A dedicated and ambitious young professional, Chris Rossi has established a successful career in representing corporate companies and top-tier talent, including Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winners. The son of a prominent dance veteran, Pam Rossi (“Solid Gold”), Rossi began his career at an early age as a performer, dancing in major studio films including “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “Walk Hard.” He has also appeared on popular television series such as “Zoey 101” and “Glee.” After years of experience in front of the camera, Rossi realized his true passion was in creating a venue for other artists to grow and expand their careers and brands.
At the ripe age of 18, Rossi began representing emerging young talent, creating a voice for these clients. After two years working under his own PR shingle, Rossi partnered with veteran Hollywood publicist, Nancy Iannios, together forming Core Public Relations Group. Managing multiple clients and strategically developing campaigns for each, Rossi has continued to grow his client base which includes notable actors and musicians, along with some of today's most established networks and hottest brands.
Rossi also specializes in press event management, brand partnerships and digital strategy. In an industry that is continuously looking for "What’s Next,” Rossi has his finger on the pulse and brings a fresh perspective and innovative approach to every campaign. Some of Rossi's career highlights include: coverage on six consecutive Academy Awards where he managed carpet flow and press room coverage; establishing publicity campaigns on three Daytime Emmy Awards; and being featured in the highly acclaimed "Variety's 2009 Youth Impact Report," paying homage to the industry's next generation of leaders.
NANCY IANNIOS // PARTNER
In 2010, Nancy merged her own PR shingle, Nancy Iannios Public Relations, with Chris Rossi to form CORE Public Relations Group. Before starting CORE, she built her experience working at Guttman and Pam, followed by B/W/R, Richard Grant & Associates, Sutton Saltzman Schwartz, Jay D. Schwartz & Associates and Iannios Broutman Public Relations.
Nancy has spearheaded PR campaigns for such notable actors as Rosanna Arquette, Diedrich Bader, Drew Barrymore, Lake Bell, Josie Bissett, Rachel Boston, Julie Bowen, Benjamin Bratt, Brooke Burke, Kyle Chandler, Thomas Haden Church, John Corbett, Walton Goggins, Adam Goldberg, Judy Greer, Tony Hale, Neil Patrick Harris, Katherine Heigl, Sarah Lancaster, Jason Lee, Juliette Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Maureen McCormick, John C. McGinley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Roma Maffia, Elisabeth Moss, Barry Pepper, Michael Rapaport, Giovanni Ribisi, Patricia Richardson, Holly Robinson Peete, Debra Jo Rupp, Blair Underwood, Michael Vartan, Christopher Walken, Audrey Whitby and Kimberly Williams.
She has also represented world-renowned medical experts such as Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher, Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist to the Stars Dr. Bill Dorfman and Lasik Eye Surgeon Dr. Robert Maloney, all of whom were featured on ABC’s groundbreaking reality series “Extreme Makeover.” She currently represents veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol, star of Nat Geo WILD’s #1 series “The Incredible Dr. Pol.”
Nancy graduated from the University of Southern California, where she received a B.A. in Sports Information/Broadcast Journalism. While at USC, she interned with such sports organizations as the Los Angeles Lakers & Clippers, USC's Athletic Department and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
AMY BROWNSTEIN // SVP TALENT
Amy brings 20 plus years of in-depth industry experience at her own successful firm, crafting film, television, theater and music campaigns for emerging and established talent as well as launching prestigious lifestyle and tech brands. Brownstein thrives on highlighting the performances and ideals that deserve attention, steal scenes, start conversations and win awards. Her longtime clients include theater heavyweight and SAG, Gotham and Independent Spirit Award winner Brian d'Arcy James, Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth and Oscar nominee Demian Bichir, Chyler Leigh, Lou Diamond Phillips and more.
Amy's success in public relations stems from her passion for the art within this business and the authenticity in which she builds relationships to create magic from seemingly impossible circumstances to drive influential conversations. Brownstein was trained in the theater as a teen at the esteemed Stagedoor Manor before graduating from the Si Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. She lives and works bi-coastally in Los Angeles and New York.
From her time in New York, Brownstein also developed deep relationships in the Lifestyle and Business world. Highlights include: working with early stage entertainment technology companies as the Director of Publicity for Mark Patricof’s KPE, representing the Country of New Zealand and successfully bringing their film incentive program to the United States during “Lord of the Rings,” handling all U.S. TV press for the French production company Atlantique on behalf of TNT’s “Transporter: The Series” in 2014; launching the Syfy Channel’s 2.0 website and successfully promoting their first streaming web series, Bryan Fuller’s “The Amazing Screw-On Head,” working with Susan Lucci launching her accessory, lingerie, fitness and beauty lines for HSN, and handling publicity for Taboo’s (from the Black Eyed Peas) limited edition sneaker line at Bloomingdales. She will also continue to lead the charge “expert” clients in the fields of law, lifestyle, medicine and technology to frame day of media commentary for news bits, create trend stories, and secure national television and printopportunities for the clients to comment on breaking news.
LUIS CORTES // SVP LIFESTYLE & FASHION
With over 18 years of experience leading teams, shaping corporate narratives and having risen through the ranks of some of the fashion industry’s most innovative and dynamic companies, including the Neiman Marcus group, Louis Vuitton, Versace and Marc Jacobs, Luis Cortes joins the Core Public Relations team as Senior Vice President, Lifestyle & Fashion.
Cortes is a respected communicator, credited with many corporate and consumer public relations successes, that has been pivotal in spearheading effective marketing objectives. His diversified experience has enabled him to manage all aspects of a company’s and fashion/lifestyle clients’ public profile, from developing media visibility plans, communication strategies and branding, to celebrity positioning, campaign creation, experiential event production and community relations.
Cortes is highly-respected within the fashion industry for his integrity, professionalism and innovative execution. Cortes has built a career with great work ethic and dedication, learning from some of the most inspiring trendsetters in the industry, such as Robert Duffy and Marc Jacobs.
In addition to his long-standing professional experience and invaluable relationships, he received an executive certificate in Strategic Branding and Public Relations from UCLA and a Master's in International Business from Nova Southeastern University.
CHELSEA BRANDON // VP TALENT
Chelsea Brandon has earned a reputation for being one of the most innovative and creative publicists in the business. In 2014, Chelsea joined the CORE PR team as a senior account executive, and she has recently been promoted to Vice President, Talent where she oversees the day-to-day strategy and PR for a diverse group of clients.
Prior to CORE PR, Chelsea was a publicist at Prime Public Relations where she successfully spearheaded award-winning campaigns including the Oscar® campaign for “Despicable Me 2” and the mega hit song by Pharrell Williams, “Happy.” During her five years at Prime PR, Chelsea developed and implemented strategic public relations and marketing campaigns for corporate and lifestyle clients such as IMDb, Variety, Deadline and The Golden Door and was a vital part of talent client teams including Seth MacFarlane, John Mayer, I. Marlene King, David Ellison, Scott Derrickson, Rita Volk, Sarah Treem and many more.
Her career highlights include handling all aspects of Seth MacFarlane’s hosting gig at the 2013 Oscars and creating the IMDb Star Meter Award which has become a Toronto International Film Festival staple and awarded to talent such as Olivia Wilde, Miles Teller and Brie Larson.
MEGAN TREVINO // ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Megan Trevino began her career at CORE PR as an intern in 2012. She quickly demonstrated a creative savvy for the industry, and she has been promoted several times, most recently to Account Executive where she handles key accounts in the Talent and Events/Activation departments. Career highlights include four years of creating award-winning campaigns for the live production & TV series “Masters of Illusion” for the CW. She spearheaded the strategic rebrand for the iconic Popstar Magazine and currently oversees the day-to-day.
Prior to her full-time position at CORE PR, Megan worked for Associated Television International as a Marketing/Publicity Coordinator. She was responsible for product integration, talent booking and press opportunities for several shows produced by ATI, such as “Marie” (Marie Osmond’s talk show), Planet Hollywood's “Planet 360,” The Hollywood Christmas Parade and Movieguide Awards.
Megan graduated from the University of New Mexico where she received a B.A. in Mass Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations.
SABLE MASSINGILL // ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
Sable graduated from The University of Tennessee in 2013 with a BS in Public Relations. From there, she headed to New York City to work in the fashion industry, assisting in the production and public relations of New York Fashion Week runway shows such as HONOR, Tanya Taylor and Karen Walker. During this time she also worked on photo shoots, styling for both editorial and advertising campaigns including ELLE Mexico, Hercules Universal and the relaunch of PONY footwear.
Sable is passionate about fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands and their overlap within the entertainment industry. She stays up-to-date on all technology and social content advancements, which she uses to garner successful results in her work.
She joined Core PR Group in 2015 working directly with Nancy Iannios & Chelsea Brandon with their diverse roster of clients.
REBECCA FELDBIN // SR. ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
With 10 years of experience in PR, production and marketing, Rebecca is passionate about working with filmmakers, actors and entrepreneurs to promote themselves and their projects. Savvy in her abilities, whether developing social media campaigns, producing video and photo shoots or working one-on-one with journalists, she puts quality and care into her accounts, striving to create campaigns that garner great success for her clients.
After earning a film degree at Binghamton University, Rebecca worked with the Independent Film Project in New York City as well as the Woodstock Film Festival. Through these experiences, Rebecca learned to think on her feet and gained valuable insight into the film industry. In 2008, Rebecca joined Nancy Iannios Public Relations and happily became a part of the CORE PR team when Nancy and Chris formed the company.
Rebecca has worked closely with big names in film and television including Brooke Burke, Walton Goggins, Tony Hale, Jason Lee, John C. McGinley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elisabeth Moss, and Michael Vartan. She also works with non-profit organizations as well as independent businesses, creatives and entrepreneurs, spearheading campaigns for My Mat My Mantra, SKYGLOW Project, the CPR LifeWrap and RugLock. In addition, she serves as Public Relations Director and Talent Liaison Manager for the Chattanooga Film Festival, which Southern Living hailed the “Sundance of the South,” and she represents filmmaker Mark Covino, known for “A Band Called Death.”