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Virtual Event Producer: Born Under Fire (author) Webinar (April 28, 2020; May 21, 2020; June 17, 2020) (View May 21, 2020 webinar here: https://www.rinazneiman.com/webinar-video)

 

2003 – Present

Public Relations/Event Production/Communications/Writer

Clients include:

  • The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (2020-Current)

    • Communications and Public Relations, Core Staff

  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (2018, 2019, 2020)

    • Assistant Artist Transport - Assist the logistics team to plan and implement ground and air transport of 400+ artists who perform at the festival each year; Assist in onboarding employees and managing staff at the event.

  • The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation (2017-2020)

    • Assistant to the Executive Director

  • Anaplan’s Hub via Creative Circle (annual global user conference)

    • Strategic Events Content and Speaker Manager for Hub 2018

    • Event coordinator for Hub 17

  • Maker Faire 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire & World Maker Faire NY

    • Staffing Coordinator responsible for facilitating onboarding of 200 crew for Maker Faires

  • The UC Theatre/Berkeley Music Group (Berkeley, CA)

    • Rebranding and reopening of venue: wrote collateral and pitched media

  • Leftwich Events Specialists, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)

    • Communications Specialist

  • REDF (San Francisco, CA)

    • Event Producer, The Warfield Theatre featuring sit-down dinner and performance by Janelle Monae (300+ attendees)

  • Willow Creek Academy/Foundation (Sausalito, CA)

    • Event Producer (200+ attendees); Newsletter writer and producer

 

October 1999 – February 2003

Director Press Relations, Macy’s West

San Francisco, CA

  • Directed PR department for 135 department store locations in seven western states and Guam

  • Acted as Macy’s West spokesperson for crisis and non-crisis events

  • Responsible media training all Macy’s West executives (including C-level executives) 

  • Oversaw all written press materials for Macy’s West major events and initiatives including: Passport fashion show and fundraiser (3000+ attendees/3 days/2 cities); Spring Flower Show; Macy’s Tree Lighting in San Francisco

    • Collaborated with outside PR firms

    • Celebrity press liaison

 

October 1998 – October 1999

Manager Press Relations, Macy’s West

San Francisco, CA

  • Created and wrote press materials for all major events and initiatives

  • Secured national and local coverage for Macy’s Passport in San Francisco & Los Angeles

 

Education and Additional Training:

  • Harvard/MIT/Tufts University, Negotiation Seminar

  • Kamer/Singer Crisis Communication trainings

  • University of Massachusetts, Boston, Bachelor of Arts