Resume Of Lori Yates


Laurel Marketing & Events    Waukee, Iowa

January 2015 – Present 

Laurel Marketing and Events works with small business owners to manage their social media, create and execute marketing strategy, develop marketing pieces, promotional products.  Also handle planning, coordination and execution of events.

Faith at Work            Des Moines, Iowa

October 2017 – Present  

Associate Director

  • Duties Include:
    • Unconventional Business Luncheons
      • Held 3 times a year – 150 to 200 in attendance
        • Logistics and coordination with hotel
        • Marketing
          • Mailchimp platform used to keep awareness of upcoming events
          • Graphic Design of promotional pieces
          • Coordinating with Web management on content and timeline
          • Networking and communication with new and potential attendees and table sponsors
        • Coordination and communication with Table Sponsors
    • Faith at Work is contracted with 5 Des Moines area Nonprofits to help with a wide range of projects.  Duties include:
      • Iowa Christian Generosity Council
        • Coordination with catering company and event location for quarterly luncheons
        • Promotion and communication with Members
        • Coordination of annual forum
        • Board meeting coordination
      • Leading With Power
        • Coordination of luncheons 8 times a year
        • Board meeting coordination
      • Fundraising events for Spurgeon Manor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Joshua Christian Academy
        • 3 million campaign for new Assisted Living Facility at Spurgeon Manor
        • FCA annual banquet and VIP event
        • JCA annual banquet and special fundraising events

Westwind Church        Waukee, Iowa

June 2015 – December 2017


Marketing & Communications Lead


  • Duties Include:
    • Creating and implementing communication pieces, including mailings, branded materials, special event displays.  This includes working with printers, promotional companies, etc.
    • Work alongside department leaders to help develop and create artwork, copy, and promotional pieces for ministry programs and events.
    • Social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
      • Sermon highlights
      • Upcoming events
      • Reminders
    • Website Management
      • Creating copy for events
      • Updating content
      • Creating new posts for events
    • Special Events
      • Assist in the creation and implementation of special event programs, such as Outpouring (bi-annual worship event), Christmas Eve Eve, Good Friday, Connection Sunday, etc.
    • Work in ProPresenter to create all images for Sunday morning services.
      • Including announcements, sermon notes and images, worship slides.
    • Music for Sunday services
      • Planning Center to coordinate volunteers
      • Printing and preparing music for rehearsal and services
    • Artwork & Design
      • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
        • Create original design, as well as manipulate existing artwork, for ministry department needs.
          • Announcement slides, mailings, web page, social media.

Ingrid Williams Real Estate        Clive, Iowa.

April – December 2014

Client Experience Specialist

  • Administrative duties include:
    • Work directly with clients to help walk them through the home buying/selling process.
    • Work with contractors, photographers, inspectors, appraisers, to schedule appointments and complete required work
    • Creating presentation packets for client meetings
    • Following all transactions until closing
      • Submitting completed paperwork on sale/listing
      • Working with attorney to fulfill all forms and requirements
    • Creating closing gift packages
    • Marketing
      • Monthly newsletter
        • each newsletter is unique and is created with new content
        • involves research on current Des Moines area sales and trends
        • useful tips and ideas
        • information on our preffered builder
      • Quarterly Mailings
        • creating, printing, executing
      • Events
        • planning and executing

The Marketing Partner         Urbandale, Iowa


Customer Service & Administration

  • Administrative duties include:
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Preparation of Web Based Presentation
    • In House Production of Products
    • Management of Vendors and Products in Production
  • Customer Service duties include:
    • New and Existing Sales Service
      • Contacting potential new clients
      • Building product showcase for client meetings
      • Meeting with Clients to create new branding items
      • Follow up new products and events for customer satisfaction
    • Weekly BNI (Business Networking International) Attendance
      • Weekly presentations of service and products
      • Establish new client relationships
      • Hold office of Treasurer
    • Pick Up & Delivery to Local Customers and Vendors


  • Northwest Christian Academy
  • Glendale Community College