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  1. 1. MONTYE EDWARDSIn many ways, Montye is a product of many remarkable people that he had accessed to while working as a sportspublic address announcer/in-game host at Kennesaw State University and also at Women’s Professional Soccer-Atlanta Beat. Montye has interviewed many great performers including university’s president, hall of fameprofessional athletes, and sports franchise owners.His natural zeal is instrumental in creating innovative marketing programs connecting the private and public sectorsfor mutual benefit.Determined to complete his education, Montye enrolled into Kennesaw State University (KSU) in 2005 where hebegan working with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. During his tenure with the department, Montyerecognized the department’s need for increasing its brand awareness. Therefore, in 2010, he produced acomprehensive early childhood reading challenge featuring KSUs mascot, student-athletes and coaches. In theprograms first year, over 4,000 children participated and approximately 81,000 books, magazines, video gamemanuals, and cereal boxes were read!Montye is currently serving as an Advisory Committee Member for Cobb Mentoring Matters, and as Partner inEducation with Hayes Elementary Mustang Academy where he provides 65 male youth with weekly activitiesinvolving team building exercises and teachers with motivational strategies to help students reach their highestpotential.Montye earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Kennesaw State University, a 2012 Image Awardrecipient from the 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta Inc., and was inducted into Seminole High School (OK)Hall of Fame in 2007.
  2. 2. Montye Edwards 100 Sandy Lane #206 Atlanta, GA 30102 T: 404-729-4233 E: montye23@gmail.comEDUCATIONBachelor of Science in Communications, Kennesaw State University (KSU), Kennesaw, GA 05/11  Certified Peer Health Educator, Center for Health Promotions & Wellness  Student Vice President, Public Relations Student Society of America  Student Representative, Global Learning Coordinating Council  Student Assistant, Assistant Athletic Director for External AffairsACCOMPLISHMENTS  Assist Advisory Board with updating health & wellness strategic plan.  Conduct corporate sponsored presentations before crowds exceeding 10,000 people.  Negotiate print media advertising agreement with international automotive industry manufacturers.  Conduct member recruitment for non-profit organizations through sports and entertainment promotions.  Implement incentive/retention programs for college athletic programs and small business owners.  Collaborate with School Superintendents in coordinating wellness program initiatives.  Evaluate social media marketing methods and track sales.  Coordinate and provides marketing and communication leadership to start-up business.  Acquire corporate grant for early childhood reading initiative.  Produce and direct web-episodes for cross-marketing opportunities.RELEVANT WORKSelf Employed, Freelance Marketing Communication Consultant, Atlanta, GA 07/06-PresentProvide creative marketing communication management to entrepreneurs, small business owners, and start-up companies in the higher education, restaurant,advertising agency and marketing industries.  Director of Operations at The Basketball Expo, Inc. 03/12-Present  Social Media & Web Development at Ralph’s Tavern 04/12-Present  Corporate Marketing Specialist at Poll Position.com 08/11-Present  Wellness Coach at StayPhit, Inc. 05/11-Present  Public Address Announcer at Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS)-Atlanta Beat 04/11-Present  In-game Host at KSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics 10/08-Present  Corporate Marketing Specialist at KSU Coles College of Business Executive MBA Program 10/11-02/12  Corporate Marketing Specialist at KSU Center for Sustainable Journalism 05/11-08/11  Marketing Consultant at Eye Too Threading Salon 12/09-12/10  Account Executive at Nuance Marketing 09/08-10/09  Director of Advertising at Wrecked Magazine.com 08/07-09/08  Chief Communication Officer at PM Lifestyle Media 07/06-09/08LEADERSHIP  Image Award Recipient, 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 2012  Advisory Committee Member, Cobb Mentoring Matters, Marietta, GA 2012  Partner in Education, Hayes Elementary Mustang Academy, Kennesaw, GA 2012  Volunteer, Homeless Pet Foundation, Marietta, GA 2011  Volunteer, Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities, Kennesaw, GA 2011  Hall of Fame Student-Athlete Inductee, Seminole High School, Seminole, OK 2007SKILLS  Project Development  Public Speaking  Problem Solving  Selling  Social Media Marketing
  3. 3. Reference PageGeorge Olney Teddy ParrishKennesaw State University Henssler Financial GroupAssistant Athletic Director for External Affairs Principalgolney@kennesaw.edu tparrish@henssler.com770.499.3459 678.797.3770Edwards Cates Teressa WatsonNuance Marketing Media Strategy Hayes Intermediate SchoolCEO and Managing Partner Principalecates@nuancemktg.com Teressa.watson@cobbk12.org404.551.3305 678.594.8127Brian LeHeup Thomas BaylarkKennesaw State University Tech EloquentAssistant Director of Marketing/Promotions Principalbleheup@kennesaw.edu tbaylark@bellsouth.net678.797.2171 404.702.6698Tim Killingsworth Ross VaughnCity of Kennesaw Ralph’s TavernCouncilman Partnertkillingsworth@kennesaw-ga.gov Revaughn44@yahoo.com770.424.8274 678.427.4477Beth Horne Blalock Karen WeatheringtonThe Blalock & Lett Agency Kennesaw State UniversityOwner Head Coach – Volleyballbeth@blalockandlett.com Kweathe8@kennesaw.edu770.334.2566 678.797.2864Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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  5. 5. WRITING SAMPLEBOBBY COX PINCH HITS FOR HOMELESS PETS(CARTERVILLE, Ga. ) – Braves Hall of Fame Manager Bobby Cox is ‘pinch hitting for homeless pets’ Sunday,Sept. 4 at the Clarence Brown Convention Center from 12-6 p.m. for the First Annual South Paw Fan Fest.Bartow County currently has a euthanasia (death) rate of seven out of 10 pets due to over crowding at shelters. Theevent will be held to support the Etowah Valley Humane Society in order to decrease these odds for pets. Thisorganization is not funded by a single tax dollar and therefore needs the help of private donors.This event will feature one of Atlanta’s notorious baseball managers, Bobby Cox along with his wife Pam Cox.After 25 years of managing the Braves, Cox has compiled a .557 winning record while winning five pennants andone World Series. He ranks fourth on the all-time wins list among managers.While at the event, there will be a lot to do including an autograph/photo session with the Cox’s. The Braves StreetTeam will also be present.A great way to help out this cause is by adopting a pet at the event where there will also be low cost vaccinesavailable. While you are looking for a new pet, there will be live entertainment, food, fun and so much more.Come out and support a great local cause with one of the greatest baseball managers of all-time.The Clarence Brown Convention Center is located at 5450 State Route 20, Cartersville, GA 30121. The ConventionCenter can be reached at 770-606-5763.
  6. 6. WRITING SAMPLEAbout HSS: News and EventsKSU Delegation Visit to Kia Motors Georgia a SuccessOn Friday, November 4th, 2011, at West Point Georgia, Mr. Keun Sik Kim, Senior Vice President of Kia MotorsManufacturing Georgia, Inc., hosted a visit by a delegation from Kennesaw State University (KSU), organized byKSU’s Asian Studies Program. The delegation included 24 professors and directors from the College of Humanitiesand Social Sciences (CHSS), the Coles College of Business, the Bagwell College of Education, the Institute forGlobal Initiatives, the Confucius Institute and the ICA Institute.Dr. Thierry Leger, Associate Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, accompanied by Dr. May Gao,the Asian Studies Coordinator, led the delegation to West Point, GA, where Kia’s American automobilemanufacturing facility is located. Expanding on 2,200 acres of land, the Kia manufacturing base is equipped withstate-of-the-art robots, assembly lines, and testing equipment. Mr. Kim said the plant currently produces 59 vehiclesper hour or 300 000 vehicles per year. A $100 million upgrade will be completed in 2012 and bring the productioncapacity to 68 vehicles per hour or 360 000 vehicles per year with three shifts of workers operating 24 hours perday. . This plant now employs 3700 workers, and most of them are Georgians.Dr. Barry Morris, Vice Provost for Global Engagement & Strategic Initiatives anticipates a long-term partnershipwith Kia that will create privileged study abroad, internship and scholarship opportunities for KSU students with aninterest in Asian Studies."It was a great honor for us to be invited by Kia officials to visit their manufacturing plant. We anticipate manyAsian owned companies in the U.S., such as Kia to provide support for our Asian Studies program as we educateKSU students to be more globally competitive, especially with regard to knowledge about Asia," said Dr. Gao. Dr.Heeman Kim, an Affiliated Asian Studies faculty at KSU, initiated this visit. Dr. Kim was born and raised in Koreaand has strong connection with the Korean American community here. For more information about KSU’s AsianStudies Program, please visit: http://asianstudies.hss.kennesaw.edu/ For more information about Kia plant inGeorgia, please visit: http://www.kmmgusa.com/Reported by Mr. Montye Edwards, a graduate student in the MA in Integrated Global Communication program atKSU who visited the Kia plant with the delegation.Posted: November 15, 2011

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