Helen Gutfreund

Helen Gutfreund

Director of Marketing & Communications at Mid-Hudson Civic Center

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Nonprofit Organization Management

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Helen Gutfreund's Overview

Current
Past
  • Director of Marketing & Communications at New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist at Bodymind Massage Therapy
  • Gallery Coordinator, Curator at Unison Arts Center
  • Director at New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Multimedia Designer at Flagship Communications
  • Multimedia Developer at CRS Retail Systems
Education
  • Spring Valley High School
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Helen Gutfreund's Experience

Director of Marketing & Communications

Mid-Hudson Civic Center

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Events Services industry

August 2014Present (2 months) Poughkeepsie, NY

Instructor

Vine Van Gogh

April 2014Present (6 months)

Instruct adult "sip and paint" events.

Director of Marketing & Communications

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

April 2013August 2014 (1 year 5 months) New Paltz

• Wrote marketing plan and implemented best practices to achieve increased member engagement
• Planned and produced member and community events
• Produced copy, photography, graphic design, and database management for print and online publications
• Increased public engagement through development of social media strategy, press releases, and advertising
• Mentored and recruited interns and student volunteers
• Spearheaded value-added and innovative programs including creating a women’s networking group, a local currency, a regional map, and a smartphone app.
• Acted as tourism liaison for visitors’ and information center
• Administered international travel program
• Generated fundraising and development programs
• Facilitated committee meetings and member events
• Assessed and evaluated research results
• Corresponded with membership and vendors

Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist

Bodymind Massage Therapy

January 2004August 2012 (8 years 8 months)

• Practiced massage therapy and functional assessments
• Instructed students in massage history and technique
• Cultivated client relationships
• Admitted patients and clients for treatment
• Developed print, web, and social media marketing
• Trained and managed staff of massage therapists
• Managed bookkeeping and accounts payable

Gallery Coordinator, Curator

Unison Arts Center

20122012 (less than a year)

Coordinated gallery installations, and curated artists' works.

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20072010 (3 years)

Board of Directors

Multimedia Designer

Flagship Communications

20012003 (2 years)

• Designed and instructed training courses for Fortune 500 and retail corporate executives
• Developed and programmed executive level PowerPoint presentations
• Designed computer based training modules
• Designed web site user interface and functionality
• Produced corporate video and audio renderings

Multimedia Developer

CRS Retail Systems

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry

19982001 (3 years)

• Designed and instructed training courses for Fortune 500 and retail corporate executives
• Developed and programmed executive level PowerPoint presentations
• Designed computer based training modules
• Designed web site user interface and functionality
• Produced corporate video and audio renderings

Helen Gutfreund's Certifications

  • Initial Certificate in Visual Arts Education

    • New York State Education Department
    • License 702243131
    • January 2013 to January 2018

Helen Gutfreund's Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Student Award

    SUNY New Paltz
    • December 2012

    Cum Laude

Helen Gutfreund's Courses

  • BS, Art Education

    State University of New York at New Paltz

    • Art Criticism
    • Theory and Practice
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Disability Studies in Art Education
    • Introduction to Museum Studies
    • Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education
    • Student Teaching

Helen Gutfreund's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media Marketing
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Database Administration
  4. Art Education
  5. Teaching
  6. Community Outreach
  7. Blogging
  8. Social Networking
  9. Publications
  10. Fundraising
  11. Drawing
  12. Creative Writing
  13. Fine Art
  14. Art
  15. Museums
  16. Graphic Design
  17. Painting
  18. Photography
  19. Visual Arts
  20. Art History
  21. Wellness
  22. Public Speaking
  23. Contemporary Art
  24. Printmaking
  25. Multimedia
  26. Photoshop
  27. Editing
  28. Curating
  29. Fine Art Photography
  30. Newsletters
  31. Books
  32. Nonprofits
  33. Adobe Creative Suite
  34. Art Gallery
  35. Studio Art
  36. Digital Photography
  37. Research
  38. Publishing
  39. Mac
  40. Oil Painting
  41. Social Media
  42. Copy Editing
  43. Facebook
  44. Higher Education
  45. Mixed Media
  46. Public Relations
  47. Press Releases
  48. Training
  49. InDesign
  50. Event Planning

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Helen Gutfreund's Education

Tufts University

BFA, Fine Arts, Sociology

19911995

School of the Museum of Fine Arts

BFA, Fine Arts

19911995

Activities and Societies: Mixed media, painting, sculpture, computer graphics

State University of New York at New Paltz

BS, Art Education

20112012

Grade: Magna Cum Laude

Activities and Societies: Kappa Delta Pi, NAEA E-Board, NYSATA Fundraising Coordinator

Spring Valley High School

Honors Diploma, General studies, Fine arts

19881990

Helen Gutfreund's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

social media, art, photography, drawing, museum hopping, travel, dogs

Groups and Associations:

NY Rising Committee, NYSATA-7 - Symposium Committee, Fundraising Organizer NAEA - Student Chapter E-BOD Business Network International (BNI), Vice President Kingston, NY New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors North East Trager Association, Board of Directors Rotary International, Rotary Club of New Paltz Rotary Foundation Alumni Network, Secretary

Honors and Awards:

• SUNY New Paltz – Friends of Sojourner Truth Library Award, 2014
• Governor Cuomo’s NY Rising – Ulster Communities, Voting Committee Member, 2013-present
• White House Business Council, Washington D.C. – Selected to attend a briefing via Business Forward, 2013
• SUNY New Paltz – Alumni Panel: “Career Paths”, 2013
• Rotary Club of New Paltz – Guest Speaker re. The importance of international exchange programs, 2013
• Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society for Educators, 2012-present
• SUNY New Paltz – Outstanding Graduate Award, School of Fine and Performing Arts – 2012
• National Art Education Association – National Convention Presenter, 2012
• SUNY New Paltz – Dean’s List, 4.0 GPA, 2011-2012
• New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce – Media for Businesses Development Panelist, 2010
• Rotary International Group Study Exchange – Hudson Valley Ambassador to New Zealand, 2007
• New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Scholarship Award recipient, 2005

Helen Gutfreund's Organizations

  • For Paws of Ulster, Inc

    Board of Directors
    • September 2014 to Present

Helen Gutfreund's Languages

  • French

  • Spanish

Helen Gutfreund's Publications

Helen Gutfreund's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Consultant

      For Paws of Ulster, Inc.
      • Animal Welfare
      2009 present (5 years)
    • Board of Directors

      New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
      • Economic Empowerment
      June 2008 January 2011 (2 years 8 months)
    • Events Volunteer, Consultant

      Wallkill Valley Land Trust
      • Environment
      2013 present (1 year)
    • Docent

      Storm King Art Center
      • Arts and Culture
      March 2010 present (4 years 7 months)
    • Board of Directors

      For Paws of Ulster, Inc.
      • Animal Welfare
      September 2014 present (1 month)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
    • Organizations I support:

      • Wallkill Valley Land Trust
      • For Paws of Ulster, Inc.

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