Our Team

Deena Holliday, Founder and President

Deena launched A-List Marketing, LLC in 2009 and is the creative mind behind today's most imaginative and captivating promotional branded programs and special events. With her eye-for-style and creativity, she has cultivated a stellar reputation as both a "swag" specialist and event stylist. She has merged her Bachelor of Science Degree in Art History from both Vassar College and La Sorbonne in Paris with her passion for designing celebrations and gatherings. Prior to establishing A-List, she had refined her aesthetic insight working in various high-end luxury markets including: custom fragrance, Sotheby's auction house, and such celebrated Manhattan galleries as Leo Castelli's. When not working, Deena can most likely be found walking a dog, riding a horse, or museum hopping with her three beautiful children.

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Jessica Antar, Brand Stategist

After graduating with a degree in Fashion Marketing from Parsons School of Design, Jessica's passion for creative innovation and brand building grew and grew. For the past 10 years, Jessica has worked in every aspect of the industry, including nearly all stages of product development, operations management and logistical outsourcing. Jessica can be perfectly classified as a workaholic whose number one goal has been, and always will be, the client experience. Personally, Jessica's goal is to achieve and to remain in a fantastic spiritual balance. Her motto is “ Never apologize for trusting your intuition…always trust your gut."

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Ed Stelz, Director of Business Development 

Despite having a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from F&M, Ed realized he had an uncanny knack for fully understanding and optimizing the personal user experience in the professional business environment. After working as a server, bartender, manager and captain in the event and hospitality industries, Ed transitioned to SMEs and tech start-ups. Over the years, Ed has helped small business double - and even triple - in size. While not coding custom programs or interacting with clientele, Ed throws a tennis ball with his lovely rescue pup, Henry, and tends the goal for various soccer teams across the island of Manhattan.