Nicole Comotti Application PackageComotti Nicole M Last Name First Name Middle Initial 8943 Emerson Avenue Surfside Home Address City FLORIDA 33154 State Zip Code +1(786)559-6005+1(786)559-6005 HomeWork nicole.m.comotti@gmail.com Email Address +1(786)559-6005 Cellular Miami Beach Business Address 3201 Collins Avenue City Florida State 33140 Zip Code Faena Arts Inc Occupation:Business Name: Chief Operating Officer Please list your preferences in order of ranking [1] first choice [2] second choice, and [3] third choice. Please note that only three (3) choices will be observed by the City Clerk’s Office. (Regular Boards of City) Choice 1: Choice 2: Choice 3: Cultural Arts Council BOARD AND COMMITTEE APPLICATION FORM Note:If applying for the At-Large position of the Historic Preservation Board, please answer the below questions: Have you ever resided in one of the City's Historic Districts for at least one year?No No Address in City Historic District submitted. Professional License No Professional Licenses Submitted. Note:If you are seeking appointment to a professional seat (e.g. attorney, architect, etc.), you must attach a copy of your currently effective corresponding professional license. Pursuant to City Code section 2-22(4) a, b and c: Members of Agencies, Boards, and Committees shall be affiliated with the city. This requirement shall be fulfilled in the following ways: NoResident of the City for a minimum of six (6) months: Demonstrate an ownership interest in a business established in the City for a minimum of six (6) months:No AFFILIATION WITH THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH a. ● I am resident of:N/A Or b. "Ownership Interest" shall mean the ownership of ten percent (10%) or more (including the ownership of 10% or more of the outstanding capital stock) in a business. "Business" shall mean any sole proprietorship, sponsorship, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity or business association. c.Full-time employee of such a business (for a minimum of six months); and I am based in an office or other location of the business that is physically located in Miami Beach (for a minimum of six months):Yes Notwithstanding the requirements set forth herein, the qualified full-time employee of a business must be approved by a 4/7th vote of the Mayor and City Commission. NOTE: Members of Agencies, Boards, and Committees shall be required to demonstrate compliance with the City affiliation requirements of section 2-22 (4) a and b of the Miami Beach City Code by executing an affidavit, stipulating that they have met either (or both) of said affiliation requirements. The original affidavit shall be filled with the Office of the City Clerk prior to being sworn in as a member. Or No● Have you ever been convicted of a felony:If yes, please explain in detail: ● Do you currently have a violation(s) of City of Miami Beach codes:No If yes, please explain in detail: ● Do you currently owe the City of Miami Beach any money:No If yes, please explain in detail: ● Are you currently serving on any City Boards or Committees:No If yes, which board? ● Are you presently a registered lobbyist with the City of Miami Beach?No ● I am applying for an appointment because I have special abilities, knowledge and experience. Please list below: NOTE: IF APPOINTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW CERTAIN LAWS THAT APPLY TO CITY BOARD/COMMITTEE MEMBERS. THESE LAWS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: o Prohibition from directly or indirectly lobbying city personnel (Miami Beach City Code section 2-459). o Prohibition from contracting with the city (Miami-Dade County Code section 2-11.1). o Prohibition from lobbying before board/committee you have served on for period of one year after leaving office (Miami Beach Code section 2-26) o Requirement to disclose certain financial interests and gifts (Miami-Dade County Code section 2-11.1). o Sunshine Law - Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law was enacted in 1967. Today, the Sunshine Law regarding open government can be found in Chapter 286 of the Florida Statutes. These statutes establish a basic right of access to most meetings of Boards, Commissions, and other governing bodies of state and local governmental agencies or authorities. o Voting conflict - Form 8B is for use by any person serving at the county, city, or other local level of government on an appointed or elected Board, Council, Commission, Authority, or Committee. It applies equality to members of advisory and non-advisory bodies who are presented with a voting conflict of interest under Section 112.3143. Florida Statutes. ● In what organization(s) in the City of Miami Beach do you currently hold membership in? No Organization Information Submitted. ● List the address of all properties owned or in which you have an interest within the City of Miami Beach: No Owned Property Information submitted. If so, which department and title?No● Are you now employed by the City of Miami Beach: ● Pursuant to City Code Section 2-25 (b): Do you have a parent, spouse, child, brother, or sister who is employed by the City of Miami Beach?No If "Yes", identify person(s) and department(s): No relative's information submitted. BOARD & COMMITTEE FINANCIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT Acknowledgement of fines/suspension for Board/Committee Members for failure to comply with Miami-Dade County Financial Disclosure Code Section 2-11.1(i)(2) I understand that no later than July 1, of each year all members of Boards and Committees of the City of Miami Beach, including those of a purely advisory nature, are required to comply with Miami-Dade County Financial Disclosure Requirements. One of the following forms must be filled with the City Clerk of Miami Beach, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, no later than 12:00 noon of July 1, of each year: 1. A "Source of Income Statement;" or 2. A "Statement of Financial Interests (Form 1)¹ ;" or 3. A Copy of your latest Federal Income Tax Return. Failure to file one of these forms, pursuant to the Miami-Dade County Code, may subject the person to a fine of no more than $500, 60 days in jail, or both. _____________________________ ¹ Members of the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment will be notified directly by the State of Florida, pursuant to F.S. §112.3145(1)(a), to file a Statement of Financial Interests (Form 1) with the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections by 12:00 noon, July 1. Planning Board and Board of Adjustment members who file their Form 1 with the County Supervisor of Elections automatically satisfy the County’s financial disclosure requirement as a Miami Beach City Board/Committee member and need not file an additional form with the Office of the City Clerk. However, compliance with the County disclosure requirement does not satisfy the State requirement. DIVERSITY STATISTICS REPORT The following information is voluntary and has no bearing on your consideration for appointment. It is being asked to comply with City diversity reporting requirements. WhiteRace/Ethnic Categories What is your race? No details providedOther Description: Gender:Female Are you Spanish/Hispanic/ Latino? Mark the "No" box if not Spanish / Hispanic / Latino.No Physically Challenged:No I HEREBY ATTEST TO THE ACCURACY AND TRUTHFULNESS OF THE APPLICATION; AND I HAVE RECEIVED, READ AND WILL ABIDE BY CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE VII, OF THE MIAMI BEACH CITY CODE, ENTITLED “STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR CITY OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENCY MEMBERS AND ALL OTHER APPLICABLE COUNTY AND/OR STATE LAWS AND STATUTES ACCORDINGLY.” I Nicole Comotti agreed to the following terms on Received in the City Clerk's Office by: Name of Deputy Clerk Control No. Date Board and Committee Application Checklist: Please ensure you have provided all information before applying or reapplying to any Board and Committee. YES YES YES YES I have answered all questions fully. I have uploaded a current resume, photograph, and a copy of any applicable professional license. I have completed and attached the Board & Committee Financial Acknowledgment Statement. I have completed and attached the Diversity Statistics Report. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the City Clerk via email: BC@miamibeachfl.gov or telephone: 305.673.7411 Note: Florida Statutes 119.071: The role of the Office of the City Clerk is to receive and maintain forms filed as public records. If your home address, telephone numbers, and/or photograph are exempt from disclosure and you do not wish your home address, telephone numbers, and/or photograph to be made public, please: 1) Use your office or other address for your mailing address; 2) Use your office or other telephone number for your contact number; and 3) Do not attach a photograph. 1 Nicole Michele Comotti (786) 559 -6005 nicole.m.comotti@gmail.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-comotti-a6436515 MANAGEMENT l EDUCATION l SALES l FUNDRAISING Specialized Skills • Performance Management • Negotiation Skills • Event Management & Organization • Institutional Relations • Fundraising – exceeding Fundraising Goals in 2021 • Budget Management – Allocation of Funds • Sales Management • Managerial Skills • Problem Solving • Presentation Skills • Customer Service
 • Public Relations
 • Ability to work well under pressure • Team Player • Dynamic and Self-Motivated PROFESIONAL EXPERTISE FAENA ARTS INC (www.faenaart.org)
 Chief Operations Officer November 2017 – Present – Miami Beach, Florida Management of Faena Arts Inc as COO of Faena Art, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that commissions, produces, and houses cross-disciplinary artistic experiences. A catalyst for innovative, site-specific, and immersive practices, Faena Art bridges the popular and the experimental making art accessible to all. Faena Art fosters new models for social interaction transcending the traditional boundaries of art, science, philosophy, and social practice. Management of an overall annual budget concentrating on all administrative aspects of the non-profit organization with emphasis on the following areas: • Creating free and open to the public arts & culture programming • Event management & organization of the free and open to the public arts & culture programming • Managing the annual budget – allocation of funds • Fundraising for the execution of the organization’s programming • Create and execute marketing and communication strategies • Press management and strategy • Institutional relations with organizations around the city for strategic 2 partnerships • Annual Faena Art Gala organization and execution • Create new partnerships and manage current ones • Manage relationships with artists • Manage permitting from the City of Miami Beach for execution of the outdoor free and open to the public programming • Government relations with foreign embassies and Ministries of Education • Educational programs for children • Management and execution of the Faena Prize for the Arts • Human Resources – employment, compensation, benefit, employee relations • Management of staff, collaborators, vendors and professionals FAENA HOTEL MIAMI BEACH (www.faena.com)
 Director of Partnerships February 2018 – Present – Miami Beach, Florida • Create new partnerships and manage current ones for the Faena District • Corporate development and relationships • Manage relationships with strategic partners around the world • Created partnerships for the expansion of the Faena brand • Organize and execute activations and events with partner brands on property • Manage and execute all partner deliverables • Execute partnership reports • Partnership contract negotiation, creation, and execution • Manage renewal of partnerships • Create yearly strategic collaboration plans for the partnership • Partnership budget management • Work closely with the Sales and Marketing team for the execution of the strategic partnerships • Generate annual revenue through strategic partnerships EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS Founder and Campus/Academic Director June 2009 – October 2015 Madrid, Spain Management of the overall annual budget concentrating on all administrative aspects of the ESE Madrid center with emphasis on the following areas: • Budget and financial management • Generated annual revenue in excess of 25% of targeted goals • Academic achievement and development of students • Increased student enrollment by managing the admissions department • Corporate development and relationships • Managed relationships with Consulates, Embassies, and partner Universities around the world • Program and curriculum development for various disciplines • Fundraising activities for scholarships • Performance management • Managed the career placement program. • Helped students with their CV, job interviews, gave preparation seminars on how to apply for work. • Created partnerships with companies around the world to ensure internships 3 and job placement for students. • Event planning and public relationships • Recruitment of students by attending student fairs, organizing open days, and round table debates • Organizational development and worldwide expansion • Government relations with foreign embassies and Ministries of Education • Travel abroad programs and internships • Management of faculty, staff and professionals • Human Resources – employment, compensation, benefit, employee relations • Created partnerships for the expansion of the company brand and the sale of the academic programs BRADIPO TRAVEL S.R.L., Rome, Italy Sales and Service Boutique Manager, 2006 – 2009 The first Luxury Tailored Travelling Startup Company in Italy operating in the leisure and tourism market. Sales and Service Management with emphasis in the following areas: • Generated sales and increased revenues in excess of $750K Euros in the consumer market targeting clients, particularly, top executives, politicians, Royal Families and corporate clients with high net worth. • Managed and developed a staff to meet industry and client growth and demands. • Developed marketing campaigns to maximize sales opportunities and organic growth of major accounts for targeted luxury audience. • Tested the interests of clients and devised individual portfolios, when organizing client’s leisure time. • Market research for adequate suppliers and organized partnerships between Bradipo Travel and ideal suppliers. • Conducted competitor Analysis: Understanding target markets in Italy and globally, such as Amex, Quintessentially, and Centurion. CLASS EDITORI S.P.A. (www.classeditori.it), Milano Italy Product Manager and Advertising Sales Agent Class Life 2005 – 2006 • Managed the publishing of MF/MF Fashion, Milano Finanza, MFF Magazine For Fashion, Class Gentleman, Luna, Case & Country, Campus, Patrimoni, Lombard, Class/CNBC, Class News, Radio Classica (www.milanofinanza.it) • Managed corporate clients in the finance and luxury sectors with emphasis in hotels, vacation resorts, airline companies, and real estate companies. • Administered the selling advertising and production of client advertisements. • Targeted corporate clients in the luxury sector for Class Life (Television program on Class/CNBC and Class News directed towards top executives and potential investment opportunities for specific holiday markets. CLASS EDITORI S.P.A. (www.classeditori.it), Milano, Italy Financial Television Journalist 2003 – 2005 4 • A business journalist, covering the most important daily financial events covering weekly Fashion programs broadcasting the most important news of the week related to business and financial aspects of the fashion markets globally. Glencore International AG, London, England Summer Internship Multinational commodity trading company headquartered in Baar, Switzerland • Marketing and market research of crude oil. Sentido Comùn Comunicaciòn, Madrid, Spain Summer Internship • Public relations, event management, marketing, publication of articles, charity event management, organization of press conferences, and publications of articles concerning the events, together with the creation of company logos. SICTESS, Milano Italy
 Temporary employee in the Sales and Marketing departments A textile production company that specialized in producing 100% Egyptian cotton for men’s shirts. These textiles were sold to clients like Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Escada, Loro Piana, Versace, Valentino, and many others in the fashion industry. • Supported textile fares and helped in the marketing and sales departments PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS President of the International Newcomers Club in Madrid, Spain September 2012 - September 2016 • 300 members, all international expats who lived in Madrid • Membership: top executives of multinational companies in Spain, Ambassadors, and foreign Consuls. Representative in Spain for the Alumni of Le Rosey, (the high school I attended in Switzerland). • Organized professional events around Spain to support alumni affairs. Grupo Gestiona (www.grupogestiona.es) in Madrid, Spain, • Collaborated with their Art Magazine called Capital Arte. • Connected buyers and sellers in the Art industry and targeted open markets outside of Spain. 5 EDUCATION AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ROME September 2001 – May 2003 Rome, Italy • Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a focus on Economics and Marketing SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
 September 1999 – May 2001 Madrid, Spain • Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a focus on Economics and Marketing LE ROSEY
British High School Diploma and A-Levels September 1995 – June 1999 Rolle, Switzerland LANGUAGES • English, Spanish, French and Italian