Jo Carter

11013 Kielich NE              Albuquerque, NM  87111               (505) 271-8780     


·         MBA in Operations

·         6 years of experience in marketing

·         3,300 hours of project management experience, including formal PMI training

·         Dedicated to continuous improvement, serving as Examiner/Editor for New Mexico Quality Awards

·         Highly effective verbal and written communications skills

·         Active team player, creative thinker, with positive attitude and sense of humor

Project Management

·         Project manager for launch of electronic publication targeted at 17,000 alumni, donors, and friends of The Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico.  Project team of one, partnering heavily with Dean’s Office, Alumni Relations, Development Office, and IT staff to make this project succeed—redesign provided catalyst for ongoing continuous improvement in alumni relations.

·         Produced a multi-year project plan for a $30 million fundraising project, successfully presented to UNM School of Engineering faculty and staff, achieving buy-in from hostile key stakeholders.

·         Assistant project manager for the North Valley Arts Council during $2.3 million fundraising campaign, recovery from natural disaster, and new facility startup.  Managed a team of 8 – 10 volunteers through multiple projects and events to produce a “jewel” of the post-disaster community.

·         Project manager for college classes in English composition and literature from concept to close.  Managed multiple classes of 10 – 30 people through rapid-cycle 8-week project terms.  Worked closely with students to continually assess success and obstacles and achieve buy-in—marked improvement in overall student writing ability, motivation, and enthusiasm for subject material.


·         Developed an alumni web marketing strategy for The Anderson Schools of Management to improve brand image.  Worked within established university marketing strategy, tweaked to showcase business school strengths—improved both numbers and quality of alumni contacts.

·         10 years of experience writing of technical proposals, press releases, newsletters, and other promotional materials, both working within a corporate marketing framework and working independently.  As a grant writer, raised $750,000 in grant funds during a one-year period.

·         Developed and implemented a marketing plan for a software entertainment package at Winged Yak Productions.  Successfully placed the package in nationwide distribution through a retail distributor.  Negotiated a 400% payment increase over standard offer for the programmer.


2001          Master of Business Administration – Operations Management, Anderson Schools of Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

·         Baldridge Criteria Examiner and Editor for the New Mexico Quality awards.

·         GPA 3.7/ 4.0.

2000          Project Management Certificate, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

1997          Master of Arts – English, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

1991          Bachelor of Arts – English, minor: Speech Communications, Drake University, Des Moines, IA.

·         Graduated cum laude with University Honors.

Chronological Work Experience

Creative Director, Online Relations

2000 - 2002

Anderson Schools of Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Development Specialist

1999 - 2000

University of New Mexico


Associate Director, North Valley Arts Council

1996 - 1998

Grand Forks, North Dakota


Director of Product Support, Winged Yak Productions


Grand Forks, North Dakota


Instructor, University of North Dakota – Lake Region

1994 - 1996

Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota


Tutor/Teaching Assistant, Texas Tech University


Lubbock, Texas


Marketing Writer, CTA, Inc.


Colorado Springs, Colorado


Marketing Assistant, POA, Ltd.

1991 - 1992

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Student Supervisor of Microcomputing, Drake University

1989 - 1991

Des Moines, Iowa



Other Activities

Vice-President & Founder, Women Excelling in Business at UNM

2001 - 2002

Vocalist, Las Cantantes Women’s Choir.

2000 - 2001

Founder, New Mexico Siberian Husky Rescue League.


Macintosh Installer, Pueblo (Colorado) School District


Editor, The Joy of VAX, first student guide to the mainframe at Drake University