Giselle L. de la Moriniere
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Experience
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Spring 2006
*Responsible for researching and writing the United States Public Relations Landscape, as commissioned by the PRSA Foundation and the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management

Development Director
Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Melbourne, Florida
October 2003 - August 2005
* Coordinate all fundraising activities, including creating a budget, negotiating sponsor and donor benefits, securing media coverage, and all aspects of event planning
* Promote the organization through an effective public relations campaign utilizing advertising, coordinated staff & volunteer community involvement, press releases, cooperative events, and educational materials
* Develop media information guides, brochures, bi-annual newsletters, and event sponsorship packages
* Establish and maintain relationships with community supporters including individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors
* Manage volunteers and staff members in an effective and efficient manner

Legal Assistant
Law Offices of Solomon, Syfrett & Durrett, Tallahassee, Florida
July 2002 - October 2003
* Manage Social Security Disability cases on appeal, handle client needs and concerns in a sensitive and discreet manner while serving as main point of contact
* File appropriate paperwork with the Social Security Administration, and request, review, and submit medical records as evidence

Executive Secretary
Florida House of Representatives, Tallahassee, Florida
January - May 2002
* Perform administrative duties: assembling committee materials, responding to inquiries, and tracking legislation
* Assist committee analysts in gathering information needed for preparing legislation

Government Affairs Intern
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tallahassee, Florida
January - May 2001
* Attend committee meetings in the House and Senate, and prepare summaries of legislative issues
* Work with lobbyists in developing the sessionís legislative agenda

Education
Master of Arts in Mass Communication, graduating in May 2007
Specialization in Public Relations
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Communication, May 2002
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Honors and Accomplishments
* Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
* Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity
* Florida State Marching Chiefs 1998-2002: Leadership Staff 1999-2002 : 2001 Medal of Honor for distinguished leadership
* Proficient in all components of Microsoft Office, Adobe PageMaker, Photoshop, and InDesign, in both Macintosh and Windows operating systems

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