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Jeanne Ellen Russell

PO Box 19 (110 N. Main Street), Edinburg, VA 22824

540-984-4718, Cornersuite@gmail.com

SUMMARY

      I am a multi-tasker talented in writing, publishing, web-building, branding, creative on-line marketing, training, publicity, and design. I am also technically proficient in a wide variety of software which makes me versatile enough to adapt to the changing needs of any organization or team. I can lead or follow and interact successfully with people of differing backgrounds and temperaments. 

EXPERIENCE

RUSSELL ENTERPRISES
FREELANCE CREATIVE SERVICES
Creative Advisor, DEC 2002 – Present

  • I run a creative services business offering writing, design and layout, web building, publishing consulting, promotional, and other services for clients. Some long-term projects include:
    • Shenandoah Community Foundation, P.O. Box 31,
         Woodstock, VA 22664
      Program Coordinator, January 2012 - Present
      • Coordinate grant and scholarship programs for this 501(c)3 corporation.
      • Work to increase community awareness and understanding of the foundation and develop new funds.
    • Northern Virginia Daily, http://www.nvdaily.com/
      Guest Columnist, 6 Months beginning May 2012
    •  Greatland Publishing, 501 S. Royal Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia 22630
       Multiple Roles, JUN 2005-JUL 2009
      • Writer/producer; Valley of the Stars Radio Show which aired on The River 95.3 FM. I found and booked guests, wrote scripts, pre-interviewed guests, directed recording sessions, worked with sound engineer to edit final show, and occasionally acted as guest on special shows. The last year we recorded at National Media Center in Front Royal. A sample show can be found at: http://www.bradhaynesvalleyofthestars.com/html/february_8_2009.html  
      • Executive Editor; In charge of publishing activities. Under my direction, we streamlined the publishing process to save thousands of dollars in costs for the company
      • Other Duties; Created and ran promotional campaigns, wrote ads for radio and print, supervised small staff, and performed other functions including publicist, webmaster, designer, TV and movie script writer and more
    • Just Say It! Radio Show, WSVG, Mt Jackson, VA
      Co-host/producer, SEP 2006-APR 2009
      • Co-hosted and produced a weekly current events radio show on WSVG in Mt Jackson.  
      • Acted as sound engineer (and sound editor for off-site shows)
  • I created and teach a seminar class on self-publishing, natural cleaning, and self promotion (elevator speeches)
  • I partnered Jen Roszelle in J and J Essential Oil Creations which taught people to create homemade gifts using high quality essential oils (2014, visit: www.jandjessentialoilcreations.com)
SHENANDOAH COUNTY ELECTORAL BOARD
Vice Chair, March 2015-Present
  • Part of a three member Board appointed by the circuit court to administer elections in Shenandoah County, VA
  • Oversees General Registrar/Director of Elections
  • Oversee all aspects of local elections (national, State, and local)
  • Design and conduct training of election officers
  • Maintains Election portion of the Shenandoah County Website
  • Conduct Logic and accuracy testing
  • Conduct post-election canvas to ascertain that all precinct results are accurate and complete
  • Other duties as described by the Virginia Department of Elections
STRATEGIC INSIGHT, 241 18th Street S., Suite 511, Arlington VA 22202
Publications Associate , OCT 2000-DEC 2002
Client – Test and Evaluation Deputate, Missile Defense Agency (TE MDA)
  • Created meeting presentations, designed conference displays, posters, certificates, and other art work. (Worked with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Project, and Excel, Adobe PhotoShop, PageMaker, and Acrobat, Corel Draw, and other graphics software daily.)
  •  Member of the TE Integrated Master Schedule Team which gathered information from testing facilities and maintained an integrated test planning schedule for the world-wide missile testing community. During my tenure we created a vehicle to identify and report on potential conflicts in planned asset use between the testing facilities.
  • Designed and updated the display of the TE “storyline” on the Planning Center’s walls. Briefed visitors on the TE “Storyline” and the Integrated Master Test Schedule. 
  • Initiated the Test and Evaluation Brown Bag Lunch Series in the Planning Center. Solicited speakers, advertised events, and assisted in presentations.

APPLIED RESOURCES, INC., 1700 N. Moore Street • Suite 1500, Rosslyn VA • 2 2209
Graphic Designer, 1998 – 2000
  • Worked with clients to define their requirements for displaying information on military programs
  • Designed Web pages, posters, brochures, CD covers, logos, animated slide presentations, and other artwork  
  • Made video movies which included script development, editing acquired footage, and incorporating custom artwork

US TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL COMMAND, 200 Stovall Street, Alexandria, Va
Military Personnel Technician, 1990 – 1997
  • Prepared articles for and coordinated all division submissions to the Command's home page
  • Interacted with installations all over the world on a daily basis advising them on separation laws, policies and procedures. Prepared large mailings notifying officers who were twice non-selected for promotion of their mandatory separation dates and separation options. Monitored and notified officers who were approaching their mandatory retirement dates of retirement procedures
  • Researched and prepared answers for the commanding general to inquiries from the White House and members of Congress. Created and prepared slide shows/ briefings on separation processes
  • Planned and organized branch and division events and an off-site conference for 90 individuals 
  • Created and taught classes in Total Quality Management and officer separation procedures to Army and Air Force officers and division employees 
  • Facilitated a 6-month process action team mandated by the commanding general to streamline and improve processes for the Officer Personnel Management Division 
Maintained SECRET Security clearance from 1990 - 2003

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT (1985 – 1989) - Paralegal/receptionist at a national law firm, market researcher for Opinion Centers, sandwich board model, tourmobile guide, waitress.

EDUCATION

Army School of Engineering 1996 - Facilitator training course. 40 hrs; Total Quality Management course for trainers. 80 hrs.
Longwood College, Farmville, VA, 1981-1985 - English major, Sociology minor. 93 credit hours.

 

REFERENCES

Brad Haynes, Greatland Publishing 501 S. Royal Ave., Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 622-7222
Suzanne Holt, Sandy Creek Pet Resort, 9689 Burkes Pond Road North, Virginia 23128 (540) 333-2726

Other References available upon request.