Zachariah Wiedeman

Zachariah Wiedeman

Youth Specialist at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

Location
Greater Chicago Area
Industry
Marketing and Advertising

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Zachariah Wiedeman's Overview

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Zachariah Wiedeman's Summary

I design, organize, strategize, and innovate.

Words commonly used to describe me: “conscientious” “determined” “leader”

Specialties

leadership, entrepreneurship, organization, learning, story telling

Zachariah Wiedeman's Experience

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RCL; Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) Fort Lauderdale, Florida

I provide for the entertainment and safety of children (6 months to 17 years) aboard the ship.

• Served on the Independence of the Seas (July '13 - Dec. '13), the third largest cruise ship in the world sailing out of Southampton, UK and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA with upwards of 1200 children on board during "high count" season.
• Primarily worked in "Adventure Ocean" with children ages 3-11.
• Named "Fisher-Price Specialist" and oversaw family play area for children ages 6-36 months, running play, art, and music activities that assisted in child development.
• Achieved consistent accolades from guests for my work in Adventure Ocean and prefect ratings for two months running for my work in the Fisher-Price play area.

Creative Consultant

B to Z Creative

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months) Chicago, IL

Advertising Consultant

Angie's List

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

February 2012April 2012 (3 months) Indianapolis, IN

Consult with service providers to give them the information and tools necessary to grow their business and find success through their customer recommendations on Angie's List.

President & Co-Founder

Hermes Media, Inc.

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Media Production industry

January 2010November 2011 (1 year 11 months) Chicago, IL

• Built newspaper and advertising design company from the ground up; Conceived idea, researched market, planned launch strategy, organized entire structure from scratch, and successfully launched business.
• Hired, trained, and led over 80 writers, photographers, designers, and sales staff; developed and managed numerous cross-functional teams.
• Designed and developed publishing website, and newspaper layouts.
• Coordinated with local businesses, national student discount clubs, and student government to establish and promote student savings program.

Art Director & Editor in Chief

the Argus

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Media Production industry

October 2009December 2010 (1 year 3 months) Chicago, IL

• Lead creative team of 6 graphic designers and developed marketing campaigns for clients.
• Hired, trained, and led over 80 writers, photographers, designers, and sales staff; developed and managed numerous cross-functional teams.
• Designed and developed publishing website, and newspaper layouts.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 2008May 2010 (1 year 10 months) Chicago, IL

• Mentored students in...
...planning social programs, cultural events, and educational activities for over 400 students.
...studying economics, sales, marketing, entrepreneurship, and scholastic success.
...organizing and implementing student hall council policies and activities.
...relationship and life skills.

Resource Advisor

United States Air Force

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Defense & Space industry

June 2006February 2007 (9 months)

• Managed and disbursed $1.2 million budget; advised squadron cmdr.
• Led team of 6 purchasing agents across 11 functional departments.
• Developed and implemented purchasing strategy and procedures.

Enterprise Maintenance Technician

United States Air Force

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Defense & Space industry

March 2003February 2007 (4 years)

• Planned, organized, and directed network sustainment activities.
• Established work standards, methods, and controls for maintenance.
• Designed project workflow for equipment installation & migration.
• Recognized as “exceptional” by Inspector General for performance.

Broadcast Coordinator

DG Systems

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; DGIT; Broadcast Media industry

May 1999August 1999 (4 months) Chicago, IL

• Coordinated digital transmissions and shipping of media to radio and television stations. This included scheduling and programming tagging and closed captioning orders
• Maintained healthy relations with clients through quick problem solving and excellent customer service, and facilitating and simplifying communication between broadcast stations, production companies, and commercial clients.

Software Department Manager/Store Training Program Head

Hastings Entertainment

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; HAST; Retail industry

October 1997March 1999 (1 year 6 months) Joplin, MO

• Managed software sales department. Generated increase in sales of 67% while increasing profit 112%. Budgeted department spending through monthly profit & loss reports, and weekly sales. Ordered market specific products based on sales trends and product knowledge.
• Trained new associated on store operations. Educated 40+ store personnel on application of new technology systems, sales and marketing points for new products, and emerging consumer trends.

Zachariah Wiedeman's Languages

  • Chinese

Zachariah Wiedeman's Skills & Expertise

  1. problem solving
  2. leadership
  3. drive
  4. teamwork
  5. creativity
  6. critical thinking
  7. adobe acrobat
  8. adobe illustrator
  9. adobe indesign
  10. adobe photoshop
  11. microsoft office
  12. wordpress
  13. writing
  14. global vision
  15. web design
  16. Leadership
  17. WordPress
  18. Microsoft Office
  19. Social Networking
  20. Photoshop
  21. Global Vision
  22. Web Design
  23. Teamwork
  24. Advertising
  25. Training
  26. InDesign
  27. Illustrator
  28. Critical Thinking
  29. Adobe Acrobat

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Zachariah Wiedeman's Education

University of Illinois at Chicago

BS, Economics

20012011

Areas of Emphasis: Entrepreneurship, Urban Development

Activities and Societies: Economics Club, Undergraduate Student Government, Residence Hall Association

Greenville College

Management Information Systems

19992000

Zachariah Wiedeman's Additional Information

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Interests:

truth, democracy, education, community, economics, design, order, urbanization

Groups and Associations:
Honors and Awards:

• Outstanding Student Staff Award, UIC Campus Housing, May 2009
• Dean's List (3 times), UIC CBA, 2008
• Selection for Promotion to Staff Sergeant, Jun 2006
• Core Values Award, Beale AFB FTAC, Oct 2005
• Distinguished Graduate, USAF AETC, Apr 2005
• Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Nov 2004
• Selection for Below the Promotion to Senior Airman, Oct 2004

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