Executive Director (Nonprofit)

Steven N. Milligan
2472 Graystone Lakes
Macon, GA 31206
(478) 320-2030
Profile

Director with executive-level experience in sales, marketing, management, and adminstration. Proven track record of developing and leading creative marketing and promotional fundraising campaigns. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead cooperation with board of directors, government agencies, vendors and business leaders.

Capabilities include:

• Strategic Planning     • Policy Development
• Project Management     • Turnaround/Expansion Strategies
• Marketing Strategies     • Public Relations
• Financial Planning     • Team Building
• Promotional Activities     • ProblemResolution
• Staff Training     • Proactive Management
Professional Experience

Macon Chamber of Commerce, Macon, GA

1989 – Present
Executive Director
Senior executive with responsiblity for all marketing, operational, financial, and legislative activities for this active Chamber of Commerce of 400+ members. Manage a full-time staff of 10 in two locations. Develop the annual marketing and budgeting process.

Achievements:
• Successfully increased community participation and profits for the annual Arts Fair held in the downtown area of Macon. Increased revenue from festival from $10,000 to $45,000 annually.
• Direct several, annual community events such as the Fourth of July Parade and an annual hunting weekend. Total revenue from both events is $10,000+.
• Formed the Downtown Improvement Society an alliance of downtown businesses.
• Formed the Business Assistance Program to assist new business and increase the city’s tax revenue.

Macon Flea Market, Macon, GA

1987 – 1989
Co-owner/Operator
Owned a year-round, indoor flea market which attracted over $3,000 customers each week. Designed business plan which increased revenues by 400% after the first year.

Martin Real Estate, Macon, GA

1982 – 1987

Macon Supply Company, Macon, GA

1980 – 1982
Sales Manager
Education

University of Georgia

1994
Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management
Organization Management (6-year program)

University of Georgia

Business Administration
Completed two years in Business Administration
Licensure/Certifications

• Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management Certificate, 1994
Honors & Awards

• Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Presidents’ Award, 1997
• Rotary International Excellence in Volunteerism, 1998

 

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