I am a highly motivated, dependable professional with 10+ years of experience in providing successful and effective Business, Administrative and Customer Service support to executives and business owners. I speak English, Italian and Romanian fluently. Marketing professional with 6+ years of experience in social media management, content marketing, and branding. Excellent communication skills for outreach and digital copy-writing, ensuring strong brand presence. I am also very flexible and organized, with a great willingness to learn. I have a very friendly demeanor and an extensive knowledge of all Microsoft Office, Adobe and Google programs. Leadership spans career with direct application towards startups, Corporate Business Development, and Government. ROI-focused relationship-builder.
Catalina Magee was born in Romania and moved to Italy as a teenager where she had an early start in acting, modeling and photography. She made a name for herself in the European fashion world early on and worked as an actress, model and photographer from 2003 to 2016.
She founded Trend Privé Magazine in 2013, a humanitarian-focused, luxury magazine dedicated to promoting artists that create positive change through sustainable, eco-friendly and cruelty-free practices. Along with managing 638 team members and contributors from multiple countries around the world, she designed and published all issues, ran all social media channels and participated in the yearly Global Summit on Plant Science & Plant Physiology for the magazine’s humanitarian sector. In 2019, she sold the magazine to focus on her work in the government sector.
From June to November 2015, Catalina worked for the U.S. Army Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Stuttgart, Germany, managing the military base’s Warrior Zone facility. During this time, she organized 35 events and assisted with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (B.O.S.S.) program, contributing to a reduction in suicide rates, increased soldier participation, reduction in single soldier quality of life issues and promotion of mental health therapies.
In October 2017, she took a job with Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) as an Executive Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) at U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel. As the SAC office management specialist and budget analyst, she managed $500K annual operational budget, $500K housing budget, and designed a system to track and visualize detailed data (of threat reports, metrics, analysis, and infographics of the West Bank, including daily and weekly incidents, protests, and violent clashes.) She planned liaison and community outreach events, and provided photo and graphics support for community awareness campaigns and charities. She supported regional DoD priorities through the development of informative and educational materials to include writing and developing a comprehensive newcomers’ security handbook. The 212-page manual was also shared with the Defense Attaché Office, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the U.S. Embassy Community Liaison Office (CLO).
In August 2019, she moved to the State Department’s Regional Security Office in Tel Aviv, where she wrote and developed another security handbook for the embassy’s newcomers, developed the Security Directive for both the new U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and Branch Office Tel Aviv, and redesigned the SharePoint site for the embassy`s security office.
In November 2019, Catalina joined Knowledge Management and Safety Promotions team at the Naval Safety Center in Norfolk, Virginia where she works as an editor producing a wide array of media products to include the Approach and MECH magazines, infographics, videos and social media graphics.