JOE C. KENNEDY
(425) 429-8590 | JoeConnector@gmail.com
Objective: Always looking for interesting opportunities to work with smart people on cool projects to either do good in the world, make a good return on investment or (preferably) both. I look for and strive to create long-term mutually beneficial relationships.
Summary of Qualifications:
Sales All-Star and a Master Asker.
Experienced in public relations, social media marketing, publicity, promotion and event marketing.
Established relationships with many media outlets, reporters and news personalities.
Dedicated and dependable team player who will do whatever it takes to achieve desired outcomes.
High quality network with an always growing number of potential partnerships.
Hard-working, goal-oriented self-starter who enjoys challenges.
CoreWerks, Inc. Bellingham, WA February 2012 – Present
Sales of high end office chairs at Costco Road Shows
Duties include set up and tear down of display, sales and demonstrations at various Costco locations for 10 day “Road Shows”.
Helped set sales record at my very first event and learned to “Bark” like a carnie.
Learned that I am a very good salesperson for products that I believe in.
BellevueBusinessJournal.com, Bellevue, WA September 2009 – present
Propagandist and Promoter of Businesses
Interface with business owners, public relations firms and other media outlets.
Edit and post appropriate news releases and photos.
Write and post articles about local events, businesses and organizations.
Write, publish and distribute monthly e-newsletter.
Advertising sales. Meeting with business owners and advertising agencies to close ad contracts.
Eastside Entrepreneurs Social Network, Bellevue, WA October 2008 – 2012
Founder / Community Manager
Created local business networking group and social media site.
Build and engage membership and network activity.
Plan, promote and host regular networking events.
Plan, promote and produce various conferences including: Social Networking for Business Conference 5/15/09, Social Media 101 at Microsoft’s Executive Briefing Center on 9/25/09 and Social Media 201 held at Microsoft’s Conference Center on 4/15/10.
AAA Properties, Del Mar, CA & Bellevue, WA 2003 – 2011
Real Estate Broker
Managing broker of small full-service real estate company – helping clients with any and all real estate needs, including residential, commercial and investment properties.
Eastside Business Newspaper, Bellevue, WA February 2005 – July 2009
Was responsible for all aspects of running small, community business newspaper including:
Hired, trained and supervised all personnel including employees and contractors.
Wrote and edited articles for publication in print and online.
Worked with business owners, public relations firms and other media outlets to provide timely and interesting news stories for readers.
Supervised layout and design of monthly newspaper and weekly e-newsletter.
Supervised and monitor distribution of monthly newspaper.
Advertising sales and sales management. Secure advertising contracts and commitments.
Attended and spoke at events representing local print media.
HomeTeam.com, Inc., Seattle, WA March 2006 – July 2007
VP Real Estate / Director of Operations
Helped onboard/recruit fresh talent for an Internet start-up and nationally syndicated television show from three employees to 43 in a one year term by connecting with industry experts, competitors, headhunters and tech executives.
Responsible for running weekly “all hands” meetings.
Served as company’s human resources department, interfacing with executives and all departments.
Responsible for specifying, purchasing and installation of company servers, computers, printers and all technology.
Designed, implemented and updated company’s policies and employee handbook.
Designed and implemented the company’s Safety and Disaster Preparedness Programs from evacuation plans to manuals and building spec sheets.
Helped build a nationwide referral network in the residential real estate and mortgage arenas.
San Diego State University (8/83 to 5/85) Business/Real Estate
University of Washington (9/81 to 6/83) Political Science
SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES (Primary)