Jessica Bradford, President, has 20 years of experience managing public relations and marketing strategies for upscale travel and lifestyle clients. Since 2014 she has worked with award-winning Minor Hotels (Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, Niyama Private Islands Maldives Resort, AVANI Hotels & Resorts, and Oaks Hotels & Residences.). She also currently works with Kamalame Cay, a private island resort in the Bahamas that has won Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure’s top readers’ choice awards, 2016 & 2017, and Micato Safaris, a 9-time Travel + Leisure World’s Best winning tour operator specializing in luxury journeys to East Africa, southern Africa and India. In addition, she provides PR support to Micato’s non-profit foundation, AmericaShare, which assists women and children living with HIV/AIDs in Kenya through education, and GivingWay, an innovative online platform connecting volunteers with service projects around the globe. Past clients include LATHER, an aromatherapy-based skin, body & hair care line of products and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (France, working in partnership with Red Fox Communications). Other experience includes work with New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute, The Bermuda Department of Tourism, Princess Cruises, The Leading Residences of the World, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, Affinia Hotels, Benjamin Hotel, Share Our Strength/Taste of the Nation and two online accessory retailers, Zoubaby and trabeca design. She is a former Director of Communications at New York City’s tourism bureau, NYC & Co., where she worked with city hotels, restaurants, attractions and government to revive tourism following 9/11. Jessica is a graduate of Wheaton College and member of the Public Relations Society of America.
Kristen Levesque, APR, has more than 20 years of public relations and marketing experience, with a focus on strategic communications for the arts and hospitality industries. She has extensive expertise with an array of media outlets, garnering national and international press coverage. She currently serves on the board of Partners for World Health, Maine Public Relations Council, and has also served on several other arts- and tourism-related boards. Kristen currently works with Minor Hotels' hotel brands including Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts and Avani Hotels & Resorts. She has previously held positions at the Portland Museum of Art, Shelburne Museum, and the Currier Museum of Art.
Alyssa Sullivan is an experienced media professional with over 16 years of industry experience. As a Coordinating Producer for NBC Television Stations Division (TVSD), she traveled to major breaking news stories across the country and spent many days at the White House and on Capitol Hill covering the 2000 Presidential Election and other major news stories. She crossed over to PR in 2001, working for 8 years at Home Front Communications in Washington and New York City. While at Home Front, Alyssa worked with clients in all aspects of media including broadcast, radio and print, booking clients for national media appearances such as The TODAY Show, The Rachael Ray Show and The View. She has produced media tours for television and radio, and has helped her clients make the most of their time before the cameras and microphones, by providing media training. Homefront’s clients included the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Cancer Society, AOL and Orbitz. In 2009, Alyssa began independent freelancing and consulting for a number of clients, including Robinson Lehrer Montgomery for their Citibank and Toyota accounts. She also worked with several other clients on media training, pitching, video production and strategic PR planning. A graduate of The George Washington University, Alyssa lives in Santa Monica, CA.
Kevin Hughes-Noboa has an extensive background in public relations, publicity, special events, journalistic writing and forensic communications. He has served as a media relations guru and special events coordinator for various consumer companies and non-for-profit organizations throughout his public relations career. At Stanton Crenshaw Communications, Kevin represented clients such as Starbucks Coffee Company and the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation. Past work experience includes media relations for several high-tech startups at RLMpr as well as various food, health and wellness organizations at Pollock Communications. Kevin has always had a passion for working with not-for-profit communications and served as the “Manager of Buzz” for DoSomething.org, the largest national not-for-profit organization in the US dedicated to teens and kids of all ages who are actively involved in making their community and the world at large a better place. Kevin is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology of New York, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications, and Oakland University of Michigan, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts. He currently resides in New York City.