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Lori Berry Bear

Address: 23 Flag Ave North, 55426, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Nationality: US
Date of birth: 1982-02-02
Email address:
Phone number: 999-999-9999


Accomplished journalist and IT innovator who approaches problems as opportunities, looks for ways to close gaps with new strategies and business processes, and communicates directly and honestly, building trust with clients and co-workers.

A recent on-site client visit in Europe elicited the following feedback,
"Lori was brilliantly prepared, came across as a real subject matter expert and her delivery style and client interaction: spot on."

Work experience

07/2014 - Present, IT Project Manager, SIRVA Relocation, Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
  • Oversee information technology setup for new client implementations across the globe; Clients include Fortune 500 companies
  • Meet with client contacts and internal subject matter experts to gather system requirements for reporting, client finance, compensation, service delivery and supply chain
  • Establish project milestones and inform senior leadership of any gaps or risks related to technology requirements, deadlines or budgets
  • Coordinate with team members to identify if any client requests could be leveraged to benefit all clients
  • Work with both waterfall and agile project management methodologies
  • Design project plans and craft SOWs
  • Create technology training documentation and videos
  • Conduct client and internal training sessions
  • Mentor new IT implementation team members
08/2011 - 07/2014, Vice President of Programming, WeatherNation TV, Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
  • Developed content strategies across multiple media platforms including, OTT(over-the-top), web and mobile for a new national television weather network, securing a multimillion dollar deal with DIRECTV and later DISH Network
  • Organized and executed breaking news coverage for national weather events ranging from Super Storm Sandy to tornado outbreaks, floods and wildfires
  • Researched and outlined social media standards and implemented the network's first social media strategy, resulting in Facebook growth alone organically jumping from 12,000 likes to more than 100,000 likes
  • Oversaw the launch of WeatherNation partnerships in local TV markets; Coordinated marketing and promotional campaigns with TV station general managers, news directors and creative services directors
11/2010 - 06/2011, Freelance Project Manager, Adventures of Super Stretch, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Co-wrote and produced an iPod/iPhone mobile application for children that was highlighted by Apple as new and noteworthy
  • Built relationships with business partners that helped establish credibility for a new concept
  • Set budgets and negotiated contracts on behalf of the owner
  • Helped design the wireframe and app functionality
  • Coordinated production schedules with animators and sound crews to meet deadlines
  • Became proficient with Twitter, blogging and editing with Final Cut Express.
  • Produced classroom yoga videos for a school district's health curriculum
10/2004 - 06/2011, Business Operations Manager, Len Druskin, Edina, Minnesota, United States
  • Oversaw daily operations of three outlet locations
  • Established hiring and training procedures along with business processes that enabled the company to scale, expanding from one location to eventually eight locations in the Twin Cities
  • Managed a multimillion-dollar inventory by leveraging existing technology to develop and implement new buying and receiving procedures, improving efficiency and accuracy
  • Analyzed vendor selling reports, determined markdowns and future buying trends leading to higher margins
  • Planned, executed and promoted holiday sales events responsible for generating several weeks’ worth of revenue in just a few days
  • Assisted in all areas of problem-solving from gift card malfunctions to credit card processing issues
07/1997 - 10/2004, Executive Producer, KMSP FOX 9, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
  • Recognized with a Regional Emmy Award in 2001 for Best Morning Newscast in the Twin Cities. Nominated again in 2003
  • Started as producer on National Everyday Living, broadcast with Randi Kaye (now CNN) and Stephan Reynolds. Promoted multiple times
  • Led a team of 20 staff members including anchors, reporters, photographers, engineers and editors in editorial and logistics decisions
  • Created and executed the first ever FOX9 Garage Sale, which was broadcast live from the studio and raised thousands of dollars for charity
  • Coordinated and produced a live town hall meeting on the topic of education, featuring then Governor Jess Ventura and other key lawmakers
  • Strategized with Sales and Marketing on how to work advertisers into content as a way to increase station revenue
01/1997 - 07/1997, Senior Producer, WTLV TV, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1994 - 1996, Producer, KARE 11, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1992 - 1994, Associate Producer/Producer, KSTP TV, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
1991 - 1992, Producer, WAOW TV, Wausau, Wisconsin, United States


1988 - 1990, Journalism, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
1986 - 1988, Communications, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Information Technology
Software Development Life Cycle
Change Management
SharePoint 365
Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Visio
IBM Blueworks
Digital Media
Video Editing
Wordpress Blogging
Marketing Strategy
Content Management
News Writing

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