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Jodi Katzman

Director, Events & Production @ JBK Productions

Events Management & Production | Exhibit Development | TV Production | Talent Booking & Coordination | Stage Management

New York, New York

Ranked #446 out of 8,920 for Director, Events & Production in New York

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JBK Productions

Director, Events & Production

June 2002 to Present

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular | Macy's Parade & Entertainment Group

Production & Operations

July 2014 to July 2015

Taste of Times Square

Talent Manager

May 2014 to June 2015

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University of Hartford

B.A., Cum Laude Mass Communications

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Produce high-profile events for corporations, non-profits and television. Manage projects from concept to completion in support of product launches, sports competitions, TV/award shows, promotions, celebrations, fundraising efforts, city-wide cultural/media events, conferences, conventions, festivals and parades. Expertise includes talent booking/coordination, logistics and on-site operations. Oversee multi-million dollar budgets, contract negotiations, client/vendor relations and business development. Build, lead and...

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"A View of Jodi B. Katzman - From 40,000 Feet" Award-winning professional with success orchestrating 100+ high-profile, world-class events, business programs and TV projects for leading organizations in a wide variety of industries. Scope spans national and international corporate events/recognition programs, TV/award shows, sporting events, product launches, fundraisers, celebrations, parades and media/cultural events for 25 to 25,000 participants. Manage multiple programs concurrently from concept to completion, on-time on budget with strong ROI. Known for bringing the "wow factor" to every event; recipient of several industry awards, best-in-class recognitions and best-ever ratings from top management. Robust record of repeat and referral business. Unique sensibility to address needs from both client/customer and production side. Savvy, collaborative businesswoman with track record of slashing costs by millions of dollars, negotiating unprecedented contract terms and securing "difficult to book" A-list talent, athletes, sports personalities and VIPs. Triple-talents deployed: Events/Stage Management~TV/Theatrical Production~Talent Booking/Coordination Through motivational leadership, clear communication, deft negotiation, apt innovation & epic attention to detail, I deliver top results! EVENTS/PRODUCTION SNAPSHOT Beijing/Atlanta Olympics • Bob Hope Memorial Library Dedication • Special Olympics USA Games • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Launch • Blockbuster Game Championships • Grammy Awards Celebration • BMW Goldeneye Press Launch • Miss America Pageants • Presidential Conventions • Annual Salute to Women in Sports • World Archery Championships • Macy's Santaland • Verizon Films • Nickelodeon Studios Grand Opening • Snapple Festival • Avon Incentive Cruises • UCP Telethons • 9/11 Memorials/Museum Dedication • Food, Media & NYC TV Event Series • YPO Leadership Social • Hong Kong USA Festival • Desert Storm/Columbus 500th/Macy's Parade • Japan Amway Forum...+ 100 moreDirector, Events & Production @ Produce high-profile events for corporations, non-profits and television. Manage projects from concept to completion in support of product launches, sports competitions, TV/award shows, promotions, celebrations, fundraising efforts, city-wide cultural/media events, conferences, conventions, festivals and parades. Expertise includes talent booking/coordination, logistics and on-site operations. Oversee multi-million dollar budgets, contract negotiations, client/vendor relations and business development. Build, lead and motivate top performing teams of staff, crew, vendors and volunteers. • Contribute to the profitability, visibility and image of distinguished client base through expert production and management of high-profile events and TV projects. • Achieved and maintain 50% repeat business ratio by ensuring superb delivery of top-quality services. • Optimize performance and event outcomes by building and maintaining strong network of celebrity/media supporters and donors. • Generate major savings through expert negotiations and cultivation of profitable partnerships with key vendors. From June 2002 to Present (13 years 5 months) Production & Operations @ Facilitated the production of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks including set-up, operations, logistics, execution and breakdown. Delivered equipment and distributed materials at production site to service 3,000+ guests. Assisted with load-in and load-out of the site (2014, 2015). • Acknowledged by management for contributions to the day's success. From July 2014 to July 2015 (1 year 1 month) Talent Manager @ Oversaw talent and performances for 21st and 22nd annual outdoor festivals celebrating the best of New York's culinary and cultural scenes in the heart of the city's town square for Times Square Alliance. Festival features international flavors from the district's top restaurants and sounds of New York City from its best street performers at the Crossroads of the World. • Improved quality of event by analyzing previous year's event performance and proposing recommendations to improve efficiencies and logistics. From May 2014 to June 2015 (1 year 2 months) Production Manager @ Produced 2015 annual fundraising gala honoring those committed to improving the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and globally. Oversaw event planning, technical production, venue and vendor relations, décor, red carpet and on-site management. ▪ Introduced innovative live and post-production event concepts and creatively reinvigorated the total event and production from previous years. ▪ Trimmed expenses by $24K by negotiating preferred contract rates, careful cost monitoring and identifying billing errors. From March 2015 to May 2015 (3 months) Site Manager @ Managed major on-course entertainment and served as artist liaison for one of New York City’s premier annual road running races. ▪ Ensured efficient operation of musical performances along the route. ▪ Delivered exceptional customer service and hospitality to artists at the crossroads of the race. From March 2015 to March 2015 (1 month) Santaland Manager - Seasonal (Event, Operations & Logistics Management) @ Hired, oversaw and trained staff of 250, prepared and updated décor and facility, directed day-to-day operations and crowd control, and managed customer experience for Macy’s Santaland on behalf of the Parade and Entertainment Group for annual Macy's Herald Square event. Partnered with media relations, internal store departments and outside vendors to orchestrate special events and visits from celebrities and VIPs, news and television crews and members of the press. Scheduled and re-assigned 40+ daily personnel on-the-spot as necessary to meet demand and achieve best staff performance. Directed money/register transactions, prepared daily reports and administered HR work. • Ensured 175,000 guests had a positive customer experience during Santaland season’s run. At peak, managed operations and logistics for close to 10,000 guests per day. ▪ Re-purposed displays to improve operations and customer experience without increasing spend. ▪ Maintained positive work environment focused on high levels of customer service and safety throughout the operation; re-aligned plans and experiences quickly and clearly for maximum guest satisfaction. ▪ Recognized by management and internal partners as strongest operations team in recent history; leadership commended by fellow Managers for efficiency above and beyond. From October 2013 to December 2014 (1 year 3 months) Green Room Operations - Children's Program @ Managed registration, preparation and logistics of 300 children participating on 27 parade floats. From November 2014 to November 2014 (1 month) NJ Welcome Day Manager (Games Organizing Committee) @ Planned, managed and executed 2014 kick-off celebration and welcomed 900+ athletes and coaches to the Cessna Airlift Welcome Center located in a private Hanger at Trenton Mercer Airport. Directed event activities including hospitality, program and stage management, competition and activity scheduling, Final Leg Torch Ceremony, entertainment, music, food and waste management, communications, décor, logistics, media management, luggage logistics, load-in and load-out. Served as primary liaison with facility and Cessna personnel. Trained and managed 100+ volunteers. ▪ Exceeded event expectations. ▪ Responded quickly to numerous changes in schedules and plans without ever disrupting the high-energy feel of the day. ▪ Success of Welcome Center kick-started the week-long competition and was rated as the highlight for many participants. From June 2013 to June 2014 (1 year 1 month) Hospitality & Logistics Liaison @ Oversight and stewardship of hospitality, logistics support and guest interactions for NFL’s 10,000-person, invite-only official gathering at the Meadowlands Sports Complex featuring activities and live entertainment and attended by celebrities, athletes and VIP’s. Celebration was produced by the official events organization of the NFL. • Served as strategic component of the success of the overall event. From February 2014 to February 2014 (1 month) Hospitality Liaison @ Welcomed guests and fielded questions at the corridor of Times Square’s Super Bowl Boulevard (13-blocks wide), the largest public activation in New York City leading up to the Super Bowl. Events included activities, special entertainment/concerts, rides, attractions, displays and exhibits. From February 2014 to February 2014 (1 month) Development, Implementation & Production @ Building the blueprint and actuation of multi-tiered Space industry mega event master plan; a fusion of events in a unique pairing of activities with outreach to a broad amalgam of demographics. Bringing together the synergies of my experience base across a wide variety of events, venues, structural development and implementation for a unique future-focused event. Embracing a variety of venues and entities such as academic, government, scientists, policy makers, etc. From January 2009 to January 2014 (5 years 1 month) Talent Tent Stage Manager @ Oversaw character staging and logistics for 23 parade participants. From November 2013 to November 2013 (1 month) Site Producer @ Oversaw production of live remote national webcast for Williams/Gerard Productions, broadcast simultaneously to 15 cities. Served as logistical nexus for production team, implemented operational plan and location management. Interfaced with client, local crew and venue management to achieve set goals in all areas. Oversaw all on-site activities, supervised webcast team and managed all production deliverables. ▪ Produced seamless program and garnered positive feedback. From February 2013 to February 2013 (1 month) Talent Coordinator @ Contributed to several ongoing campaigns for Veterans Across America to help returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans find civilian jobs. • Created targeted celebrity and media contact lists and led outreach to identify donors and solicit an organizational spokesperson. Celebrities targeted including Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres, Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Affleck, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy and Steven Spielberg and Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of the late Steve Jobs. • Pitched to Mark Burnett Productions and brought VAA to the attention of NBC's Stars Earn Stripes, a reality competition show produced by Mark Burnett and co-hosted by retired NATO Supreme Allied Commander and former Presidential candidate, Wesley Clark. • Participated in the strategic planning for a campaign (Just Be Fair) to ensure that LGBT veterans would get unimpeded access to Veterans Administration benefits. From January 2012 to November 2012 (11 months) Associate Producer @ Managed outdoor tented celebration for conference kick-off in Denver, CO. Signature "Battle of the Bands" event showcased chefs and restaurants from Larimer Square and featured performance elements, ten gourmet cooking stations and a 400-foot long heated glass tent. Oversaw production, restaurant/catering, layouts, interior design, schedules, talent and security. Developed marketing and collateral material and signage, managed credential process and built and managed production schedule. Directed on-site staff and logistics and supervised all on-site aspects. • Oversaw vendor negotiations and reduced costs by 15% through adept negotiations, careful budget monitoring, menu selections and logistics management. • Ensured delivery and execution of all technical needs with regard to accuracy and client satisfaction. From November 2010 to April 2011 (6 months) Talent Executive @ Sourced and solicited speakers and panelists for annual philanthropy conference for this global movement of more than 166 women’s organizations; the largest programmatic service to WFN's membership, constituents and supporters. • Built robust list of potential speakers to promote work of WFN to celebrities and talent representatives. From July 2010 to March 2011 (9 months) Coordinator, Red Carpet @ Managed celebrity, broadcast and print journalist red carpet activities for annual award shows for WGA, East; recognizing the best and brightest in writing for film, television, cable, digital media and broadcast news. • Celebrities, writers and influencers in attendance included Tina Fey, Kathleen Turner, Edie Falco, Seth Meyers, Donnie Wahlberg, John Larroquette, Elisabeth Moss, Gretchen Mol, Richard Kind, Fred Armisen, Judah Friedlander, Bill Irwin, John Waters, Edward Albee, Lee Grant, Harry Smith, Vincent Piazza, Erica Slezak, Jeremy Sisto, Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), Steven Levitan (Modern Family), among many others. 2010 Host: Susie Essman (Millennium Broadway Hotel/Hudson Theatre); 2011 Host: Kristen Schaal (AXA Equitable Center). From 2010 to 2011 (1 year) Co-Producer/Production Manager @ Produced event for Bob Hope Enterprises at Ellis Island including ceremony, musical performances, film clips and luncheon. Attended by dignitaries, celebrities, press, politicians and performers. Implemented technical production, logistics, talent management, ground transportation, vendor relations, catering, staffing and volunteer management. • Met aggressive deadline and received 100% positive feedback. From 2010 to 2010 (less than a year) Production Manager @ Oversaw production, technical, logistics, business, finance and employment aspects of nine educational videos for Verizon FiOS TV service (2007) and home monitoring system (2009). Managed work flow and all on-site aspects of single-camera shoot. Hired and managed crew, actors, vendors, location, equipment; negotiated contracts/oversaw budget, schedules, payroll and logistics. • Minimized costs through creative hiring, deft negotiations and careful budget monitoring. • Two films won Telly Awards. From 2007 to 2009 (2 years) Producer @ Created event series for National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences that included live tapings, behind-the-scenes tours and panel discussions on set with top daytime talk shows including Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart and Live with Regis and Kelly. Kicked off the series to a full house with a panel on "Talent Bookers." • Hailed by Academy Governor and Activities Chairman for producing some of the best and most memorable events the NY Chapter has ever had. From 2005 to 2009 (4 years) Olympics Program Manager @ Managed strategic planning, development and implementation of 11 Olympic Hospitality programs with 89 event agendas for 7,000 guests worldwide for first-time, top sponsor. Oversaw program’s critical path including guest web registration, operations, logistics, schedules, air/ground transportation, accommodations, hotel hospitality, food & beverage, event ticketing, collateral, staffing, shipping services, signage, gift programs, tours, budget management and on-site execution. Provided on-site management for 17 days during Olympic period. Managed and trained team of 26. • Solidified relationships with 65 J&J Operating companies and their travel partners. • Secured all 1,000 entry visas, despite complex government obstacles, rules and regulations. • Achieved 100% registration rate and completed registration process for 3,500 guests in just three months through meticulous planning and follow up. • Managed air travel across 25 countries and created inaugural air travel and logistics procedures that quickly became best practices. From January 2008 to September 2008 (9 months) Board Member | NATAS Representative @ Representative of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) to the New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media (renamed WAM Coalition) Board of Directors. From 2007 to 2008 (1 year) Talent Executive @ Secured and managed talent, logistics and 100+ world-class athletes at no cost for gala event for nation's only major award show dedicated to women's sports. Consistently booked top-tier talent including Ellen DeGeneres, Sheryl Crow, Bill Cosby, Katie Couric, Tony Bennett, LL Cool J, Marlee Matlin, Goldie Hawn, Holly Hunter, Phylicia Rashad, Cyndi Lauper, Rosie O'Donnell, Penny Marshall, Robin Roberts, Christiane Amanpour, Meredith Vieira, Jane Pauley, Ann Curry and Soledad O'Brien within tight budgets and timelines; athletes included Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mia Hamm, Scott Hamilton, Laila Ali, Dominique Dawes, Michelle Kwan, Peggy Fleming, Venus & Serena Williams, Nadia Comaneci, Doug Flutie, Katarina Witt, Greg Louganis and Bart Conner, among many others. Served as Assistant Stage Manager from 1994-1996. Show was televised on TNT in 1995. • Increased funding for Billie Jean King’s Women’s Sports Foundation by $10M by building relationships and marshaling resources to create impressive celebrity roster. • Reduced costs by 20% per year; savings used for educational and grant programs. • Converted talent into long-term donors and supporters; wrote talent solicitation materials. • Propelled media impressions to 50M and boosted table sales by leveraging talent names in sponsorship and sales efforts. • Ability to persuade “difficult to book” talent and reps to “land the booking.” • Saved countless event planning hours and mitigated logistics problems by introducing new creative communication, talent and operations procedures that improved event marketing and maximized production efficiencies. • Eliminated vendor rate increases (20% savings) by negotiating long-term contracts with suppliers. From 1997 to 2008 (11 years) Field Producer @ Produced live satellite broadcast segment for musical entertainment component of 2004 Convention in New York. Shepherded production of television coverage and candidates including Secret Service and NYPD. Oversaw all on-site logistics of multi-camera remote. • Ensured smoothly run production of coverage of candidates and choir within Herculean schedule, on location, on budget despite being assigned project on very short notice. From September 2004 to September 2004 (1 month) Site Manager @ Directed operations, production and logistics from load-in to strike for archery’s largest outdoor championships for NYC’s 2012 Olympic bid (600+archers from 80 countries, two venues, six days). Managed production budgets and negotiated vendor contracts. • Ranked most successful and smoothly run competitions in sport’s history and boosted city’s candidacy as host city. • Completed project $100K under budget through meticulous program management, assertive vendor negotiations and efficient logistics planning. • Stepped into second venue role at client’s request with no advance notice, successfully managing and ensuring smooth operations. From 2003 to 2003 (less than a year) Manager, U.S. Events & Motivation @ Led creative planning, development and execution of 60+ meetings, conferences, conventions, motivation, recognition, incentive and special events nationwide for 25-15,000 participants. Served as liaison between 3,000 employees, sales leaders and Representatives. Created and controlled multi-million dollar budgets and negotiated cost saving contracts and discounts. Built and managed new communications system and sales/product marketing partnerships. Managed on-site operations; trained and oversaw staff, cross-functional teams, contractors and external vendors including production company (Jack Morton Worldwide), incentive house, expo company, suppliers and designers. Key Contributions: • Slashed costs by $750K, cut budget by $2M and doubled event ROI by improving billing accountability, developing tracking procedures, tightening budget and implementing new sales/marketing strategies. • Established first-ever Disney charter cruise recognition and exclusive corporate event for 1,500 attendees which became future benchmark; incorporated novel Avon branding strategies and generated revenue with unique Avon themed add-ons. • Negotiated 20% in additional benefits representing $200K in savings on key contract with “non-negotiable” Disney contractors to meet stringent budget. • Delivered successful ($40K under budget), first-time global celebration to revitalize morale following challenging post-9/11 climate; pioneered thank you commendations/group recognition to acknowledge staff efforts. • Boosted annual convention revenues by $100K; successfully managed logistics of 500,000 products and materials for five concurrent events and 15,000 attendees; led operations from load-in to set up and tear down. • Wrote unique musical, motivational and inspirational comedic song parodies/skits for company-wide programs, events and employee milestones, lauded by top management. • Recipient of President's Award; distinction of receiving recognition after only two years of service. From April 1999 to June 2002 (3 years 3 months) Director, Events and Production @ Produce high-profile events for corporations, non-profits and television. Manage projects from concept to completion in support of product launches, sports competitions, promotions, celebrations, fundraising efforts, TV/award shows, city-wide cultural/media events, festivals and parades. Expertise includes talent booking/coordination, logistics and on-site operations. Oversee multi-million dollar budgets, contract negotiations, client/vendor relations and business development. Build, lead and motivate top performing teams of staff, crew, vendors and volunteers. From January 1990 to March 1999 (9 years 3 months) Producer @ Produced Esprit award-winning six-city promotional tour featuring Ray Charles, Vanessa Williams and star athletes. Oversaw reception, fashion show, multi-media and vehicle presentations. Negotiated citywide vendor contracts. Managed $5M budget and supervised production teams. • Generated close to 1,500 sales leads representing 48% of attendees. • Established template for multi-city implementation. From 1999 to 1999 (less than a year) Production Manager @ Managed official post-telecast, talent, communications and logistics for 3,000-person event for Recording Industry Association of America, including simultaneous concert acts on six stages. Collaborated with celebrated chefs from top New York restaurants, 75 performers and notable designers. • Raised the bar on event expectations, elevated production values and improved ROI from prior years through creativity, effective budgeting, staffing needs assessment, improved vendor relationships and logistics management. • Effectively implemented Academy’s vision of entertainment, design and cuisine. From December 1997 to March 1998 (4 months) Event Manager @ Produced and managed three-day, first-of-its-kind, award-winning outdoor public arts and cultural expo in New York City with over ten food and craft booths, demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment attractions, performers and high-level dignitary ceremony for Hong Kong Tourist Board. • Increased awareness and strength of Hong Kong as a tourist destination. • Awarded Special Events Magazine Gala Award for consumer promotion. • Brought in new vendors and negotiated cost-saving contracts. From December 1995 to June 1996 (7 months) Support Services Manager, Tennis @ Directed tennis venue operations and logistics for Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting including housing, catering, transportation, security, staff and broadcast crew of 220. Primary liaison between Olympic Committee and broadcasters. • Ranked among the most successful venue operations by International Olympic Committee and President/CEO of Atlanta Olympic Committee. From 1996 to 1996 (less than a year) Talent Coordinator @ Solicited talent for annual Women in Film Gala Celebration honoring Robert Altman for this non-profit film arts organization which promotes the understanding of film and video as art forms. • Wrote talent solicitation materials and secured presenters including celebrities, directors and scholars. From 1996 to 1996 (less than a year) Project/Production Manager @ For a Japanese client, produced and managed programming, presentations, entertainment and technical production for business session at New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, and 500-person executive award banquet and farewell party at the Plaza Hotel featuring Liza Minnelli. Served as liaison between client, event company vendors and venue. Oversaw all staff and managed on-site operations from set up to take down. • Produced seamless show despite unique logistical and language challenges. From 1996 to 1996 (less than a year) Associate Producer @ Planned and produced multi-faceted Snapple-themed event for 3,800 fans in New York. Coordinated Snapple ad personalities, entertainment, exhibits, talent shows, PR, taste tests and interactive displays; developed booths, contests and stage shows. • Event became cornerstone of company’s marketing and branding efforts, creating valuable brand connection, revitalizing the brand. From May 1995 to August 1995 (4 months) Producer/Talent Coordinator @ On behalf of Jack Morton Productions, produced and managed series of new product introductions for 200 top-level sales executives for Warner Lambert Pharmaceuticals (four major cities). Traveled with, rehearsed, directed and managed teen performing talent segments and back-up performers who performed song parodies to introduce new products. Oversaw all logistics, production, A/V, travel and lodging and speaker presentations. From 1995 to 1995 (less than a year) Project Manager @ Managed production and film cross-promotion for Z3 Roadster launch with Dick Clark Productions, involving Pierce Bronson and James Bond movie cast; directed on-site operations in Central Park for 200 international media. • Completed project 30% below budget and two weeks ahead of schedule, despite being assigned project on very short notice. • Garnered $300M in sales, 50% higher than projections; created a paradigm shift at BMW. • Cited by Harvard Business Review as model case study for successful, non-traditional marketing program. • Generated extensive press coverage and added millions to Goldeneye’s film earnings; film had largest opening weekend in MGM history ($26.2M). From 1995 to 1995 (less than a year) Producer @ Led pioneering launch of first global video game competitions involving 275 teens from around the world, celebrity broadcast segments, remotes and 35-sponsor exposition. 1994: four-day event (Florida); 1995: two-day event (California). • Fueled 25% sales increase and elevated client to industry leader; selected to manage following year’s competition due to exemplary performance. • Captured interest of thousands of teens by writing, designing and test-marketing kid-friendly materials and contest rules to set competition’s tone. From 1994 to 1995 (1 year) Associate Producer/Talent Coordinator @ Oversaw program content, production and talent for four national (22 hour) live TV broadcasts. Planned and managed transportation, permits, lodging, hospitality/green room activities and city services. Served as special advisor in 1997. • Doubled celebrity participation to 300+ performers and panelists and secured commitments from “long shot” celebrities by establishing new and creative procedures to broaden talent base. • Reached record-breaking $100M in revenue ($25M per telethon), largest amounts in 46 years. • Boosted media coverage by 35% through new media placements and national PR and advertising initiatives. From 1991 to 1994 (3 years) Production Coordinator @ Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg; Pierre Cossette Productions; Radio City Music Hall From 1992 to 1992 (less than a year) Coordinator of Volunteers @ Recruited, trained and directed 350 volunteers for multi-stage media welcome for 20,000 press, delegates and dignitaries in New York’s Bryant Park. Oversaw support of all event areas including ten performance stages, talent, catering, registration and convention logistics. • Developed and implemented volunteer training programs, wrote training manuals and conducted orientations, ensuring smoother on site operations. • Generated a much-needed economic infusion, overwhelmingly positive press coverage and an occasion of pride, excitement and renewed vitality for New York City, showcasing the enthusiastic spirit of hospitality among New Yorkers. From 1992 to 1992 (less than a year) Talent Coordinator @ Solicited, negotiated participation of and supervised 175+ musical and specialty units for New York City's Desert Storm Parade (largest ticker-tape parade ever held) and Philadelphia’s Columbus Quincentenary celebration (nation's largest Columbus Day parade). • Authored communications and procedures for 25,000 participant events, adopted as “model” for future parades. • Developed communications flow for 25,000 marchers and hundreds of celebrities, increasing productivity. • Coordinated accommodations for groups representing 40 nations and orchestrated logistics of squeezing 1,000 buses to carry marchers into lower Manhattan. • Directed talent process, secured volunteers and facilitated training for 200 on-site staff and volunteers lining the 2 1/2 mile parade route. • Oversaw staged promotion at the U.S. Custom House and coordinated party for 10,000 military members at the Intrepid. From 1991 to 1992 (1 year) Associate Producer @ Oversaw program from pre-production through broadcast for three pageants on CBS. Produced contestant musical and talent segments. • Introduced new production elements and reinvigorated show’s electronic graphics, the first change in 50 years. • Created first-time resource manual used annually as basis for show procedures. From 1990 to 1992 (2 years) Talent Associate @ Producer: Alexander H. Cohen; Radio City Music Hall From 1990 to 1990 (less than a year) Project Manager @ Designed and implemented procedures to track top entertainment executives and celebrity attendance for 1,500-person MTV gala at Universal Studios, Florida. Featured stars from TV, stage and film. • Garnered 100% response rate and 75% attendance. From 1990 to 1990 (less than a year) Vice President, Promotions & Marketing @ Led marketing, promotion/sales management and special events from concept through delivery to post-program evaluation for multinational corporations, associations and non-profits for this boutique special events and promotion management firm. Managed 30+ events including galas, receptions, meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive programs, seminars, media events, press conferences and business education programs. Developed and implemented promotional tie-ins and publicity campaigns. Clients included Sunkist, Kodak, 3M, Bayer, trade associations and major banks in the Northeast. Performance Milestones: • Generated $7M in new accounts for one corporation and doubled participation in new incentive program by designing and leading targeted marketing campaigns. • Increased last day traffic at major trade show by 25% (1,500 exhibits/30,000 buyers) by creating and implementing first-time sweepstakes; produced Golden Anniversary Reception, ranked as best attended premium show in 50 years. • Raised awareness of Beach Boy’s Sunkist premium promotion/concert tour by 25% by researching and supervising design for the band’s 25th anniversary booklet and record album. • Established U.S. division of British firm; negotiated contract accounting for 90% of its business. • Initiated and promoted revenue-producing series of seminars for trade association; program in 9 U.S. cities was expanded internationally. From December 1985 to December 1989 (4 years 1 month) Production Coordinator @ Hosted by Angela Lansbury; Don Mischer Productions; Lunt-Fontanne Theatre From 1989 to 1989 (less than a year) Production Staff @ Hosted by Angela Lansbury; Don Mischer Productions; Minskoff Theatre From 1988 to 1988 (less than a year) Talent Associate @ Featuring: Irving Berlin, Madeline Kahn, Ray Charles, Tommy Tune, Michael Feinstein, Karen Akers, Christine Baranski and celebrities from all forms of American entertainment and the performing arts; Don Mischer Productions; Carnegie Hall From 1988 to 1988 (less than a year) Talent Associate @ Hosted by Angela Lansbury; Don Mischer Productions; Mark Hellinger Theatre From 1987 to 1987 (less than a year) B.A., Cum Laude, Mass Communications @ University of Hartford Jodi Katzman is skilled in: Event Management, Event Planning, Sports/Sports..., Entertainment, Promotions, New Business Development, Video Production, Event Production, Award Shows, Leadership, Corporate Events, Marketing Communications, Television Production, Stage Management, Olympic Games, Large-Scale Events, Theatre, Logistics/Operations, Event Producing, Client..., On-Site Management, Production Management, Talent Acquisition, Vendor Relations, Cost Containment, Contract Negotiation, Budget Management, Resource Optimization, Event Marketing, Corporate Hospitality, Program..., Event Execution, Venue Management, Epic Attention to Detail, Trade Shows, Fundraisers, Live Events, Volunteer..., Song Parody/Skit Writer, Creative..., Staffing/Scheduling, Broadcast, Music, Talent Booking, Forging Partnerships, Relationship Building, Television, Sponsorship, Nonprofits

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President's Award

Issued by Avon Products, Inc. · 2001

Executive of the Year in Event Management

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Telly Awards/Verizon

Issued by National Awards Competition · 2007

Special Recognition

Issued by Olympic Committee · 1996

Esprit Award/Mercedes-Benz S-Class Premier Launch

Issued by International Special Events Society · 1999

Gala Award/Tai Chi in the Park

Issued by Special Events Magazine · 1999

Gala Award/Hong Kong USA Festival

Issued by Special Events Magazine · 1996

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