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MEET THE TEAM

We’re a team of highly talented marketers. We’re an assembly of experts in a variety of fields—retail, entertainment, and travel—who combine our diverse backgrounds to provide innovative strategies and a one-of-a-kind approach to achieve our clients’ goals in the hospitality market. We’re perceptive communicators with proven track records at identifying, designing and implementing strategic partnerships that connect consumers and brands.

Melissa Mango

Melissa Mango

 Chief Wisdom Officer & List Enforcer

 

Armed with over 25+ years of sales and marketing experience, acquired during her tenure at Sandals Resorts and David's Bridal, Melissa's began her Alliance Connection journey armed with an undeniable entrepreneurial spirit and passion for marketing.  Today the Alliance Connection portfolio includes over 600+ world-class brands that turn to Alliance Connection to propel their marketing objectives to new heights.

 

 

mmango@allianceconnection.com
888-90-PARTNER ext. 700

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Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Matchmaker & Social Butterfly

 

Carrie brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the Alliance Connection team.  During her career, she has spearheaded promotional and sales initiatives for Omni Hotels & Resorts, GoGo Worldwide Vacations, Sandals and Beaches Resorts, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and U.S. Airways.  Carrie's fearless drive, tenacity, and thirst for mutual wins help her curate over 50+ promotional partnerships a year for our resort clients.

 

carrie@allianceconnection.com
888-90-PARTNER ext. 701

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Madison Sewell

Madison Sewell

Make It Happen Maven

 

Madison's signature Make It Happen mentality is fueled by her overwhelming desire to exceed client expectations and deliver effective promotional programs that are highly aligned with our clients’ business objectives.  You will find Madison spearheading the nations leading campaigns and producing exceptional results while working with Melia Hotels & Resorts, Universal Music Group, CMT, Hard Rock Hotels, Sony Music, and Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

 

madison@allianceconnection.com
888-90-PARTNER ext. 702

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Amanda Sestak

Amanda Sestak

Chief Innovator & Creative Visionary

 

A graduate of Columbia College, Amanda has led the creative direction for our clients by delivering exceptional business results on over 90+ projects.  As a creative visionary her daily role lives at the intersection of strategy, product development, and design.  For the past 6 years she has led all creative initiatives for our media events, promotional partnerships, and brand development projects.  Her work is showcased at UNICO Rivera Maya where she developed Palmera LIVE, Memorable Moments Weddings by Karisma and the recent La Cana Teen program at Paradisus Hotels & Resorts.

 

amanda@allianceconnection.com
888-90-PARTNER ext. 703

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Lessa Wheaton

Lyssa Wheaton

Concept Curator

 

Lyssa's extensive background in international business, event management, and brand partnerships, acquired while at Sony Music for seven years, captured the attention of Alliance Connection where she currently spearheads partnership development, including operations and implementation of some of the industry's leading integrated brand partnerships.  Lyssa’s recent work includes launching the first ever KIDZ BOP experience in the world at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.

 

lyssa@allianceconnection.com
888-90-PARTNER ext. 704

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Bob Foglia

Bob Foglia

Marketing and Media Maverick

 

Bob continues to drive business and brand strategy through concept development.  You can find Bob's promotional work throughout his career in cutting-edge campaigns with Lyft, U.S. Airways, Target, and Pepsi. A marketing maverick, Bob continues to ensure that Alliance Connection stays in front of the marketing curve and founded our #ACTastemaker program that includes innovative influencer initiatives that drive social media engagement and content initiatives for the world's leading resorts.

 

bob@allianceconnection.com
888-90-PARTNER ext. 705

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Drina Mohacsi

Drina Mohacsi

Director, Talent Relations

Alliance Coonection's Director of the Talent Relations currently works in TV Production in Los Angeles, C.A. She is a talent coordinator and the member of the Director's Guild as a Stage Manager. She has worked on productions such as: Grease Live!, Academy of Country Music Awards, CMT Awards, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol Finale's, World MMA Awards, to name a few.

Garth Morrissey

Garth Morrissey

Distinguished Designer & Aesthetics Ace

 

Garth has an innate ability across all forms of media to listen, understand, and interpret our clients brand vision.  As a distinguished designer, his work encompasses an incredible artistic ability. You will find Garth's attention-grabbing visuals inclusive of graphic design, illustration, art, and multi-media across all of our leading campaigns.

 

garth@allianceconnection.com

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BLAKE WILSON

Question Connoisseur 

 

Blake has spent the last 4 years in the film and television industry working with the likes of Netflix, CMT, and countless other household names. Jumping into the marketing world with her creative mindset, southern charm, and love for people Blake is passionate about creating a genuine and customized experience for brands and consumers alike!

 

blake@allianceconnection.com

888-90-PARTNER ext. 702

 

 

Jason Brantman

Jason Brantman

Show Maestro & Confetti Fan

As Director of Special Events, Jason currently directs and co-produces for alliance Connection. He is director of theatre and live events in New york City and around the world. for the past 13 years. Jason has worked with incredible legends like Art Garfunkel, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Ben Vereen, and Liza Minnelli.

Fiona santos

Fiona santos

Assitantt Meastro & Melody Maker

As Alliance Connection's Musical Director, she is a pianist, vocalist, and conductor for theatre, film, TV, and live events. She is on the directing team of the U.S. Open Tennis Ceremonies, whose stars though the years include Diana Ross, the Broadway casts of Movin' Out, II Divo, Tony Bennett, Idina Menzel, Carole King, and Gloria Estefan.

Steve Dupuis

Steve Dupuis

Web Wizard & Graphic Guru

As the exclusive Creative Production Lead for the Alliance Connection brands, STeve comes with 25 years of experience producing dynamic, award winning results. His commitment to excellence and passion for thinking outside the box have proven him to be as asset in the bradning and marketing of our many ventures.

Jaime Vallés

Jaime Vallés

Photo & Video Virtuoso Moment Capturer

Jaime is a Cornell University B.F.A. grad, with a concentration in drawing and painting. He co-founded AJV Media (www.ajvmedia.com), a video production company specializing in concerts, plays & musicals and well as behind-the-scences interviews. Jaime is proud to work with Alliance Connection on their live music events worldwide.

Kathy Lesperance

Kathy Lesperance

Queen Number Cruncher

Kathy has been part of the Alliance Connection Inc. family since it's infancy. She has more than 25 years of experience as a sales professional and loves being a part of this crazy, innovative team. When she is not crunching numbers for Alliance Connection, she is busy being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who splits her time between Michigan and sunny Florida.

Pat Valley

Pat Valley

Engineer Extraordinaire

Pat is 27-years-old music professional from Atlanta, GA and is currently Technical & Production Director for Alliance Connection. Pat has toured and recorded across the US with original artists, played on songs used in TV shows and movies, directed rock band camps for kids, melted faces at privates shows for companies like Microsoft, Google, and Wells Fargo, and rocked with patients in children's hospitals.