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Summary of Experience and Skills of Sandra L. Simmons

If you are thinking about outsourcing your web design or maintenance, graphic design, creative writing, marketing, event planning, or bookkeeping, look no further. I am available for contract work in the following specialities.

Leadership and Management

Over 28 years of professionally leading and managing organizations. Strengths include: Multi-tasking under pressure with highly developed skills in problem solving, organization, considering the logical and creative aspect of issues, formulating the “big picture” and evaluating the tasks necessary to accomplish, and diligently working towards achieving the ultimate goal.

Twenty-eight (28) years mentoring and inspiring staff, team members, and volunteers to perform to their highest potential.

Special Event Planning and Management

Twenty-eight (28) years in developing strategies, generating plans and budgets, supervising committees, staff, and volunteers, and implementing all aspects of a variety of fund-raising programs and special event projects.

Publishing and Writing

Twenty-five (25) years in researching, synthesizing, writing, creating databases, and publishing newsletters, articles, brochures, and informational books; seven (7) years in writing a monthly column (circulation 24,000) and sending newsletter e-blasts to over 2,200 Downtowners; three (3) years of writing and sending a Weekly newsletter to 28 HOA and apartment project managers serving 36 properties.


Nineteen (19) years in developing and implementing annual Budgets, Profit & Loss Statements, Balance Sheets, Statements of Cash Flow; knowledgeable in full service accounting and auditing practices.


Seventeen (17) years in marketing, public relations, and customer service, including branding, generating business and marketing plans with objectives that integrate into the company’s vision, mission, goals, policy, and procedures.

Community Connections

Ten (10) years in cultivating and maintaining a wide base of relations with various governmental agencies and departments, civic and community leaders, and strategic partners through business and by attending and serving on numerous committees and task forces.

Web and Graphic Design

Seven (7) years in writing and publishing web content and pictures, and web maintenance; six (6) years of graphic design; three (3) years in web design; four (4) years experience with social media LinkedIn, My Space, FaceBook, and Twitter. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, Dreamweaver, Acrobat), Web design techniques (html, CSS, SEO, Flash), and Photography.

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