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Availability: Full Time

$45 /hr
$450 /day
Average Rating
Craig E

Los Angeles / Long Beach / Anaheim, CA

Associate Producer, Day of Event Manager, Logistics, Permitting, Vendor Management

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

Experience: 8+ years

Short Bio: I have produced events across the United States and Mexico. Golf, skiing, runway shows, concerts, festivals, baseball and basketball games, galas, comedy shows, and poker tournaments. I handle logistics, vendors, permitting, insurance, and staff.

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Experience
Client Consultant
Fluid Bartenders - Los Angeles, CA
Aug 01, 2017 - Current
Work with clients to finalize contracts. Ensure all event needs and details are taken care of and events run smoothly. Determine and cover staffing needs.

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Producer
The Zaring Group - Los Angeles, CA
Jan 01, 2008 - Current
Consultant on all operational aspects for celebrity charity events. Events reconcile under budget and raise $25,000-$100,000. Key events include the World Series of Golf, the Cabo Celebrity Golf Challenge, the Puerto Los Cabos World Cup, and the Vallarta Nayarit Classic Rock Festival.

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Event Production Consultant
American Diabetes Association - Los Angeles, CA
Jun 11, 2018 - Nov 27, 2018
Executed event logistics for the Los Angeles Tour de Cure as well as the Inland Empire Tour de Cure. Worked to ensure memorable day of event experience for bike ride and walk participants. Pulled permits from multiple jurisdictions, designed venue, handled logistics for venue set up/tear down, as well as rest stops, and coordinated vendors. Responsible for risk management. Acted as liaison between local and national staff.

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Event Production Consultant
American Diabetes Association - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 01, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
Executed event logistics for the Riverside Step Out Walk. Worked to ensure an enjoyable day of event experience for participants. Finalized permitting and insurance, controlled costs and kept event under budget, coordinated vendors, recruited volunteers, communicated with government officials, acted as liaison between local and national staff. Event had over 1000 participants and raised close to $200,000.

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Vice President Operations
Zaring Cioffi entertainment - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 06, 1998 - Dec 14, 2007
Plan and implement celebrity charity, sports, and entertainment events. Events include golf tournaments, ski races, concerts, festivals, poker tournaments, fashion shows, and galas. Responsible for all infrastructure, logistics, transportation, securing venues, permits and vendors, implementing emergency management plan, liaising with city governments and officials. Over $3 million raised for various charities.

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Keith Mooney
Fluid Bartenders
Having worked with Craig on a variety of events over the last 20 years, I have learned that he has the determination and work ethic to produce a great event. He has the innate ability to read the client and provide them with exactly what they need.
Bianca Cioffi
American Diabetes Association
I have worked with Craig on a number of events over the past 20 plus years. He is always calm and collected no matter what the situation. He digs in and does what needs to be done to get the job done. Highly professional.
John Zaring
The Zaring Group
I have worked with Craig for nearly 25 years. He is the calm in the middle of the storm. When there is complete chaos all around he remains level headed and gets the job done. He is organized, detail oriented, and a great plate spinner. I would highly recommend Craig for any project, big or small.