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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 - 2017-2018

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