enthusiastic ▪ imaginative ▪ energetic ▪ creative ▪ warm ▪ insightful ▪ caring
optimistic ▪ possibility focused ▪ open  ▪ spontaneous ▪ team player
Dana Runimas-Plazyk



Awards and Accomplishments


  • Successful design,execution and maintenance of B2B and B2C marketing initiatives across industries
  • Brand development and successful online reputation management
  • Design, integration, optimization and implementation of content-driven social campaigns
  • Consistent high open rates on digital communications
  • High engagement in email campaigns and social networks
  • Managed all aspects of a small business: from sales to marketing, to operations
    and logistics, achieving yearly half a million wholesale revenue, primarily online
  • 2 million+ views on YouTube channels
  • 17,000 opt-in mail list


  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Technical Management with a Concentration in Sales and Marketing (DeVry University, October 2014)
  • Achieved Suma Cum Laude (4.0) status at DeVry University
  • Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

Professional Endorsements

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Rhonda Caudell, Nationally recognized elderly parent care coach, author, aging and family dynamics authority expert

Dana is a professional who is highly skilled, creative, responsive, trustworthy, and has her client’s success in her top of mind awareness. I have seen her understanding of digital and social media marketing in action as she has helped tweak my website design, content, and drive more visibility to my business website in a short period of time. She has always gone above and beyond to ensure my company’s marketing success. I look forward to our ongoing work in other social media outlets. (Source: LinkedIn)

Shelley L. Brandley-Hendley, Project Manager

Dana is great to work with. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to Social Media Marketing and what works. She has been a great boss/client willing to train when needed and always there with a ready explanation. Dana gave me my start in this business and I will be forever indebted to her! (Source: LinkedIn)

Rich Becker, Professional Business Coach | Advisor to Owners of Small Businesses | Performance Improvement/Turnaround Specialist

Dana has done a fantastic job of getting me set up in Google Places and offering me help in other online and social media outlets. She works tirelessly in making sure that the product she finishes with, is top-notch. In my sessions with her, I’ve never known her to look at the clock, but only be interested in the quality of the listing, etc. She has the expertise and the creativity, which are a rare combination in this line of service. I recommend her to anyone interested in getting their businesses out there, in the best possible light, into social media and the internet. I’m recommending her to my two business associates and my clients, as well. She’s that good! (Source: LinkedIn)

Nancy Heltman, Visitor Services Manager at Virginia State Parks

I have participated in several of Dana’s creative projects starring Niqqi. The projects have been imaginative, entertaining and well organized. She coordinated multiple people from different backgrounds and capabilities and executed the events from start to finish with great aplomb. I highly recommend Dana for projects requiring significant creativity and organization. She is a pleasure to work with. (Source: LinkedIn)



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Luanne Triolo Newman, Executive Director, Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce

Carol Stream, IL  – 630-665-3325

email address: info -at- carolstreamchamber.com

Sindy Rogers, President and CEO of Manhattan’s American Bar and Grill

300 S. Schmale Rd. – Carol Stream, IL 60188 – 630-871-2991

email address: sindymrogers -at- sbcglobal.net

Mary Heitert, President and CEO of The Mystery Shop, Inc.

551 Sundance Ct. – Carol Stream, IL 60188 – 630-690-1105

email address: tms -at- themysteryshop.com

Ed Zuniga, President and CEO of Community Auto Body, Inc.

25W658 St.Charles Rd. – Carol Stream, IL 60188 – 630-871-8840

email address: info -at- cautob.com

Professional Organizations

  • Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce
  • Toastmasters International


  • Atlanta’s Lithuanian American Community
  • DuPage Children’s Museum
  • International Submarine Races