Special Events Coordinator

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Gwendolen Hopperton

gwendolen.hopperton@gmail.com | (428) 126-1569 | Portland, OR


Special events coordinator with over three years of experience in planning and executing successful corporate, private, and non-profit functions. Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Excellent time management, communication, organizational, and problem solving skills. Experienced in event logistics, contract negotiation, vendor relations, budgeting/forecasting


Senior Special Events Coordinator at Bend Event Center, ORMar 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated and booked entertainment for annual company holiday party including a highly sought-after comedian, which resulted in record attendance.
  • Secured sponsorship from local business resulting in $5,000 worth of in-kind donations for the charity gala.
  • Planned and executed a successful grand opening event for new store location that generated over 1,000 attendees.
  • Partnered with high profile venue to secure space and negotiate rates for client’s conference resulting in a savings of 15%.
  • Managed onsite logistics for VIP guests at major concert events ensuring seamless experiences.
  • Acted as liaison between clients and suppliers to resolve issues related to billing, services rendered, etc.

Special Events Coordinator at The Oregon Garden, ORJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully coordinated and executed 15 large-scale events with over 1,000 attendees each.
  • Successfully managed a team of 4 event coordinators and 10 interns.
  • Created comprehensive event timelines and budgets that were adhered to 95% of the time.
  • Established relationships with new vendors which saved the company an average of 20% per event.
  • Worked closely with marketing department to ensure all events had proper branding and advertising budget allocated.
  • Managed on-site logistics for all events including but not limited to: guest check-in/registration, set up/break down, AV needs, catering coordination.


High School Diploma at Grant High School, Portland, ORAug 2014 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for and take tests, and how to write essays.


  • Event planning
  • Event management
  • Budgeting
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Contract negotiation
  • Customer service
  • Organizational skills

Cynthia Gouda

cynthia.gouda@gmail.com | (838) 173-7890 | Jackson, MS


As a Special Events Coordinator with over 3 years of experience, I have developed strong event planning and coordination skills. I am able to manage all aspects of an event, from start to finish, in order to ensure that it is successful. I have a proven track record in coordinating events that are both creative and memorable. In addition, I possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills which allow me to effectively interact with clients and vendors.


Senior Special Events Coordinator at The Special Event Company, MSApr 2022 - Present

  • Successfully planned and executed 10 large-scale events with over 1,000 attendees each.
  • Coordinated all aspects of event logistics for 20+ annual corporate meetings, conventions and trade shows.
  • Successfully managed budgets ranging from $50,000 to $5 million for special events.
  • Negotiated hotel contracts and other vendor agreements resulting in cost savings of 15-20%.
  • Hired, trained and supervised staff of up to 50 people for various special events.

Special Events Coordinator at All About Events, MSSep 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully planned and executed 3 large-scale events with over 1,000 attendees each.
  • Managed a team of 15 event staff members to ensure all tasks were completed efficiently.
  • Coordinated with 30+ vendors to secure necessary supplies and services for events.
  • Created detailed budgets for all events which remained under budget by an average of 5%.
  • Developed promotional materials including e-blasts, flyers, and social media posts which resulted in increased attendance at events.


High School Diploma at Jackson State University, MSAug 2015 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.


  • Event Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management