Zeesy is the founder of Schnur Associates, Inc. Prior to forming SAI in 1992, Zeesy served for 12 years as Executive Director of the Greater New York Coalition for Soviet Jewry. In that capacity, she dealt with the highest levels of U.S. and Israeli governments, the business establishment, the media, as well as community and organizational groups throughout the country. During her tenure she organized rallies of up to a quarter of a million people, authored position papers and handled international media. Her client roster includes companies and non-profit organizations in Israel, the former Soviet Union, Europe and the U.S. Her primary areas of expertise are in creative marketing, public relations, collateral materials development and event coordination.
Joel is the consummate professional when it comes to government and politics, which has been his life for more than three decades. Joel joined the firm in 1998 after a decade as Deputy Director for AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the pro-Israel lobby. During his tenure, he coordinated a network of key community leaders to lobby Members of Congress, monitored nationwide Senate and House elections, served as liaison to federal, state and local officials and oversaw fundraising and programming for major AIPAC contributors. Prior to that, he served as a senior housing official in the three Koch Administrations and was on the campaign staffs of presidential, senatorial and municipal candidates and successfully secured government and foundation grants for national and local not-for-profit service organizations. Joel coordinates government relations, development and political consulting operations for SAI clients, is a registered lobbyist with both NYC and NYS and serves as a confidante of elected officials and their staff.
Responsible for supervising day-to-day operations, Ethan also manages the company’s business development while overseeing key clients, major campaigns and special projects. In addition to his position as Managing Director, he has been responsible for launching a number of small business ventures.
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Nati Katz, M.S Public Relations, M.A International Affairs is a PR executive who’s worked with a variety of Israeli and U.S-based businesses and professional individuals seeking to improve and implement strategic communications. Nati has previously worked with one of the fastest-growing U.S Independent PR firms. He specializes in Strategic planning, media management, and thought leadership. With 12 years in business journalism for various Israeli business publications including the Hebrew edition of BusinessWeek magazine, he knows the various ways a client can successfully reach the level of exposure they need for optimized results. His current position as head of SAI Digital entails the application of innovative social media and online marketing approaches for clients.
Brian Hathaway has been an industry leader in financial video marketing campaigns on the web for years. He has assisted world-class brands reach a broader audience through custom-tailored video projects. He brings his expertise in storytelling through marketing campaigns to SAI Financial as VP of Financial Marketing and Branding.
Prior to joining Schnur Associates, Brian headed up the Business Development team for the Financial Services sector at Magnet Media, a leader in digital content creation, where he developed projects for Fortune 500 brands to tell their stories through IPO roadshows, Thought Leadership, Brand Essence, Live Events and Customer Stories.
Before Magnet Media, Brian worked at the boutique investment bank, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods on the Fixed Income trading floor from which frequent live broadcasts aired on CNBC.
With many years of experience in publishing and event planning, Gerry brings an extensive background in marketing and promotion to the team. She has worked as Director of Special Events at Town & Country Magazine and New York Magazine.
Dimitry has served as Press Secretary for Israel’s Likud Party and Spokesman to Foreign Media for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He has an MBA in Public Policy from Arison School ofÂ Business, IDC Herzliya and is currently a Masters candidate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University.
Alon Aloni has focused his love of media by starting his professional career in the music industry working for the now debunked Priority Records. Before joining SAI Digital, Alon held a position at the famed Ad Agency Goodby, Silverstein and Partners (GSP). His exposure to all facets of the Advertising world at GSP helped fuel his desire to be part of the Creative cycle and because of that experience at GSP it landed him working with high level clients such as ETrade, Ebay and Appbackr, providing Creative Copy. With the advent of Social Media, Alon found his true calling as the fusion of creative work and technology was right up his alley. Alon studied Strategic Studies and International Relations at the IDC in Israel.
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Prior to joining SAI, Wan has gained solid hands-on experience in government operations in Washington D.C., including: Congress, Asian embassies, U.S. federal agencies, international business councils, think tanks, and nongovernmental organizations. She is currently responsible for developing social media strategies for various clients. Wan has a B.A. in Public Affairs from Syracuse University.