – 2013
Assistant, Event Coordinator
·       Managed 20+ annual small to large events and workshops, up to 300 people, from pre-event consultation to event-follow-up and report out to include but not limited to: Event site selection, vendor selection and management, contract negotiation, management of RFP’s and outside consultants, agenda development, event promotion and registration and budget management
·       Led SCADA committee and coordinated 50 virtual bi-weekly meetings which developed a white paper for the natural gas industry
·       Developed opportunities for member education to include but not limited to site selection, promotion, dissemination of information
·       Planned pre- and post-event travel as well as specialty events and activities for both internal and external clients
·       Supervised event planning staff and activities pertaining to the Operations Safety and Environment Department

HOWERTON+WOOTEN EVENTS, Bowie, MD                                                                                                                                        2012 – 2013
Day of Wedding Coordinator
•  Developed detailed budgets and formulated wedding concepts and themes in concert with the bride and groom’s vision
•  Maintained professional relationships with vendors and venues, working with both internal and external rental/production company companies to meet the clients’ needs
•  Created timeline and acted as the day-of point person, including doing final inspection, walk throughs, tastings
•  Acted as the point person on day of wedding and executed the event flawlessly with other vendors

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Washington, DC                                                                                                                                  Summer 2007
Sales and Marketing Internship
•  Solicited prospective customers and assisted in creation of new business
•  Followed sales leads and turned over 40% of new business leads
•  Learned and worked in each department of the hotel, giving me knowledge and breadth in the hotel and events industry
SPRINGBOARD ENTERPRISES, Washington, DC                                                                                                                                 Spring 2007
Coaching Team Manager
•  Coached and assisted technology firms in creating business presentations
•  Assisted participants in discovering the venture capital process
•  Organized the Venture Capital Forum hosted by The George Washington University

THE HONORABLE CHRIS AND JACKIE DODD, Washington, DC                                                                                                 2003 – 2007
Assistant
•  Scheduled Mrs. Dodd’s business appointments and took messages as my job required
•  Provided enrichment program to the Dodd children and provided transportation to necessary activities
•  Organized itineraries, provided bookkeeping services, and various other activities in support of Mrs. Dodd’s consulting business

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC                                                                                                       2003 -2007
Bachelor of Business Administration
International Business
Completed: 2021