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Emily Bell
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Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic manager with a solid history of achievement in for profit and non-profit business operations. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include Administration and Management, Public Relations and Streamlining Work Processes.

  • Administration and Management
  • Proven Leader
  • Excellent Written and Communication Skills
  • Critical / Analytical Thinker
  • Experienced Public Speaker / Media Relations
  • Detail Oriented; Highly Organized
  • Proficient in Streamlining Work-Processes
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Quick Books, Publisher, Adobe, and Power Point
Deputy City Clerk, 10/2011 to 10/2014
City of Traverse City Traverse City, MI
  • Extensive knowledge of local government operations and working knowledge of state and federal government operations
  • Facilitated the implementation and public relations for new Water Bottle Filling Stations in Traverse City, including grant writing, and facilitating donor funding
  • Hosted Local Government Works television program series with Land Information Access Association television program which took an in depth look inside local government jurisdictions
  • Planned, organized and administered federal, state and local elections
  • Served as deputy corporate officer authorizing the disbursement of all city funds in the absence of the City Clerk
  • Recruited and coordinated the appointment process of approximately 120 volunteers to 39 city and non-city boards with 99% retention
  • Ensured proper controls for the execution and insurance compliance for over 600 city contracts
  • Independently audited over $300 million in insurance policies annually
  • Management of staff including hiring / firing/ and reclassification of two internal positions
  • Oversaw the hiring, recruiting and promotional eligibility process for the Traverse City Fire Department
  • Performed budget preparation and expenditure review annually
  • Processed claims against the municipality and Traverse City Light and Power resulting in payment recovery for over 30 claims in 2014 alone
  • Collaborated with other staff to assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities
Administration Manager, 09/2007 to 10/2011
Grand Traverse County Traverse City, MI
  • Planned, administered and controlled budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies
  • Directed and coordinated the supportive services department of businesses, other agencies, and organizations
  • Analyzed internal processes and recommended and implemented procedural or policy changes to improve operations
  • Formally managed staff including hiring / firing / coaching
  • Independently responsible for strategic planning, public and media relations, streamlining work processes, authorization of accounts payable/receivable, and specific contract development all of which resulted in high performance and budgetary savings
  • Simultaneously managed Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department and staff resulting in high level efficiency
Business / Operations Manager, 09/1997 to 12/2007
Aflac Michigan North Insurance Agency Traverse City, MI
  • Reviewed financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing incentives, cost reduction and program improvement
  • Head of public /media relations
  • Managed and coached immediate office staff and over 200 field force agents throughout Northern Michigan
  • Directed and coordinated the organization's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency
  • Determined staffing requirements, and interviewed, hired and trained new employees
  • Developed and implemented product-marketing strategies, including advertising campaigns and sales promotions
  • Recommended locations for new facilities and oversaw the remodeling and renovation
  • Coordinated services for national business meeting events, such as accommodations and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security
  • Negotiated contracts with such service providers and suppliers as hotels, convention centers, and speakers
  • Promoted conference and convention services by performing tasks such as meeting with professional and trade associations, and marketing designing /producing brochures, newsletters and other publications
  • Designed and implemented efforts to publicize events and promote sponsorship
Supervisor, 09/1992 to 05/1997
Metlife -General Motors National Benefit Center Southfield, MI
  • Reviewed operational expenses, budget estimates and accounts for accuracy
  • Supervisor of work processes and on-going development of over 200 employees including interviewing, training, compliance controls, disciplinary processes, preparation of written performance evaluations and professional development coaching
  • Statistical analysis and auditing of company performance annually
  • Developed procedures and policies in relations to General Motors benefits and claims processing and HIPAA compliance
  • Directed sustainability program operations to ensure compliance with environmental and governmental regulations
  • Developed sustainability reports, presentations, and proposals for suppliers, employees, academia, media, government, public interest, and other groups
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Dec 1992 Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Community Service
Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Committee, Vice Chair, 2009-2014
Grand Traverse County Municipal Clerk's Association, Vice President, 2013-2014
Great Lakes Children's Museum, Board of Trustees, 2009-2012
Aflac Pediatric Cancer Center and Blood Disorders, State of Michigan Fundraising Ambassador, 1997-2008
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Previous Companies:

  • City of Traverse City
  • Grand Traverse County
  • Aflac Michigan North Insurance Agency

Previous Job Positions:

  • Deputy City Clerk
  • Administration Manager
  • Business
  • Operations Manager
  • Supervisor


  • Michigan State University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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