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Vickie Hudspeth JOB OBJECTIVE An employee training, tour manager or field training position with a focus on team building HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS · Sixteen years in leadership roles for two corporations, both nationally recognized for excellence in their fields · Enjoy making presentations that contribute to company goals through problem resolution, team building, and organizational development · Impressive reputation for building cohesion among disparate groups and individuals PROMOTIONAL MANAGER EXPERIENCE Mission Enduracool Tour Manager May 2013 July 2013 -Managed 6 week in store demonstration at local DFW area hardware stores for cooling towel, power grip, sunscreen products. Included targeting consumers in national chain and employees. Trained and supervised crew of 7. Set up and breakdown of tables with all merchandising samples. Event reporting-inventory reporting, photos, event tracking at all area locations for 100% execution during program. Hills Science Diet Tour Assistant Tour Manager June 2013 to July 2013 -Managed 4 week mall program in the DFW market as part of a nationwide campaign for Hills Science Diet Ideal Balance pet food. Targeting consumers at area events providing education about the brand and distribution of samples to pet owners. -Program involved setting up a booth with product information, carts and samples. Had a crew of 3 staff for the event time-trained and supervised-event reporting-inventory tracking and photos. Kellogg's Snack Stix S2X Tour Tour Manager March 2012 to May 2012 -Managed a three month, nationwide tour for a new Kellogg's product executing at retail stores and fairs and festivals. The product launch involved sampling, games and premium distribution to generate product awareness and consumer interaction among mothers of small children and teens. -Drove a Ford F45 - towing a 25 foot trailer. Responsible for vehicle maintenance, event set up and breakdown (two 10 x 10 tents, inflatable and a stage) and a tour crew of 3 staff. -For each market had 5 in-market staff - trained and supervised - and event reporting and inventory tracking responsibilities. Sony Vaio "It's Hot" program Market Manager December 2011 to January 2012 -Managed a 7 week mall program in the Chicago market as part of a nationwide campaign for Sony Vaio. Targeted business professionals and college age consumers, demonstrating the ease of use, power and technology of the product. -Program involved setting up a booth with 12 computers and a backdrop. Premium distribution as well as a weekly sweepstakes giving away a computer encouraged consumer participation. -Managed a staff of 12, interacted with local Sony retailers as well as mall contacts. Daily/weekly paperwork. Haribo Golden Bears “Summer Sampling” Market Manager June 2011 – September 2011 -Managed a 3 month guerilla street campaign in St Louis executing near large festivals, fairs and sporting events. Program targeted small children 6 to 11. -Drove a cargo van, responsible for storage unit, material receipt and recapping Other Management Positions Crest Imagine Tour 2009 – Sampling, interactive, at festivals 2 months Pepsi Challenge - In market program 2008, at malls, 6 weeks Sony Wega Tour 2008- Malls, 4 months Other Promotional Experience - Brand Ambassador, Sampler, Demonstrator Oil of Olay - Sampler - 2 week program at malls June 2012 – Burger King – Brand Ambassador at Keith Urban concert, handed out t-shirts, coupons, communicated key messaging May 2012 Intel –– Tradeshow Hostess, Indianapolis Technology Convention May 3-6, 2012 TABC Promotional Work 2005 to 2018 Conduct tastings in local DFW area liquor stores such as Fossil, Specs and Total Wine. Conduct tastngs in local DFW area grocery stores: Albertsons, Tom Thumb, Kroger, Target and Walmart. Other Relevant Work Experience Puristat Digestive Wellness Center 2003 to Present Virtual Health Coach/Legal Nurse Consultant · Processing orders · Assisting clients with healthcare product choices · Assisting clients with understanding of current health situations and management of same EDUCATION 2003 Texas A&M-Legal Consultant & Legal Investigator – Texarkana, TX 2000 UC Riverside-Forensics Certificate Riverside, CA 1999 Rush University CAM College of Nursing, IL 1993 Los Angeles Valley College-School of Nursing Van Nuys, CA 1989 Glendale Community College-Medical Transcription Certificate, Glendale, CA 1980 Sea Isle VoTech-School of Business Management-Diploma in Business management TN: 1979 Proviso East High School High School Diploma Maywood, IL View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

I have worked in some aspect of customer service for over 25 years.

Skills

Other Skills

Customer service for over 25 years

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    Taste of Addison, Straight Talk Wireless, SodaStream, Greyhound

  • Auditing

    Dollar General, Family Dollar, Kroger, Albertson's, WalMart, Target, Burger King, Specs, Shax, Spirit Liquors, Cheeks, Sams

  • Bar Promotions

    Grey Goose, Riunite, Camarena, Delicia, E&J, Rosenblum, Brushy Creek, Ghost Pines, Apothic, Chocolat Rouge, Alamos, Carnivor, Bridlewood, MacMurray, Shellback, New Amsterdam

  • Brand Ambassador

    Yakult, Dove, Olay, Yoplait, Advil, Thermacare, Straight Talk, LaCocina, Kraft, Lever, Pantene, Maybelline,

  • Concerts & Sports Event

    Worked Back Street Boys Concert and Stars Hockey Games, JCP Spring fashion show

  • Costume and Character

    Chihuahuah, pirate, cheerleader, cat

  • Data Capture

    have not done this before, but would be interested in learning

  • Demonstration

    Sony, Vtech, At&t, Net10, Straight Talk, Acer, T Mobile, LG, Apple, Samsung

  • Event Management

    Taste of Dallas food and wine show, Austin Food and Wine

  • Exhibitions

    Lego Kidsfest, Titanic and Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Flyering

    Guacamole dip, Straight Talk iPhone 5, Direct TV, Greyhound

  • Greeter / Host(ess)

    Lego Kidsfest, Steak house, Taste of Addison, Century 21, Prudential RE

  • Health & Beauty Demo

    Neutrogena, Dove, Downy, Advil, Thermacare, Benefiber, Puristat, Puritan's Pride, Nature's Way, Nature Made, Maybelline, Sally Hansen, Pantene, L'Oreal

  • Hospitality

    Quality Inn, Comfort Inn, Ramada Hotel, Belmont Inn, Lincoln Park Hotel as front desk clerk, night auditor, front office manager, reservationist, trainer.

  • In Store Demonstrator

    Neutrogena, Dove, Advil, Thermacare, Benefiber, Yakult yogurt, Yoplait, LaCocina, Delicia, Rosenblum, Camareno, Grey Goose, Riunite, Franzia, Kraft, SmartTalk, Chocolate Rouge, Gallo, SeaPak, Dannon, Canon

  • Mall Events

    survey taker

  • Market Research / Surveys

    Radio Shack as survey taker

  • Merchandising

    Radio Shack, Sears, TCBY Yogurt, Baskin Robbins, Dollar General, Family dollar, JCP, Catherines, Bealls, Walmart, Lowes, Target, CVS, Macys, Kohl's, Staples, Big Lots, Dollar Tree

  • Merchandising (Plan O Gram)

    Wal-Mart, Penney's, Kohl's, Family Dollar, Sears, Catherine's, Beall's, Dollar General, 7-11, CVS, Macy's, Duckwall's, Lowes, Target

  • Modelling

    Devine Agency with Barbizon Modeling for JCP, Sears, Lord & Taylor, Marshall Fields, Talbots, Bloomingdales, Nordstroms

  • Mystery Shopping

    JCPenney, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Chas A. Stevens, Marshall Fields, Bloomingdales, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, DKNY, Jockey, SAS, Paula's wigs, Walmart, WingStop, Fuzzys Tacos, LJS, McDonalds, Pappa Johns, Kroger

  • Presenting

    jewelry, food, clothing, furniture, movies, restaurants, toys, shoes, cell phones, computers

  • Roadshows

    RedBull, DXG Tea

  • Sales

    Puristat, Puritan's Pride, Comfort Inn

  • Sampling

    Yakult, Benefiber, Kroger, Kraft, LaCocina, Bush, yoplait, Silk, Hillshire farms, Bob Evans, Camareno, Grey Goose, Riunite, E&J Gallo

  • Set Up / Labor

    educational toys, healthcare products, medical insurance information for seniors

  • Technology

    Apple/Mac, Blackberry, At&t, Tracfone, Motorola, Straight Talk, Acer

  • Tour Manager

    Winstar and Harrahs Casino

  • Tradeshows / Conferences

    Dallas Wine & Food, Austin Wine & Food, Butterfield Stage Coach, Consumer Electronics Show, Dallas Antique Auto Show, Byron Nelson Golf Classic, Tiger Woods Jr Golf Clinic

  • Acting

    I was in drama in both high school and college. I had starring roles in both Annie and Oklahoma in college.

  • Bar Tender

    Majestic, Ramada hotel, Quality Inn Food Services

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    I set up my own home network. I set up all the TCP/IP settings and do all the administrator functions for the network. I am the person everyone looks to for computer help. I can install new software and hardware.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    I have done demos showing consumers the basics of computer technology and cell phone technology.

  • Driving License

    I have a current valid Texas class C drivers license with an excellent record in over 30 years of driving.

  • First Aid Certificate

    I am a retired registered nurse with a current cpr certification.

  • Food Service Certification

    TABC, and TX Food Safety Certification

  • Own Car

    I have a 2012 Sentra with only 5k miles on it.

  • Public Speaking

    I have done tap, ballet, and exotic dancing.

  • Wait Staff

    I have done wait staff work for private parties, restaurants, weddings, and other special catered events.

  • Qualifications

    MA Univ Cal Riverside-Forensics

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