Experience

Consultant

 

Independent Consultant, Marketing and Business Development

​August 2013 - present

 

I am fortunate to have built a successful marketing career in New Orleans and have the privilege of  working with a diverse group of clients.  I enable business growth and revenue through strategic marketing and brand enhancement.  

Work

experience
 

Vice President, Sales & Operations
Sucre: A Sweet Boutique  - New Orleans, Louisiana

March 2012 - August 2013

 

Sucre is a New Orleans based confection studio with restaurant/retail stores/Sweet Boutiques, a website, wedding cake business and wholesale division.  I was able to successfully take this small local brand to the national gourmet market.

 

Responsible for all sales divisions including Retail, Internet, Business to Business and Corporate, as well as seeking new avenues for sales for this unique business.  Also responsible for all company management outside of the Kitchen including, but not limited to, administration, human resources, fulfillment and distribution of products and emergency management.

 

 

Executive Vice President
Mignon Faget, Ltd. - New Orleans, Louisiana

​April 2001 - February 2012

 

Responsible to all aspects of sales, marketing and administration for New Orleans based jewelry design, manufacturing and sales firm.  Responsible for strategic growth and development of all sales channels including retail, wholesale, corporate sales and special commissions and direct response.

 

Focus on promotions, merchandising, marketing, public relations and all philanthropic endeavors of the company.  Responsible for human resources including the development and implementation of company’s first-ever employee manual and policies. Developed company training programs for sales division.   Also responsible for intellectual property law and company security. 

 

Regional Marketing Director
Verizon Wireless -  Gulf Coast Region

March 1997 - April 2001

 

Began with company as PrimeCo Personal Communications in the position of Marketing Communications Manager and received promotions to the position of Regional Marketing Director.  Responsible for all aspects of advertising, public relations and marketing including but not limited to the build out plan demographics for the Gulf Coast Region.  Also responsible for sports marketing, sales promotions and pricing programs.  During this time in the wireless industry I was directly responsible for or consulted with markets in Orlando and Tampa, Florida and Houston, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grand Valley,Texas, in addition to the New Orleans/Baton Rouge/Mississippi Gulf Coast/Mobile and Pensacola market.

    

Education
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

1985 - 1988

B.A. from Newcomb College, Language, Writing and Rhetoric with an emphasis in expository writing.  Post graduate studies in Marketing.

 

William Woods College. Fulton, Missouri
​1984 - 1985

 

Ben Franklin High School, New Orleans, Louisiana

​1980 - 1984

Skills

New Orleans Magazine Top Female Achievers - 2012

 

Newcomb College Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnae Award - 2006

 

New Orleans Living/Southern Woman Magazine Spirit Award Recipient - 2006

 

Gambit Magazine Forty under Forty -2002

 

MC Media Kingfish Magazine New Orleans Best Catch - 2001

 

PrimeCo Personal Communications, Impact Award for service excellence 1998

 

Advertising Club of New Orleans,  ADDY Award recipient for excellence in advertising 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996.

 

Fashion Group International, Awards for excellence in advertising and promotion 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

 

Awards

New Orleans Magazine Top Female Achievers - 2012

 

Newcomb College Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnae Award - 2006

 

New Orleans Living/Southern Woman Magazine Spirit Award Recipient - 2006

 

Gambit Magazine Forty under Forty -2002

 

MC Media Kingfish Magazine New Orleans Best Catch - 2001

 

PrimeCo Personal Communications, Impact Award for service excellence 1998

 

Advertising Club of New Orleans,  ADDY Award recipient for excellence in advertising 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996.

 

Fashion Group International, Awards for excellence in advertising and promotion 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

 

Languages

French 

Community 

Krewe of Muses, Officer and Floats/Theme Chairman – 2000 - 2020

 

City of New Orleans, Office of the Mayor, Tricentennial Committee for Hospitality & Special Events, 2016 - 2018

 

The Neutral Ground Side - Worked with neighbors to preserve the Napoleon Avenue neutral ground, 2014-2016

Touro Bouligny Security District Board of Directors – 2011 – 2016

 

Broadmoor Improvement Association, Board Trustee – 2005-2009, Repopulation, Neighborhood Leader

 

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, O What a Night Chairman -2008

 

Women of the Storm – 2006 - 2011

 

Rebuilding Our Communities, Board of Directors – 2006 - 2008

 

City of New Orleans , City Council Hurricane Recovery Advisory Committee – 2005-2006; Retail Redevelopment Committee - 2006

 

COPSII, Citizens Organization for Police Support of Second District, Board of Directors – 2005 - 2008

 

Dress for Success, Advisory Board – 2004-2005

 

Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association -      Founding Board of Directors and Communications Chairman, 2002

 

Friends of the Library - Board of Directors – 2000, Membership Committee Chairman – 2000

 

New Orleans Symphony Creshendo Board of Directors – 1999-2000

 

Contemporary Arts Center, Board Of Directors - 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-1999; Executive Secretary - 1997-98; Membership Committee Chairman - 1996-97, 1998-1999,

           

New Orleans Police Foundation, Walk The Beat Chairman – 1997, 1998; Walk The Beat Committee – 1999, 2000;          Fundraising Committee – 1998;  Creator of Walk The Beat, 5K walk/run benefiting the NOPD

 

New Orleans Film and Video Society, Film Festival Gala Committee – 1998, 1999, 2006

 

Preservation Resource Center, various committees1996, 1999

           

NO/AIDS Task Force, Art Against AIDS Committee - 1994

     

Fashion Group International, Board of Directors – 1994; Alpha Committee – 1995

 

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