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J. B. Miller

President & CEO - New York City

J. B. Miller, President & CEO of Empire Entertainment, is an Emmy Award-winning producer with over four decades of experience as an Executive Producer and representative of the interests of global corporations, not-for-profits, private individuals and governments in all areas of the entertainment industries. As an Executive Producer, Miller has created, produced ...

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Alyssa Bernstein

Senior Producer - New York City

Alyssa Bernstein joined the Empire team as an intern in 2012 after a brief stint in education, and quickly fell in love with the live event and experiential industry, and more importantly, the company. Since then, Alyssa has learned every aspect of production, growing from a coordinator to producer in 7 short years, as well as running the internship program. Alyssa̵...

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Allison Brake

Senior Producer - New York City

Allison Brake is as entertaining as she is hard working, blending her West Coast sensibilities (and attitude) with her current East Coast environment. She is always considering the experience for her clients' guests with a firm focus on client objectives and budgetary restraints. Her work ethic is best proven through the projects she's produced: ranging from events for ...

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Joe Cantalupo

Production Designer - New York City

Joe has over a decade of experience in design and production for live events. With roots in immersive and avant-garde theatre productions, he applies a narrative to each concept, helping tell the story of the event. At Empire, Joe has taken on stage design including scenic, lighting, and video along with scenic buildouts and activations. He has designed large-scale...

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Suzanne Chin

Senior Producer, Account Director - New York City

Suzanne is grateful to have found a career that allows her to create wildly original experiential productions for her clients while also being able to tinker away at her beloved Excel spreadsheets for endless hours. A lover of all foods, foreign lands and furry animals, Suzanne's curious nature and penchant for problem solving can only be sated by Empire's wide array of...

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Carrie Dolen

SVP, Creative & Marketing - New York City

Carrie has worked with some of the most well-known brands in the world, leading large-scale creative multimedia programs, and in-person and virtual events, for clients including Microsoft, Dartmouth College, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AMC Networks, and The New York Times. Before joining Empire, Carrie worked at various media properties including Vogue, Spo...

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Charlotte Duckworth

Production Associate - New York City

I am a recent graduate from Elon University in North Carolina where I graduated with an Entrepreneurship Major which has helped strengthen my natural love for creativity, leadership and innovation. I’ve had a passion for event planning since I was young; designing and catering every themed birthday party and holiday celebration. A passion of mine is baking, and I ...

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Tyreese Fable

Production Associate - New York City

Tyreese is a young and ambitious Production Associate born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated in 2020 with a Film Studies degree and took an interest in Theatre Production during his studies. He hopes to use his background in Film Studies and Theatre Production to help produce events at Empire. Tyreese strives to create and maintain a positive working at...

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Loren Fitzgibbon

Senior Producer - New York City

The sign of a true New Yorker, Loren Fitzgibbon has always been a go-getter. Since joining the team in 2012 she has worked on top-tier productions including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkeepers event, Dartmouth’s The Call to Lead Capital Campaign Celebration Events, the TIME 100 Gala for Time magazine, amongst many more. Outside of th...

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Richelle Galante

Producer - New York City

Richelle is no stranger to the event production world, coming to Empire by way of the fashion industry. Having served as the Assistant Director for dg EXPO, she has produced major fabric expos in New York City, Miami, Dallas and San Francisco, managing client relations, show staff, and social media. As a Production Coordinator at Empire, Richelle’s putting her...

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Sammy Kim

Account Executive, Producer - New York City and Seoul, Korea

Sammy Kim is from Seoul, South Korea and has been frequently moving back and forth from the U.S. growing up until he found his position at Empire Entertainment. He has been focusing in business development and event production within a variety of industry sectors including electronics, startups, media, and global corporations and has worked closely with companies such a...

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Noor Majdalani

Producer, Strategy & Operations Lead - New York City

Noor got hooked on the thrill of conceptualizing, creating and producing events at a very early age and has since been able to turn her passion into a career. A McGill University graduate, she is a firm believer in the power of combining creativity with a structured analytical approach. Her beloved Excel is always there to help. Growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, study...

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Amber Mathis

Senior Technical Producer - New York City

Since joining Empire in 2016, Amber has been the Technical Director on several projects including Bustle: Rule Breakers, Target Corp Financial Community Meeting, Environmental Defense Fund 50th Anniversary Gala in NYC and SF, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New American's 20th Anniversary, Kanye West’s Album Launch Listening Party in Jackson Hole, Casper Mattr...

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Peter Paez

SVP, Director of Operations & Finance - New York City

During his time with the company, Peter Paez has handled logistics, production, and on-site management for hundreds of events including high-end events for such clients as National Geographic, World Education Fund, and Colin Cowie. In addition, Peter is a nine-time Telly Award winner and oversees Empire's in house video production department and manages Empire's day-to-...

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Annalisa Podwin

Art Director - New York City

Annalisa joined Empire’s creative team after an organic shift from the world of retail and window display/design. She brings a strong background in branding along with an affinity for interiors and experience design, which allows Annalisa to construct all-encompassing and dynamic themes to her work in the event production world. Some of her clients at Empire have ...

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Kim Racciato

Producer, Director of Sponsorship - New York City

Kim has over 15 years experience in event production, sponsorships sales, new business development and custom corporate partnerships with multiple industry-leading brands. As Senior Producer, Director of Sponsorship, Kim excels with strong client service talents and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Serving in roles as account manager and overseein...

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Anna Recasens

Senior Director of Operations & Staffing - New York City

Anna Recasens is an events producer with over eight years of international production experience across a variety of categories, mostly in the entertainment and events industries. Beginning her career as a producer at the San Sebastian Film Festival, she’s lived in Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, Kyoto, and New York City, and worked extensively within five langua...

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Matt Stevenson

SVP, Director of Production - New York City

Matt Stevenson was born and raised in NYC and was always compelled by the allure of the music and entertainment business. After graduating with a B.A. in Music Industry during a tumultuous time for the record business, Matt set his sights on live event production. Matt joined Empire in 2007 and was immediately enraptured by the events business. Matt excels in executing ...

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Nicole Torrecampo

Senior Producer, Director of Cause Related Events - New York City

With over 15 years of event management, logistics and production experience, Nicole is the Director of Cause Related Events and a Senior Producer at Empire. She is dedicated to building relationships with clients, vendors, venues and artists to develop innovative events and create memorable experiences. She works closely with her clients to understand their vision a...

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