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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

Melissa has been developing strategic partnerships by introducing best in brand national companies through alliances, promotional and multi-channel media campaigns for the past two decades.

She has a proven track record of increasing sales, profit and market share through creative instincts and an undeniable passion for marketing, a skill she acquired while holding executive positions at David's Bridal and Sandals Resorts.

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

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Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Matchmaker & Social Butterfly

Carrie started in the hospitality industry more than 20 years ago and has continued to succeed in her travel career. She comes to us from Omni Hotels and Resorts, as a Group and Golf Sales Manager. Carrie has also sold travel for GOGO Worldwide Vacations, Sandals and Beaches Resorts. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines And US Airways.

 

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

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Amanda Sestak

Amanda Sestak

Chief Innovator & Creative Visionary

Born in Detroit, Amanda Sestak is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and loves all things artsy fartsy. She is proud to be a part of the Alliance Connection team and brags about her cool job all the time. She is a reformed theater geek and a bossy only child, so Creative Direction is an easy, natural fit for her. Amanda's hidden talents include a knack for trivia and an uncanny ability to mix a tasty cocktail. She loves every aspect of marketing, thrives in the competitive field and enjoys the perks of traveling to exotic places.

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

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Madison Sewell

Madison Sewell

Make It Happen Maven

Madison wants to live in a world filled with avant-garde businesses, books the come with dark chocolate and high heels that never hurt. She prides herself on being a make it happen maven at Alliance Connection and when she isn't coordinating partnership details, she directs her energy into a competitive and healthy lifestyle through coaching Crossfit or enjoying the alluring atmosphere of her hometown, Nashville, TN. This is more than just a job to Madison and she is continuously on a mission to deliver exceptional experiences and leave a legendary impact on the marketing world.

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

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Lessa Wheaton

Lyssa Wheaton

Concept Curator

Lyssa Wheaton hails from Austin, Texas and calls Nashville, Tennessee home. It was only natural for a girl raised in the "Live Music Capital of the world" to run off to "Music City". She has a Bachelors of Business Adminstration with an emphasis in Marketing and Music Business from Belmont University. She spent the past decade honing her skills at record labels and artist management firms. Her background in International Business, Event Management, and Brand Partnerships led her to the dynamic Alliance Connection team.

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

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Bob Foglia

Bob Foglia

Marketing and Media Maverick

Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Bob Foglia(yes, he's a Steelers fan), moved to Nashville, TN to attend Belmont University where he received his Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus on Music Business. Bob most recently spent 6 years at Sony Music where he held the title of Manager of Strategic Marketing and was responsible for partnerships and sponsorship programs for the label group as well as Product Manager for select artists. With a strong passion for marketing, travels and innovative promotions, Alliance Connection is the perfect home for Bob.

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 been creating art since he could hold a crayon, now some 30 odd years later as an Accomplished artist and illustration, he has turned his talent towards graphic design. Wheather it be a logo, a website or an email, Garth brings his passion and fresh view to every design. Working with Alliance Connections has been dream opportunity to flex his creative muscles and continue to grow in this unique and exciting market.

garth@allianceconnection.com

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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.

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HEATHER KRASNOW

New Business Development 

Tenacious and accomplished Marketing and Public Relations strategist with 20 years’ experience in launching and marketing national and international hospitality, consumer and lifestyle brands. Heather offers high-level strategic development of brand building, public relations, crisis management, social media and integrated marketing strategy consultation to Alliance Connection clients and partners.

heather@allianceconnection.com