Lena E. Kazer Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TALENT REPRESENTATIVE (May 2017 – present)
Collective Management, Chicago, IL

  • Talent representative in commercial advertising for fifteen independent live action, design, virtual reality, post-production, and editorial companies.
  • Responsible for all digital marketing including e-newsletters, press releases, event invitations, and social media.
  • Develop and plan screenings and social engagements designed to build strategic relationships with agency contacts, build and maintain database of company contacts for follow up.
  • Project management and creative strategy: collaborate with company producers on director reels for incoming projects, liaise between production companies and agency producers throughout the bidding process.
  • Conduct market research (Midwest) to scout prospective production companies to sign, identify agencies to engage, and track advertising trends.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (November 2015 – May 2017)
Sullivan Creative Management, Chicago, IL

  • Re-organize all company documents into folders in Dropbox, transfer bid logs to Google Drive to streamline workflow and update production companies of sales status in real time.
  • Perform market research focused on identifying top brands, agencies, and production companies in the Midwest.
  • Assemble customized agency dossiers for production company visits to various territories.
  • Schedule screenings at Midwest agencies, coordinate catering and entertainment for clients.
  • Submit invoices for company expenses, track payments.
  • Build customized live action, VFX, and VR reels on WireDrive database, track, update, and edit reels as needed throughout the bidding process.

ARTIST INSTRUCTOR (January 2016 – present)
Bottle & Bottega, Chicago, IL

  • Lead instructor for acrylic painting classes for public and private parties of 15-100 guests.
  • Commission artwork for private events and studio use.

WEB AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR (January 2014 – Present)
West Suburban Midwife Associates Ltd, Oak Park, IL

  • Independently redesigned website, perform site maintenance and updates as needed.
  • Graphic designer for all web-content, including modified graphics for Facebook and Twitter.
  • Write and edit content for website including patient care summaries, billing processes, and portal instructions.
  • Design digital and print patient handouts that explain medical procedures, lab tests, and insurance processes.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR (June 2014 – June 2015)
Previous: Editor in Chief (2012-2013), Business Partnerships Associate (2013-2014)
Jetset Times, San Francisco, CA

  • Acted as liaison and outreach representative for featured organizations, partners, and clients.
  • Authored 100+ articles including press releases, in-depth interviews, and restaurant and hotel reviews.
  • Developed digital advertising campaigns and integrated with Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts.
  • Conducted market research, reported results and worked with founder to implement new promotional strategies.
  • Edited and proofread contributor articles, managed two associate editors.
  • Successfully signed and managed initial ecommerce partnership to establish Jetset Times Shop.

ADMINISTRATIVE & MEDICAL ASSISTANT (May 2013 – September 2015)
West Suburban Midwife Associates Ltd, Oak Park, IL

  • Triaged patient calls and cases, scheduled appointments, retrieved and transcribed medical records.
  • Led transition of practice from paper to electronic medical records: formatted Athena software for the practice, performed web optimization, tech support, trained staff, and authored a customized training booklet.
  • Streamlined insurance pre-certification process, primary patient liaison for billing and insurance inquiries.
  • Provided antepartum patient education for various screening, testing, and radiology procedures.

COMMUNITY ACTIVISM

DELTA INSTITUTE (July 2016 – present)
Communications Director, Delta Emerging Leaders Associate Board, Chicago, IL

  • Create detailed communications campaigns for events, coordinate media outreach and PR, draft social media language and delegate posts to six committee members.
  • Secretary: Manage DELS Google Group, take meeting minutes, organize DELS email account and digital folders.
  • Green Soapbox Committee: Work with team to plan and execute 2017 Green Soapbox event: secure speakers and moderators, develop event program, and delegate tasks to committee members and DELS board.
  • Graphic design for BOOST 2016 Finalist Flier, DELS new-member announcements, Eventbrite and Instagram graphics for Green Soapbox 2017, and other social media posts.

TRAVEL+SOCIALGOOD (June 2015 – August 2017)
Lead Coordinator, Chicago, IL

  • Founder and director of Giving Social, an event series that fundraises for local projects that promote environmental sustainability and social justice.
  • Develop content for media network including press releases and newsletters, photography, and graphic design.
  • Manage Travel+SocialGood Chicago website, launch and maintain Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
  • Supervise two Chicago hub coordinators, hold monthly meetings, recruit and train new volunteers.
  • Hub Coordinator for Travel+SocialGood São Paulo: perform monthly check ins, assist in on-boarding coordinators.

VOLUNTEER COPYWRITER (September 2015 – present)

  • Author blog posts, press releases, and experiential articles for non-profit and social enterprise companies.
  • Featured on My Block My Hood My City, Unearth the World, All A-Board Alliance, & Miss Spoken.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY – Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, 2012
Cultural anthropology focus, graduated with complete pre-medical coursework.
Cal Alumni Leadership Scholar
President, Alpha Phi Panhellenic Sorority

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
MS Office, Basic Design, Squarespace, WordPress, Mailchimp, Canva, Eventbrite, Painting.

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