Maria Russo

Maria Russo

Totowa, NJ, US





Summit Builders Construction Company, Phoenix, AZ, US, Marketing Coordinator

· Catalogue employee resumes, provided marketing services, project profile sheets, website,
company rankings and assist Marketing Manager with semi-annual updates to ensure current
information is available
· Designed and developed templates, organizational charts, power point presentations and
over 100 proposal covers
· Prepared “draft” proposals, resumes, qualification packages, AIA A305 Contractor
Qualification statements and assist with collating, binding and packaging of client materials.
· Familiar with all Federal and Construction Manager at Risk proposal requirements.
· Created project postcard mailings and assist Marketing Manager with project press releases;
good press mailings to clients and architects; and, maintain records of media hits
· Created presentations and storyboards for client interviews
· Tradeshow preparation / attend as necessary for exhibitor set-up
· Supervised set-up and execution of a project ground-breaking for clients
· Coordinated all photography needed for employee photo shoots and projects
· Managed the inventory of all marketing supplies
· Redesigned all existing Summit marketing collateral and company website

Jan 2007 - Oct 2010


Supported Sales and Management teams with marketing amenities for buyers at NJ
· Directed corporate with daily updates and maintenance of NJ property websites
· Managed the production, distribution and creation of promotional materials including
additional real estate properties in Philadelphia
· Corresponded daily with outside vendors
· Created monthly media schedules & marketing campaigns within budgets for NJ properties
while monitoring leads from website & traffic flow in Sales office on daily basis
· Attended weekly Sales meetings at NJ properties (required travel)
· Corresponded daily with a myriad of media
· Managed and directed in house ad agency in creation of all advertising including
newspaper, magazine ads/direct mailers/radio/television spots & photo shoots for NJ
· Managed and prepared New Jersey and Philadelphia invoices to be sent to the corporate
office while maintaining monthly expense spreadsheets
· Organized grand openings, open houses and broker events

Apr 2005 - Jun 2006

GIOVATTO ADVERTISING & CONSULTING, Paramus, NJ, US, Junior Account Executive

Acted as a media buyer for advertising company with a clientele of the largest automotive
dealerships in the U.S.
· Managed advertising for the company’s largest accounts whose budgets totaled over
$2.5 million.
· Executed creation of all advertising including newspaper, magazine ads/inserts/mailers/radio
& television spots
· Corresponded with a myriad of media
· Conducted all relations between client, account executive and media
· Worked closely with all account executives as well as the president of the agency to ensure
the best possible utilization of each client’s advertising.

Apr 2004 - Mar 2005

CB Richard Ellis, Saddle Brook, NJ, US, senior research analyst/graphic designer

Supported a staff of fifty commercial real estate brokers
· Created building agency flyers, brochures, location maps, heavy editing and scanning to floor
plans and photos
· Attended monthly sales meetings and maintained a northern/central New Jersey building and
tenant database
· Created layouts of quarterly reports including current CB Richard Ellis New Jersey properties,
market analysis, promotional materials and power point presentations
· Assisted in overlooking daily department functions and organizing office functions
· Prepare proposals, coordinate and managed appointments, as well as extensive word
processing and Dictaphone responsibilities
· Assisted in the production, distribution and creation of promotional materials.

May 1995 - Dec 2003


Gibbs College, Montclair, NJ, US, Business Administration

Associates Degree in Business Administrative Program-Information Processing
Dean’s List. Honors List.
National Vocational-Technical Honor Society.

Sep 1993 - May 1995


Quarterly Employee Award of Appreciation for Portofino Waterfront Residences, Award

Quarterly Employee Award of Appreciation for Portofino Waterfront Residences, Jersey City, NJ


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