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Brisa Carleton


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Brisa is a two-time Tony Award winning Broadway producer/investor, a "40 Under 40" award winning sports and luxury entrepreneur, and CEO of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA and Grace Influential on behalf of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. She has the personal distinction of being one of only 100 investors in the smash hit, Hamilton. She built a successful multi-million dollar investment portfolio that has been involved in financing over 30 Broadway shows and global live entertainment properties. Her Broadway investment activities have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Financial Times.


Prior to joining the Foundation, Brisa served as Director of Innovation for a billion dollar live entertainment company. She also hosts a national radio show featuring live entertainment entrepreneurs on Sirius XM and has served multiple terms as a theater selection panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. She has a degree in music, an MBA in finance, and a certificate in Sports & Entertainment Business from Harvard Business School. 

Executive leadership experience managing some of the world’s most highly regarded brands, brand evolution and re-positioning, project development and operations in luxury fashion/marketing, real estate, and in several public institutions.  Proven ability to manage complex campaigns and guide brand management projects.  Experience in concept development and execution for national/international teams incorporating multiple corporate and brand partnerships/stakeholders.  Highly effective public relations skills with a proven track record of public speaking and development in partnership with consulting, advertising, and marketing professionals.

Kevin Thompson


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Menaka Sampath

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Menaka hails from the fashion industry and has worked for some of the world’s most prestigious luxury online retailers in New York, including Net-a-Porter and Moda Operandi. She has worked across virtually all aspects of the fashion industry, including sourcing and production, marketing and merchandising, public relations, and web development.  In addition to her role as Content Director at Grace Influential, she is Executive Vice President at AMAIÒ, a luxury swim and resort wear brand inspired by mid-century couture.


She is a proud University of Pennsylvania alumna and currently lives in Malibu, California

Ann-Marie Albrechtson is the Chief of Staff at Princess Grace Foundation (PGF) and Grace Influential. She oversees their financial and operations functions including financial reporting, business planning, compliance, and management of staff. She is also the Foundation and Grace Influential's in house Princess Grace historian. She holds a MA in Connoisseurship and the History of the Art Market (1850-Present) from Christie's Education, New York and a BA from the University of Wisconsin in Public History.

Ann-Marie Albrechtson


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Christopher Lacy


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Gucci, Omega, Donna Karan and Barneys New York are just a few of the well-known brands Christopher has worked with in his 20+ years. He has developed a specialty for creating meaningful customer experiences especially for affluent clients. Lacy is the Founder and President of Christopher Lacy Consulting a firm dedicated to building strategic operational and leadership programs. His deep industry knowledge of leadership, sales coaching, CRM data, and operational expertise help to elevate brand profiles and client experience.


Christopher is also Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design in the Fashion Management graduate program as well as Curriculum Developer for Parsons New School Executive Education Program. In addition to teaching at Parsons, he is also Co-creator and Host of Retail Revolution Podcast which features in-depth conversations with experts in omni-channel retailing with myriad perspectives: technology, consumer engagement, data analytics, merchandising and more. He is the Co-founder of Sustainable Fashion Tech and serves as a mentor for Black In Corporate. Christopher has shared his knowledge and industry outlook by facilitating workshops for Polimoda, writing articles for WWD, providing insight to Business Insider and participating on multiple panels including Fashinnovation NYC.

Meet Brooklyn-based actor, personal stylist, and philanthropist, Emilie Goodrich. She spearheads the social media and content design for Grace Influential. As a graduate of the University of Michigan's Theatre & Drama department, Emilie has a large passion for the arts. She also has an extensive background with brand ambassadorships and modeling. Grace Kelly is used for inspiration in every aspect of her life, due to Grace's glamour on stage and off, as well as her generous contributions to the artistic community. In Emilie's free time she takes her dog Phoebe on adventures, just as Grace had with her poodle Oliver!

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