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Nikki Dennard Payne

Kenosha, WI 53140 (312) 235-6342 nikkidennard@yahoo.com

EDUCATION Roosevelt University, Chicago Illinois September 2006 May 16, 2008 Masters of Business Administration, concentration in Marketing and Hospitality Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL September 1989-May 1993 Bachelors of Science, concentration Biology MEETING PLANNER EXPERIENCE National Society of Hispanic MBAs Meeting Planner Contractor 10/09 03/10 Site Visit Attendance: 50 people Executed primary responsibilities for the site visit of the 2010 National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) conference in Chicago, IL, for the NSHMBA Board, its associates and potential corporate sponsors for their annual conference. Acted as a liaison with contractors, supplier partners and exhibitors. Managed budget for all assigned events. National Black MBA Association Meeting Planner Consultant 07/08 - 10/09 Average conference attendance: 11,000 13,000 people Managed the 2008 Employment Network booth assignments and space allotment. Fulfilled and managed the 2009 room requests & A/V from corporate sponsors for hospitality receptions and meeting rooms at local hotels and the convention center. Planned and executed quarterly meetings for NBMBAA National Board members. Coordinated travel for VIPS, National Board, scholarship recipients and staff. Executed LA themed closing event integrating social media, exercise and a healthy choice menu showcasing consumer-based reasons to attend the 2010 conference. Developed emergency plan for the 2009 September NBMBAA annual conference. American Camp Association Tri-State Annual conference Intern 03/09 Average conference attendance: 500 people Facilitated meeting registration for the Tri-State Annual conference-Atlantic City, NJ RCN Telecom Services Of Illinois, LLC Marketing Coordinator 07/02 02/04 Festival attendance: smallest festival 1,000 people largest festival 100,000+ people Orchestrated 15 summer festival events - including weekly incentives at each festival and scheduling the RCN sales employees to staff the booths at each festival.

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American Bar Association Committee Coordinator 07/01 07/02

Average conference attendance: Spring and Fall 4,000 & Annual meeting: 15,000
Coordination of meeting registration for the Fall, Spring and Annual meetings. CookTek - Chicago, IL Marketing Coordinator 06/99 06/01 Manage 13 different trade shows nationally and internationally with a $275K budget.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CableONE Business Account Representative 03/10 11/11 Maintained sales status as one of the Top 15% BARs in the company. Upgraded and serviced existing clients by maintaining relationships and resolving customer issues and traveling to client's locations as needed. Managed the end to end sales process from customer order, provisioning, installation, and post sale service, as required. Walt Disney Corporation 02/04 07/06 and 07/07- present Disney Vacation Club Advanced Sales Associate 07/07 present Selection to the Events team only part-time person selected! 1st Place Chicago Part-time Sales Person for DVC (2008 and 2009). Selected to the Non-Traditional Task force Objective to develop DVC sales events. Disney and ESPN Media Networks Account Executive 02/04 07/06 Executed VIP events for the inaugural MEAC/SWAC football championship. Secured SOAPnet launch in Fayetteville, TN, and executed a launch event with special appearance by Cameron Mathison, Ryan, from ALL MY CHILDREN. Liaison between Disney and ESPN and the affiliate to coordinate public affairs events and provide training and internal incentives for the cable affiliates. Development of the ESPN Deportes brand and channel carriage within the Latin community through grassroots marketing efforts in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. RCN Telecom Services Of Illinois, LLC Marketing Coordinator 07/02 02/04 Managed all aspects of the acquisition and consumer contact - direct mail, TV spots Developed weekly incentives for the RCN sales employees. American Bar Association Committee Coordinator 07/01 07/02 Managed 119 committees within Real Property, Probate and Trust Law department. CookTek - Chicago, IL Marketing Coordinator 06/99 06/01 Saved over $41K in expenses for the 2001 trade show in Q1 alone! PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE Calhoun County Chamber Ambassador (2010-2011) Chicago Greeter volunteer, City of Chicago Office of Tourism (2006-2010) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, A Pubic Service Organization o President (2004 2005) nd o 2 Vice-President and chair of Program & Planning (2002-2004) Leadership Calhoun County - Class of 2011 Meeting Professional International (MPI) member o 2009 Sponsorship chair for the Womans Leadership Conference Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) o Chapter Relations committee member (2006 2010, 2012- 2013) o Convene Magazine Advisory Council (2008 - 2010) Relay for Life Calhoun County o Team Captain for Cable ONE (2010 2011) Stillman College National Alumni Association National Board member (2003-2009; 2011-2013)