Posts: Tommy Ringhofer James Talamo and Kevin Alonzo
Tommy Ringhofer James Talamo and Kevin Alonzo
Tommy Ringhofer, Vice President, Group Manager Talent Buying, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment New York, NY Tommy has 15 years of experience working with talent and talent representatives in the brand space. He plays a crucial role leading the day-to-day operations of KSE’s athlete and celebrity talent procurement division. He is responsible for negotiating and managing brand partnerships from endorsements and original content creation to sponsorships and live events. He has spearheaded programs for several brands including Avocados From Mexico, Clorox, Hyundai, Michelin, Nestle, U.S. Cellular, and Wendy’s and aligned them with talent such as Tim Tebow, Tony Gonzalez, Travis Kelce, Grant Hill, Hines Ward, Emmitt Smith, Kris Bryant, Kurt Warner, Eddie George, and Frank Thomas. Tommy started his career at WME IMG, the world’s leading talent agency, strategizing with artist managers, concert promoters, and venue directors to execute live concert tours, tour sponsorships, and music partnerships. His talent agency experience allows him to provide clients with high value talent research, activation recommendations, and rights counseling. In this role Tommy worked with many high profile artists including Lady GaGa, Britney Spears, The Eagles, Peter Gabriel, Janet Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, and Eric Church. Living and working in Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York, Tommy has continued to develop and maintain relationships with high profile talent, agents, managers, and publicists.
James Talamo, Account Supervisor Men’s Lifestyle, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment New York, NY James is a seasoned media relations strategist with more than seven years of experience in the fashion, lifestyle, sports, business and consumer brand space. Throughout his career, James has led successful media relations campaigns and grand-scale events for a wide range of clients in many instances leveraging elite, high-profile spokespeople to effectively deliver brand messaging.
Kevin Alonzo, Assistant Account Executive Ketchum Sports & Entertainment New York, NY Kevin is an AAE at Ketchum with a focus on sports and lifestyle PR. Kevin embraces a versatile role on the team, willing to contribute in any way possible to ensure that our clients receive the results they deserve. From media relations and developing press materials to creative ideation, Kevin has an active presence on each account he works on. Kevin’s attitude and positive energy has a direct impact on the work he puts forward. His strong work-ethic has culminated in successful activations around Super Bowl, the College Football Playoff, the Olympic Games, NCAA Final Four and more.