Founded in 2006, Durant Consulting Inc. (DCI) is a full-service sponsor management and production company based out of Charleston, SC.  Alexandria Durant initially started the business to produce charity auctions in Miami after receiving many production requests from non-profit clients at her previous position as Fundraising Director for Grandstand Sports in NYC.    

Alex Durant currently oversees sponsor fulfillment at many award-winning Festivals including the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, New York City Wine & Food Festival, and Life is Beautiful music festival in Downtown Las Vegas.  She also manages all online and onsite auctions for the Charlotte Wine & Food Festival and the online auction for Charleston Stage.

Fun Facts about Alexandria Durant:

  • ​At age 22, produced a dance concert in Augusta, GA to raise money to pursue a dance career in NYC.  One year later was running a modern company in NYC.

  • ​Named one of BizBash Fla's "20 Under 40" Innovative Pros Making Waves in the Industry in 2006

  • First outside company to be chosen to produce and manage all of the silent and online auctions for the 2007 South Beach Wine & Food Festival, increasing revenues by over 30%

  • Personal wedding was featured in Augusta Magazine in 2008

  • Assisted Chef Dave Martin with Marketing efforts and Public Appearances in 2010 and edited Dave's second cookbook "Flavor Quest, Volume 2"

  • Manages over 25-50 Sponsors per year across multiple Festival platforms

Gail Simmons & Alex @ Aspen Classic