- Full time
- Part time
- One time
I have the ability to speak clearly and I am able to motivate people.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Responsibilities include: Income Development, Staff Development, Assisting Cancer Patients, Cancer Control . At the American Cancer Society the mission is to eliminate cancer through research, education and advocacy. I am responsible for Staff/Volunteer recruitment which involves proper training to effectively reach our financial goals. Generating revenue by staffing major signature events in the territory regarding managing budgets, supervision of staff, education are perquisites for my role.
"Lorraine as Executive Director of ACS-USVI should feel proud in accomplishing a steady increase in income especially when the islands are financially challenged." Lillian Santos, Executive Vice President, American Cancer Society of Puerto Rico.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Fundraising for Healthcare Initiatives
at the Schneider Regional Medical Center in the USVI.
Responsibilities included: Supporting/Reporting to Chief Executive Officer and District Governing Board in the overall
Fundraising event for three hospitals. Developed strategies to broaden and increase donor giving through solicitation, collaboration and stewardship. Managed and created a 4.5 million dollar portfolio which was increased from ground zero. Solicited major financial gifts over $200,000. Directed the complete production of high priced galas, luncheons with major celebrities, produced fashion shows, telethons, silent auctions and raffles. Implemented financial reports and created naming
opportunities. Organized volunteers to maximize various fund-raising opportunities.
"Lorraine as Director of Development contributed to the dramatic increase of donor dollars from the community which assisted tremendously in the construction of a 25,000 square foot cancer center named in the honor of my wife, Charlotte Kimelman, where the facility and its architecture were far
Vice President of Operations
Inner City Broadcasting
Responsibilities included: Leading the development and strategic positioning of entire operation to set up. Increased visibility of the local TV station in the US Virgin Islands. Hired personnel and conducted marketing and PR to launch station.
"Lorraine is an insightful creative and highly skilled communicator, sales person and leader. I have no hesitation in recommending her for whatever situation she may deem herself qualified; her judgment is dependable." Hal Jackson, Vice-President, Inner City Broadcasting, New York, N.Y.
PRESIDENT AND CEO
ATHLETE'S FOOT FRANCHISES
Responsibilities included: Managing a 15 member staff. All responsibilities involving being an owner a national franchise were implemented. I negotiated all retail buys six months out, sold product, marketed the stores with a unique strategy for an island environment. Revenues were $550,000 annually.
Lorraine was the first African American Female to purchase two successful Athlete's Foot Franchises in the Caribbean as well as the U.S. during the year 1989. The Athlete's Foot Group, Kennesaw, Georgia
-NEW YORK CITY
Responsibilities included: multiple sales calls on a daily basis. Developed a complete advertising niche in the African American Market which generated $3 million in sales monthly. Serviced
Final Page-Career Progression
1981-1989 ) the many accounts with professionalism which ensured return on air sale commitments. Won top sales awards consistently.
Responsibilities included: Hosting a daily radio show in New York. Conducted a full range of sales calls in the Caribbean market of New York as well as a cross section of clients like Burger King, Kellogs, Coke, Revlon etc.
VIRGIN ISLE HILTON HOTEL
Responsibilities included: Creating, developing and executing of different and exciting activities for guests visiting the VI. Attended trade shows and worked closely with the Department of Tourism in my capacity of holding the title of Miss US Virgin Islands. Assisted with promotions at the hotel and throughout the Virgin Islands in guest related activities.
Qualifications & Certifications
Friends International Christian University