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JOSH CHAPMAN Communications Specialist

Objective

Richmond, Virginia. 931.551.5195 [chapmanj0501@gmail.com]

As a recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University, I am currently seeking an advertising agency position with account management. My goal is to work in a creative, challenging and fun environment where I can become a beneficial team member, build executive-level relationships and manage the daily work flow of simultaneous projects to ensure deliverables are completed on time, on budget and on strategy.

Experience 2013-Present

Pinnacle Performance LLC

Richmond, V.A.

Advertising Intern  Collaborate in the development and promoting of a new concept and website  Development of content strategy for social media, website, and blog 2012-Present

Work Horse Student Agency

Richmond, V.A.

Strategic Specialist  Lead strategist for a first of its kind start up ad agency managed exclusively by students  Develop and implement creative briefs that lead the way to creative development for various organizations within VCU (e.g. VCU Red Cross) 2003-2008

United States Army

Ft. Campbell, K.Y.

Infantry Team Leader  Served as a team leader while deployed overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom  Led small teams to carry out high-priority objectives with minimal room for failure  Forecasted and adjusted decisions in a high pressure environment  Analyzed and communicated clearly with superiors about the best possible ways of achieving objectives Seasonal 2001-2003

River Runners Retreat Inc.

Bryson City, N.C.

Head Tour Guide  Organized and planned group trips for as many as 95 participants at a time  Supervised and positioned staff members effectively to ensure smooth operation  Incorporated creative activities into trips while pursuing a passion for the outdoors

Education 2008-2013

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, V.A.

B.S. Mass Communications  Strategic Advertising  Minor: General Business  Major GPA: 3.5

Interests Aside from analyzing and interpreting advertising work, I enjoy tearing up the local mountain bike trails

around the Richmond area as well as paddling the rapids of the James River in my kayak. I’m an active member of the Richmond Lions Rugby team and am always up for new challenges. I believe in surrounding myself with fun, positive, and creative individuals.


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