Based in: New York City
Insider pick: Tonya loves to sing karaoke and thinks if you’re looking for the best karaoke bar that celebrates community and has incredible vibes, check out Planet Rose in NYC’s East Village.
Pro tip: Planet Rose is a place where you feel like a local, sing your favorite song without intimidation, and capture the best selfies surrounded by the bar’s zebra-print couches and neon lights.
Tonya has over 17 years of experience in developing and executing successful public relations campaigns on a national and international basis. Her sharp insights and robust skill set includes providing strong client counsel while creating and implementing strategic partnerships. Tonya has built trustworthy relationships with press contacts while simultaneously providing team leadership and guidance for her peers. Her passion for the lifestyle industry includes overseeing and managing full scope event production.
Tonya’s expertise lies within the areas of Hospitality, Lifestyle, and Consumer, leading clients such as the ME by Meliá hotel brand, Lotte New York Palace, Source Cincinnati, The Farmer’s Dog, Us Weekly, Reader’s Digest, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Tonya’s diverse portfolio of clients allowed her to amass a keen understanding of hospitality subsections including travel, food/spirits, arts/entertainment, consumer products, media properties, and more.
Tonya has launched everything from hotel brands to individual properties to new restaurants to healthy dog food. She’s successfully executed A-List grand ballroom events and small-scale photo shoots. Tonya has guided properties through a wide range of renovations projects, executive team turnovers, rebranding campaigns, new ownership takeovers, and consumer activations/programs. Tonya’s efforts resulted in her clients being featured in top media outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, TODAY Show, Travel + Leisure, Departures, Food + Wine, Forbes, New York Post, Parade, and more.← Back to Blog