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TaQuinda Johnson

Email: taquindamjohnson@gmail.com Site: www.tmariepr.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tmariepr Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/tmarie
Summary of Qualification
Resourceful communications professional with extensive knowledge of communications and public
relations strategies and tactics. Skilled professional with coordination and implementation in providing cost
effective special events in the nonprofit and entertainment industries. Savvy relationship-builder with clients,
members of the media, colleagues and volunteers.

Professional Experience

Training and Placement Coordinator/Recruiter – National Outsourcing Solutions, Southfield, MI May 2007 -
• Assist with management of 30 employees at five semi independent placement homes, including five team
• Develop and maintain relationships with key advocates and case managers within the healthcare industry.
• Recruit, place and facilitate orientation training program for new/current employees in available positions
for Direct Care, Licensed Nurse Practitioner, high level practitioners - Speech Language Pathologist, etc.
• Maintain availability position tracking system for available positions.

Assistant Public Relations / Member Services Coordinator - General Motors Minority Dealers Assoc. (GMMDA),
Southfield, MI. Dec. 2005 - Feb. 2007
• Coordinated event planning efforts and promotional materials for 2007 GM Winter PEP Conference, 18th
Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet, 2007 GMMDA Scholarship Meet and Greet Program.
• Coordinated initiatives and special projects and media coverage for 2006 BET Black College Tour, 2006
GMMDA Internship Program, 2006 GMMDA Scholarship Meet and Greet Program.
• Implemented Constant Contact for distribution of membership materials, press releases and marketing
• Maintained content management of website -- www.gmmda.org
• Assisted Public Relations/Member Services Coordinator with annual Sparkplug Magazine for membership
and implementing membership communication strategies.

Contract - Public Relations Coordinator/Promotions Team Member- Friendship Productions, Detroit, MI. Dec.
2003 – Dec. 2008
• Developed and distributed press releases and media kits for National “Don’t Waste Your Life Tour” 2009
featuring national recording company artist, Reach Records and Cross Movement Records.
• Coordinated and facilitated media press conference for National “Don’t Waste Your Life” Concert 2009
Concert held at Fellowship Chapel - 3,000 people attended; Facilitated “SoulROCK” at Shriner’s
Auditorium, seats 900 people; “Kingdom over Hip Hop” concert at the International Institute, seats
400 people. Secured media coverage for “Don’t Waste Your Life” Concert.
• Assisted in planning various bi-weekly Christian events and concerts with local and national artists and
established key partnerships with various churches, organizations and companies.

Public Relations Intern - General Motors Minority Dealers Assoc. (GMMDA), Southfield, MI. Feb. 2005 – Dec.
• Assisted and coordinated various event planning, special projects and promotional materials for GM
Summer PEP Conference 2005, 2005 GMMDA Scholarship Meet and Greet Program, 2005 GMMDA
Scholarship Meet and Greet Program.
• Developed and distributed press releases and other publicity and marketing materials.
• Implemented membership communication strategies.
TaQuinda Johnson
1545 W. Nine Mile Rd. taquindamjohnson@gmail.com
Ferndale, MI 48220 586.872.1244
Corporate Relations Intern- Career Services Center, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI April 2004 -
• Assisted corporate relations manager with project management, cold calling employers.
• Designed and implemented special events such as Meijer Madness serving about 5,000 students and New
Student Orientation serving about 2,700 new incoming students yearly.
• Organized promotional and designed marketing materials to market campus-wide events, career fairs and
awareness of departmental programming and services.


Bachelor of Science Degree, June 2006;

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
Major: Public Relations; Minor: Language, Literature and Writing

Leadership and Volunteer Experience

· National Black Public Relations Society – Detroit Chapter- May 2010 – Current
· Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan – 2010 Cookie Gala – May 4, 2010 Detroit, MI (volunteer)
· Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) – (Student Development Conference Committee)
· New Student Orientation Assistant and First Year Mentor Program (NSOA/FYMP- volunteer)-2001-2003