Affiliates

We service our clients locally, regionally, or nationally, when needed, through our hand-picked agencies or personnel located in the following areas:

  • Atlanta
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Honolulu
  • Kansas City
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Tampa
  • Washington, D.C.

This saves our clients money, compared to national agencies that pay ovrehead for their branch offices.

 

Key Affiliate Biographies

Northern California - Tara O'Leary
New York - Tina Mosetis
Southeastern - Janet Flanigan
Denver - Dave Ligget
Florida - Rita Munoz

Northern California - Tara O'Leary

Our Northern California team member is Tara O’Leary (in San Francisco).  She services our accounts, as well as handling media and special events throughout that area.

Tara has a colorful 20+ year history in the broadcast and public relations industries.  She has worked on radio and also behind and in front of the camera on TV, at various stations throughout Northern California.

From her experience of being everything from a producer, reporter, show host and voice-over personality, to being promotions and public affairs directors at various stations, she knows everything there is to know in the broadcast industry, and has even won several awards for her outstanding work.  Bringing that knowledge with her into public relations was a natural.  She has contact with print and broadcast media throughout Northern California on a daily basis.

New York - Tina Mosetis

Tina Mosetis is a veteran New York marketing and public relations specialist with more than twenty years of experience in the communications field.

She has extensive media, special events and direct marketing experience including innumerable star-studded press conferences, promotional campaigns, chef/gourmet food events, business-networking seminars, conference planning and charity balls.

Tina has served as a media spokesperson for local and national organizations, is an instructor at New York Institute of Technology and a frequent media lecturer at universities, public relations seminars and educational forums.  She has worked closely with John Connolly from the Culinary Institute of America Board in New York.

Following is a small sample of food/restaurant and fashion industry accounts she has promoted:  Ben Benson’s Steak House, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, CharityMall.com, Federated Stores Colossal Cheesecake Contest, Hitching Post Texas Barbecue Sauce, Jackie Lewis’ The Grand hotel, Living Toyz Launch of NSync’s Toy Line, Mykonian House Restaurant (from owner Steve Tzocis of Periyali), New York Public Library, Paul Bocuse’s French Cooking Book, Public Broadcasting System, Tavern on the Green and TGIF Corporation Restaurants.

Southeastern - Janet Flanigan

Janet Flanigan serves as Lee & Associates’ Southeastern associate and has a long history with our company.  Janet worked for our agency for a number of years and rose to the position of Vice President before her family moved back to the Atlanta area.  She has a broad background in account service, ranging from account development and administration, to media contact and tours.  In addition, Janet has a strong background in the culinary field, both professionally and personally, and has run culinary competitions for chefs, as well as winning several amateur cooking contests herself.  She ran a cooking school for several years, but would now rather go to restaurants than run the show.  Janet currently writes for a local magazine and serves on the boards of several community organizations, in addition to her activities for Lee & Associates clients.

Denver - Dave Ligget

Dave has been promoting his clients’ products and services for over 12 years through his top-level marketing agency in Colorado.  Taking advantage of his solid results-oriented background, using his creativity and business acumen, Dave has a diverse list of clients, for which he uses his strong network of media contacts on the local, regional, national and international levels.  Some of the media in which his clients have received exceptional exposure include USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Parade Sunday Magazine, Women’s World, the New York, Los Angeles and Chicago Sun, - Times, Boston Globe, Orlando Sentinel, Philly Metro Daily News, Popular Science, Men’s Health, Prevention Magazine, and on TV shows such as Oprah, The Today Show, ABC News, Home and Family, Fox and Friends, Extra, Regis, CNN and a great deal more, including a story on Paul Harvey News.

Florida - Rita Munoz

Rita has been a retail marketing expert for over 10 years.  Always with a hands-on approach, Rita leads her team of industry experts, who have successfully executed numerous multi-dimensional retail market programs.

Her client list includes household brand names, many of which are fortune 500 companies.

Some of her retail relations include:  Publix, Winn Dixie, Albertsons, HEB, Food Lion and Kroger.  Manufacturer partners include:  Kodak, Coors, Sara Lee, Alcoa, Coca-Cola, P&G, Novartis, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, Nestle, SC Johnson, Clorox and many more!

She brings a wealth of retail marketing knowledge for our clients

Second Wind

We are also a member of the Second Wind, a national network of over 200 advertising and public relations agencies.


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