Curriculum Vitae (Business)

a life of words, pictures, and entertaining

 

Ingrid E. Lundquist, CSEP

The Lundquist Company, Event Design, Management and Production

P.O. Box 13207   Sacramento, California, USA

i.lundquist@events-TLC.com

(916) 719-1776

events-TLC.com (corporate, social, nonprofit events)

IngridLundquist.com (photography)

FiveWeeksInFlorence.com (travel blog)

TheBookInHandRoadshow.com (author events)

 

 

Professional Certification Designation (CSEP):

International Special Events Society: Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP)

 

Education:

California State University, Sacramento: Master’s Degree, Fine Art, focuses 2-D, chalk and oil pastels

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Fine Art, focus 3-D, soft sculpture

Bachelor of Arts Degree, English, focus writing

 

Business Certifications:

  • Caltrans (California Transportation):
  • State Women Business Enterprise (SWBE); Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • City of Sacramento, California: Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • Counties of Placer, California, and Sacramento, California: Preferred Vendor
  • Department of General Services, California: Preferred Vendor
  • Federal Government: Central Contractor Registration (CCR); Small Business (SB)
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District: Preferred Vendor
  • State of California: Small Business, Micro Business

Business Experience:

1994 – current The Lundquist Company, owner, event design/project management/production

2010 – current The Book-In-Hand Roadshow, founder, writers events

2010 – current TLC Publishing, owner, small press

1990 – 1994 Henley & Lundquist Public Relations, partner

1985 – 2013 Third Party Administrators, co-owner, third party management company

1985 – 2013 MedPro Software, co-owner, scheduling software for college and university student health centers

1980 – 1994 i.lundquist ltd., owner, public relations and marketing

1970 – 1980 Threadbare, creative handmade clothing, partner

 

Academic/Teaching Experience:

2014 – current: California State University, Sacramento, adjunct professor, Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Program. Courses: Meeting and Event Finance; Risk Management for Meetings and Events

2010 – current: The Book-In-Hand Roadshow, founder, speaker

2012: Arts Institute Sacramento, CA Culinary Department adjunct professor. Courses: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Facility Management and Design; Catering and Events

2012: Arts Institute Sacramento, Fashion Design Department, adjunct professor. Courses: Public Relations and Promotion; Marketing

2000 – 2011: University of California, Davis, Marketing Certificate Program, adjunct professor. Course: Event Design and Production i.e. Events as a Marketing Tool

 

Volunteerism:

2015 – current California Meetings+Events Magazine, advisory board

2014 – current International Live Events Association, Certification Committee

2013 – 2014 International Special Events Society, Esprit Awards Committee

2008 – 2010 No. California Meetings+Events Magazine, advisory board

2000 – current ISES Certified Special Event Professional review committee

2000 – current ISES Esprit Award judge

2014 – current Special Events Magazine, Gala Awards judge, on-call

1998 – 2000 American Marketing Association, Sacramento Valley Chapter, president

1994 – 1996 Sacramento Public Relations Association, president

1999 – current California Festivals & Events, board member

 

Workshops/Sessions (The Book-In-Hand Roadshow):

2017 Sacramento Library System, Sacramento, CA, “Writing with Gusto in the Odd-Numbered Year.”  Series of four motivation sessions for writers.

2016 University of Pacific, Stockton, CA, Conference on Creative Writing. “Start Organizing Your    Book: How to Move Your Project Ahead When You're Not Inspired to Write” and ““Bring Your Story to Life: How to Let Pictures Drive the Words”

2015 Johnson City Library, Johnson City, TX, “Explore the World of Words and Pictures”

2015 University of Pacific, Stockton, CA, Conference on Creative Writing. “Miffed by the Book Parts” and “Winning Book Awards” presented with Westley Turner, editor and book contest judge

2015 Solano BookFest, Vacaville, CA, “Miffed by the Book Parts” and “Winning Book Awards” presented with Westley Turner, editor and book contest judge

2015 PlacerArts, Auburn, CA, “Miffed by the Book Parts”

2014 Gold Country Book Festival, “Where to Start” workshop for young writers, presented with Christina Richter, author

2014 Rocklin, CA, “Talking Turkey & Taking Names: Gathering Family Stories and Recipes at Thanksgiving,”   presented with Roxanne Langer, sommelier/author

2013 Sonoma Country Book Festival, Santa Rosa, California, “Talk with the Authors,” representing The Book-In-Hand Roadshow (authors Ingrid Lundquist, Anthony Barcellos, Judith Horstman, Lauri Hoirup)

2013 Granite Bay, CA, “Book-It,” speakers Ingrid Lundquist, author; Janet Fullwood, editor; Craig Johnson, photographer

2013 PlacerArts, Auburn, CA, “Write Your Own Life Story,” speakers Ingrid Lundquist, author; Jennifer Basye Sander, author; Karen Phillips, cover designer

2012 Kauai, HA, “You Can Do It,” speakers Ingrid Lundquist, author; Pamela Varma Brown, author; Marta Lane, columnist/author; Daniel Lane, photographer

2012 Mather, CA, “Let’s Get Started,” speakers Ingrid Lundquist, author; Janet Fullwood, editor; Doug Rietz, photographer; Judith Horstman, author/publicist

2012 Auburn, CA, “Three Hours with Self-Publishing Experts,” Ingrid Lundquist, author; Jennifer Basye Sander, author; Karen Phillips, cover designer

2011 Texas A & M, Graduate Studies, “Integrating Art and Photography into Events,” presented with Amanda Smith, photographer, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

2010 Texas A & M, Graduate Studies, “Integrating Art into Events”

 

Author Books:

Five Weeks in Florence (literary travel, 2017) Available in print and eBook editions.

Five Weeks in Florence (literary travel photo, eBook 2017)

Color Me Italy (coloring book 2017)

In the Hood: focus on the details (photo/short story book 2016) photo documentary with stories about a neighborhood in Sacramento.

Dictionary of Publishing Terms: What Every Writer Needs to Know (1st edition 2013; 2nd edition 2014). Winner of nine awards. Available in print and eBook editions.

Results-Driven Event Planning: Using Marketing Tools to Boost Your Bottom Line (1st edition 2011; currently being updated and considered for use as text book at Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO). Winner of three awards including the highest presented by the International Special Events Society, the Esprit Award for Best Industry Contribution.

Event and Party Planning: Your Guide to Success (1991, out of print)

On California City Streets: A Guide to Producing Events (1984, out of print)

 

Author Articles/Stories/Contributions:

2016 Fishing for Iconography II, A Smith Gallery, “Wheat Paste Revival: Year Two of the Goo” photos and interview article for the book documenting the second wheat pasting of Johnson City, TX

2016 The Big Bucket List, Harlequin, by Gin Sander, contributor of three selected listings

2015 Fishing for Iconography, A Smith Gallery, “Low Investment, High Reward: Gallery Celebrates Anniversary with Wheat Paste Revival” photos and documentary article for the book.

2015 California Meetings+Events Magazine, “Strike up the Band,” feature article

2014 California Meetings+Events Magazine, “Weirdest Requests: Hair Extensions, Elephants, and a Four Story Tall American Flag”

2012 No. California Meetings+Events Magazine, “Gotcha Covered,” feature article

2012 Miracle Under the Christmas Tree, Harlequin, “Christmas Without Mascara,” anthology

2011 No. California Meetings+Events Magazine, “Help Me He You: Working with Preferred Partners”

2011 Texas Meetings+Events Magazine, “Coronation in Corpus Christi”

2010 No. California Meetings+Events Magazine, “Sure You Can Plan It But How Can You Be Sure They Will Come”

2009 No. California Meetings+Events Magazine, “Perception is the Name of the Game”

2008 Special Events Magazine, ISES pages, “Stretching Rental Budgets”

2007 Special Events Magazine, ISES pages, “Dividing Tent Space” (ghost written for Kathy Newby)

 

Speaking/Presentations:

2016 Non-Fiction Authors Association, Sacramento, CA, “Miffed by the Book Parts”

2016 Springfield History Club, Rocklin, CA, “Start Organizing Your Book Today.”

2015 California Writers Network, Sacramento, CA “Bring Your Story to Life.”

2014 Sacramento Suburban Writers Club, Sacramento Chapter “Miffed by the Book Parts”

2014 Gold Country Book Festival, Opening presentation “Miffed by the Book Parts”

2013 International Special Events Society, Northern California/San Francisco, California “Tips from experts who spoke at the 2013 EventWorld convention in Dallas.”

2009 International Special Events Society, Napa/Sonoma Chapter “Stretching Rental Budgets,” co-presented with Kathy Newby, Senior Event Planner, Classic Party Rentals

2010 Public Relations Society of America, “The Proof is in the Photo”

2006 EventWorld convention, International Special Events Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, “On-the-Fly: Designing Temporary Event Installations” co-presented with Kathy Newby, Classic Party Rentals

2005 Sacramento Public Relations Association, Sacramento, CA, “What Makes an Event Successful”

2003 The Special Event convention, Orlando, FL, “Marketing Plan: Creating Results-Driven Events”

2002 The Special Event convention, Phoenix, AZ “Audiences are a Moving Target”

1995 – current California/Nevada Festival and Events Association (CalFest), “Hands-On Décor,” workshop presented at the annual event conference in which the attendees create the décor for the evening’s themed gala event. Taught with Gail Stewart, event producer, Valencia, California

 

Grants:

2014 Poets & Writers Magazine, speaker matching grant for The Book-In-Hand Roadshow, Thanksgiving stories workshop in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

2012 Poets & Writers Magazine, speaker matching grant for The Book-In-Hand Roadshow, Memoir workshop in Auburn, California

 

Event Industry Awards:

International Special Events Society (only one Esprit award is given in each category)

  • 2012 Esprit Award for Best Industry Contribution, Results-Driven Event Planning (book)
  • 2006 Westie Award for Best Corporate Event, “Grand Opening Rancho Cordova City Hall,”  City of Rancho Cordova, California
  • 2004 Westie Award for Best Festival, “First 5 Sacramento Children’s Celebration,” First 5 Sacramento Commission, Sacramento, California
  • 2004 Esprit de Corps Nominee for Most Creative Solution, “First 5 Sacramento Children’s Celebration,” First 5 Sacramento Commission, Sacramento, California
  • 2003 Westie Award for Best Fundraising Event, “American Red Cross, 9/11 Heroes Breakfast,” American Red Cross, Sacramento Sierra Chapter, California
  • 2003 Esprit de Corps Nominee for Best Event with a Legacy, “American Red Cross, 9/11 Heroes Breakfast,” American Red Cross, Sacramento Sierra Chapter, California
  • 2000 Esprit de Corps Award for Best Event with a Legacy, Groundbreaking at Raley Field, Sacramento, California

Special Events Magazine, International Special Events Convention (Gala Awards)

  • 2008 and 2010 Gala Award, Best Festival, First 5 Sacramento Children’s Celebration, First 5 Sacramento Commission, Sacramento, California
  • 2007 Gala Award, Event Marketing Campaign, Rededication of Kilgore Cemetery, City of Rancho Cordova, California
  • 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010 Gala Award Nominee for Best Corporate Event, Best Marketing Campaign, Best Festival and Best Wedding

Event Industry Juried Exhibits (tabletop design):

  • 2000 Special Event Magazine, Reader’s Choice Award, Tabletop, “Money 4 Nothing”
  • 1999 Special Events Magazine Reader’s Choice Tabletop Competition, “The Grape Escape”
  • Second Place award: Most Creative Concept & Best Use of Material
  • 1998 – 2000 Selected as one-of-eight designers internationally to create a tabletop setting for the Annual International Special Events Convention trade shows:
  • 2000 The Special Event, San Diego, CA, juried Tabletop Exhibit “Nature’s Balance” with Susan Kidwell, The Stuart Rental Company
  • 1999 The Special Event, Orlando, FL, juried Tabletop Exhibit, “Headlines,” with Susan Kidwell, The Stuart Rental Company
  • 1998 The Special Event, Dallas, TX, juried Tabletop Exhibit, “LeGeneric”

 Public Relations, Marketing, and Creative Design Industry Awards:

American Marketing Association, International Headquarters, Chicago

  • 1998 Special Merit Award, Programming for AMA Sacramento Valley Chapter

CalFest (California Festivals & Events Association)

  • 7 Celebration Awards   Categories: Best New Festival Idea, Marketing, Non-Government Events

CAPIO Award (competition between all California Public Information Officers)

  • 2009 Best Special Event Marketing, First 5 Sacramento Children’s Celebration
  • 2009 Best Special Event, City of Rancho Cordova 5th Anniversary
  • 2008 Best Special Event, First 5 Sacramento Children’s Celebration

International Association of Business Communicators

  • 5 Crystal Awards, Categories: Media Kits, Promotional Campaign/Special Events,
  • Promotional Item

 Sacramento Public Relations Association

  • Cappie Awards: 13 Gold; 9 Silver; 5 Honorable Mention Categories: Overall Public Relations Programs, Media, Special, Corporate Events: Employee Relations; Public Relations Campaigns; Feature Article; Media Kits;Public Relations Tools, Brochure; Promotional Device; Festival

SAVVY Awards (competition between all of the cities in the United States)

  • 2007 Silver Award for Best Corporate Event, Rededication of Kilgore Cemetery

 Honors:

Sacramento Public Relations Association: Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, Film Commission committee chair

 Affiliations:

Current:

  • Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, California
  • California/Nevada Festivals & Events Association (CalFest), Tahoe City, California
  • Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
  • Independent Book Publishers Association, Manhattan Beach, California
  • International Live Events Association - No. California Chapter (HQ Chicago, Illinois)
  • Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, Texas
  • Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, California
  • Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, California

Past:

  • American Marketing Association - Sacramento Valley Chapter (HQ Chicago, Illinois)
  • California Chambers of Commerce: Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento
  • International Festival & Events Society, Boise, Idaho
  • Sacramento Public Relations Association, Sacramento, California

Giving Back to the Community:

For more than 30 years, The Lundquist Company has supported local community projects. Here are some of the organizations which have benefited.

  • American Red Cross, Sacramento Sierra Chapter
  • City of Folsom
  • Davis Chamber of Commerce
  • Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Roseville Chamber of Commerce
  • Roseville Science and Technology Center
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • United Way, Sacramento

 Professional Development

1996 – current: ISES LIVE, International Special Events Society annual convention (most years)

1994 – current: The Special Event Convention, Special Events Magazine (most years)

1992 – current: California Festivals & Events Annual convention

1992 – 1996 International Festival & Events Association annual convention

1992 – 1994: American Marketing Association annual convention

 

Photography – see separate list of photographic experience in CV (photography)