Dona A. Curtis

Dona Curtis
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Dona A. Curtis' Biography

Expertise:
Sales administration
Favorite Business Publication:
The Wall Street Journal
Hobbies/Sports:
Writing; Sports; Supporting the Washington Redskins; Traveling
Education Degrees:
Pursuing Bachelor of Science in Management, University of Phoenix
Affiliations Awards:
National Association for Female Executives; National Association of Executive Secretaries and Administrative Professionals
Place of Birth:
Washington
Work History:
Senior Executive Assistant, Sales, Verizon Business, Beltsville, MD (2004-2009); Senior Executive Assistant, Digex, Beltsville, MD (2001-2004); Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Digex, Beltsville, MD (2000-2001); Sales Support Specialist, Digex (1999-2000); Inside Sales Representative, Dow Jones & Company (1996-1998); Sales Representative, DSC-Systems Graphics (1991-1996)
Career Achievements:
The highlight of her career was being promoted within six months from a sales support position to executive assistant to the vice president of sales.
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of her career was winning the Sales Support Person Award for the third quarter at Digex in 1999.
Charity:
Volunteer, Annual Chili Cook-Off, National Kidney Foundation, Inc.; Volunteer, Hope Foundation; Former Volunteer, Verizon Team Lead Campaigns (2004-2009)
Number Of Years In Profession:
19
Number Of Years In Current Position:
18
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to thriving in a fast-paced environment, taking advantage of career opportunities and paying attention to detail.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession because of the experience she gained working in sales as an executive assistant, and her interest in helping people make their projects and tasks easier to manage.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Curtis is experienced in corporate event planning. The cross functionality at all the companies she has worked for has served her well for learning all aspects of business, and she has assisted other departments when her time allows. She loves to interact with people and gets along easily with all different types of personalities.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Preparing daily and weekly reports; Coordinating executives' calendar and meetings; Arranging executives' travel; Compiling and submitting expense reports; Planning corporate meetings for sales teams in the entire northeast region; Coordinating with the executive management team; Ordering supplies; Managing new hire process; Opening requisitions; Assisting new employees with their paperwork
Education Certifications:
Special Events Planning 101, Universal Class Online; Project Management Skills for Non-Project Managers, University of Phoenix Online; Certificate of Completion, Fundraising 101, Universal Class Online
Awards/Honors:
Empire Who's Who Honors Edition; Peak Performer of the Year, Digex, Inc.; International Who's Who of Professional Administrators
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Curtis intends to complete a degree in management studies, and pursue a career that allows her to use her writing talents, event-planning abilities and problem-solving skills on behalf of a progressive business organization.
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