D. Brent Arnold

Brand Intern with Procter and Gamble. International Traveler. Entrepreneur.

Resume

Below is a list of my experiences and skill sets.

D. Brent Arnold

Boston, MA
(202) 681-1401
brent@dbrentarnold.com
Skype: dbrentarnold

Experience

Procter and Gamble
Brand Intern – Pampers Global Leading Edge     Jun 2014 – Aug 2014
Cincinnati, OH

  • Three projects: one strategy, one analytics, one creative.

Community Markets for Conservation
Extension Support Officer (Peace Corps Response Consultant)     Jun 2012 – Feb 2013
Luangwa Valley, Zambia

  • Developed Excel-based analytic tools to forecast production levels, profits and losses, and analyze waste
  • Designed poultry vaccination program with projected 30% profit margin, supporting an 18% increase in poultry supply, and boosting average household income of 1,500 village farmers by 9% annually
  • Compiled training manual and led team of 4 in training 60 farmers in preparing and administering vaccines

United States Peace Corps
Community Economic Development Advisor     Feb 2011 – Apr 2012
Mali, West Africa

  • Consulted 400 women farmers on value-adding techniques to improve crop production ROI
  • Led team of 4 in drafting budgets, writing a business plan, and conducting environmental impact analyses; securing USAID grant funds to improve food security

PresenTense Startup Accelerator
Special Projects Assistant and Magazine Copy Editor      Nov 2010 – Jan 2011
Jerusalem, Israel

  • Edited copy for PresenTense Magazine, an English-language quarterly focused on social entrepreneurship, leadership and philanthropy distributed to more than 20,000 readers worldwide
  • Created promotional materials for print and web; including fliers, infographics and visual mockups

Whipple for Kansas House Campaign
Director of Communications      Sep 2009 – Nov 2010
Wichita, Kansas

  • Supervised 10 staff, interns, and volunteers in the organizing of fundraisers and campaign events
  • Managed candidate communications; leading team in creating 10 print pieces, an interactive campaign website, 3 press releases picked up by local media, 2 op-eds, and the overseeing of 5 campaign events
  • Met with political action committees and union representatives securing support and contributions

Resources for the Future
Communications Assistant      Mar 2009 – Jul 2009
Washington, DC

  • Developed and pitched new media plan to executive committee, after launch resulted in 25% of total blog traffic
  • Managed Resources for the Future’s iTunes store, uploading media from events and seminars
  • Maintained and updated organizational website, www.RFF.org, in accordance with organizational standards and consistent with research, communications and impact goals.
  • Compiled and disseminated weekly web analytics report to upper-management

Bombardier Aerospace-Learjet
Customer Retention and Marketing Intern      Aug 2008 – Dec 2008
Wichita, Kansas

  • Developed marketing plan for launch of online specialty store
  • Utilized Customer Relationship Management software to maintain mailing lists; updating contact information, removing inactive and bounced accounts, and other general maintenance
  • Assisted staff with monthly trending reports

Common Cause
Media and Democracy / Campaign Finance Reform Intern
Jan 2008 – May 2008
Washington, DC

  • Scanned major news websites daily for articles, op-eds and other content mentioning Common Cause or its staff and posting links to the news section of the organization’s website.
  • Created action alert videos seen by thousands of Common Cause supporters, shared on social media networks and distributed to media outlets.
  • Edited and collected data for Common Cause’s 2008 update on “The Role of the Health Care Industry in New Mexico State Politics: A Connect the Dots Report”.
  • Authored blog posts on topics relating to good governance.

Education

Graduate School of Management, Boston University
Masters of Business Administration Candidate, 2015

  • Dean’s Achievement Scholar (Highly selective, near-full-tuition scholarship)
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow Professional Development Fellow (National MBA fellowship providing career development coaching, workshops and coursework for top-tier minority talent)
  • P&G Brand Camp 2013 Participant (One of around 40 participants, only 7% of applicants admitted)

W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State University
Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing, 2008
Honors: Cum Laude

  • Washington Political Experience Scholar (One of 12 students selected from 4 Kansas universities)
  • Wichita State University Man of the Year, Finalist (One of 4 finalists from campus of 12,000)
  • Students In Free Enterprise, National Presentation Team & Project Leader
  • Student Government Association, Director of Public Relations

Additional Information

Special Training:

  • AP Style
  • Copywriting
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Dynamic Web Design

Volunteer:

  • Volunteered 5 summers as counselor and public relations department head for American Legion Boys State of Kansas
  • Taught financial planning to unemployed adults and inner-city youth as an AmeriCorps volunteer

Languages:

  • English: Native speaker
  • Bambara: ACTFL Intermediate certification, ablity to communicate in a work environment
  • French (West African): ACTFL Novice certification
  • Spanish: Novice proficiency
  • Hebrew: Novice proficiency