Resume

Dante L. James

(832) 622-2574

dantelavelle@gmail.com

Education: 

  • Lone Star College Montgomery, The Woodlands, TX
    • Associates in Arts
  • Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
    • Pursuing Bachelors in Journalism
      • Major: Public Relations
      • Minor: Print Journalism
  • Firefighting Apprentice Course; Technical Air Force Training

 

Skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Drive, Social Media Correspondence, Press Releases, Cision, Constant Contacts

 

Experience:

  1. Fire Protection Driver/ Operator – United States Air Force (Honorably Discharged) 2010-2014
    • Provided Fire Protection for 100 aircraft and 1,600 facilities
    • Safeguarded 9,000 personnel and $10 billion in military resource
    • Certified Self Aid and Buddy Care Instructor that ensured 15 personnel had the training necessary to save their own life or limb as well as others.
    • Charged with maintaining the fire department’s confined space and technical rescue equipment, overseeing $115,000 worth of specialized lifesaving rescue equipment, playing a critical part in the Air Force’s fifth busiest fire department.
  1. Public Relations Intern – One World Strategy Group LLC 2016-2017
    • Assisted in the planning, research, and execution of public relations projects to create and maintain favorable public image for the Greater Houston Black Chamber, Houston Southeast Management District, and Midtown Management District
    • Create marketing and promotional materials, both print and digital
    • Copyedit, proofread, and revise communications
    • Promote products and services through public relations initiatives
    • Create and distribute press releases, media relations content, executive bios, corporate E-newsletter content and social media content.

 

Leadership:

  • Trained ten Air Force personnel in effectively operating fire fighter equipment and firefighting apparatus such as pumpers and tankers.
  • Oversaw that Air Force personnel were competently trained and qualified in the Emergency Fire Dispatch Center.
  • Created schedules and delegated specific tasks for 15 temporary employees for a Super Bowl LI event in Houston, TX
  • Created positive relationships and images among eateries in Midtown, TX and city-goers using social media raffles and street flyers for the Eat in Midtown Campaign