Professional Experience:

President, Shameless Self Promotion, Washington D.C., 2012-present  Wrote, self published book.

  • Coached professional artist according to guidelines in my book. Negotiated exhibitions, sale of work.

Account Executive, Sir Speedy Printing and Graphics, Washington, D.C., 2004-2011

  • Generated over $1M in 2010 through my 500 accounts
  • Nat’l Top Performer, 2005-2011; Nat’l Salesperson of the Year, 2005-2006; Southeastern Regional Salesperson Year , 2011

Account Executive, Judicial Copy Services, Washington, D.C., 2003-2004

  • Became top producer in 6 months; exceeded quota in 4th month by 28%

Assistant to the President for Development, Southeastern University, Washington, D.C., 2001-2003

  • Created infrastructure of development office for alumni, corporations, foundations, and major gifts
  • Obtained partnerships with Washington, DC, corporations; initiated first successful vendor campaign
  • Increased revenue generated at 3rd annual gala by 25%

Director, Business Development, Snelling Personnel Services, Washington, D.C., 1999-2001

  • Generated $2M in business for temporary and permanent placement agency

Supervisor, Publications, NRI Schools, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1996-1999

  • Supervised staff supporting distance learning program; prepared annual budget of $224,000
  • Reorganized publications department from 8 editors to 4-person team

President, Margo Arnold, Inc., Graphic Design, Production, Editing, Washington, D.C., 1990-99

  • Created corporation, marketed services, secured assignments, billed and collected from clients
  • Designed, produced and edited camera ready artwork for variety of documents including newsletters, brochures, business cards

Volunteer Experience:

Founder, Executive Director, Advisory Board, International Artists Support Group, Washington, D.C., 1993-2006

  • Founded, served as executive director, treasurer of non-profit volunteer organization with 501 (3) (c) status
  • Developed, trained president, board of directors and advisory board from member base
  • Organized art exhibitions from start to finish; developed  guidelines for exhibitions
  • Developed regional directors who organized exhibitions in France, India, Australia, China, Russia,  South Africa, and Egypt
  • “Presented” at opening reception of exhibit in New Delhi, India

Stewardship Committee, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C., 2002-2006

  • Analyzed mission, goals, objectives, and tactics for strategic fundraising plan
  • Organized 2 leadership receptions, including one hosted by U.S. Senator

Art Committee, Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C., 2003-2006

  • Exhibited 29 pieces of artwork from personal collection
  • Wrote and delivered slide lecture, “Object Lessons: How to be a collector without being a millionaire”

Artist, 1978-2011

  • Throughout professional life, created body of fine art; exhibited, sold, and competed locally, nationally, internationally

Academic Education:

  • Paier College, Hamden, Conn., four-year diploma in Commercial Art
  • Connecticut College, New London, Conn., BA in Art History, minored in French
  • George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Multimedia Website design course

Professional Education: Sales forums and sales courses at Sir Speedy Printing and Graphics, Snelling Personnel Services, Tom Hopkins Associates, Landmark Education, Logonet Inc.

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