ANN TARAFAS

4414 Park Avenue, Slatington PA -  610-766-8280 ann.tarafas@gmail.com

Summary

Working toward a certificate in Education / MS Education coupled with over 20 years of key administrative roles in the legal and compliance areas in a global Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company.  Proven strengths in interacting effectively with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, leading functionally diverse teams and organizing a large volume of exacting information.   Strong desire to effect change and make a difference in the lives of young people to become engaged in the learning process.

EDUCATION

-Enrolled In Teacher Certification Program at

Moravian College, Bethlehem PA

-Bachelor of Science, Management Science

Kean University of New Jersey, Union NJ

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

MERCK AND CO., INC Whitehouse Station, NJ                                                             1989-2011

Assistant Privacy Coordinator (2009-2011)

Assisted Privacy Coordinator and Chief Privacy Officer Safe Harbor Annual Certification, data management, implemented Privacy Office Website and continued maintenance, Community Steward for Privacy Office

 

Dividend Reinvestment Plan Coordinator (1991-2009)

Directed activity of the Merck Dividend reinvestment Plan, at its height of over 188,000 participants.  Selected to move into the privacy position when this position was outsourced.

Key functional accountabilities:

á      Tracked and oversaw the portfolio of shareholder investments to ensure both accuracy and compliance with regulatory agencies.

á      Reconciled share and dollar balance with Transfer agent, consistently ensuring shareholderŐs investment accuracy and instructed Transfer Agent in the transfer of shares and stock certificates for safekeeping

á       Responded to shareholder correspondence and phone requests to resolve questions and concerns.

á      Assisted manager of Shareholder Relations in reconciling and mailing of tax forms.

á      Managed the intake of shareholder checks for monthly and quarterly stock purchases, and sale of shares on a bi-weekly basis ensuring complete confidentially and accuracy.

á      Supervised other departmental personnel during peak periods

 

PROESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Yellow Belt, Six Sigma Training;  Diversity Seminars, Leadership Training.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Sharepoint

 
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