Over twenty years of sales, marketing and management experience in the areas of real estate, retail business and project development and promotion. Self motivated and organized, with extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the interaction between marketing, finance, resource allocation and management, negotiation, and bottom line success. Fluent in Spanish; proficient in French.
Education and Professional
Master of Business Administration, A.B. FREEMAN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; December 1979. Concentration in Marketing.
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C.; May 1977. Concentration in International Economics.
DONALDSON PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE SCHOOL. Real estate course work to obtain Realtor-Associate license, New Orleans, Louisiana; September 1982.
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Residential Sales Council of the Realtors National Marketing Institute, 1998.
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors, 1998.
Sept. 1986- Present - Realtor Associate
Real estate sales and leasing of residential and commercial properties. Represent Sellers in pricing and marketing their properties and assist Buyers in their decision to purchase. Provide guidance in the areas of relocation, financing alternatives, valuation and renovation of property, and negotiation of transactions. Life Member Realtor VIP (Million Dollar) Club.
June 1984 to 1987 - General Manager, Mignon Faget, Ltd.
Responsibilities included: management and operation of the design, manufacturing, retail and wholesale jewelry business, including advertising and promotion efforts, cash flow and departmental budgeting, personnel administration, as well as expansion activities to other regions. Reported to President/Owner.
Oct. 1982 to 1984 - Manager of International Marketing, 1984 Louisiana World Exposition
Primary responsibilities included the identification of prospective participant nations, development and execution of marketing strategies to attract those countries, negotiation of lease agreements with foreign governments, and liaison function in connection with on-site pavilion construction. Reported directly to President of Exposition.
June 1981 to 1982 - Assistant Marketing Manager, New Orleans East, Inc.
Responsible for Marketing Department budgeting, marketing research, involvement in the development of overall marketing campaign for this real estate venture. Reported to Manager of Marketing.
Feb. - Dec. 1980 - Assistant to the Director of Sales and Marketing, Arvida Corporation
A real estate development company specializing in the creation of planned residential communities in Dade County, Florida. Duties included: competitive market research, weekly sales analysis, assessment and selection of billboard program, input on product development and pricing as well as specific marketing campaigns for individual projects, and liaison function with sales force.
Trinity Episcopal School: Parent Volunteer 1994- present
The Junior League of New Orleans: Decorating co-shairman Holiday Marketplace 1993; Placement Advisor 1990, 1992; Co-Chairman, Groups, Clubs, Conventions, Decorator Showhouse 1989; Chairman, Sponsorship Committee, Holiday Marketplace 1988; Marketing Trainer, 1987, Member, 1986 - present.
Southeast Louisiana Girl Scout Council: Member, Board of Directions 1989-1992.
New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors: Member 1982- present.
Georgetown University Club of Southern Louisiana: Member of the Board of Directors, 1981- present. Co-Chairman, 1981-82.
American Cancer Society: Neighborhood fund drive volunteer, 1981 and 1982.
Tulane University Business Alumni: Member, 1979- present.
Women of the Storm: Member, Executive Committee, 2006- present.
Audubon Zoo to Do: Committee Member, 2006- present.
New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc.: 2004- present.
Married to Johnson Kelly Duncan, 1980. Children: Johnson Kelly Duncan, III. Born, Havana, Cuba. Partial to cocker spaniels, travel, gardening and hiking.