Experienced. Curious. Inventive. Nimble.

LAURIE BARNETT

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT | GOTHAM ARTISTS + GOTHAM ARTISTS CREATIVE

Laurie Barnett is a veteran talent manager and agent, event producer, project manager, and sales and marketing executive with over 30 years experience. She is an entrepreneur with deep roots in the food and restaurant business and the theatre. She began her career as an actress and producer, founding The Actor-Managers, an actors’ collaborative. She has held director positions at The Hearst Corporations, The Food Group, Chef Magazine in addition to large scale events (Race for the Cure, Taste of the Nation, National Restaurant Show) and corporations (American Express, J.P. Morgan Chase, Estée Lauder Inc.) Read More...

PHONE 646-578-8788  |  EMAIL laurie@gothamartists.com

 

Samantha Conine

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & CLIENT RELATIONS | GOTHAM ARTISTS + GOTHAM ARTISTS CREATIVE

Samantha is the Director of Client Relations at Gotham Artists and their newest division, Gotham Creative. Strategic creativity and logistics are her specialty; working with people is her passion. 

Before joining GA, Samantha had roles in casting, creative development, and digital content. She graduated from Boston University as well as their prestigious screenwriting certificate program.  Read More...

PHONE 646-873-6604  |  EMAIL samantha@gothamartists.com

 

Erika Gomez

MARKETING DIRECTOR | GOTHAM ARTISTS + GOTHAM ARTISTS CREATIVE

Erika is the Marketing Director at Gotham Artists and Gotham Artists Creative. She first joined the team as an intern and grew into the position she holds today. A Cum Laude graduate of Rider University, Erika holds a degree in Arts Administration. She discovered her passion for live events when she joined her school's Student Entertainment Council as the Multicultural Chair, organizing and marketing events ranging from concerts and food festivals to fashion shows and lecture series. Erika's brand-driven storytelling, creative eye and attention to detail, captures attention in a cacophonous world.

PHONE 646-873-6809  |  EMAIL erika@gothamartists.com

 

ALEC julian MELMAN

CO-FOUNDER + PARTNER | GOTHAM ARTISTS

Alec was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, which may explain his no-nonsense approach to life and business. He graduated from Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School, his proudest academic achievement, and then received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, followed by a J.D. from New York Law School (he is a recovering attorney, licensed to practice in New York State.) Before starting Gotham Artists, Alec worked at a top speakers bureau where he met his business partner, Daniel Ymar.

Like any true son of Brooklyn, he's loath to admit that he now lives quite happily in Bergen County, NJ with his wife and son. In what spare time he can muster, Alec enjoys riding his bike all over NYC, playing tennis and hockey, collecting LPs and watching classic episodes of the Simpsons.  Read More... 

 

DANIEL YMAR

CO-FOUNDER + PARTNER | GOTHAM ARTISTS

Daniel grew up in Rockville, MD, in the suburbs of Washington DC and studied economics at NYU while getting his first taste of the entertainment world interning at the Endeavor Talent Agency. 

Upon graduation in 2003, he took his first job in the mailroom of NBC News in DC learning everything he could about the news business and seeing up close legendary journalists like Tim Russert and Andrea Mitchell. 

In 2005, Daniel met his future business partner, Alec Melman, while working at a top speakers bureau, learning the ins and outs of booking high profile keynote speakers.  Read More...

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