Gail Neal
Account Executive, Salem Communications
Detroit , MI

My Best Referral Is:
1. A company looking to prepare employees for an impending downsizing.
2. A university needing to place students in jobs upon completion
3. A company willing to sponsor career development training as a community outreach project

Current Work:
  • Radio Advertising Account Executive at Salem Communications
  • Speaker at Talk is Cheap! at Talk is Cheap!
  • Previous Work:
  • Job Developer/Business Development at SER-Metro, A Michigan Works affiliate
  • Education:
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn

  • Summary:
    My favorite thing to do is to stand in front of people and talk!

    My favorite subject is helping others to do their favorite thing.

    I am currently helping Michigan jobseekers as a career advisor and a speaker and on job search skills.

    During my 12 years with Michigan Works, I was fortunate enough to work for a very forwarding thinking Vice President who used the talent available to him to the fullest. I am thankful that the skills I developed in that environment are being used to move Michigan forward.
    Public Speaking, Presentations, Public Relations, Career Pathing, Career Development, Recruitment, Staffing, Training and Development, Press Releases, Business Development, Special Events, Meeting Planning, Strategic Alliances, Community Affairs, Community Outreach, Networking, Team Building, Linkedin, Facebook, Coaching, Group Training, One on One Training, Multifunction Experience

    Detailed Experience Summary:

    Radio Advertising Account Executive at Salem Communications
    December 2009 - Present

    Radio advertising sales and radio promotions for two niche-market radio stations serving Southeastern Michigan: -Build relationships with media decision makers -Develop marketing campaigns for client companies that build value through brand recognition, emotionally impactful advertising copy, and strategic frequency planning -Effectively meeting company objectives as a single person sales department for two AM radio stations with no ratings

    Speaker at Talk is Cheap! at Talk is Cheap!
    March 2008 - Present

    Everyone says they're the best one for the job. The question is ... Can you PROVE it? Find out how to prove to interviewers that you are the real deal.

    Job Developer/Business Development at SER-Metro, A Michigan Works affiliate
    October 1994 - October 2004

    -Career coaching: skills analysis and assessment, goal assessment, resume preparation, interview technique, workplace success, career pathing -Staffing: Located opportunities and placed clients in -- technical, industrial, inventory control, chemical handling, shipping and receiving, and clerical fields Community affairs activity including fund raising, community development, and training -Fund raising experience includes underwriting solicitation to corporate, community, and faith-based groups; special events; and grant writing. -Drafted grant proposal that started a $12 Million project for the City of Detroit – the Youth Opportunity Movement. Resulted in 60 new hires, funded 42 subcontractor agencies, and prepared 300 youth annually to enter the workforce -Published nationally in The Hispanic, as well as locally in El Central, and The Latino Press

    Detailed Education Summary:

    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    May 1985

    Conversation History: (10 total)

    Date Person
    09/13/10 Niki Kus-Peltier
    09/13/10 KULDEEP VERMA
    09/13/10 Erin Reas
    09/13/10 Minesh Baxi
    09/13/10 Jeffrey Taylor, CCPS
    09/13/10 Charles Gifford
    09/13/10 Natalie M. DeLeo
    09/02/10 Latrisha Jackson
    09/02/10 Minesh Baxi
    09/02/10 Charles Gifford