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Event Specialist


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Event Specialist

  1. 1. Mario Purro The Event Guy Objective CRM Professional Seeking Opportunity to Utilize Skills in Competitive Marketplace Profile • 20 years experience in hospitality, entertainment, and brand marketing industries • Goal-oriented individual with strong leadership skills • Strong customer relations management skills • Organized, highly motivated, and detail-directed problem solver • Strong ability to work in unison with executive management, staff, city and state officials • Proven track record of success Education Bryant University Johnson & Wales University Connecticut Schools of Broadcasting Salve Regina University RI Food Safety Management Serve Safe Alcohol Awareness Relevant Experience & Accomplishments Management/Supervision • Directly created and managed over 900 hospitality/entertainment events in 2007 • Trained, supervised and evaluated staff, coached improvement management skills • Directly managed national concert event via private satellite broadcast in 2005 • Directly managed national event marketing campaign in Northeast region 2004 Program Coordination • Created and managed guest loyalty programs for neighborhood sports bar • Bartended clubs and bars throughout RI since 1997 • Direct contribution to the successful launch of RI radio station in 2000 • Direct contribution to RI monthly “best promotion” award in 2001 • Direct contribution to successful launch of three Providence nightclubs from 1999-2002 • Designed and executed multiple, live promotional events for RI radio stations • Direct contribution to the successful launch of RI casino Employment Special Events & Entertainment Manager, Twin River Casino • Design and manage property-wide hospitality & entertainment events 2003-2008 Production Manager, GMR Live • Oversaw and implemented operations for Marlboro 50th Anniversary concert event 2005 General Market Manager, GMR Marketing • Managed team leader and field staff to execute live promotions throughout the state of RI and Connecticut in hospitality venues 2004 VIP Door Host, Showcase LIVE • Coordinated VIP’s and guest seating throughout concert venue 2008 Managing Partner, Brooksies Sports Bar & Grill Trained and supervised staff and creator of employee manuals 2002-2006 Awards & Honors Federal Hill Lyons Club Award Outstanding Employee Performance Award Employee of the Month