Advisory Board

Stephen LoCascioStephen LoCascio is the co-president of the Michael Russell Group. He handles public relations and promotions for the Golden Globes. The company’s campaign transformed annual event into one of the world’s top three awards telecasts. Current and recent clients include Government of Iraq, Adventure World Warsaw (opening 2014), NBC, Hollywood Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Awards, Variety, The Hollywood Museum, José Iturbi Intl Music Competition, NuStep, “eyeQ” infomercial,, Barry Sears” “Zone Diet,” The One Club NYC, Visconti of Italy and Clinica Medica San Miguel.


Michael RussellMichael Russell is the co-president of the Michael Russell Group. One of the many year-round events that he conceived and produced was the “Annual Golden Globes Salutes Young Hollywood” Party. He also works with NBC Special Projects on event production and marketing for a variety of series and specials including “The Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.” Other accounts include companies, non-profits, special events, movies and television productions.


Barbara KellyBarbara Kerry is one of the top 25 most influential people in Direct Response Television, according to Response Magazine. She’s a pioneer in the industry and she co-founded Script to Screen along with her husband, Ken Kerry. Script to Screen is one of the nation’s leading direct response television companies and has produced more than 600 long form and short form DRTV shows, plus generated more than $5 billion in sales for its clients.


Ken KerryKen Kerry serves as Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Officer at Script to Screen, and his hands-on involvement ensures the highest production values are combined with solid direct response principles. Script to Screen’s prestigious client roster includes AAA, Adams Golf, American Telecast, Bose, Bosley, Comcast, Conair, Gaiam, General Motors, Guthy-Renker, Icon Health & Fitness, Kraft Foods, LifeLock, NordicTrack, Omaha Steaks, Oreck, Robert Bosch, Shark/Ninja and UFC, to name a few.


Melissa BurdonMelissa Burdon is the Director of Marketing Optimization at Extra Space Storage, Melissa operates within a testing centric culture, across all platforms and channels. Melissa has a broad range of experience in digital marketing having worked in this sector for over 15 years. She is the winner of the Direct Marketing News 40 under 40 award.


Chris JonesChris Jones has a practice that covers nearly all areas of corporate, real estate and natural resources law. He has extensive experience advising clients on commercial transactions; business planning, formation and reorganization; asset protection; mergers and acquisitions; and corporate governance. Mr. Jones’ real estate experience is wide ranging and covers everything from financing and acquisition to land use, entitlements and leasing.


Linda HollanderLinda Hollander has been recognized by Inc. and Entrepreneur Magazines as the leading expert on corporate sponsorship. She is the CEO of Sponsor Concierge and the founder of the Sponsor Secrets Seminar. She is the author of Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps and Bags to Riches: 7 Success Secrets for Women in Business. She is also the winner of the Caught in the Act of Excellence Award.