Professional of the Year - Event Planning/Bridal Events

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Vernaline Justina John

Title: Professional Bridal Consultant
Industry: Event Planning
Type of Organization: Event Planning
Major Product/Service: Providing event planning and bridal services
Expertise: With over 16 years experience, Ms. John is responsible for event planning targeting bridal events. She specializes in bridal bouquets and cakes, booklets, catering, photography, cake tops, ring pillows, coordinating weddings, designing and producing bridal gowns, organizing and providing human resource management. Additionally, Ms. John writes children's books, poetry and composes songs.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Union, New Jersey
University/Degree: Professional Bridal Consultant, Penn Foster, 2009; Certificate, Human Resource Management, Institute of Personnel Management, 1992
Born: Saint Joseph, Dominica
Hobbies/Sports: Reading, writing poetry, music, cooking
Children: Tanecia, Brian
Work History: Ms. John started making bridal bouquets and wedding cakes in the early 1980's, when she also planned her first wedding which included decorating, coordinating and making the bridal bouquets. She became a Wedding Planner and formed the current company in 2000. She has since managed and coordinated both destination and local weddings. As part of the services offered, she counsels the brides and party members. In 2008, Ms. John became certified as a Professional Bridal Consultant.
Honors & Awards: Who's Who in Human Resources, 1992; International Library of Poetry Publisher's Choice Award, 2000; International Poet of Merit, 2000; Best Poems and Poets of 2004; Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, 2006; International Who's Who in Poetry, 2007; Senjo Reunion 2008 Award for "Excellence in the Field of Literature"; Strathmore's Who's Who Woman of Excellence, 2016
Published Works: Poems; Produced a "Customer Care" book, Employee Rules and Regulations, a company magazine entitled "Telenews" and Cable & Wireless 25th Anniversary Magazine
Career Accomplishments: Ms. John attained positions of Human Resource Administration Manager and Executive Director at two different organizations. She designed and facilitated training for managers and supervisors in performance management, as well as trainings for supervisors and general staff in industrial relations, customer care and discipline