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COMPUTER PROFICIENCIES: Microsoft Office 2007/2010 (Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint), SharePoint, Sales Force, Deltek CostPoint, Trovix, Shelby, CorelDraw, QuickBooks, Quicken

SUMMARY OF SKILLS

Leadership

  • Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Class 2015 – team lead for one of five class projects
  • Managed the overlapped, proposal efforts for two contracts and two task orders worth $325M from RFP release to production and delivery
  • Successfully started, owned, and operated two entrepreneurial businesses each with gross yearly revenue between $54,000 - $110,000; developed creative marketing plans, managed all finances, created excellent customer rapport and loyalty; established extraordinary community relations and reputation
  • Hired, trained, led, and motivated 64 teachers who taught 500 children in high-quality preschool program; increased teacher retention by 48%
  • Recognized by Texas Governor for superior casework and customer service with Child Protective Services (CPS)

Coordination

  • Currently engaging local, state, and national politicians to proclaim March 4th a National Day for Survivors – “No matter what the obstacle, put one foot in front of the other and March 4th and conquer!”
  • Managed the proposal process with 22 subcontracting companies for one IDIQ
  • Womb-to-tomb coordination of three to five tradeshows nation-wide to include set-up, manning booth, and tear down
  • Community Service Coordinator for four to seven events per year
  • Partnering with the American Heart and Stroke Associations to create a personal fundraiser of $1M for stroke awareness/research and encouragement for stroke survivors
  • Stepped in to fill empty volunteer Special Events Manager position four months prior to annual fundraising event
    • Coordinated auction and volunteers; wrote local and national campaign letters and made personal local contacts to secure donations
    • Personally raised $40K—doubling expected revenue—for military dependent and deployed family scholarships; collected, recorded, and deposited all funds
  • Envisioned, planned, and coordinated first children’s concert at Woodmen Valley Chapel
    • Coordinated with volunteers and other committees to host event; marketed and promoted event; scheduled, entertained and provided accommodations for talent
    • Resulted in first-ever child-focused event which filled the venue to capacity of 1500
  • As Childcare Coordinator, recruited more volunteers than any director; targeted and motivated volunteers through new partnerships with other ministries; increased volunteer involvement by 22%
  • Developed volunteer training programs for better volunteer/child/parent rapport, creating higher volunteer retention

Communication/Writing/Editing

  • Enthusiastically presents information in an interactive setting; effectively communicates with diverse groups—military/DoD, medical, legal, education leaders and students, television and radio personalities
  • Ensures strict adherence/compliance to documents; successfully reads, analyzes, and interprets
  • Energizes audiences at various venues to overcome challenges and press forward to meet goals in personal, career, and/or business life
  • Excellent writing skills; business correspondence, resumes, reports, manuals, articles for print media

EXPERIENCE

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO/Los Angeles, CA  7/14 – Present

Proposal Specialist/Office Manager/Tradeshow Coordinator

  • Assist in leading all aspects of the proposal process as required by senior BD leadership
  • Manage and contribute to efficient and effective development and production of proposals, and related documents
  • Prepare and manage Gate reviews and Color Team reviews for assigned pursuits
  • Develop and manage schedules for proposal/RFI responses in collaboration with leadership
  • Decompose RFI/RFP requirements and develop compliant outline for response
  • Manage in-person and virtual proposal development and data-call activities
  • Develop data-calls and related data-extraction techniques for efficient proposal development
  • Review, edit, format, and produce proposal responses
  • Plan and execute company sponsored Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) and community outreach activities
  • Provide support to assigned and visiting senior executive leadership
  • Manage office work and meeting space to meet coworker needs
  • Coordinate all office events including business meetings, lunches, holiday parties, etc.
  • Help prepare reports, customer deliverables, and other departmental projects as need
  • Cradle-to-grave director for industry-specific tradeshows, symposia, and job fairs and marketing materials

 

LinQuest Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO        3/11 – 7/14

Proposal Manager/Tradeshow Coordinator

  • Business and Proposal Development support in coordinating, managing, and initiating activities for proposal teams
  • Strategic business/partnership planning assistance
  • Lead team members, to include subcontractors, with all aspects of the proposal process from the Sources Sought or Request for Proposal (RFP) phases, through production and submittal of final proposal volumes 
  • Developed compliant proposal outlines, schedules, and templates required for each unique opportunity using established and proven proposal processes
  • Productively coordinated and lead meetings with the goal of staying on time and on target
  • Cradle-to-grave director for industry-specific tradeshows, symposia, and job fairs and marketing materials
  • Collaborated with the graphics designer to design a new website
  • LinQuest Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO                2/10 – 3/11

Administrative Assistant/Alternate Facility Security Officer

  • Operation-level support to include a variety of secretarial and administrative duties
  • Confidential HR and administrative support and daily office operations
  • Supported conferences and meetings for up to 100 people
  • Tracked contract documents and uploaded to employee portal
  • Ordered and assemble various materials needed for Air Force & Army training sessions
  • Managed security duties to include processing incoming/outgoing visit requests, processing classified mailings, and security audits 
  • Coordinated social events for 150-plus employees and families 
  • Processed purchase requests for all local employees using CostPoint

More than T-shirts, Carlisle Army Post, PA and Colorado Springs, CO                               6/93-12/10

Owner

  • Researched ideas for customers to find quality personalized marketing products at economical prices
  • Go-to person for specialty products
  • Successfully ran and managed profitable business including marketing, financial records and client records

Wildkidz Hooded Towels, Colorado Springs, CO             6/93 – 5/05

Owner

  • Designed, manufactured, marketed, and distributed hooded towels for children
  • Applied for and received four (4) copyrights for designs
  • Researched and trademarked business name
  • Ran and managed all aspects of the six figure income business single-handedly
  • Coordinated craft shows
  • Marketed to high-end boutiques and specialty department stores (Bergdorf Goodman)

Woodmen Valley Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado        12/99 to 1/04

Childcare Coordinator

  • Supervised school programs, 64 teachers and 500-plus children, insuring quality education and adherence to curriculum on a weekly basis
    • Organized and implemented annual children’s concert
    • Primary communication link with parents
    • Planned and edited school curriculum
    • Organized and coordinated child care for special events

Department of Health and Human Services, Austin, Texas          2/90 to 8/91

Child Protective Services Specialist

  • Successfully managed large caseload of families with child abuse complaints; coordinated counseling, taught budgeting and family management
  • Effectively communicated with families, case workers, attorneys, law enforcement, and medical personnel
  • Lauded for passionate support of terminally ill pregnant mother who died at delivery; personally fed infant as surrogate mother for his six-month life span going above and beyond the call of duty

EDUCATION:  

Colorado Technical University; MBA – General (in progress)

University of Texas; BS in Speech/Organizational Communications

Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP); Foundation Level

Certified: Job and Career Development Coach (JCDC)

Certified: Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC)

Community Membership and Awards:

      Board Member for COS and National American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

  • Women in Defense Sponsorship Chair
  • Regional Business Alliance and Military Affairs Council Member
  • Toastmasters International – Competent Communicator/Competent Leadership

Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Class of 2015 Alumnus; Community Trustee Award Winner

  • Woman of Influence 2014 for Colorado Springs
  • Colorado State Finalist for Colorado Health Hero of the Year 2014
  • Modeling the Way Leadership Finalist, Colorado Springs 2015
  • Brava Donna Award Finalist, Colorado Springs

Kristen Christy

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