Kacie Thomas

Kacie Thomas

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Kacie Thomas

867 E. Country View

Fresno, CA 93720

559-287-0325

info@kaciethomas.com

http://www.KacieThomas.com

EDUCATION

2005 to Present    California State University, Fresno, Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and journalism with an emphasis in public relations (expected graduation in Spring, 2010)

  • Certificate in Marketing (in progress)
  • Certificate in Special Event Coordinating
  • Cumulative GPA:  3.6

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, FTP, Dreamweaver CS4 and Photoshop CS4

EXPERIENCE

Public Relations and Community Representative, Yosemite Ranch and Pismo’s Coastal Grill, Fresno, CA.

January 2010 to Present

  • Create, structure and implement public relations and marketing opportunities while working directly with owner
  • Manage Web site graphics and content; created logo and redesigned content layout
  • Execute and manage new media opportunities, which include: Facebook, Twitter and WordPress blog.

Associate Director of Business Operations, TALK Strategic Promotion Solutions, Fresno, CA.

October 2008 to Present

  • Co-founder directing internal operation of Fresno State’s first student-operated PR firm
  • Help to organize recruitment and hiring of students; handling successful client relations
  • Maintain and update Web site content
  • Make successful presentations to potential sponsors; successfully solicited monetary support and office and         meeting space.

Communications Intern, Community Regional Medical Centers, Fresno, CA.

August 2009 to December 2009

  • Reported and wrote articles for the corporate Web site, which served as a reliable news source to local media
  • Created and executed communication plans and implemented strategies cooperatively with local marketing agencies
  • Assisted in media relations; created and distributed community calendars and public service announcements to local media

Community Representative, Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse, Fresno, CA.

September 2008 to December 2009

  • Managed relationship  marketing by distributing various marketing materials to the community
  • Assisted in organizing and setting up events to promote the business to the community
  • Collaborated with community businesses in an effort to execute promotional events

Public Relations Intern, Mulberry Marketing Communications, San Francisco, CA.

June 2009 to August 2009

  • Pitched national media through media advisories, phone pitches and news releases
  • Organized clients’ media clippings via FTP files onto clients’ internal Web site
  • Researched and pitched client prospects
  • Enhanced social media opportunities via twitter: redesigned the Web site layout and created new logos via Photoshop CS4

Special Events Intern, Fresno State Alumni Association, Fresno, CA.

September 2008- December 2008

  • Assisted in preparing and executing university-related events and ceremonies
  • Created and managed a successful promotional plan; appeared as a guest on a local morning talk show

HONORS/AWARDS

  • President of Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
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