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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

Founder, Alliance Connection

 

Armed with over 25+ years of sales and marketing experience, acquired during her tenure at Sandals Resorts and David's Bridal, Melissa 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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Madison Sewell

Madison Sewell

Managing Director

 

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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Melissa Pride-Fahs

VP, Marketing & Business Development

With an extensive background in marketing and public relations, Melissa specializes in driving campaigns that will build audiences through engagement, experiential marketing and strategic branding. She has worked with notable national and international brands in hospitality, sports, entertainment, weddings & wellness. She currently leads the Marketing & Business Development initiatives for Alliance Connection, spearheading a team that has executed over 90+ promotional campaigns.

 

mpridefahs@allianceconnection.com
888-90-PARTNER ext. 707

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Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Director, Partnership Development

 

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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Lessa Wheaton

Lyssa Wheaton

Director, Strategic Marketing Partnerships

 

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

Director, Promotional Marketing

 

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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Garth Morrissey

Garth Morrissey

Multi-Media, Lead Designer

 

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

Marketing and Event Coordinator 

 

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

 

 

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Jordan Hampton

Creative Director

 

As a photographer turned Creative Director, Jordan has developed a unique perspective when it comes to all things innovative. Driven by fast-paced and experimental environments, she aspires to cut through the noise and help Alliance Connection’s clients tell their stories in clear and creative ways.

 

 

jhampton@allianceconnection.com
888-90-PARTNER ext. 708

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Haley Hanneman

Business Development Manager

 

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Haley made the leap to Nashville Tennessee to pursue her Business Degree with an emphasis in Music Business. With a now-established background in nonprofit fundraising, she joins Alliance Connection from the development team of the Nashville Symphony. With years of marketing and development experience, she brings her passion and energy to boost client engagement and serve existing partners as our Business Development Manager.

 

hhanneman@allianceconnection.com
888-90-PARTNER ext. 709

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Drina Mohacsi

Drina Mohacsi

Director, Talent Relations

 

 

Alliance Connection'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.

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.

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Fiona Santos

Assistant Maestro & 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 & Graphics 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 an asset in the branding 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.

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Sharon Moscosco

Travel Coordinator, Special Events

 

 

Planes, trains and automobiles! Well, maybe not trains, but Sharon coordinates all aspects of air and ground travel logistics for Alliance Connection’s international, large-scale events. Her extensive background in entertainment, coupled with a UNLV Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, is the perfect combination for this role. From coordinating the booking of flights with our resort partners, to resolving those unexpected travel problems, she makes sure everyone gets there and back home!