Hawthorne - Business Development - Roswell, GA, USA

Lucy Hawthorne

Roswell, GA, USA


Business Development


Dynamic, accomplished professional offering a solid background of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated leadership ability. A well rounded sales and marketing professional with the ability to cultivate strategic partnerships and develop sales support systems. Background includes strategic and tactical planning, business development, and marketing management as well as fundamental entrepreneurial skills. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills that result in productive relationships with a reputation for progressive sales development

Work History

Consultant-tInternational Bussiness Development

Sun Green International

November 2011 - November 2012

Board Member- Business Development (Volunteer)

Autism society of Kenya

January 2011 - January 2011

Fundraising, event management, strategic planning

Language & Cultural Interpreter and Translator (Volunteer)

Lucy Hawthorne & Associates

November 2007 - November 2007

Swahili Language and Cultural interpreter and translator for the Hospitals, Courthouses, Legal offices, Schools, Airport, Children's services and client homes.

Non Profit Volunteer

Just Lucy Inc

From January 2007

- Cultural and Language translation (Refugee community in Atlanta)
-Mentoring for Immigrants

New business consultant

Strategic Marketing Consultant

February 2006 - October 2011

Dedicated and Team Oriented professional whose accomplishments reflect superior business development instincts, strong leadership skills, and a demonstrated commitment to organizational growth. Solid career history in developing unique marketing partnerships and sponsorship programs. Innovative and tenacious in seeking new funding sources. Over 16 years Travelling and work in developing countries developing new markets and supporting sales teams. Bilingual in Swahili and English

· Professional & Volunteer Relationships · Community Outreach & Business Development
· Consensus Building & Group Facilitation · Staff supervision & Empowerment
· Budget Development & Management · Critical Analysis and Problem solving

Regional Manager of Sales & Marketing

gnld international

August 1998 - January 2006

Increased sales for regional distribution system by modifying existing market sensitization methods giving them a local flavor, developed execution strategy, improved corporate and distributor relationships. .

Developing International markets in Europe and Africa. Expanding distributor numbers while generating revenue in one of the most difficult Direct Selling environments. Recruited and retained top distributors and hired and Maintained operations and salessupport personnel.
Increased Market Awareness. Reorganized system into productive, value-added, consumer focused response activities.
Set Performance Benchmarks. Developed programs to provide leadership training and coaching to develop international sales teams in Mexico, Europe, Australia and the US. Implemented best practices, peer sharing and pep-sessions. .

Facilitated and participated in market research of new skincare and weight loss product line through new and existing users.

Sales, Marketing & PR Manager

Kenya Posts & Telecommunications

January 1987 - April 1994

Position: Assistant Manager -Marketing, Sales and Public Relations
• Managed an extremely successful public relations department and a decentralization project in Kenya, creating the way for the corporation to become a national icon.
• Supervised the budgets and financial responsibilities of the marketing and sales department and selected and managed contract advertising agencies.
• Solely organized and planned international meetings and conferences such as International Telecommunication Satellite Organization and International Telecommunication Union, and awards winning trade shows and stands within the Agricultural Society Kenya shows
• Formulated and implemented educational campaigns on telecommunications service

Qualifications & Certifications


University of Nairobi

'A' Levels

Kyeni Girls High school, Kenya

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