Prior to forming Stuntman Public Relations in 2010, Neil Alumkal was Partner and one of the early founding members of one of the top 10 largest public relations agencies in the country. Under his tenure, the company was the fastest growing agency in the country for three consecutive years. With over 15 years of Public Relations experience, Neil has been responsible for creating and implementing communications plans and marketing campaigns for a myriad of culinary and hospitality brands such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Le Coq Rico, Evian Natural Spring Water, Whole Foods Market, Max Brenner, Valrhona, Marky’s Caviar, Patina Restaurant Group, Apple Core Hotels, The Bryant Park Hotel, Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Douglas Elliman, MealPal, Eatwith, Lincoln Ristorante, STATE Grill at the Empire State Building, Mexicue, Grolsch Premium Lager, Kanon Organic Vodka, the Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center, and James Beard-awarded Chef François Payard. Neil was awarded the Golden Bell public relations award for his work with Mobil Travel Guide, as well.
Neil has served as a producer for ABC's Good Morning America and has also created a non-traditional media campaign which was ranked as one of the "Top 10 Successful Marketing Stunts" by Entrepreneur magazine. Neil graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video.
Prior to joining Stuntman PR, Nicole was the Global COO and CFO for Cohn & Wolfe, a world-renowned public relations company, and part of the WPP network. Nicole has over 15 years of experience in progressive finance and operations roles, both globally and domestically. She has worked with many Fortune 500 clients throughout her career, including Walmart, Ford, and Kroger, and has been instrumental in assisting many emerging businesses and startups.
Nicole has her Master's Degree from New York University, and a Bachelor's Degree from Temple University. When not at work, Nicole enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children, her dog Charlie, and her horses.
David Abrams specializes in earned media coverage for some of the country’s best brands. His career experience spans the travel, hospitality, wine and spirits, culinary, and entertainment industries. David began his career working with the Distilled Spirits Council, where he worked on the “Simple Pleasures” campaign, working alongside brands such as Bacardi and Absolut. He then went on to manage the imported wine portfolio for The E&J Gallo Winery, helping to introduce brands such as McWilliam’s, Black Swan and Red Bicyclette to the U.S. market.
His unmatched list of past clients includes United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Hennessy, 3M, 7UP, American Express, Buick, Choice Hotels, Colgate, Dunkin Donuts, E&J Gallo Winery, Folgers, Hyatt, JM Smucker Company, Lincoln, Microsoft Lumia, Panasonic, Piper Heidsieck and Tanqueray. David is also a graduate of New York University.
A graduate of New York University, Dani previously worked as a PR pro at Evyn Block Communications where she supported campaigns for blue-chip restaurant hospitality accounts such as Simon & The Whale at the Freehand Hotel and The Jones, as well as Bien Cuit, Turkey & The Wolf, and more. She has also provided publicity support for the likes of Chef Seamus Mullen and Chef Matthew Keeney’s PLANTMADE line of packaged food as well as butchers Jocelyn Guest and Erika Nakamura, of J&E SmallGoods.
Dani’s interest in the food and hospitality world began while working in local restaurants growing up, where she learned to see food as the universal language and connector of people. She seeks to tell meaningful, profound stories with curiosity and a sense of humor. In her free time Dani enjoys attempting The New York Times crossword, and exploring the city’s ever buzzing craft brewery scene. She never met a Brooklyn Lager she didn’t like.
Elise brings extensive hospitality experience to Stuntman PR, having worked on a variety of restaurant, brewery, hotel and agritourism clients. With expansive knowledge of the food & beverage industry, she channels her enthusiasm into creative and engaging out-of-the-box media campaigns. Elise stays curious about the hospitality industry and brings critical insight about the most impactful ways to share client stories and create buzz.
In her free time, you can find Elise exploring the city's restaurants, practicing her photography skills and binging hours of pop-culture podcasts.
As the lead Social Media Strategist for Stuntman PR, Emma is well versed in food & cocktail culture, working on a number of various social campaigns. Having previously worked as the head Social Media & Marketing Director for a large Detroit hospitality group, Emma specializes in all things social including community management & engagement, influencer identification & communications, story direction & content development and refining of social strategy & brand identity.
Emma is also an accomplished graphic designer and photographer, allowing her to create and develop cohesive and engaging content that leaves a lasting impression on consumers.