Both at Point Park University and with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, I gained experience first-hand at planning, managing, and working corporate events like banquets, press conferences, and Annual Reports. One of my strongest assets is being adaptable to whatever situation I’m in, which has found me live tweeting from the PDP’s State of Downtown Pittsburgh to planning a sit-down banquet to celebrate a year’s worth of work from my Campus Activities Board team of 70 volunteers and staff.
Market Square Farmers Market
For two years with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, I assisted heavily in the set-up, planning, running, and management of the Market Square Farmers Market. Averaging between 7,000 and 10,000 attendees each week, I was able to hone in my vendor management, customer service, and event production skills.
Responsibilities included working with the city of Pittsburgh to complete special event permit applications and parking permit requests, working one-on-one with vendors at the event, setting up tents and tables, and providing excellent customer service by representing the organization at the promotional table.
At Picklesburgh 2016, I worked to manage the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Demo Area on the Roberto Clemente Bridge. Leading up to the festival, we managed another team member in charge of demo outreach, purchased necessary goods through a sponsorship, and then ran the demo area working with our event production team in order to execute a smooth turnover of demonstrators along with an engaging visual presentation.
Responsibilities included pre-event day planning, purchasing, set decorating, stage management, and hosting the demonstration area.
Pittsburgh Irish Festival
At the 2015 Pittsburgh Irish Festival, I managed non-alcoholic beverage distribution between over 13 vendors and a variety of food/drink distribution locations over the large festival footprint.
This involved coordinating with vendors in the day prior to the event to gauge initial distribution estimates, then constantly being in communication with them during the festival to prioritize deliver needs as they arose. At the end, a full accounting and inventory took place to settle with each of the individual vendors.