HAZEL CLARK

 

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CAREER OVERVIEW & SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

Professional Olympic Track and Field Athlete
with a diverse record of experience and accomplishments in television, coaching, health/wellness program administration, marketing and sales. Extensive national and international travel experience interacting with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Specific strengths and distinctions:

Coaching / Health & Wellness Administration:
• Nationally recognized professional track and field athlete for 12+ years with recognition as a three-time Olympian and seven-time U.S. National Champion.
• Provided track and field coaching at the Universityof Florida and University of Tennessee developing and mentoring elite NCAA student-athletes and managing/scheduling track and field competitions.
• Developed and administered comprehensive employee health/wellness program at CVS Caremark, including creating employee incentive plans to encourage participation; analyzing and reporting on employee participation; and coordinating seminars, screenings, and other special events.
• Remain up-to-date with new advances in fitness/wellness concepts through continuing education.

Television Appearances

• Hosted the University of Florida Gator Tales television show featuring UF athletes; identified athletes to profile, conducted interviews, and developed stories focusing on behind the scenes background of athletes off the field.
• Appeared in a non-scripted educational video series sponsored by Hershey with Olympic athletes such as Carl Lewis and Bruce Jenner; provided training advice on health, fitness, and wellness; video was distributed to high schools nationwide to promote athletics and adopting a healthy lifestyle.
• Served as Color Commentator on the College Sports Television Network providing track and field event commentary and facts, interviewing players, analyzing coaches, and developing and presenting stories.
• Served as an Olympic Contributor for WBIR and WATE (NBC & ABCaffiliates) educating viewers about Olympic experiences, recapping Olympic trials, and serving as an on-air personality during live broadcasts.

Sales & Marketing:
• Contacted several large corporations and Fortune 500 companies and successfully marketed, sold, and secured sponsorship contracts with Home Depot, CVSCaremark, BMW, and AT&T.
• Created a successful, proven marketing campaign, materials, and videos that were used to sell my personal qualifications as a corporate spokesperson.
• Met with key marketing executives and negotiated multiple annual sponsorship and bonus contracts with Nike ($100,000+), BMW ($12,000), AT&T ($5,000), Home Depot ($30,000), and CVS($45,000).
• Completed hundreds of speaking engagements and professional appearances at national and corporate events.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

USATRACK & FIELD (USATF),
Knoxville, TN,
2000 to Present
Professional Athlete.

Established a successful record of recognition throughout my career training and competing nationally and internationally as an elite athlete. This role required extensive sales efforts to negotiate and secure over $190,000 in annual sponsorship contracts as well as strong interpersonal skills for speaking engagements, public appearances, and serving in key leadership roles representing athletes to professional sports organizations.
• Recognized as a seven-time USA Outdoor 800m Champion (2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010).
• Represented the United Statesas a three-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008), two-time Olympic Trials Champion, and Olympic Finalist.
• Achieved national recognition as a two-time USA Indoor Champion (2000, 2005).
• Elected by fellow athletes as a USA Track & Field (USATF) Event Leader to represent the event group, relay/address athlete concerns, vote on policies, and serve as communication link between USATF and the U.S.
Olympic Committee (USOC) and International Association of Athletics Federations; organize focus groups and distribute meeting minutes and other vital information to athletes; served in role for four years.
• Selected by the USOC as an Olympic Ambassador to represent athletes in meetings with top Olympic officials, provide a voice for the other athletes, and provide feedback to sponsors.
• Serve as a spokesperson at national sporting and corporate events and make Olympic athlete appearances for major corporate sponsors that include Nike, Hershey, Home Depot, AT&T, BMW, and CVSCaremark.
• Appeared in several Nike advertising campaigns published in Vogue, People, Glamour, and Sports Illustrated.

CVSCAREMARK,
Knoxville, TN,
2010 to 2011

Corporate Wellness Program Developer.
• Created, implemented, and administered a comprehensive corporate wellness program for 1,000+ employees that encouraged company-wide focus on improving overall health and fitness of the staff members at all levels.
• Developed nutritional programs, diet plans, healthy recipes, and cooking competitions that encouraged participation among the employees assisted them in developing improved eating habits.
• Planned and directed numerous seminars covering a range of wellness topics, including nutrition/hydration education, relaxation tips, stress relief exercises, and yoga.
• Designed a large number of sports/fitness events for staff members and created additional exercise programs that could be used by the employees during the workday or after hours.

HOME DEPOT,
Knoxville, TN,
2004 to 2009

Human Resources Assistant.
• Assisted with daily human resources activities and performed administrative functions that included preparing project calendars and reports, cash handling, and assisting with employee records administration.
• Contributed to maintaining the efficiency of human resources department operations by maintaining compliance with procedures, employee confidentiality requirements and best practices.
• Contacted job applicants, scheduled interviews, and coordinated training programs, material, and procedures.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA / UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE,
Gainesville, FL/Knoxville, TN, 2000 to 2004

Track and Field Volunteer Coach.
• Coached middle distance and distance events with responsibility for organizing/leading training and practice sessions, and implementing training philosophies to assist athletes in achieving elite NCAA performance levels.
• Assisted in identifying and recruiting prospective student-athletes and promoting the advantages offered by the university's academic and athletic training departments.
• Managed and assisted with all aspects of planning and coordinating home Track and Field competitions.

EDUCATION:

B.S., Sociology (2000)
UNIVERSITYOF FLORIDA, Gainesville, FL
Athletic Distinctions:
• Three-time NCAA Indoor Champion (1997, 1998, 1999)
• Three-time NCAA Outdoor Champion (1997, 1998, 1999)
• NCAA Meet record holder
• Undefeated in SEC competition
•Universityof FloridaHall of Fame Inductee




HAZEL CLARK

 Knoxville, TN

Represented by:

David Brunner
DB & Associates
 (484) 695 - 5187
DBandAssociates@msn.com


 

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