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R. AYite Okyne

Lifestyle Maven | Live Event Producer | Author

Résumé

A highly creative and results-driven event producer and integrated marketing communications professional with entrepreneurial passion, drive and vision. He is skilled at managing large-scale events, brand management, event marketing, and developing strategic plans to produce measurable results that promote revenue, profitability and growth for the company.  With more than 15 years international multicultural experience, he has worked with artists from all over the world, and in countries such as the UK, the US, Ghana and Cyprus, among others, and speaks six languages. He has launched and managed many national and multinational brands for clients such as Unilever, and Proctor & Gamble. His credits include producing and/or directing hundreds of major live events with audiences of up to 70,000 guests for concerts, state banquets, live television programming, international festivals, and national Miss Universe® shows. 

Education

MS ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS, Full Sail University

MA COMMUNICATION STUDIES, University of Ghana

BA ENGLISH & RUSSIAN, University of Ghana

Experience

Sr. Event Producer/Los Angeles Bureau Head, Abel, McCallister + Abel - 2017-

Chief Of Staff, 2000Charge, Inc./Alternative Payments  - 2014-2016

Account/Events Director, The Insignia Group  - 2010-2013

Principal/Head Concierge, Signature Concierge Services  - 2005-2010

Communications Consultant, Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce - 2004-2005

Show Director/National Director, Miss Universe® National Pageant  - 1999-2012

Principal/Events Director, Image Concept  - 1998-2003

Copywriter/ Commercial Producer /Account Executive/Events Lead, Ammirati Puris Lintas - 1996-1998

Festival Manager/Deputy Director, Pan African Historical Theater Festival  - 1994-1998

Selected Event Credits

  • Producer                                            Three Olives DayClub Activation     2018
  • Producer                                            Ancestry.com Golden Globes Activation    2018
  • Producer                                            American Airlines Essence Festival Activation   2018
  • Producer                                            American Airlines Film Independent Spirit Awards Activation  2018
  • Producer                                            Pepsi Assoc. of KFC Franchisees Activation    2018
  • Producer                                            Visit Dallas Southwest Showcase   2018
  • Co-Producer                                       Big Night Out            2016, 2017
  • Creator/Producer                               WineArtLA            2015
  • Consultant                                         World Trade Center Accra Opening Ceremony    2012-2013
  • Producer/Live Show Director            National Miss Universe        1999-2012
  • Consultant/Live Show Director        Glitz Fashion Week            2012
  • Event Planner/Decor                         Miss Universe 2011 State Reception    2012
  • Show/Creative Director                    Heart of Los Angeles Annual Gala        2008, 2009
  • Assistant Producer                             GLAAACC Awards Dinners        2004, 2005
  • Show Director                                    Model of the Universe        2002
  • Live Show/Creative Director              Vlisco Passion for Fashion        1998-2001
  • Producer/Live Show Director            GTP Waxstyle            2000
  • Segment Producer/Director               African Cup of Nations Opening Ceremony    2000
  • Creator/Producer/Live Show Dir.      Millennium Awards Banquet        1999
  • Festival Mgr/Sig. Shows Producer      PANAFEST            1994-1998
  • Producer/Director                              PANAFEST 18-Hour Concerts    1994-1998
  • Show Director                                    BMW 3-Series Launch        1998
  • Show Director                                    Land Rover Freelander Launch    1997