Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Event Producer, Event Manager, Creative at Freelance
New York, United States

About me

EVENT PRODUCER/ PROJECT MANAGER:
● 8 years of experience producing various events including award ceremonies, conferences, and festivals with budgets up to $1.5M.
● 4 years of hands on experience building and maintaining online communities, and a strong understanding of social media integration into event marketing.

CREATIVE:
● Writer and video content producer.
● Seasoned musical improviser performing regularly at the Magnet Theater.
● Sing with the New York City Gay Men's Chorus

Positions

Executive Producer
New York, United States
June 2014 - May 2015 (11 months)
Managed one of the advertising industry’s most prestigious international creative award shows which consistently produces the majority of the company’s annual revenue. ● Collaborated with executive management to develop creative assets and strategies for all events focusing on the brand’s voice, attendee experience, and marketing efforts. ● Mentored team to facilitate judging, panel discussions, and events ranging from judging sessions to the awards ceremony. ● Maintained budgets up to $1.5 million. ● Managed design and creation of copy and visuals for print and digital assets. ● Scouted venues and manage venue contracts. ● Successfully managed and negotiated all vender contracts.
Senior Producer
New York, United States
June 2012 - June 2014 (2 years)
● Took on additional responsibility of producing other events including an ‘unConference in Chicago and the company’s multicultural career fair. ● Acquired sponsorship for various events covering 80-100% of event expenses. ● Lead team in entry website improvements/development.

Education

BFA

2002 - 2006 (4 years)
Dean's List (4 years). Graduated with honors. Artistic Director of Immediate Theater Project, a student run organization for 2 years.

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