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 agency was founded on the idea that you can get big agency results with small agency service.
Tony’s 25-year career has taken him from the halls of the U.S. Congress to Hollywood California. He has worked on public policy and strategy and media relations for large multi-national corporations and small businesses alike. He began his agency in 2007 and clients include Mortgage Marvel.com, Arizona Science Center, Arizona Sci-Tech Festival, Cx.com, Voices Heard Media and Urban Cookies (winning Cupcake Wars on the Food Network as OllieCake). He also promotes celebrity chef Doreen Fang (Next Food Network Star finalist) and current host of The Morning Blend in Las Vegas. He also represents MaxOnSnax, a children’s animated television program. In the past, Tony worked at GoDaddy.com during the launch of its sponsorship of Danica Patrick. At the City of Mesa, he headed up the communications efforts for some of the largest and often the most controversial public projects. He proposed and implemented public policy working directly with the City Council and City management. In Los Angeles, he managed PR for Jimmy’s in Beverly Hills, the New Otani Hotel, 1800UsedCars, and Steven Spielberg’s Manhattan Beach Studios. He was the Communication Director for Robert Half/Accountemps, KPMG Peat Marwick and was a legislative analyst on Capitol Hill for the Washington, D.C. Council Office of both Chrysler Motors and Nissan USA. Tony has won the 3CMA, Telly and Valley Forward Awards and has been named one of the 10 best PR firms in Arizona by Ranking Arizona and Arizona Foothills Magazine. He has helped his clients win the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year and the W.P. Carey Spirit of Enterprise Awards. His volunteer work includes serving as the Chair of the Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; he sits on the Board of Directors of Local First Arizona, Phoenix College President’s Advisory Council, and is part of Phoenix First Lady Nicole Stanton’s “Kitchen Cabinet.”
Tony graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science 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).
Business/Public Affairs Strategist
TFPR is aligned with Meredith Munger (formerly Leyva), a marketing consultant who helps clients engage target audiences in ways that directly achieve business goals.
Most recently, Munger served as Chief Operating Officer for Voices Heard Media, the leading social media applications and consulting company. She also continues as CEO and editor of her own small start-up, DoOver, LLC, a network of sites for women ages 35+ including DoOver.com (divorcing women), Mamajamba.com (new moms), MyTurn.com (empty nesters), and MomJuju.com (gaming for women).
Previously, Munger served as a consultant to Military.com/Monster.com after that company acquired her online community and magazine, CinCHouse.com, where she was CEO and editor. She is the author of “Married to the Military: A Survival Guide for Military Wives, Girlfriends and Women in Uniform” (Simon & Schuster, July 2003 and 2008). Her editorials and news articles have been syndicated to over 140 military base newspapers worldwide, and she has been a contributor to Army Times Newspapers, the USO’s “On Patrol” magazine, Military.com and other military publications. Meredith regularly represented CinCHouse.com in the national press, including feature stories on CNN, Fox and NPR. Her work with CinCHouse has also been featured in such publications as USA Today, the Washington Times and Joint Forces Quarterly.
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. If you want to know more about the 5’2″ Filipina worldly wizard, check out www.TeszMillan.com/blog.
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