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PAUL PAKYAM

51 Dominy Drive, Ajax, ON L1T 3C1 Phone: (905) 427 3012


E-mail: paulpakyam@gmail.com

SUMMARY OF SKILLS

• Strategic communications professional with a diversity of experience in marketing


communication, advertising and public affairs
• Proven record of results in domestic and international markets in corporate, government and
non-profit sectors with strong skills in prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines
• Excellent communication skills including writing, editing, publication design & production,
exhibitions, trade show displays, media releases, speech writing, corporate presentations
and event supervision
• A strong leader and dedicated team player committed to providing high quality support
• Excellent problem-solving skills at all organizational levels
• Ability to handle multiple assignments in highly pressurized situations
• Consistently meet tight deadline schedules

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Communications

• Managed, coordinated and wrote internal and external communications, both print and
broadcast for Provincial Government House Leader
• Wrote and edited internal and external publications and media releases for corporate,
provincial government and non profit organizations
• Interacted with senior government ministers and policy makers and prepared government
position papers, ministerial briefings and other external communications

Fundraising and Public Relations

 Built coalitions with various stakeholders resulting in effective communications and


increased funding
 Initiated and implemented a successful Planned Giving program, achieving targets of
over 5 million dollars
 Coordinated outreach to key constituents, planned and coordinated domestic and
international exhibitions, media events and trade shows
 Created positive relationships with municipalities and other constituents, resolving
disputes and other issues

Advertising and Marketing

 Developed and implemented marketing strategies for several consumer products


 Strategically marketed several new products boosting sales and creating strong market
share and brand image
 Administered international advertising budgets of $10 million for multinational clients
including Panasonic and Toyota. Created sales collateral, direct marketing and
communication strategies resulting in increased revenue and new marketing
opportunities
 Established an advertising agency and design centre which successfully evolved into a
full service marketing agency with revenues of over 5 million dollars

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PAUL PAKYAM Phone/fax (905) 427 3012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Cont’d)


Event Management

• Recruited, trained and deployed over 400 field personnel for two federal elections
• Organized dealer conferences and trade shows including on-site logistics and planning
• Scheduled property assessment courts, hearings, pre-hearings and motion hearings
regularly communicating with clients & other stakeholders
• Developed voter records and supervised Election Day polling stations, tabulated all results,
coordinated election procedures and supervised logistics
• Created fruitful relationships with municipalities and other constituents resolving
disputes and other issues

Mediation and Facilitation

 Facilitated several training and strategic planning programs for community workers,
trainers and mediators
 Provided training for government employees in the property assessment office resulting
in simplified core processes
 Regularly conduct community mediations involving landlord/tenant and family
mediations
 Created and facilitated customer service courses to sales staff resulting in increased
customer satisfaction

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2005 –July 09 Stewardship Manager –Diocese of Toronto, Anglican Church of Canada
2001 – 2004 Communications & Fundraising Coordinator , Anglican Church of Canada
1997 - 2000 Hearing Scheduler, Assessment Review Board, Attorney Generals Office
1996 & 2000 Special Coordinator, Elections Canada, Whitby-Ajax Riding
1994 – 1995 Project Coordinator, Government House Leader’s Office
1993 – 1994 Constituency Associate, Office of MPP Durham West

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Karachi .Post Graduate Courses from University of
Karachi , Concordia University and Pearson Peacekeeping College in

• Communications • Fundraising
• Advertising • Conflict Mediation
• Public Affairs • Crisis Intervention
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, PageMaker, desktop publishing; Internet navigation and
research
VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP AND AWARDS

• Shift Supervisor, Distress Centre of Durham


• Editor, Dharkan- an English community newspaper for South Asian Christians
• Community Mediator, Scarborough & Downsview Conflict Mediation Centres
• Member, Diversity Advisory Committee Town of Ajax
• Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal for Volunteerism
• Ajax Civic Award 1999 as Citizen of the Year
• Volunteerism Awards from the Federal and Provincial Government

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