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Rita Young Allen, MA, MS

Rita Young Allen, M.A.

Corporate Trainer, Personal Coach, Business Consultant and Keynote Speaker  (27 years)
  • 30 years experience in Strategic Planning and Leadership of individuals and large groups.
  • Developed and implemented outreach strategies to promote, train and encourage minority groups.
  • Design and conduct workshops in a great diversity of human relations.
  • Instructor of private classes in voice development, public speaking, stage presence, personal development, public presentation, vocal habits, and more 
  • Personnel managemet and development.  Goal setting for individuals and groups.
  • Event Management, Communications, Marketing, advertising, and Media Relations.
  • Strategic Planning and Leadership.  Theory Y.  Conflict/Crisis Managemen
  •   Set vision for organization to compliment the vision of Board.
  • Teach by example to create cooperative, forbearing camaraderie
  •  Write/publish freelance articles, newsletters and brochures.
  • Administrative and Technical Skills.
  • Analytical and Research Skills.  Detail-oriented.
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • Presentation Skills and Stage Presence.
  • Proven ability to motivate and work effectively with persons from other cultures and all walks of life.  A commitment to human development and community service.
  • Experienced career and life coach teaching coping and maintenance skills. Interpersonal Skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels effectively.
  • Skilled program coordinator:  budgeting, scheduling, supervision, training, marketing, planning and evaluation.
  • Thorough knowledge of employee relations. Recruitment and retention.
  • Coordinate meetings and workshops.  Planning and organizing.
  • Teach by example to create cooperative, forbearing camaraderie.
  • Ability to thread a detailed vision to compliment the vision of the Leader.  Goal Setting.
  • Maximize the talents of the team by creating venues for the combined display of that talent.
  • Problem Solving.  Conflict/Crisis Management.
  • Effective and powerful written and verbal communication.
  • Event Management, Communications, Marketing, advertising, and Media Relations.
  • Music Therapy Techniques.  Physiological and Psychosocial aspects of Music for Health.

Director of Marketing

Brookdale Senior Living

(Public Company; BKD; Hospital & Health Care industry)

July 2006Present (2 years 9 months)

Galleria Woods Retirement Community in Hoover, AL and Victorian Manor in Hanceville, AL.
Division of Brookdale Senior Living, largest retirement corporation in America with over 550 communities nationwide, eleven of which are Entry Fee/Life Care.
•Marketing Director at Victorian Manor
•Sales - Sold over $2 million in first year of sales.
•Grew organization (marketing and sales) from 62.5% to over 95% occupancy in 2 years.
•Plan, manage and evaluate marketing activities and special events.
•Design and implement marketing program and sales campaigns.


Music School

(Music industry)

January 1982June 2006 (24 years 6 months)

•Owner/Director of very successful Music School for 24 years.
•Grew from ground up to full roster of students (ages 5 to 90) for 20 years. Educational classes, vocal development, wellness, music, public speaking, motivation, stage presence, stress and anger management. Multicultural emphasis. Extensive Sales, Marketing and Networking. Elementary Choirs, Middle School Choirs, High School Choirs and Adult Choirs.
•Planned and supervised six trips (40+) to Carnegie Hall for Honors Chorale Performance.
•Planned and supervised Educational trip (40+) to London, England.
•Design and direct large productions managing casts of up to 120.

Music and Drama Instructor

Public and Private Schools

(Executive Office industry)

19852003 (18 years)

Music and Drama Instructor for eight schools teaching the value of music in every aspect of life! Full musical and drama productions with choirs of over 60.

  • Music Director


    (Executive Office industry)

    19822005 (23 years)

    Music Director with seven different churches implementing the following:
    Plan and lead worship services and events.
    Set vision for worship ministry to compliment the vision of Pastor.
    Assist those with music ministry talent helping them to understand how to develop their gifts.
    Teach the beauty of true worship.
    Manage all music staff and volunteers including: Sound Director, Video Director, Band Director, Choral and Ensemble Directors, Drama Director, Recording Team, and Creative Dance Director.
    Conflict/Crisis Management
    Maximize the talents of the music worship team creating venues for the combined display of that talent.
    Execution of all branches of media
    Goal Setting for each individual in the Music Ministry
    Stage Presence, Drama implementation and follow-through.
    Physiological and Psychosocial aspects of Music for Health
    Recruit members for all extensions of the music ministry
    Minister by example to create cooperative, forebearing camaraderie

  • VP of Public Relations

    Cullman Athletic Club

    (Executive Office industry)

    July 1983October 1985 (2 years 4 months)

    Sales, Marketing and Public Relations. Implemented proposals for Group memberships i.e. Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Implement joint advertising campaigns with McDonald’s and Coca Cola in the Cullman area. Along with owners, organized Cullman’s first Health Symposium featuring local and national speakers. Public Relations creating Good Will.

  • Previously....
    Canning, Wells & Salzer, Tampa, FL – Administrative Assistant to managing partner of largest CPA firm in Tampa Bay area.
    Jack Eckerd Corporation, St. Petersburg, FL - Data Processing Secretary to 20 computer programmers, Clearwater, FL.
    Life of Virginia, Albertville, AL - Administrative Assistant for Life Insurance Co. to 13 agents, Albertville, AL
    WAVU Radio Station, Albertville, AL Sales, Public Relations and DJ
    State Farm Insurance, Albertville, AL, Sales

    College Coursework

    • Troy University
      Master of Science in Management, May 2009
      Organizational Behavior
      Leadership and Motivation
      Management Strategy
      Specialized Study of Management
      Financial Analysis
      Advanced Concepts and Topics in Management
      Business Research Design
      Legal & Social Issues
      Healthcare Planning and Management
      Managed Care: Origins and Operations
      Health Services Administration and Policy

    • Jacksonville State University                                                                            Master of Arts, Liberal Studies(Concentrations: Public Admin, Counseling, Emergency Management) 20042006
      Foundations of Emergency Management
      Emergency Preparedness
      Terror/Homeland Security
      Introduction to Counseling
      Counseling Children and Adolescents
      Group Process in Counseling
      LifeSpan Development
      Multicultural Issues
      Crisis Counseling
      Theory and Process
      Consultation and Intervention
      Research in Education
      Counseling Practicum
      Skills Development
      Diagnosis/Treatment of DSM Disorders
      Career Development
      Legal and Ethical Issues
      Tests and Measurements
      Modern Political Theory
      Inter-Governmental Relations
      Constitutional Law

    Second Place for Female Soloist at Florida Gospel Music Awards
    Mrs. Alabama Pageant Finalist
    Performed at Carnegie Hall, New York!
    Member of Crisis/Trauma Team at Mercedes Benz in Vance, AL for Hurricane Katrina victims, 2006.
    TV Movie Cast "Kent State Riot" filmed at Gadsden State Community College!
    Who's Who Among America's Teachers

    Rita Young Allen Teaching Credentials.....

    Master of Science in Management Leadership (Healthcare Administration) from Troy University, Troy, Alabama
    Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Counseling, Emergency Management, Public Administration) from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
    Executive Director & Marketing Director for two National Healthcare Corporations
    Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Music Education from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
    Associate of Arts in Vocal Performance, Wallace State College, Hanceville, Alabama
    Music School Owner for 24 years
    Performed at Carnegie Hall with Private Choirs, 6 years
    Church Music Minister, 30+ years
    Published Author, "The Sheaf Dreamer"
    Columnist, 20+ years
    President of Alabama National Speakers Association, 3 years
    Public & Private School Teacher, 10 years (Choral & Drama)
    Pageantry, Top Ten, National Competition of Ms. Senior America & Alabama State Director

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    Rita Young Allen, Keynote Speaking Professional / Concert Soloist / Published Author / Bible Teacher / Emcee

    Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Concentration in Counseling) from Jacksonville State University.

    Master of Science in Management Leadership (Healthcare Administration) from Troy University.

    Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Music, from Jacksonville State University.
    Associate of Science in Music Education, Vocal Performance
    Snead State College, Gadsden State College, and Wallace State College.


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