Connie Varnum, CMP
Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program
Saturday, October 22 – Wednesday October 26, 2016
8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Connie brings a diverse skill set in administration, project management, and branding, as well as planning and managing corporate and social events. With a reputation for superior execution, Connie developed her craft while operating in highly visible positions supporting executives in companies such as The Coca-Cola Company and Time Warner Inc.
During her tenure at Time Warner, Connie planned both internal and external functions. Additionally, she managed the branding efforts for the company’s supplier diversity initiative to include paid and journal ad placement, and trade show imaging and she was a major contributor to the creation of the Supplier Diversity newsletter. While at The Coca-Cola Company, Connie worked on several international projects.
She collaborated with internal executives and a third party agency to create the AIDS Project with the purpose of AIDS prevention in Africa. Connie has hosted the King of Swaziland and his staff as well as dignitaries from the Moroccan government. She also was a major contributor to the Ethiopian Trade and Investment Conference hosted in Atlanta. Since leaving the corporate sector, Connie continues to manage programs, events and administrative tasks. She continues to focus on her passion for strategy and seamless execution by creating processes for McPherson|Berry.