Madelyn Bennett Edwards

4115 Gold Mill Ridge

Canton, GA 30114

(828) 301-8192
madelynedwardsauthor@gmail.com

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Madelyn Bennett Edwards Résumé

EDUCATION

 

 

2017

MA Writing, Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate School, Asheville, NC

 

 

1988

BA Journalism, Louisiana College, Pineville, LA

 

 

1968-88

Attended several colleges, including Northeast Louisiana University, now UL Monroe, LSU-Alexandria and LSU-Baton Rouge

 

 

1975

Graduate, Teacher and Instructor of Cosmetology, Bolton Beauty School,  Alexandria, LA

Board Certification,  Teacher of Cosmetology, State of Louisiana

 

 

1974

Graduate, Certificate of Cosmetology, Bolton Beauty School, Alexandria, LA.

Board Certification, Cosmetology, State of Louisiana

CAREER HISTORY

 

 

2015-2017

Student

Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate School, Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative, Asheville, NC

 

 

2010-2017

Volunteer

AB Tech Community College, Asheville, NC

Produced two recruitment videos, 18 Financial Aid Videos

Mentor students,  Tutor, assist with events

 

 

2008-2012

Volunteer, Officer, President-Elect, President

Asheville Symphony Guild, Asheville, NC

As a board member and then president I was responsible for building and managing committees, fund raising, music in the schools, among other duties.  The main purpose of the guild is to help support the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

2003-2008

Sold company, moved from Nashville to Atlanta, built-out a condo in Buckhead, built a house in Canton, GA, took time off and began retirement years.

 

 

1988-2003

President

MBC & Associates, INC, Alexandria, LA-moved company to Nashville, TN, 1994

MBC is a Broadcast Production Company that produces videos for hospitals in cities throughout the US.  The flagship product “Healthbreak,” consists of weekly 2-minute television, “info-mercials,” where local doctors, who practice at the sponsor hospitals, are interviewed about their specialties. These video vignettes are embedded in the evening news on the local TV station of the hospital’s choice.

I sold MBC in 2003 and it is still a strong growing company.

 

 

1985-1988

VP Marketing

Rapides Medical Center (RRMC), Alexandria, Louisiana

 

I started as PR Director and was promoted to VP after one-year.  This medical center employs about 4000 people and had six VP’s.  As VP Marketing and Communications I was responsible for all marketing and marketing research, public relations, advertising, event-planning and hosting and media relations for the medical center.  In addition I was responsible for recruiting physicians and building relationships with doctors in the community.

 

It was here that I developed HealthBreak, which increased our market share from 16% to 60% in one-year, because it showed the community that there were excellent physicians in Central Louisiana.  I left RRMC to start my own company, selling localized versions of HealthBreak to other hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Our client list grew to include hospital clients in Arkansas, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Nevada, Illinois, California, New Mexico and Colorado.  I sold the company when I was offered a sum I could not turn down.

 

 

1983-1985

Sales Associate, On-air Personality

KLAX-TV 31, an ABC affiliate, Alexandria, LA

 

I started as an account executive then started doing on-air work in commercials.  My on-air work was appreciated by management who gave me a morning talk show position, then a week-end anchor spot.  I left the TV station when RRRMC’s president called to offer me a lucrative position at the medical center.

 

 

1975-1983

Owner, hairdresser

Hair by George Hair Studio, Marksville, LA.

 

PERSONAL   

 

Two children, Mary, born 1971; Paul, born 1976, seven grandchildren

Married in 1968, divorced 1983, Marksville, LA,

Remarried, 1996, widowed, 2002

Married to Eugene “Gene” Edwards, Asheville, NC, 2007