Ken Ables San Diego, California

Professional Experience

Marketing and Public Relations Consultant | Venture, San Diego, CA | December 2009 - Present

Create and manage all phases of communication for several companies in the United States and Canada. Work with clients in a variety of markets, including photography, outdoor, tech, optical, home furnishings, automotive, thoroughbred racing, college and professional football.

Marketing Manager | Hunter Douglas, Poway, CA | June 1975 - November 2009

Began in the warehouse the summer before college and worked my way up to marketing manager. Collaborated with corporate marketing to develop and implement promotions and advertising programs that resulted in sales increases for both existing and new customers. Worked directly with window covering retailers to create multi-dealer ads in regional publications. Served on multiple national committees, including market steering, product innovation advisory and training. Designed and implemented training programs for retailers. Involved in all steps of new product rollouts in markets across the Southwest.

Computer Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; Blogger and WordPress.

Education

San Diego State University | San Diego, CA | September 1975 - May 1980

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising; Minor in Cultural and Urban Geography. Member of Ad Club, Track and Field team (discus and hammer throw).

San Diego City College | San Diego, CA | September 2016 - December 2016

Digital Media Course: Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.