Qualifications Profile

Versatile and performance-focused professional, with extensive background in the entertainment industry. Efficient in all facets of artist and company management for international world tours and theater productions. Known for coordinating production for concerts, live shows, and music programs, with transferable skills in television production. Armed with strong leadership aptitude for the completion of assigned projects; complemented with the ability to accomplish administrative duties within time constraints. Capable of working effectively with high-profile and famous artists and contributing to their success by delivering excellent service.

Areas of Expertise
  • Event Coordination
  • Production Planning
  • Cost and Budget Management
  • Road Management
  • Concept Development
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Recording Artist Administration
  • Publicity and Promotions
  • Contract Negotiation
Professional Experience
JANET JACKSON – UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR USA, Canada, Japan, Dubai
Production/Catering Coordinator
2015-2016

Provided strategic oversight to the touring production office for the tour which involved timely completion of administrative and production functions. Supported and maintained coordination with touring departments. Ensured strict alignment of tour catering with all dietary food restrictions while communicating hospitality details with the hospitality coordinator. Strategically coordinated aspects of the production and supervised local assistants in each city for both US and international markets. Coordinated with accounting in completing weekly payroll and new employee paperwork, reconciliation of production touring float in US and international markets/currencies. Directly collaborated with the travel agency, venue managers, local promoters representatives, catering companies, hotel representatives, artist managers, publicist, and touring parties.

BETTE MIDLER - DIVINE INTERVENTION TOUR USA, Canada, Europe
Production/Catering Coordinator
2015

Administered operations of the touring production office, while accomplishing diverse administrative functions and handling production needs on a timely manner. Played as key resource of touring departments. Managed adjustments in schedules as well as the approval and arrangement of transport and day-to-day movement of tour members. Directed operations related to local production assistance in US and international markets. Maintained communication with travel agency, venue managers, local promoters representatives, catering crews, hotel representatives, artist managers, publicist, and touring parties. Regulated weekly payroll and new employee paperwork along with reconciliation of production touring float in US and international markets/currencies in coordination with the Accounting Department.

CHER - DRESSED TO KILL TOUR USA, Canada
Production(NPG)
2014

Offered first-rate assistance to the production manager and touring departments along with office administration and management for tour members. Closely communicated with travel coordinator, promoter representatives, ground transport companies, hotels, private aviation, and immigration liaisons for the movement of over 70 members worldwide. Rendered support in administering all facets of human resources; completing new hire paperwork; assisting tour accountants/promoter representatives in various markets; and reconciling tour floats from various departments in different currencies. Supervised after-show meals in collaboration with caterer for bus stock inventory in European market.

BEYONCÉ – THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR USA, Canada, Australia, South America, Europe
Production Coordinator
2013

Assisted the production manager and touring departments as well as office administration and management in organizing the tour with more than 100 members. Worked collaboratively with travel coordinator, promoter representatives, ground transport companies, hotels, private aviation, and immigration liaisons for the transfer of more than 70 members around the world. Accomplished new hire paper work; offered support to tour accountants/promoter representatives in various markets; and reconciled tour floats from various departments in different currencies.

LIONEL RICHIE - TUSKEGEE TOUR Europe
Production Coordinator
2012

Provided support to production manager in administering with all routing and tour needs. Coordinated with travel agent and hotels. Scheduled and organized lodging and transportation for crew personnel. Held responsible for maintaining the daily day sheets for crew members. Oversaw production cash float and reconciled departmental ledgers with accounting. Supervised, prepared and distributed weekly per diem disbursements for crew personnel.

NICKI MINAJ - PINK FRIDAY TOUR USA, Asia
Assistant Tour Manager
2012

Closely monitored all aspects of tour for A, B, and C groups from transportation, lodging and meals, accounting, bookings, and contract negotiation between tour personnel and the Accounting Department. Guaranteed the settlement of accommodation bills along with per diems to A, B, and crew entourage. Oversaw venue arrival, including hospitality and technical arrangements as well as organization of running order with venue and promoter. Arranged tour day sheets and itineraries. Presided over the presentation of reports of show's attendance figures to the management and booking agent. Managed tour ticket request and coordinated VIP Meet N Greet in each market in cooperation with the VIP package vendor.

PRINCE - WELCOME 2 AUSTRALIA TOUR Australia
Road Manager (NPG)
2012

Handled all domestic and international travels which included completion of visa documentation. Secured safety of air and ground transport for all members, while ensuring compliance and submission of all requirements through proper coordination. Cooperated with tour accountant in arranging tour invoices and payroll documents . Provided support to the production manager and music director in distributing day/call sheets; along with door/admissions for after shows and settlement with management.

SADE – SOLDIER OF LOVE TOUR USA, Europe, South America
Production Coordinator
2011

Organized the entire production office and supervised production runners and administrative needs for more than 100 shows in Europe, South America, and United States. Monitored the disbursement of per-diem and completed tour credentials and new employment paperwork. Consistently communicated with production manager and security manager. Efficiently controlled large amount of float distributed to department managers. Supported tour accountant in reconciling and closing books for tour.

PRINCE - WELCOME TO AMERICA TOUR Live Nation Los Angeles, CA
Production Officer Coordinator
2010–2011

Assisted the production manager in handling all routing and tour needs. Interfaced with travel agent and hotels; organized lodging and transportation for crew personnel; and maintained daily day sheets for crew members. Keenly monitored production cash float and reconciled departmental ledgers with accounting.

SISTER SLEDGE - Sledge Entertainment Belgium, Portugal
Tour Manager/Assistant Tour Manager
2009–2010

Played an integral role in administering dates for the National Recording Group. Led the establishment of artist rider with hotel, airline, and ground transportation companies. Managed the implementation of contracts by communicating with production staff promoter. Formulated plans and executed travel and contract / rider logistics for band and principal singers.

J PAT MANAGEMENT Atlanta, GA, USA
Operations Manager
2008–2010

Functioned as operations manager for the entertainment conglomerate which is comprised of record, transportation company, rehearsal hall, and recording studio. Arranged daily schedules for various entities including the Grammy-nominated producer. Developed budgets for artists on record label, and consolidated purchase requisitions, travels, and itineraries for producers and artists on label. Served as liaison among artist management, producers, vice president of record label, and legal advisors. Processed payment and built vendor relations.

Nippy Inc. Newark, NJ
WHITNEY HOUSTON WORLD TOUR | SOUL DIVAS Tour
Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston
WHITNEY HOUSTON - I LOOK TO YOU PROMO (Oprah and Good Morning America)
Production Office Manager
1999–2010

Monitored all production phases for numerous world tours and promo dates; Russia and Dubai tour in 2004. Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick Germany tour in 2004, as well as the London and Morocco tour in 2008. Completed daily guest list ticket request, call times, and schedules for production crews. Accomplished assigned schedule, cost, and length targets prior to production. Ensured efficiency of schedules to achieve more steady progression of production transmittal. Offered effectual support on production tour float from account and tour manager preparing ledgers for tour accountant.

Earlier Experience
J Pat Management–USH Entertainment Atlanta, GA
Personal Assistant - USHER RAYMOND IV
Vandross LTD. New York, NY
Assistant Liaisonof Luther Vandross
James Brown West/Brownstone Records Los Angeles, CA
Assistant to the President for the West Coast Office (The “God Father of Soul” James Brown)
Crystal Penni Entertainment/Ready D Roll Management Los Angeles, CA
Director of Promotions
Office Assistant of Grammy Nominee-Entertainer Shanice and Crystal Penni
Jackson Jones Management Los Angeles, CA
Administrative Assistant of A&M Recording Artist Vesta
Cannady Firm Los Angeles, CA
Assistant/Publicist to Dr. Danielle Spencer of Young People for Young People
(Dee of the Hit TV Show “What’s Happening and “What’s Happening Now”)
Theater

Spearheaded daily tour operations while consistently achieving the needs of national recording artists and actors. Ensured that the schedules of all partners and stakeholders were synchronized. Handled the execution of relevant documentation and contracts together with principal artist rider.

JD Lawrence Presents “The Clean Up Woman” Tour
Company Manager / EA to JD Lawrence
Starring: JD Lawrence/Christopher Williams/Jackee Harry/Telma Hopkins/Dave Hollister
2009
Marvelous Entertainment Los Angeles, CA
Latarraus R. Whitfield “By Any Means Necessary” Tour
Company Manager
Starring: Chante Moore Tisha Campbell-Martin, Guy Torry
2007–2008
Marvelous Entertainment Los Angeles, CA
David E. Talbert’s “Love in the Nick of Tyme” Tour
Company Manager
Starring: Morris Chestnut, Avant, and Ellia English
2006–2007

Urban Eye Entertainment Los Angeles, CA
David E. Talbert’s “Love on Layaway” Tour
Company Manager
Starring: Deborah Cox, Martha Wash, Lenny Williams

2003
Television Shows and Music Awards
35th Anniversary Celebration, Bishop T. D. Jakes Dallas, TX
Credentials Coordinator
2012
28th Annual Day Time Emmy Awards, Dick Clark Productions New York, NY
Production Assistant
2001
Pre-Grammy Celebration, Vonny Hilton-Sweeney Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY
Director/Honoree /Talent Committee
1995–2000
Essence Awards, Essence Communications New York, NY
Credentials Coordinator
1998
Juneteenth Celebration, City of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Elected Officials/Juneteenth Committee
1998
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, Don Cornelius Productions Los Angeles, CA
Talent Executive/Press Coordinator
1997
Right On! Magazine Group/Sister in Style, Benefit-Battered Women’s Association ▪ Los Angeles, CA
Talent Executive/Production Coordinator
Minority Motion Picture Awards, Los Angeles, CA
Talent Coordinator
American Music Awards, Dick Clark Productions Los Angeles, CA
Talent Coordinator
James Brown, Godfather of Soul, Birthday Celebration, Black Entertainment Television Los Angeles, CA
Production Coordinator - Radio, Music Video Segment

James Brown “How Long” Music Video, Scotti Bros. Records/James Brown West Los Angeles, CA
Production Coordinator / Co-Writer

ASCAP/Radiance Music Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Executive Coordinator
L.A.Y.N. Celebrity Fashion Show, Benefit Homeless Los Angeles, CA
Talent / Event Coordinator
Education and Training

Howard University School of Business
Corning Community College
UCLA Recording Arts and Sciences
Motown Records, Los Angeles, CA

Achievements

Charles Davie Memorial Award, Music Industry Pre-Grammy Committee
James Brown Family Children’s Foundation
Mayor of Los Angeles, CA Accommodation M.M.P.A.
H.V.S.C. Ambassadorship Award
Young People for Young People – Service Award
Social Action Ministry Beulah Baptist Church Community Service Award
NAACP Community Service Honor
People Against Crack March Against Narcotics, Volunteers for Youth Award
Motion Picture Awards, Majors Award
Los Angeles Youth Network, Activities Director / Youth Counselor
ARC DC Team of the Year Award – Presented at the Grand Hotel
James Brown Family Chiildrens Foundation
Dutchess ARC Mimi Stambrook Memorial Award / Every Day Heroes Award

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