Gray - Event Manager - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Kristy Lynn Gray

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Services

Event Manager

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Regional Program Manager

Ernst & Young

February 2009 - October 2012

Regional Program & Events Management
Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) – Prairies Region (www.ey.com/ca/eoy)
Managed a regional program consisting of 3 provinces, 4 offices and 12+ events each year - all leading up to a 1000 person black tie gala held in Calgary.

• Managed the development, planning and execution as well as oversaw all logistical matters associated with the successful implementation of the Entrepreneur Of The Year program. Including targeting, recruitment and relationship management of judges, internal and external communications, public relations, recruitment and relationship management of sponsors, events, speakers, tracking, mailing lists, follow-up and sales pipeline management.
• Worked with national marketing team to support the development and management of EOY processes. Including budgets, best practices, tracking expenditures and measurement to ensure costs are controlled while planning and executing a high quality program.
• Established and nurtured multiple internal and external relationships while managing various successful program initiatives.

President, Social & Events Committee
Explored ways to improve business results and profitability through successful social team building events and activities to create effective, focused work teams.

• Managed development, planning and execution as well as oversaw all logistical matters related to successful employee social events and office activities. Including site selection and inspection, speakers, gifts, giveaways, off-site coordination needs (e.g. transportation concerns), activities/recreation and communications, and tracking follow-up activities to measure results of the events.

EOY Program Manager

Ernst & Young

June 2008 - October 2012

Senior Priority Accounts, Business Development

Ernst & Young

June 2008 - February 2009

Guided priority account teams to builds client relationships by acting as the interface between the business development team and service lines. The goal to grow the company's existing relationships, identify client needs and work out how the company can best meet those requirements.

• Co-led, coordinated and participated in account team meetings, acting as the central point of contact for account teams to ensure meetings were efficient and productive.
• Developed and maintained a comprehensive relationship matrix and relationship action plan and calendar.
• Provided strategic account knowledge and intelligence to account team(s) - i.e. press releases, client industry information, competitor intelligence, collaterals, research and business analysis.

Owner-Operator

Rivers' Run Ranch

From November 2006

Western Canada Manager, Events Strategy

Bell

January 2004 - January 2008

Supervised across Alberta and BC the production of events from conception through to completion - including trade shows, conferences, town-hall gatherings and golf tournaments.

• Managed area-wide event processes including approval, budget, tracking and measurement.
• Planned, developed and executed event initiatives for respective industries to support go-to-market strategy.
• Managed a group of internal key players representing an interdepartmental committee.
• Managed all logistical matters related to a successful event including site selection and inspection, rooming lists, banquets, speakers, gifts, giveaways, off-site coordination needs, mailing lists, activities/recreation and communications, and tracking follow-up activities to measure results of the events.

Initiatives Coordinator (2006 – 2007)
Established a focus of employee retention and improvement of morale, with an objective to increase departmental employee value index through social activities and events.

• Built an enthusiastic passion within employees through the management and coordination of various events and conferences throughout Western Canada
• Created, managed and implemented national and regional employee incentive programs within a limited budget.
• Composed and distributed internal departmental communications

Executive & Team Assistant (2004 – 2006)
President, Office Social Committee (2004 – 2006)
Calgary Stampede - Pavilion Coordinator (2004)
Temp – Receptionist (2004)

Projects

Entrepreneur Of The Year

Regional Program & Events Management (2009 – 2012)

Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) – Prairies Region (www.ey.com/ca/eoy)
Managed a regional program and cross-functional team - consisting of 3 provinces, 4 offices and numerous events each year - all leading up to a 1000 person black tie gala held in Calgary.

• Managed the development, planning and execution as well as oversaw all logistical matters associated with the successful implementation of the Entrepreneur Of The Year program. Including targeting, recruitment and relationship management of judges, internal and external communications, public relations, recruitment and relationship management of sponsors, events, speakers, tracking, mailing lists, follow-up and sales pipeline management.
• Worked with national marketing team to support the development and management of EOY processes. Including budgets, best practices, tracking expenditures and measurement to ensure costs are controlled while planning and executing a high quality program.
• Established and nurtured multiple internal and external relationships while managing various successful program initiatives.

Qualifications & Certifications

Certificate

Bow Valley College

Certificate

Durham College

G.L.Roberts Collegiate And Vocational Institute

Bow Valley College Calgary Alberta

Durham College

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