New Influencer Faces – February 2013

February 8th, 2013 by Lauren Christy

We are proud to announce we have 7 new employees!

Clark, Kasey (IMA)

Kasey Clark has been hired as an Internet Marketing Associate. Originating from Florida, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her Master’s from the University of Oregon in Magazine Journalism. Kasey has been a teacher to autistic children, an editor to a magazine & guidebook and a manager at a wine bar.

Jason Grodsky (IMA) copy


Jason Grodsky has been hired as an Internet Marketing Associate. Originally from Champaign, Illinois,he received his Master’s degree in New Media Studies from DePaul University in Chicago. Jason has worked as a reporter for and the Houston Astros. Most recently, he was a member of the PR team for the minor league hockey team, the Chicago Wolves.
Bonhomme, Melanie (APM)Melanie Bonhomme has been hired as an Assistant Production Manager. Born and raised in New York City, she moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University, where she double majored in Legal Studies in Business and Sociology. Previously, Melanie worked in Louisiana’s growing film industry, most recently providing tax credit financing to movie productions as VP of Operations at Inner Media Capital Management.

Romito, Joe (IMA) copy

Joe Romito has been hired as an Internet Marketing Associate. He is originally from Philadelphia where he attended undergraduate at The University of Penn. After briefly moving to New Orleans, he moved to Chicago where he received his Master’s from UChicago and majored in Humanities with a focus on Graphic Novels and Comic Books. After graduation, he made his way back to the Big Easy.

Gallagher, Sarah (JAA) copy


Sarah Gallagher has been hired as a Junior Account Associate. She is originally from Shreveport, but graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Advertising. Previously, she has managed a florist shop, worked as a marketing assistant for a finance company and interned at a local ad agency.


Michell, Marisa (JAA)

Marisa Michell has been hired as a Junior Account Associate. A native to New Orleans, Marisa left to go to school at College of Charleston in Charleston, SC where she received a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Before making her way to SI, she interned at an advertising agency and destination management company.

Mandal, Rafiq (IMA)


Rafiq Mandal has been hired as an Internet Marketing Associate. He graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. Rafiq came to New Orleans from Mexico City, Mexico, though he was born in New York…he’s had a long journey.


Welcome to the Search Influence Team!