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TSE Featured Speakers Friday: Alexis Amato & Alexandra Schrecengost

Meet the speakers at Catersource + The Special Event!

Alexis Amato, CEO, Manifest with Alexis 

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Alexis is a speaker, business coach, manifestation expert, podcast host, and influencer currently residing in the New England state of Connecticut. Previously a Sales Manager for hotel properties such as Hilton, Kimpton, and Fairmont, she excelled at her career in hotels for the previous 12 years before losing her job to the pandemic and making a switch to coaching full-time.  

As an advocate for the practice of manifestation, Alexis works with business owners to change their limiting beliefs, scale their finances, and create more of a presence online for their brand. Among other achievements, Alexis has been featured as a speaker, panelist, podcast guest, and has also been featured in various publications, as well as created a successful Instagram following with her account @fullofsips based on her food and travel adventures. 

Posting for Profit! 

Tuesday, March 28 at 1:15 p.m. 

The year is 2023, and now more than ever, using social media as a part of your marketing strategy is not only key, but integral to your growth. With 3.96 billion users, Instagram and Facebook alone now cover 77% of ad spend, making a consumer 6 times more likely to buy from you with a social media business page. After getting furloughed from her six-figure career as a Hotel Sales Manager, Alexis Amato, Food/Travel Influencer, Multi-Biz Owner, and Business Coach took her side business from generating $300/month to $12,000+/month by strategically marketing her business using a combination of social media platforms. By creating a consistent brand for yourself that looks professional, Alexis will teach you how to use Instagram to sell your services and raise your profits almost instantaneously. 

Alexandra Schrecengost, CEO, Culture With Us 


Wine Enthusiast 40 under 40 Tastemaker, Alexandra Schrecengost founded Virtual With Us in 2020 following Culture With Us in 2021—and serves as the CEO. The organizations’ missions are to support global corporations with distributed workforces through cultural programming, and food and beverage entertainment to better improve human connections.  

With more than 18+ years of experience in wine, spirits, hospitality, lifestyle, and luxury public relations, Alexandra Schrecengost brings a robust pedigree to Virtual With Us. An architect of established media relationships with WSET Level 3 Advanced distinction, she has a long roster of luxury product campaigns, events marketing, and community-building initiatives. Most recently, Alexandra led communications strategy, brand campaign initiatives, media relations, website development, and social media strategy as Head of Communications and Digital at fine wine marketing agency Wilson Daniels. Additionally, notable former clients include the Spanish wine regions of D.O. Ribera del Duero and D.O. Rueda, Nespresso, Stoli Vodka, Marchesi Antinori, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, and The Plaza Hotel.  

Alexandra holds the WSET Level 4 Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and a Masters of Public and Organizational Relations from Montclair State University. Alexandra serves on the beverage committee for The James Beard Foundation and the board of Self Help Africa. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their twin boys, is a huge fan of tequila and tempranillo—and enjoys traveling, reading, and dancing in her free time. 

Revenue Driven Events in a Hybrid Environment 

Tuesday, March 28 at 11:15 a.m. 

Join this in-depth conversation on fluid ways to create innovative hybrid events in this new era of work evolution to encourage and strengthen company culture and team building as well as pipeline generation and sales to allow for a healthy revenue stream. 

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