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Address: Pershing St., Duluth, MN
Certificate in Tour Management
International Guide Academy, Denver, CO.
BAA in Teaching French, Summa Cum
Laude University of Minnesota, Duluth
BA in Sociology/Social Service, Cum
Laude University of Minnesota, Duluth
WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
// to Present: Rennette
K. G., Sole Proprietor, Independent Contractor
Clients include: BCD Meetings & Incentives;
Logistic Innovations; Meetings & Incentives; and Tangerine Meetings
& Events. In addition to marketing my services, my job responsibilities
mirror those for Maritz Travel Company.
/ to //: Maritz Travel
Company, St. Louis, Travel Director
Provided onsite coordination for Fortune
companies during business meetings, product launches, advisory board
meetings, plan of action meetings, technology forums, and incentive
travel programs. Prepared registration materials and provided
hospitality desk service. Arranged signage and transportation.
Oversaw meeting room setups, placement of materials, and AV equipment.
Assisted with General Session needs such as seating, questions and answers,
and timing signals for speakers. Reconciled group rooming lists with
hotel guest lists. Managed daytoday program changes and VIP
needs. Met with hotel accountants to review daily billing, monitored
fulfillment of supplier contracts, and submitted final program reports
to company headquarters.
/ and /: Creative Group,
Inc., Chicago. Contract Work as Travel Director
Prepared and issued name badges, provided
registration service, oversaw requests from clients.
/ to /: Explore America Tour
Company, L.A., Tour Director
Managed eleven groups of exchange students
from Germany during their stay in Chicago. Duties included: scheduling
and supervising transportation to/from O’Hare Airport; arranging for
group checkin/checkout at hotel; planning and presenting tours of
Chicago; arranging all meals for each group; and managing daily expenses.
Posted reports at the end of each group’s stay.
/ to /: Ordean Middle
School, Excel Teacher
Worked with atrisk students, providing
tutoring, counseling, monitoring of daily/weekly
homework. Provided positive asset –building experiences for
students. Liaised with students’ other teachers, school counselors,
and parents to build and maintain strong working relationships to help
the students successfully pass their classes. Budgeted grant money
available for incentive items and activities to provide for the students.
Interviewed, trained, scheduled, and supervised volunteer tutors from
the local university.
/ to /: Duluth Public
Schools, Substitute Teacher For French and Spanish
Followed all district protocols for implementing
lesson plans during teacher’s absence.
/ to /: Student Literacy
Corps, UMD, Student Administrator
Assisted the Director with managing operations
of a tutoring/mentoring program that matched University students as
tutors/mentors to middle school students in public schools.
/ to /: Ordean Soccer
Club, Soccer Club President
Organized a new soccer club and was responsible
for the oversight of the program within the guidelines of Arrowhead
Youth Soccer Association. Required budgeting of the club’s money
and the ability to purchase the specialized items needed by the club
coaches. Worked with others to schedule use of practice and game fields.
COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS
Group Manager, Careers in Event Planning
& Management, LinkedIn.com
Group Moderator, Event Planning &
Group Manager, Duluth MN Network, LinkedIn.com
Public speaking experience with large
Coleader for high school student tour
Area representative for international
student exchange program
World Language Club advisor
SPECIAL INTERESTS AND SKILLS
Worked as an Extra on the Coen Brothers
movie: A Serious Man
Worked as an Extra on Georgina Lightning’s
movie: Older Than America
Worked as an Extra on Disney movie:
Worked as an Extra on a Leo Burnett Agency
commercial for Service Merchandisers
Acted in numerous theatre productions
at The Duluth Playhouse
Performed music for over years with
the DuluthSuperior Symphony Chorus
Joanne Brosten, Maritz Travel Company, ,
Cell Phone: , Home Phone:
Pamela Joyner, Executive Travel Directors,