Joseph E. Lopez

(623) 340-8518 ● ●


Creative and outgoing Senior Event Director with a strong history of orchestrating a wide range of events that engage customers and drive sales. Innovative, motivational leader that empowers event staff to produce exceptional events. Detail-oriented and adept multitasker able to address a high volume of event processes while adhering to strict deadlines.


Event Professional, Independent Contractor, 2018–Present

·         Enhanced guest experience by welcoming and interacting with attendees, disseminating drug education pamphlets and guiding attendees to the appropriate resources at Electric Daisy Carnival and Electric Forest music and arts festivals

·         Directed vehicular traffic, parking and managed crosswalks at Lightning in a Bottle music festival

·         Coordinated, staffed and executed a 3-day golfing event, StadiumLinks, at Levi’s Stadium

Senior Event Director, The Color Run, 2013–2018

·         Planned, coordinated and executed 15 large-scale events annually across the United States; totaling 150,000 in participation

·         Sourced, directed and developed a team of 30+ staff to successfully execute 15 events annually

·         Led pre-event training sessions, delegated event day responsibilities and trained new staff one on-one

·         Slashed event production costs by 20% year-over-year by negotiating pricing and fees with event venues, subcontractors, vendors and by reducing labor costs

·         Redesigned equipment kit to reduce shipping costs from $600,000 to $175,000

·         Managed annual $2 million budget across all events and continually reassessed budget in accordance with participant trends

·         Recruited and coordinated 200 volunteers per event

·         Developed staff and volunteer training documents to assist in optimizing participant experience

Arizona Grassroots Marketing Manager, Road Runner Sports, 2012–2013

·         Executed 20 in-store grassroots campaigns per month for two Arizona based stores while building and maintaining new partner relationships

·         Researched and presented new initiatives to grassroots marketing team in bi-monthly meetings

·         Negotiated 15 contracts/month with prospective partners

·         Controlled and maintained a strict 5:1 ROI based on $30,000 annual budget


B.S. Exercise and Wellness, Arizona State University, 2011



  • budgeting
  • contract negotiation
  • customer service
  • event sales
  • operations management
  • permitting
  • project management
  • Site Map Design
  • travel coordination
  • Venue Booking