ATLANTA — MELT, the award-winning, Atlanta-based sports and entertainment marketing firm announced today the multiple hirings and additions of all-star talent to its burgeoning staff to meet its growing roster of clients.
Executives joining include:
ALEX MARTINEZ– Chief Creative Strategy Officer
Martinez joins MELT from SapientNitro, the multi-billion dollar communications and technology agency. Martinez will work closely with MELT Chief Creative Officer David Culbertson to lead and guide MELT’s creative strategy. While at SapientNitro, he worked on world-class brands such as Regions Bank and Powerade. Alex is a graduate of Florida International University.
CHAD HANGEN– Senior Art Director
Hangen joins MELT after stints at several high-profile agencies including Marc USA, Leo Burnett and Havas. Hangen will assist in the overall direction and guidance of MELT’s visual art and graphic design. Chad is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
MARINA WHITE– Senior Account Executive
Ms. White joins MELT from Ideas United/Campus Movie Fest, a leader of on-campus grassroots marketing. During her stint she worked on accounts such as PGA of America and The Smithsonian Institution. Marina is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
DAVID PATE– Senior Account Executive
Pate joins MELT from Aim Marketing where he was on the account leadership team for SunTrust Bank. While at Aim he worked on events & projects such as the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, NASCAR and the Volvo Car Tennis Open (formerly Family Circle Cup) in Charleston, S.C. David is a graduate of Auburn University.
JENNA DUNDORE– Social Media Manager
Ms. Dundore joins MELT from the Church’s Chicken chain where she worked on multiple areas and marketing channels such as social media, pop, broadcast and digital assets. She will join and assist with MELT’s growing roster of social media clients. She also worked for Zoo Atlanta. Jenna is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
HAILEY CURTIS– Junior Graphic Designer
Ms. Curtis, a recent graduate of LSU and a summer 2015 MELT University graduate, will join MELT’s art, visual id and creative department. Ms. Curtis was involved in LSU Student Media serving as both Graphic Designer and Manager of Design.
SEAN BOUABID– Tour Manager
Bouabid joins MELT to manage the upcoming Holiday Inn Express/ SEC Nation Tour. Bouabid has a long, rich history of experiential tour marketing including; Chobani Greek Yogurt, TD Bank, BMW, Verizon and XBOX. Sean is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University.
ALAINA FONDREN– Causes & Community Marketing
Ms. Fondren joins MELT from the University of Alabama, where she graduated in May 2016 with a Master’s of Science/ Sports Business Management from the school of Human Environment Sciences. She will continue to work on and with MELT’s growing presence in the Atlanta community including Wellspring Living and The Showcase Group.
RACHEL LEE– Causes & Community Marketing
Ms. Lee, who received her Master’s of Education from The University of West Florida will also assist Ms. Fondren with MELT’s community and cause marketing efforts.
MELT Chairman/CEO Vince Thompson praised all of MELT’s new talent additions. “I’m so proud and honored that all of these amazing and talented professionals have chosen to join MELT,” said Thompson. “It’s our continuous commitment to our growth and our client growth that we’re adding these professionals in so many different creative, social and account service functions. I’m honored and flattered that they’ve joined our team.”