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Availability: Part Time

Status: Freelancer +

Tina W
Day of Event Manager, Executive Producer, Food and Beverage, Logistics, Sponsorship Management

New York / Newark / Jersey City, NY

Experience: 8+ years

Additional Languages: Spanish

Language Level: Excellent

Event Types: Corporate, Experiential, Live Event, Non Profit

Certifications: Certified Professional Catering and Events (CPCE), Event Safety Access Training, Food Handlers Certificate: CA (Riverside County), Food Handlers Certificate: Arizona, Food Handlers Certificate: New York, Tips On-premise (Colorado), Certificate of Fitness F-04 TPA- NY

$125 /hr
$750 /day
Average Rating

Short Bio: Indefatigable event professional who loves the challenge of turning your creative vision into an experience/event. Equally comfortable working independently on a project or integrating into and working cross-functionally across internal teams.

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Experience
Freelance Producer
FIRST - New York, NY
Jul 11, 2016 - Current
Collaborate with Agency leads to transform client concepts into unique brand experiences. Past projects include: October 2017- Sponsor Activation at New York City Wine & Food Festival September 2017- SMART Conference MIAMI July 2017- Steve Aoki Fashion Label and Album Launch June 2017- Oath 2017 Brand Launch Activation October 2016- Sponsor Activation at New York City Wine & Food Festival Ongoing per project contract based on availability.
Event Manager
Private Corporate Client - Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 21, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
Managed life cycle of private dinner for corporate client from inception thru completion. Created and maintained event documents including production schedule, day of ROS, budget, seating and floor plan/ Identified and sourced vendors/ Collaborated with client on overall event design and guest flow/ Led all logistical details related to sourcing, delivery, set up, break down.

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Lead Producer/Reboule du Rhone
No Kid Hungry - New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY
Aug 14, 2017 - Nov 30, 2018
Reboule du Rhone November 2017 (Inaugural event) and November 2018 annual events benefiting No Kid Hungry. Events include wine seminar, Northern Rhone Tasting, exclusive dinners, and an After Party. Managed permitting, vendors, event flow, and venue from load in through load out. By the numbers: 70+ Rhone valley wines, 40+ Sommeliers, 12+ Winemakers, 15+ of NY's top toques, 600+ guests. Over $500K raised, exceeding goals. 2017 event was nominated for a NACE ONE Award in the "Event Production of the Year" and "Team Event of the Year' categories.

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Event Manager
Kenya Airways - New York, NY
Sep 03, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018
Worked with Kenya Airways to plan and execute 250 guest Gala Dinner to launch new direct NYC-Nairobi Dreamliner service. Provided expertise on venue selection and vendor services including designer/decor, entertainment, photographer. Worked with UN security team to ensure correct security measures in place for high profile state dignitaries, including H.E. The President of Kenya. Managed stage program and speaker flow.

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Catering Manager
World Science Festival - New York, NY
May 01, 2017 - Jun 15, 2018
Annual, renewable 6-week contract (late April to early June). Festival takes place annually at the end May/early June. Have participated in the 2017 and 2018 Festivals to date. Position entails working closely with Festival operations and production teams to oversee catering needs of all WSF support areas, including Venues, Participant Services Events, Participant Lounges, and Development Events. Annually establish and execute festival-wide catering plan, managing to budget while delivering first class experience. Source and supervise contracts with catering vendors, and develop and manage project timelines to keep vendors accountable.
Performance Stage Producer
Harlem EatUp! - New York, NY
Dec 15, 2014 - May 24, 2018
Performance Stage Producer (2018 Festival) Producer, Main Stage Performances and Culinary Demonstration Programs (2015, 2016, and 2017 Festivals) Hospitality Manager (2016 and 2017 Festivals) Live performance program showcasing nationally recognized chefs and Harlem’s top culinary and musical talent. Handle pre-production and on-site logistics for celebrity chef participants and Harlem-based musicians and bands including: Scott Conant, Carla Hall. Festival takes place annually mid/end May.

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Culinary Ops/Chef & Talent Comms
Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival - Palm Desert, CA
Jan 02, 2017 - Apr 30, 2018
2017 and 2018 Festivals: Streamlined operations and created SOP's with regard to culinary programming and chef/talent communications. Managed participation of guest and local chefs. Produce program consisting of 26 live culinary demonstrations over 3 days, as well as annual four-course James Beard Luncheon for 300+ guests. Festival takes place mid/end March each year.

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Producer
Americas Cake Fair - Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
Mar 02, 2015 - Nov 15, 2017
2017 Show: Oversaw Main Stage seminar and speaker sessions. Sourced AV team,worked with technical crew pre-production and on-site to ensure well executed show flow. Created event documents including production timelines, ROS, Cue Sheets. 2015 and 2017 Shows: Designed/executed live runway fashion show featuring outfits created out of sugar/chocolate mediums. Secured and managed participation of designers, artists, talent, models, HMU teams. 2017 Sugar Art Fashion Show was Gold Medal Winner of a Pinnacle Award for 'Best Event within an Event/Festival' and was nominated for a NACE ONE Award for 'Event Production of the Year'.

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Freelance Producer
Movement Strategy - New York, NY
Aug 07, 2017 - Oct 16, 2017
Collaborated with Movement Strategy on execution of the "Get Animated Invasion", a three-day immersive and experiential Instagrammable pop up on behalf of Warner Brothers. Sourced and hired fabricators, AV company, build out/onsite crew. Assisted with site/venue identification. Secured all necessary permits. 6+ week project.

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Dawn Padmore
Karlitz & Co
Tina Wright is one of the hardest working and knowledgeable producers in the industry. Her approach to projects is to combine passion, humor, and creativity with detailed production management. I love working with her!
Moira Sedgwick
Share our Strength
I have truly enjoyed working with Tina over the past five years at various Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry events including Taste of the Nation and Reboule du Rhone. She is an asset to any event she works on - especially on site where high stress is likely the norm. She deals with challenges and obstacles with a level head and prepares all of her documents and budgets with close attention to detail. I find Tina to be reliable, hard working and one of the best to be in the trenches with.
Debra Nir
World Science Festival
I hired Tina in 2017 and she's completed 2 flawless Festivals since then. She's brought her long-standing industry expertise, organizational and analytical skills to what can be an ever-changing Festival landscape, diplomatically communicating with vendors, participants and co-workers to ensure a successful event. Tina also incorporated her creative producing expertise when needed, including providing thoughtful, creative and budget-conscious solutions to the Festival's food programs. She's an incredible asset and a fun person to work with. We look forward to seeing her in 2019!