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About Me

I am a communicator, writer, determined leader…

word nerd, design junkie, and enthusiastic eater.

Three things find their way into everything I do: humor, beauty, and simplicity.

Why? Because life is too short to take ourselves too seriously, ignore the beauty around us, or overcomplicate things. 

I live, work, and play in the Coastal Virginia area.

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Abbie Schaefer

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL

 

Email:

abbie.m.schaefer@gmail.com 

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ABOUT ME
EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
2019-Present

Director of PR, Marketing & Special Events

AN ACHIEVABLE DREAM | NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Efficiently manage marketing, PR and special events department for regional nonprofit, including overseeing all digital marketing, print and digital publications, two annual signature galas, and press and media relations.

2018-2019

Director of Public Relations & Marketing

AN ACHIEVABLE DREAM | NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Created and managed all organization communications content and marketing efforts. Assisted with special events. Expanded team and co-lead with fundraising team under matrix structure.

2017-2018

PR & Marketing Manager

AN ACHIEVABLE DREAM | NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Developed and created all marketing and communications content and managed social media and organization branding. Assisted with developing marketing and communications strategy. 

2012-2017

Paralegal

TIMOTHY K. PALMER, ELDER LAW SOLUTIONS | SUFFOLK, VA

Estate and trust administration legal assistant and estate planning paralegal. Drafted legal documents, responsible for professional writing for client and attorney communication, managed client caseload and client communication and services.

EDUCATION
EDUCATION
2020-2023

Master's Degree

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY | WILLIAMSBURG, VA

Masters of Business Administration

2013-2016

Bachelor's Degree

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY | NORFOLK, VA

B.S. in Communication, with a focus on Public Relations, Advocacy and Persuasion

Minor in Marketing

2010-2012

Associate's Degree

TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE | NORFOLK, VA
A.A.S. in Social Sciences

SKILLS & EXPERTISE
SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Communication Strategy

Public and Media Relations

Project Management

Creative Copywriting

Graphic Design

Events Management

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