Combined, our team has been involved with or led the business and communications strategy for more than 90 companies. We are the best team to help you articulate your brand mission and guide you in the right direction.
Tony Felice, President & CEO
Tony is the President of Tony Felice PR & Marketing. His 28-year career has taken him from the halls of the U.S. Congress to the studios of Hollywood California. He has worked on public policy, strategy and media relations for large multi-national corporations and small businesses alike. Prior to launching TFPR he was an Associate Partner with Armstrong Troyky, worked in corporate PR for GoDaddy.com, Beati Productions, the City of Mesa and in Los Angeles, he managed PR for the New Otani Hotel and Steven Spielberg’s Manhattan Beach Studios. In Washington, D.C. he led communications for KPMG Peat Marwick/Foster Partners, was a legislative analyst on Capitol Hill for Chrysler Motors and Marketing Director for Robert Half International for D.C., Richmond and Baltimore.
Tony’s volunteer work includes serving as Phoenix First Lady Nicole Stanton’s communication advisor and sitting on the boards Local First Arizona, StopBullyingAZ, the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Art Forum and serving as the diversity and public affairs chair of the Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. He is a founding member of the entrepreneurial collaborative co-working space Co+Hoots, located in downtown Phoenix.
Tony graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in management and communications.
He can also be found at: facebook.com/tonyfeliceprandmarketing and on twitter @tonyfelicepr
Vice President & PR Director
Ana is responsible for client strategy and managing the day-to-day public relations operations. She has more than 15 years of experience driving positive perceptions, media relations, and global brand awareness. A versatile professional, Ana has worked with a diverse set of clients from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, to University of Michigan Healthcare system, to Naturopathic Medicine doctors, to Microsoft Corporation and Bridgepoint Education Group. Before joining Tony Felice PR, Ana worked for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. Ana has directed and managed strategy for product launches, messaging and positioning, special events and ongoing media (including social media) and analyst programs. She also worked on several lobbying campaigns referendum and mayoral campaigns. Ana’s background shows a successful track record for leveraging traditional and new media to achieve communications goals. In her roles as a PR professional for Microsoft, she has created numerous online and traditional campaigns. She has successfully placed her clients in technical and consumer media such as USA Today, The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNET, and PC Magazine. In addition to her experience in the technical fields, she has a wide-array of experience in the education, financial services, health and wellness, government, non-profit, and retail. Ana is a Michigan native who graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications. She is also a member of Women in Communications and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Chief Connector & Social Responsibility Expert
Rhonda Bannard is the founder and Chief Connector of Inspired Connections, our partner and boutique consulting agency focused on inspiring social responsibility and enhancing relationship development opportunities for companies and social impact organizations. Her expertise as a creative strategist includes Corporate Social Responsibility, community relations, marketing, communications, brand and content creation, strategic planning, fund development, media relations, event/program development and management, speech and image coaching and the development of collaborative partnerships. Her work with the nonprofit sector has covered a variety of issues including leadership, volunteerism, civil discourse, cancer, various child health issues, workforce development, as well as downtown marketing and management. She has also supported major Arizona companies and law firms in their community, relationship development and marketing initiatives. Prior to starting her own business in 2001, she held Vice President and management level positions at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Phoenix Partnership and the March of Dimes – all nonprofits. She launched her career in the television news business. Rhonda has been a longtime community champion, has volunteered with dozens of organizations including SARRC, the AIDS Memorial Quilt Project, Human Services Campus, Valley Leadership and many others. She is the past board chair of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and helped the organization launch the inaugural Arizona Gives Day in 2013. Rhonda has a bit of a passion for politics, is an alum of Valley Leadership, a Phoenix Business Journal “40 under 40” honoree, created and hosts her own monthly group of women leaders, is a spirited UofA Wildcat, a fitness enthusiast and a proud mom of two great kids.
Arts Market Advisor
Actively involved in the contemporary art world throughout her career, Crista Cloutier is internationally recognized as a writer, publisher, lecturer, curator, historian, appraiser, and documentary filmmaker. Until 2007, Cloutier was the Director of Segura Publishing Company, a collaborative art studio located in Phoenix, Arizona. In her ten years of leading the company, she collaborated in the creation of original artwork with some of the most significant artists working today. This work is included in collections such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Chicago Art Institute. In 2004, the renowned French art press Gallimard published Cloutier’s research on 19th century spiritual photographs in their hardcover book to accompany the exhibition Le Troisieme Oeil for Paris’ Maison Européenne de la Photographie.Yale Press published the work again the following year for The Perfect Medium, an exhibition of the same name that showed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2005. Today, Crista Cloutier divides her time between London and Provence. She continues to work in art, publishing, and public relations.
Sarah brings a unique blend of experience, education and enthusiasm to the Tony Felice team, as our Account Executive. She supports the PR director, Ana Tackett, in client strategy and operations. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Northern Arizona University and an MBA in international business from St Mary’s University College, London. Sarah fell in love with the field of public relations when she worked with clients to develop marketing strategies in grad school and in support of client needs as a project administrator for a large financial investment firm in London. Sarah is an avid international traveler, volunteered as a legal intern in South Africa and completed her MBA while living in London, England and Bangkok, Thailand.
She’s a left brain, right brain wonder. 20+ years as a professional singer wasn’t enough for Tesz, so she left all of her gigs in Germany to become a sought-after freelance copywriter in her hometown of Phoenix, writing for all-stars like Tony Felice PR and Marketing, SheKnows.com, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally among others. Though she can’t ride a motorcycle on her own, she’s a pretty good verbal breakdancer and can bust a move when singing a dance tune. She’s here to help us rally the written word to keep us in the know about the hottest trends hitting the business pavement while not boring us all to death.
A recent graduate from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sara concentrated her studies in Print and Digital Media. She spent the summer of 2009 interning for Phoenix Woman Magazine, and the following year as an intern for 944 Magazine. After graduation, Sara spent several months touring Europe to gain cultural and culinary insight. As a former model, Sara has an interest in fashion, but also takes profound satisfaction in writing and traveling.