Resume

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SAMMY DENNIS

née Long

Communications Aficionado

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER

MA ENGLISH // 2012-2014

GPA 3.9/4.0

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

BA ENGLISH // 2007-2011

GPA 4.0/4.0, summa cum laude

SKILLS

Writing - All Kinds

Graphic Design

Research

Social

Gumption

TECHNOLOGY

Website Builders
Digital Marketing Tools

CRM Software 

Adobe Suite

Microsoft Suite

Social Media Platforms

Analytics

ADDITIONAL

2017 NAHB AEA Best Website Award Recipient

Editor, WBA Badger Builder

Published in The Hemingway Review

Ukulele Novice

WORK EXPERIENCE

WISCONSIN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION // Apr 2015 - Present

Director of Communications

Primary communications coordinator for a non-profit trade association, including its 501(c)(3) Foundation. At the heart of all marketing endeavors, graphic design projects, web management, & member services.

Key Achievements:

  • Led organization through successful re-branding effort & two website launches from inception to implementation, receiving 2017 NAHB Association Excellence Award for Best Website

  • Completed major historical review of association's history for publication & developed archiving best practices

  • Oversaw & utilized a modest annual marketing budget, putting my back into it to make dollars stretch further

SPARTAN TOOL // 2011 - 2015

Marketing Specialist

Provided digital marketing support for an international company while working in tandem with E-Commerce Director & third-party support.

Key Achievements:

  • Assisted with launch of organization's first consumer-facing e-commerce website, including the development of online part and assembly directories

  • Developed & wrote a variety of successful digital content to improve brand reputation, search engine rankings, & overall visibility

  • Without a budget, increased presence on social media platforms that became key sources of positive reviews & recommendations 

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER // 2013

Teaching Assistant 

Co-taught Introduction to Literary Theory, leading 60 undergraduate students in weekly lessons & managing all student inquiries.

Key Achievements: 

  • Honed effective rhetorical strategies to tackle notoriously difficult subject matter with student engagement & comprehension positively reflected in scores, feedback, & formal evaluations

  • Garnered leadership skills by charting course & individual student objectives while providing necessary support & encouragement 

Communications professional with a      jack-of-all-trades background, ready to   dive in & make a difference. 

© 2018 Sammy dennis

"Taking care of business (every day)" - BTO