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Ashley Shapiro, Sr. Director, Festival Program Administration

South Beach Wine & Food Festival®

​  "Durant Consulting has been an integral part of the success of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival® for 17 years! I have the utmost confidence in Alex and her team’s ability to service our clients, meet all deadlines and collaborate with multiple departments to ensure success. Alex is passionate, loyal and detail-oriented – all of the qualities that I look for in a successful business relationship. Thank you Alex!"

Drew Levinson, President of Business Development-Breakthru Beverage

Beverage Sponsor at Life Is Beautiful, Las Vegas, NV

   "You are the key to our success and execution and we could not ask for a better partner during this process.  We say this every year, but I’ll reiterate again, we aren’t a part of Life is Beautiful unless you are our sponsor manager." 


Biz Deppisch, Director of Sponsorship Fulfillment

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

   "I wanted to take a minute to Thank you for all that you do in NYC.  We truly appreciate how thorough, on-time and connected you are with your sponsors. Your eager attitude towards additional work and your willingness to help out the team is an additional bonus.  Thank you for always going above and beyond!  We look forward to many years of working together on NYC!"

Beth Weiss, Corporate Communications Director-Omaha Steaks

Diamond Sponsor, 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival

   "I marvel at your expertise and how well you handled everything you had to do. I cannot thank you enough for all the help and guidance that you provided to us. I genuinely appreciate it.  Thank you again!"

​Havilah Clarke, Novo Nordisk

Diamond Sponsor, 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival
   "Thank you so much, Alex! You were such a great liaison and so patient with us. I have such admiration for all you have on your proverbial plate for this festival.​"


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