MEET THE TEAM

J. B. Miller

President & CEO - New York, NY

J. B. Miller, President & CEO of Empire Entertainment, is an Emmy Award-winning producer with over two decades of experience as a producer and representative of the interests of global corporations, not-for-profits, private individuals and governments in all areas of the entertainment industries. As an Executive Producer, Miller has created, produced and overseen...

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Carrie Dolen

SVP, Creative & Marketing - New York City

With over 15 years experience in Creative Services and Brand Marketing, Carrie has worked with some of the most well-known brands in the world, leading large-scale creative programs and global initiatives. Before joining Empire, Carrie worked at various media properties including Vogue, Fortune, and TIME, most recently as the Executive Director, Marketing Services, for ...

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Beco Dranoff

Regional Director - Brazil

With European and American backgrounds, São Paulo born Béco Dranoff has called New York City home for the past 25 years, making him a bona fide global citizen. Béco is a specialist in promoting Brazilian culture as a music, film, content and event producer. Joining Empire in 2012 as a Director for Brazil/Region, Béco's first major production project ...

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Andrew Bridge

Production Coordinator - New York City

Andrew is a global enthusiast with a passion for the road less traveled —enabling him to work, study and travel across three continents (so far). As a writer, he has published work on subjects ranging from the European and African hip-hop to next-generation jungle settlements in Panama. As a videographer and photographer, Andrew has covered concerts, festivals and...

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Suzanne Chin

Senior Producer, Account Director - New York City

Suzanne is grateful to have found a career that allows her to create wildly original experiential productions for her clients while also being able to tinker away at her beloved Excel spreadsheets for endless hours. A lover of all foods, foreign lands and furry animals, Suzanne's curious nature and penchant for problem solving can only be sated by Empire's wide array of...

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Jessica Bing

Senior Vice President - New York, NY

They say if you want something done right, ask a busy person to do it. If that’s true, we’re positive Jessica Bing is the answer to everything. Her 15 years at Empire, excelling at every variety of project and mastering every discipline of event production and design, are merely the beginning. From celebrity to politician, influencer to Silicon Valley gi...

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Erica Eng

Production Designer - New York, NY

Erica Eng is forever design-conscious and fashion-focused. She had her first taste of event production when she started producing fashion shows at NYU and producing NYU’s first-ever fashion magazine, NYChic- which she even co-founded! Since then, Erica has become an integral member of the Empire’s creative team. She has designed a roster of runway-worthy eve...

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Loren Fitzgibbon

Associate Producer - New York, NY

The sign of a true New Yorker, Loren Fitzgibbon has always been a go-getter. After a year in Miami, and extensive time spent in both Europe and Australia studying for her degree in International Hospitality and Event Management, Loren has made New York home once again. Since joining the team she has worked on top-tier productions including the AMC Upfront, The 150th Ann...

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Alyssa Bernstein

Associate Producer - New York, NY

Born and raised on Long Island, Alyssa Bernstein taught high school social studies for a year (and hated it) after graduating from college. In July 2012, Alyssa joined the Empire team where she began to pursue her passion for event production and entertainment. Since then, Alyssa has grown to become an associate producer and hopes to be one of the youngest senior produc...

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Mayuko Gilmore

Production & Office Coordinator - New York, NY

Mayuko Gilmore is a Japanese American who has lived all over the world—Athens, Boston, Amsterdam—and is currently taking a bite from the Big Apple, NYC. With a background in Sociology and her exposure to a variety of cultures, Mayuko brings an eclectic perspective to clients. Her marketing and design-focused studies have helped shape events for Travel Channe...

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Allison Brake

Senior Producer - New York, NY

Allison Brake is as entertaining as she is hard working, blending her West Coast sensibilities (and attitude) with her current East Coast environment. She is constantly considering the experience for her clients' guests with a firm focus on client objectives and budgetary restraints. Her work ethic is best proven through the projects she's produced: ranging from events ...

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Melissa Gold

Senior Producer - New York, NY

Melissa Gold is a fun-loving and detail oriented pop culture maven. After over a decade at Empire, her greatest pleasure is developing relationships and working with headline talent including Usher, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, President Bill Clinton, and Jerry Seinfeld, to name a few (as if that's a few!). That doesn't even account for the expertise Melis...

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Lauren Gray

Director of Executive Operations - New York, NY

Lo has lived in New York City for over seven years, and her southern roots and lifetime love for storytelling has helped her make her way into the event world. Hours at Empire have her scouring the planet for baby jaguars, standing in for Oprah Winfrey, and communicating with talent that graces the stages of the TIME 100 Gala, The Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin ...

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Sammy Kim

Account Executive, Producer - New York, NY, Seoul, Korea

Sammy Kim is from Seoul, South Korea, and growing up moved frequently back and forth from the U.S. until he found his position at Empire. He has focused on business development and event production within a variety of industry sectors including electronics, technology, cosmetics, and fashion and has worked closely with Korean companies such as Samsung, Cheil USA, and Ko...

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Adam Kahan

Senior Vice President, Account Executive - New York, NY

It took Adam Kahan one year of working as an attorney to know he needed to do something more interesting and exciting with his life. As Senior Vice President at Empire, Adam has done just that. He’s traveled to Russia to present Lionel Richie, gotten Michael McKean to reprise his character “David St. Hubbins” from Spinal Tap, produced The Webby Awards...

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Chiah Lee-Zampi

Supervising Producer - New York, NY

Chiah's a lifelong-Brooklynite with a level-headed approach to the craziness of the event world. He has an affinity for live music and pinch of OCD. Seven years and hundreds of successful Empire events later, he still struggles to produce his personal events on a Friday night. He can be found on the most days in Prospect Park, biking or running the loop or Yelping the ...

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Sierra Nixon

Senior Producer, Director of West Coast Operations - Los Angeles

Sierra Nixon is a born strategist and avid organizer. With nearly 25 addresses and 52 projects under her belt, she lives for new adventure and figuring things out. Drawn to brand activations and marketing campaigns, Sierra has successfully executed projects for AMC, Spotify, Microsoft, Ralph Lauren and many others. When she’s not producing unforgettable experience...

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Peter Paez

Senior Vice President, Director of Operations & Finance - New York, NY

During his time with the company Peter Paez has handled logistics,
 production, and on-site management on a variety of high-end events for
 such clients as National Geographic, World Education Fund, and Colin
 Cowie. In addition, Peter oversees Empire's in house video productions 
department and manages Empire's day-to-day office operations and ...

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Celine Son

Art Director - New York, NY

Celine Son joined Empire’s creative team after graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts’ film program and working in film production. She has designed, and executed events for AMC, Travel Channel, Bravo, Lincoln Center and many more. A native New Yorker, she's sharply tuned into the ever-changing trends in art and design and draws...

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Matt Stevenson

Director of Technical Production - New York, NY

Matt Stevenson was born and raised in NYC and was always compelled by the music and entertainment surrounding his everyday life. After graduating with a B.A. in Music Industry during a tumultuous time for the record business, Matt set his sights on live event production. Since joining Empire and taking on the role of Director of Production, Matt has worked on major prod...

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Nicole Torrecampo

Senior Producer, Director of Cause Related Events - New York, NY

Nicole Torrecampo is a freedom fighter from New York. With over 10 years experience, her passion for philanthropy and drive for meaningful work has propelled her to lead successful projects such as the Keep a Child Alive's Black Ball, will.i.am's i.am.angel foundation Trans4m and Microsoft's Imagine Cup, among many other corporate and private events. Her love of creati...

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