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Here’s a sample bio that you can use as a template for writing your short biography. This biography example is for a Chief Marketing Officer, but it could be modified to write a bio for any type of management or marketing position.

John Smith is Chief Marketing Officer at Handry Technologies, with responsibility for marketing programs, brand management, and corporate sponsorships. Prior to joining Handry Technologies, he worked in strategic business development and marketing at several companies, and served in staff positions in state government. Notable is his four years as Vice President of Business Development for Klinen Katz, where he directed major sponsorship and other partnering initiatives.

John’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. His most recent project involved a strategic partnership with Jasmine International to bring Handry’s core services to the fast-growing Asia-Pacific market. This resulted in annual revenue of $16 million.

In 1998 John was recognized with the Business Person of the Year Award by the National Graphic Arts Network (NGAN) for outstanding achievement in visual communication. Other honors include being nominated for the prestigious Sunbar Award from the International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA) and being named one of the Dallas Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 in 2003. John is also a frequent and highly rated speaker on industry related topics.

John is past chairman of the board of directors of the National Marketing Association and a member of the advisory board of the New Media Forum. He has also done volunteer work for the United Way, including heading up the 2004 campaign in his community.

John holds a bachelors degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Washington in St. Louis. He lives in Dallas with his wife, their three children and two cranky cats. In his free time, John likes to race sports cars and is a high-performance driving instructor.

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