LARISSA LONG
http://larissalong.com

POSITIONING STATEMENT

I am a communications expert with ten years of experience managing, creating and enhancing new and existing programs to successfully promote and strengthen many organizations using social media, networking, promotional events and more.
           

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

·         Corporate Communications Specialist – F5 Networks, Seattle, WA – July 2010-Present
Media relations, community relations including PSA’s and events with organizations such as Swedish Medical Center, manage awards and speaking programs, professional sports partnership contact, contributed Wall Street Journal ad

·         Public Relations Manager - PlayEnvy/MMOFury, Seattle, WA – Oct. 2007 - Present
Increase traffic via SEO and promotional events with multi-million dollar companies, tripling revenue. Write MMOFury blog, also featured on the 3-million users a month website, MMOSite.

·         Marketing Specialist - Virtually Yourz, Kent, WA – Oct. 2009 – July 2010
Started social networking classes for business, teaching basics to advance including basic FBML. Contributed to Seattle PI Kent Community Blog,
http://blog.seattlepi.com/kent-pi/. Worked with Kent businesses providing PR.

·         Marketing Specialist - City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina, FL – Feb. 2007- July 2008
First female to govern the $3.5million marina, voted best small marina on the east coast. Awarded the first General Services Leadership Award. Worked with government officials advising on waterway activity and marina space.

·         Student Activities Coordinator – ERAU, Daytona Beach, FL – Aug. 2006-Feb.2007
Used FB before it was open to the general public to advertise events to students with exceptional results.

·         Youth Program Coordinator - City of Buckley, WA – July 2002 – July 2006
Directed the Parks and Recreation department reporting only to the City Manager. Granted Mayor’s Award for raising the funds needed for a new building and programming. Worked closely with the Mayor and City Council.

·         Admin Assistant for IT Directors/Project Coordinator – BECU, Tukwila, WA – July 1998 – Dec. 2001

·         Education Committee Clerk - Washington State House of Representatives, Olympia, WA – 1998 Session

EDUCATION

 


·         University of North Florida – Communications – Public Relations/Broadcasting

·         Pierce Community College – Associate of Arts Communications/Political Science


 

ASSOCIATIONS

 


·         Society of Professional Journalists

·         Social Media Club

·         International Social Media Association

·         St. Augustine Health and Safety Committees

·         BECU Community Involvement Committee, Chair

·         BECU Health Connection Committee, Secretary


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

 


·         Swedish Medical Center, Corporate Giving Volunteer

·         Autism Speaks, Committee Chair

·         Kent Downtown Partnership, Volunteer

·         Halo Network, Board of Directors

·         Chris Elliott Fund for Glioblastoma Brain Cancer
Research, Annual Giving Campaign Chair

 

·         White River Youth Coalition, Member

·         City of Orting Park Commissioner

·         Bridge for Kids, Auction Volunteer

·         American Heart Association Coordinator, BECU

·         Murder Mystery for Charity, Founder

·         Lion’s Club, Volunteer


ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

 


·         SMC Event: Social Media in the Political Realm

·         Comm. Opportunities through Social Networking

·         Society of Professional Journalists – 2010 Conf.

·         Maximizing Facebook: How to Effectively Use the #1 Social Network to Explode Your Business

·         Fundraising When Money is Tight

·         Stability in an Unstable Economy Conference

·         SkillPath Seminars - Managing Multiple Projects & Communicate with Diplomacy and Professionalism

·         Padgett-Thompson -Better Business Writing