My name is Melissa Butcher. I am a motivated event and public relations professional experienced in large-scale, highly visible branded events. I am seeking a challenging event management position that fosters mutual growth. Enclosed please find my resume for your review. At my current position, I serve as Gallery Director at DAX Gallery. My responsibilities include sourcing and securing contemporary artists, showcasing different artists for an opening reception every 6 weeks. Between exhibitions I am responsible for booking the gallery as a venue space for private and corporate events. In addition, I manage all staff, marketing, press and publication outreach and all accounting. Prior to this position, I have worked in the corporate arena as an Operations Manager for a local Destination Management Company, AEG Los Angeles as a part time Event Assistant, Jack Morton Worldwide as a freelance Meeting and Event Coordinator and for Coastal Luxury Management for the Pebble Beach and the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festivals. The high profile events I had the opportunity to produce for each of these companies strengthened my event management skills including program design, production and logistics, collateral development and vendor management. I have also worked for a number of pharmaceutical companies on a freelance basis as an Event Planner, further honing my skills. You will find that my brand management abilities coupled with my motivation and enthusiasm set me apart from others. I am a results-driven, self-starter with excellent communication and team building skills. I am eager to strengthen my abilities in a professional business setting and I am confident in the value I would bring to any organization.