Our People

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We’re proud of our unique team whose united core values and unparalleled skills bring exceptional value for our clients.

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Lisa Dallos

CEO

Lisa Dallos has spent more than two decades providing media strategy, production, reputation management, crisis communications and consulting to some of the world’s best brands and most respected companies. She has directed communications for major media brands, including GQ, Us Weekly, and George magazines. In the TV industry, she has been director of public relations for CNN’s Washington Bureau, led publicity and produced programming for MSNBC, and was a guest producer for The Daily Show’s Indecision 2000. Before founding High10, Lisa was CEO of Freud Communications New York. She is a member of the national advisory board of DonorsChoose.org.

lisa@high10media.com
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Evan Strome

President

Evan Strome is a media executive with twenty years of experience in media production, advertising, and management. Evan has been Vice President of Two River Pictures, where he managed projects for clients like Food Network, HGTV, Discovery Networks, and SIRIUS Satellite, and secured development deals with networks like Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Cooking Channel and TruTV. Evan is also an expert in developing brand content. He has created ads, TV spots, short films, documentaries, digital content, and feature films for Microsoft, Heavy.com, Discovery Channel and Comedy Central, among others.

evan@high10media.com
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Beau Bernstein

Executive Vice President

As a Marketing and Sales executive, Beau has devised strategies and tactics for mission driven brands that encompass every aspect of a product or campaign lifecycle including research and analysis, strategy, positioning, branding, sales, product development and manufacturing, communications and media campaigns, e-commerce and social media management.
An avid student of Japanese language, design and aesthetics, Beau spent five years studying traditional art and music in Kyoto, Japan. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and his paintings have been shown at the Fischbach Gallery in New York and Art Basel, Miami.

beau@high10media.com
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Amanda Alix

Senior Vice President, Client Services

Amanda Alix brings a wide range of experience to High10 Media, having worked with brands in a variety of industries, including film, television, publishing, education, nonprofit, consumer magazines, and events. Prior to joining High10, Amanda worked at Scholastic Inc., where she managed corporate-wide campaigns and special projects, and Paramount Vantage, where she worked on awards campaigns for several of the studio’s critically acclaimed films, including There Will be Blood and Into the Wild. She also specializes in social media strategy and blogger outreach, and her #findamanda Twitter campaign was singled out in PR Week for its innovative approach. Amanda was named one of PR News’ “15 to Watch” in 2010.

amanda@high10media.com
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Ed James

Senior Vice President

James, whose industry expertise ranges from lifestyle to entertainment to luxury goods, business, technology, non-profit and crisis management, joins High10 Media from CHQ Media, where he led projects for clients including Toyota, VH1 Save the Music, Guitar Center, Roland, 3M, Lucky Strike Entertainment, The John Lennon Bus, Bowers & Wilkins, NAMM, Ernie Ball and FLOOD Magazine.

Before CHQ, James founded and served as president of Cornerstone Public Relations, where he worked on projects for HBO, Pepsi, Microsoft, Diageo, Turner Broadcasting, Mountain Dew, BitTorrent, TDK, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Converse, Reader’s Digest, Red Stripe, Bushmills, Nike, Jose Cuervo, Crown Royal and Kia.

ed@high10media.com
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Erin Haworth

Senior Vice President

Erin Haworth is a seasoned communications professional with a passion for media. She has worked at top magazine media companies Time Inc. and Rodale, managing the public relations strategy for leading consumer brands including Cooking Light, Real Simple and Women’s Health. With more than a decade of experience, Erin has an extensive background in strategy, media relations and events, with a proven track record of generating positive press coverage in national outlets across all platforms. Most recently, Erin was the Director of Corporate Communications at Time Inc. where she worked closely with the executive leadership team to drive the Time Inc. transformation narrative to external and internal audiences. Erin is a graduate of Rutgers College with a BA in Communications.

erin@high10media.com
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Kaitlyn Kurosky

Senior Director, Editorial

Kaitlyn Kurosky is a media professional with a background in advertising sales and local news. Prior to joining High10, Kaitlyn spent two years in Los Angeles at Univision Communications, Inc. While in Network Sales at Univision, she worked with a diverse list of major studio, retail and automotive brands. Kaitlyn began her career in journalism, writing and copy editing for Gannett-owned daily newspapers in New York state. Other stops along the way include AOL Media and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.

kaitlyn@high10media.com
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Ian Guss

Senior Account Director

Ian is a Senior Account Director at High10 Media with more than 10 years of communications experience. He has worked with many recognizable brands over the years within the consumer tech, gaming, sports & entertainment and CPG industries. He has experience leading client communications, drafting strategic plans, coordinating appearances at industry and consumer facing events, in addition to ongoing media relations. Ian is a graduate of Brandeis University and earned his master's degree from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

ian@high10media.com
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Erin Freilich

Senior Account Executive

Erin is a Senior Account Executive with a passion for pop culture, politics and fashion. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in the Business and Liberal Arts Honors Program from the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, CUNY. While pursuing her degree, Erin developed critical public relations skills at The Narrative Group and gained valuable experience in the fashion world at Wilhelmina.

erin.f@high10media.com
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Kayla Ibe

Account Executive

Kayla is an Account Executive who loves animals, pizza, and pop culture, in that order. After graduating with a degree from the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University, she moved to New York and found her footing in PR at Tina Thomson Communications and is now expanding in multiple areas of strategic learning at High10. When Kayla is not working, she is likely to be found hanging out with a dog somewhere or relaxing at her house on the Jersey Shore.

kayla@high10media.com
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Lauren Seewald

Account Coordinator

Lauren is an Account Coordinator with a passion for entertainment, travel and fashion. Lauren earned her B.S. in Public Relations and her M.S. in Management simultaneously from the University of Florida. While completing her two degrees, Lauren gained essential public relations skills through her internships at Atlantic Records in Los Angeles, People’s Revolution in NYC and Merit Mile in South Florida. When Lauren is not working you can be sure to find her spending time with her family, discovering new music or exploring her new home in NYC.

lauren.s@high10media.com
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Emily Hodgkins

Executive Assistant

Emily is an Executive Assistant who has completed internships at NBCUniversal and WCVB Boston, and studied Television Writing & Production and Communications at University of Massachusetts. Prior to joining High10 Media, Emily worked in entertainment PR. She loves comedy, music, and cheese boards.

emily@high10media.com

Our

people

We’re proud of our unique team whose united core values and unparalleled skills bring exceptional value for our clients.

Lisa Dallos

CEO

Lisa is a public relations veteran with decades of experience providing media strategy, production, reputation management, crisis communications and consulting to some of the world’s best brands and most respected companies. As High10’s founder and CEO, Lisa provides high-level service to the executive teams of the agency’s clients, focusing on their global industry positioning and long-term goals.

Lisa brings her keen networking sense and strategic decision making to High10 and leads the agency as a newsroom, capitalizing on story-driven communications and collaboration between teams. This approach, along with High10’s long history of representing publishers, allows the agency a unique perspective into how the media thinks, and how to get the right story told. Her connections run deep and she understands the value in developing key relationships for executives.

Lisa has extensive experience in senior roles across public relations and producing. She has directed communications for major media brands, including Rolling Stone, GQ, Us Weekly, and John F. Kennedy Jr.’s George magazine. Lisa was the director of public relations for CNN’s Washington Bureau, produced programming for MSNBC and FX, and was a guest producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Prior to founding High10 in 2010, Lisa was CEO of Freud Communications New York, leading the UK-based firm’s US operations.

Advocacy is an integral part of both High10 and Lisa’s personal mission. At High10, the agency regularly advises nonprofit and pro bono clients. Lisa is a member of the national advisory board of Comfort Cases, Donors Choose and Shelter Island Friends of Music.

Lisa is a graduate of Boston University. Her dog, Bae, is High10’s mascot.


lisa@high10media.com

Evan Strome

President

Evan is a media, production and content branding expert with more than 30 years of experience across public relations, communications, film and digital content. As President of High10, Evan leads organizational decision making and development.

Evan plays a key role in high-level strategic advisement and analysis for the agency’s clients. He has an holistic approach to communications planning, and recommends multiple channels for a client’s success. Evan leads the agency’s social media and design teams, and expertly weaves various services and tactics to enhance a client’s overall communications strategy. He manages the agency’s thought leadership-focused projects and works with senior leadership to develop team strategies across accounts.

Keeping the media industry and the agency’s newsroom culture at the forefront, Evan seeks out high-level partners and talent for the agency across the globe, and has developed a network of contributors that the agency utilizes to provide the highest level of service to its clients across sectors.

Prior to partnering with High10’s founder and CEO, Evan was the vice president of Two River Pictures, where he managed projects for clients like Food Network, HGTV, Discovery Networks, and SIRIUS Satellite, and secured development deals with networks like Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Cooking Channel and TruTV. He has created ads, TV spots, short films, documentaries, digital content, and feature films for Microsoft, Discovery Channel and Comedy Central, among others.

He is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an avid runner.


evan@high10media.com

Beau Bernstein

Executive Vice President

Beau is a marketing and sales veteran, having devised strategies and tactics for mission driven brands that encompass every aspect of a product or campaign lifecycle, including research and analysis, strategy, positioning, branding, sales, product development and manufacturing, communications and media campaigns, e-commerce and social media management. As Executive Vice President, Beau drives High10’s operations and directs the agency’s marketing and social media with his team. Additionally, Beau advises High10’s CPG clients, combining his unique background and expertise in brand strategy and creative.

Prior to High10, Beau was the director of marketing and sales for Haelssen & Lyon North America Corp., charged with brand building and collaboration with the company’s Hamburg headquarters. He has also held roles at ITO EN (North America) Inc., and Rishi Tea, opening the brand’s New York City office.

An avid student of Japanese language, design and aesthetics, Beau spent five years studying traditional art and music in Kyoto, Japan. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and his paintings have been shown at the Fischbach Gallery in New York and Art Basel, Miami.


beau@high10media.com

Amanda Alix

Senior Vice President, Client Services

In her 10+ years at High10, Amanda has remained focused on client development and strategy for some of the agency’s biggest brand and media clients. She has a wide range of experience in executive and talent profile management, strategy and communications planning across industries, including entertainment, publishing, education, aerospace, and advocacy. As the SVP, Client Services, Amanda oversees High10’s organizational development, client strategy and editorial to optimize integrated communications plans, consistently provide a high level of service and maximize results. She also leads the agency’s talent development, fulfilling hiring needs and creating high-performing teams.

A focus on storytelling and activity mapping is at the core of her approach to client service and long-range strategic planning.

Prior to High10, Amanda worked at Scholastic Inc., where she managed corporate-wide campaigns and special projects, and Paramount Vantage, where she worked on awards campaigns for several of the studio’s critically acclaimed films.

She is a graduate of New York University, and spends weekends exploring new trails in her native New England.


amanda@high10media.com

Ed James

Senior Vice President

Ed brings a diverse portfolio of experience to High10, with his industry expertise ranging from lifestyle, entertainment and luxury goods to business, technology and nonprofit clients. He has deep experience in crisis management and brand building. Based in Nashville, Ed develops and leads High10’s southeastern U.S. clients, along with others across business, real estate and entertainment.

At CHQ Media, he has led projects for clients including Toyota, VH1 Save the Music, Guitar Center, Roland, 3M, Lucky Strike Entertainment, The John Lennon Bus, Bowers & Wilkins, NAMM, Ernie Ball and FLOOD Magazine. Before CHQ, Ed founded and served as president of Cornerstone Public Relations, where he worked on projects for HBO, Pepsi, Microsoft, Diageo, Turner Broadcasting, Mountain Dew, BitTorrent, TDK, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Converse, Reader’s Digest, Red Stripe, Bushmills, Nike, Jose Cuervo, Crown Royal and Kia.

He is a graduate of Syracuse University, and owns a vast array of band t-shirts.


ed@high10media.com

Erin Haworth

Vice President

Erin is a seasoned communications professional with an extensive background in strategy, media relations and events. Throughout her career, she has had a multitude of experiences leading public relations for historic media brands. At High10, Erin oversees the agency’s account teams, supporting strategy development, leading execution and ensuring client satisfaction across the entire portfolio. In her role, she also works to mentor and develop staff.

Erin manages many of the agency’s lifestyle, media and publishing clients, and has a proven track record of generating positive press coverage in national outlets across all platforms.

Prior to High10, Erin worked at top magazine media companies Time Inc. and Rodale, managing the public relations strategy for leading consumer brands including Cooking Light, Real Simple and Women’s Health. She was the director of Corporate Communications at Time Inc. where she worked closely with the executive leadership team to drive the Time Inc. transformation narrative to external and internal audiences.

Erin is a graduate of Rutgers College, and is learning to love the Green Bay Packers for her kids’ sake.


erin@high10media.com

Kaitlyn Kurosky

Vice President, Client Services

Kaitlyn has worked with High10 for close to a decade, where she has led PR strategy and communications for global media brands, agencies and nonprofit organizations, as well as executive profile development projects. As the VP of Client Services, Kaitlyn supports the agency’s organizational development and client strategy across news, media, tech and publishing.

Additionally, she oversees editorial agency-wide, providing messaging expertise and counsel to ensure communications plans, thought leadership and other branding is thoughtful, storyline-driven and focused on client goals. Kaitlyn is involved in High10’s strategy projects, collaborating with senior leadership to deliver exhaustive and thoroughly researched plans tailored to client needs.

Prior to High10, Kaitlyn worked at Univision Communications, Inc. in Los Angeles, where she worked with a diverse list of major studio, retail and automotive brands, and in editorial roles at Gannett-owned daily newspapers in New York state.

She is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, and is working toward her 200-hour yoga certification.


kaitlyn@high10media.com

Erin Freilich

Account Director

Erin has a passion for entertainment, music, politics and fashion. At High10, Erin leads day-to-day client relations for the agency’s entertainment and nonprofit brands, handling event support, messaging and brand development, and helping to develop long-lasting relationships with the media. She also leads High10’s internship program, and has worked to find and welcome high-quality talent. She provides instruction and mentorship to the interns that High10 welcomes each semester.

Prior to High10, Erin developed critical public relations skills at The Narrative Group and gained valuable experience in the fashion world at Wilhelmina.

She is also a graduate of the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, CUNY, and earned her master’s degree from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. Erin is a die-hard Pelotoner, #BooCrew. High-five her on the Leaderboard at erinf_13.


erin.f@high10media.com

Allison Tilque

Account Executive

Allison’s public relations experience is varied across industries including  fashion, transportation, food & beverage, packaging, healthcare and more. Allison provides critical support across High10’s media, health and tech clients, drafting press materials, contributing to client strategy and connecting with key reporters.

She started her career in healthcare association event management where she led conference planning across the country. Following her time as an event planner, she transitioned into her public relations journey while simultaneously pursuing her MBA at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

She is a graduate of Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. In her free time, Allison loves to golf, garden, thrift, bike, downhill ski and read.

allison@high10media.com

Emily Hodgkins

Account Coordinator

Emily is gaining immense industry experience in the media, lifestyle and nonprofit sectors. At High10, she supports the day-to-day activity for many of High10’s clients, working closely with account managers to ensure execution runs smoothly.

Prior to High10, Emily worked in entertainment public relations, supporting successful campaigns for both box office and independent films and network television shows. She also completed internships with NBCUniversal and WCVB Boston.

She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and loves comedy, music and cheese boards.


emily@high10media.com

Anthony Cordi

Account Coordinator

Anthony has a passion for all things entertainment and pop culture, with writing being the essence of his work. At High10, Anthony supports CEO Lisa Dallos, an array of client accounts and content creation for the agency’s social media channels.

Prior to his current role, Anthony completed internships with iHeartMedia, Paramount and none other than High10 Media.

Anthony is a graduate of Pace University in New York City, and frequently tweets about Lady Gaga when he isn’t experimenting in the kitchen.

anthony@high10media.com