2801 S. Oakland Forest Drive #103
Oakland Park, FL 33309

Summary JOAN CARTWRIGHT, M.A. has extensive years of experience in: 1.   Computers: Word processing, Information Technology, website design, HTML, JavaScript, Front Page, FTP, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Access, Dbase, Lotus, MSWord, WordPerfect, PC, Wang, Lanier 2.   Music performance, lectures, media, production, public relations 3.   Journalism: books, articles, columns, feature stories, blogs
Experience 1997-2008           FYI Communications, Inc.                       President and CEO Feature Writer Website Designer for organizations, artists, musicians and entrepreneurs: 

Creation of brochures, business cards, resumes and other business applications for private clients. Grant writer and implementer of Student Enrichment Trust Fund Grant (SEAS) to produce WOMEN IN JAZZ lectures and concert for The School Board of Broward County (November, 2000, 1999) www.fyicomminc.com/seaswomen.htm Producer of Gaiafest, Women in Jazz (1998) – chaired committee that raised over $106,000 in cash and in-kind services; contracted artists; scheduled flights, ground transportation, lodging, meals, concerts and workshops for out-of-state female musicians; created posters, print ads, radio and television public service announcements with sponsor logos for media. http://www.fyicomminc.com/Gaia/gaia.htm

  • Host of 3-hour Jazz and Blues Radio Show - WSRF 1580 AM (8 months)
  • Co-producer of Cable Tap TV Show “Let’s Get Serious” (WLRN, Miami) a 12-week program offering 36 positive role models to youth.
  • Producer of compact disc “Feelin’ Good” in Catania, Sicily (1995)
  • Account Executive for publications, responsible for selling advertisement and bulk subscriptions; contributed articles and columns:
  • “INSIDE. . .” columnist and website maintenance for Travel & Style Magazine www.travelandstyle.com; formerly African American Travel Magazine (“Inside Europe”)
  • Feature writer for In Focus Magazine and Pick Up & Go! Newsletter
  • “Cultural Content” columnist for The Westside Gazette
  • Music Columnist for Entertainment News & Views
  • Fall 2007         Eagle Charter Academy - Music Teacher      Fort Lauderdale, FL

    2006                 Toured Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin, China as vocalist

    2004-2006       Website Designer for private clients                  Atlanta, GA

    2001-2003       Motherland Bridge Gallery          Owner     Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Spring 2000    Broward Community College     Davie, FL

    Instructor – “African American Blues and Jazz”

    1997                    Sistrunk Historical Festival       Fort Lauderdale, FL Executive Director Responsible for phone and computer correspondence with sponsors, performers, vendors, suppliers, board members and media

    1996 -1997         Brady & Coker, P.A.                Fort Lauderdale, FL Legal Assistant
    • Responsible for creation and editing of trial pleadings: briefs, complaints, answers, interrogatories, deposition summaries
    • Dictaphone, trial docket and deposition scheduling, filing, billing 1990 -1996         On Tour in eight (8) European Countries Musician/singer/composer
      • Performed in concerts, festivals, hotels, restaurants, special events
      • Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin, China (2006)

      • Switzerland, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, England
      • Montreux Jazz Festival, Friborg Jazz Festival, Staadt Festival (Luzerne)
      • San Vito Jazz Festival (IT)
      • 1988 - 1989        Sistrunk Historical Festival   Fort Lauderdale, FL Office Manager Responsible for setting up and organizing office, files, correspondence;  maintained contact with festival sponsors, performers, vendors, suppliers, board members, media 1987 -1989         JJ Fast Temporary Service   Fort Lauderdale, FL President and CEO
        • Placed legal secretaries with law firms
        • Registered clients (35+)
        • Recruited secretaries (25+)
        • Maintained advertisement placement and responses
        • Accounts receivable, payroll, taxes and other business applications.
        1966 – 1987  Various Jobs and Temporary Agencies    NY; Florida
        • Legal secretary with Cabell, Kennedy & French
        • Word Processor with Price Waterhouse, Ernst & Whinney
        • General Secretarial
        • Receptionist
        • Keypunch Operator (input Cobol and Fortran programs; stocks, bonds)
Education 1989 - 1993      Florida Atlantic University        Boca Raton, FL
Master of Arts  in Communication 1985                Florida School of  Real Estate    Lake Worth, FL
Real Estate Salesman License
1978 - 1981      LaSalle University                  Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Music and Communications
1968 – 1970              Queens College                         Queens, NY
Liberal Arts, Communications Arts and Sciences
1960 – 1964              Bishop McDonnell High           Brooklyn, NY
Academic Curriculum
Interests Music, writing, reading, information technology, website design, travel
  • Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., Founder and Executive Director
  • International Women in Jazz, featured artist in April 2008
  • African World Artists Collective (AWAC) – Founding Member
  • Martin Luther King Tribute Committee – Program Chair (1996 - 1999)
  • BMI – Publisher and songwriter
References upon request