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7.15.14_RESUME_JANE ANN DEVER

JANE ANN DEVER
Pittsboro, NC
Email: altalunastudio@gmail.com; Cell: 401-688-0396


OBJECTIVESenior outside/inside sales and marketing professional with a management background, pristine customer service record, and strong skills in verbal/written communication, and multi-media advertising expertise;

Interested in Sales Management position using proven leadership skills: positive customer service approach to clientele, peers and management; team inspiring, no nonsense diplomacy to maximize strengths, reduce weaknesses and promote best practices of the team; strong reporting skills in cooperation with company leadership; and honest enthusiasm for exceeding company goals and objectives;

Or any skill-appropriate position in the fields of media, advertising, property management, publishing, art/organizational management, assisted living, real estate management or public relations.

WORK HISTORY

Entrepreneur/Artist
October 2012-present

Owner of ALTA LUNA GALLERY, a fine arts gallery in Bristol, RI until October 2013, featuring up to 46 artists at year-round exhibitions; Fine Arts Painter of oils/acrylic/mixed media at ALTA LUNA STUDIO (moved to NC in July 2014); Art Blog writer of ALTALUNASTUDIO.com; and most recently Volunteer Coordinator/Museum Coordinator/Marketing Consultant to Explore Bristol, EBCC, Bristol Art Museum.

Multimedia Advertising Sales Consultant
EAST BAY NEWSPAPERS, Bristol, RI 02809
Nov. 2009-October 2013

Most recently: Full-time salaried/commissioned Sales Consultant; responsible development of new business in all territories and then turning over newly stabilized accounts to EBN territory representatives, with additional sales projects for special publications. Initially: full-time, commissioned, outside territory sales for the East Providence/ MA/ Providence/ West Bay territory, with independent sales for special publishing projects until March 2013. Outside Sales Project for EBCC client, August through October, 2013. Active networking, statewide.

Store Manager
SUMMERWIND POOLS AND SPAS, INC. Carrboro, NC 27510
Aug. 2005-Feb., 2007

Manager of busy retail store reporting to Owner daily, management of staff, ordering stock, retail sales; daily operations of store, giving administrative and tech support to service department; staff hiring, training and terminating; extensive customer service, advertising layout and marketing. Store is no longer in business.

Outside Sales Representative
TJ RUSSELL COMPANY, Bristol, RI 02809
Nov. 2004-Feb. 2005

Full time, salary plus commission sales representative; impressive results delivered for this full service wholesaler of industrial supplies, cleaning chemicals, paper and packaging products; job cut short by relocation to NC.

Asst. Property Manager
SOUTHERN VILLAGE APARTMENTS, Chapel Hill, NC
Oct. 2000-Aug., 2004

Top leaser with 60% share of leases at 250 unit luxury site; maintained an 80% personal conversion ratio, high occupancy and luxury standards; in charge of Rent Roll bookkeeping, resident records/contracts; trained/managed Assistant and weekend staff; extensive resident relations; highly respected by the staff and residents alike. The community had 66% apartment turnover yearly due to RTP/short-term customer base.

EDUCATION

RIAR, Realtor Associate coursework and continuing education, 1994 to 1998

Continuing Education coursework, 1990 – 1991 (Fine Arts/ Design); RISD, Providence, RI

Undergraduate coursework, 1981 (English and Writing); Salve Regina University, Newport RI

Undergraduate coursework, 1979 – 1981 (Business Admin.); Babson College, Wellesley, MA

High School/College Prep: St. Mary’s Academy- Bay View, East Providence, RI 1976 – 1979; Lincoln School, Providence, RI 1974/75

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Active Member, St. Thomas More Church, Chapel Hill, NC
Member, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, 2009 to present
Former Member, East Bay Chamber of Commerce, 2007 to present
Former Member, East Providence Chamber of Commerce, 2011/12
Former Member, Elks Lodge, Bristol, RI 2011/2012
Former Member, Greater Providence and Newport County Boards of Realtors, 1995 to 1999
Active Member and Fundraiser, 1987 – 1998, at various parent teacher groups, RI
Chairperson, 1990 – 1991, Health and Safety Committee, Bristol Public Schools, RI
Girl Scout Troop Leader, 1997 – 1998, Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Portsmouth Troop 755

REFERENCES

Pat Calhoun; SOUTHERN VILLAGE/DONATHAN PROPERTIES, 200 Copperline Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516; fronie99@aol.com

Toni Squillante Nuttall, Sales Manager; EAST BAY NEWSPAPERS, One Bradford St., Bristol, RI 02809 tnuttall@eastbaynewspapers.com; 401-487-4684

Matt Hayes, Publisher; EAST BAY NEWSPAPERS, One Bradford St., Bristol, RI 02809 mhayes@eastbaynewspapers.com; 401-253-6000

Suzanne Munroe, Administrator; EAST BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 16 Cutler Street, Warren, RI 02885 smunroe@eastbaychamberri.org; 401-245-0750

PHOTOS

On the road, doing outside sales 2012:

2011 jane tiny

With my artwork 2014 (one of my hobbies):

Jane Dever, holding "Light of Mine" at her art studio

Jane Dever, holding “Light of Mine” at her art studio

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