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Susan R. Douglas

My ultimate goal is to create, build, develop and manage a consulting firm. I must first build a solid foundation of experience with in depth understanding and utilizing my education and experience while always learning new skills and adapting to diverse situations.

Employment History
Public Relations Officer
2002-2004 Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs, Inc., Gainesville, FL

  • Managed the communication related to the development and publicity of a play funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Grant,
  • Developed, designed and wrote articles for the internal and external newsletters,
  • Prepared a full database to maintain donor records,
  • Managed communication reports for the board of directors,
  • Led a group of undergraduate UF students in creating a new logo, colors, Web site, brochures and other communication materials,
  • Completed grant proposals and created a database of grant-making foundations,
  • Planned a 30th Anniversary Gala and Art Show for the Spring of 2004,
  • Wrote and submitted a variety of press releases, articles and op-eds to local media outlets,
  • Helped to contact and communicate with potential partners, including local churches for Faith Based Initiatives.

  • Fund for Excellence Intern
    2001 Kentucky Educational Television Network, Lexington, KY

  • Wrote articles for donor newsletters and excerpts for the Web site,
  • Worked with the volunteers for the WinterPledge Telefund,
  • Prepared databases for possible underwriters and foundation contributions throughout Kentucky,
  • Prepared mass mailings for distribution.

  • Assistant Manager
    1997-2001 Speedway SuperAmerica, Lexington, KY

  • Recruited, hired and trained new employees,
  • Maintained financial records,
  • Completed schedules and payroll reports,
  • Dealt with all levels of problem solving,
  • Controlled inventories, vendors, and orders.
  • Education
    2002-2004 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • Master of Arts in Mass Communication, Corporate Public Relations

  • 1997-2002 Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY
  • Major: Communication Arts
  • Minor:Business Administration
  • Other Work Experience

  • Electronics Associate/Cashier, Wal-Mart, 2002, Lexington, KY.
  • Runner, Clark, Ward, & Cave Attorney’s at Law, 2002, Louisville, KY.
  • Office Assistant, Communication Arts Department, Georgetown College, 2001, Georgetown, KY.
  • Distributor, Futures Marketing, 2001, Lexington, KY.
  • Team Leader, COA 415 Public Relations, Georgetown College, 2001, Georgetown, KY
  • Sales Representative, Vector Marketing, 2001, Lexington, KY
  • Research Advisor, COA 315 Advertising, Georgetown College, 2000, Georgetown, KY.
  • Server, Turf Catering, Keeneland, 1998, Lexington, KY.
  • Costume Designer, University of Kentucky Theatre, 1998, Lexington, KY.
  • Theatre Lab Technician, University of Kentucky Theatre, 1998, Lexington, KY.
  • Educational Tutor, Boyd County School Systems, 1991-1997, Ashland, KY.
  • Team Leader, McDonalds, 1995, Ashland, KY.
  • Computer Experience
    Macintosh and PC systems, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark Express, Inspire 3D Modeler, Director, HTML, Team Approach, Microsoft Office (word, works, excel, power point, access, publisher), Fundraiser Basic, Inspiration, Dreamweaver

    Community Service

  • Volunteer, International Kite Festival, 2002, Georgetown, KY.
  • Soccer Coach, Optimist Teams, 1994-1997, Ashland, KY.
  • Volunteer, Toys for Tots, 1994-1997, Ashland, KY.
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, 1993-1997, Ashland, KY.
  • Camp Counselor, 4-H District Camps, 1993-1996, Ashland, KY.
  • Educational Tutor, Boyd County School Systems, 1991-1997, Ashland, KY.
  • Volunteer, Hillcrest Bruce Missions, 1991-1997, Ashland, KY.
  • Honors and Affiliations

  • Graduation with Distinction, University of Florida, 2004, Gainesville, FL.
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2004, Gainesville, FL.
  • Florida Public Relations Association, 2002-2004, Gainesville, FL.
  • Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Arts Honorary Society, 2002, Georgetown, KY.
  • Dean’s List, Georgetown College, 2001-2002, Georgetown, KY.
  • Commonwealth Diploma, Boyd County High School, 1997, Ashland, KY.
  • Distinguished Writing Portfolio, Boyd County Schools, 1997, Ashland, KY.
  • Distinguished Leader Award, Boyd County High School, 1997, Ashland, KY.
  • Brown Belt, Kung Fu and Shaolin Temple Boxing, 1997, Ashland, KY.
  • Community Leadership Award, Key Club International, 1996, Ashland, KY.
  • Honor Guard, Boyd County High School, 1996, Ashland, KY.
  • Girl’s State Participant, 1996, KY.
  • Governor’s Scholars Program Participant, 1996, KY.
  • State Finalist, Future Problem Solving Competition, 1996, KY.
  • Outstanding Academic Award, Boyd County Varsity Soccer, 1995, Ashland, KY.
  • State Finalist, Optimist Speech Contest, 1995, KY.
  • Papers and Conferences
    Integrated Marketing Communication: A Public Relations Perspective, University of Florida, 2004, Gainesville, FL.

    References are available on request.

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