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Connect Media – About Us

Daniel CenicerosPresident

Daniel Ceniceros is the President and Founder of Connect Media Company.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, he has 20 years of experience in commercial real estate branding, media, advertising and events. His focus has been on creating technology experiences for news delivery, data and analytics, and marketing for commercial real estate owners, developers, investors, and brokers. Daniel has an extensive network in California and national commercial real estate and is known as strategic thinker and advocate for his clients.

In his years of experience, he has created some of the most successful conferences in the country and has a wealth of experience working with all sectors of the industry and property types.

He was named by the News Funnel as one of their 2015 21 Tech Leaders to Watch, and by CapStak as one of the 35 Power Players in CRE Tech.

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Sarah QuinnVice President

Sarah Quinn is the Vice President for Connect Media Group and leads the events team and handles the day to day operations for the company.

With experience in sales and marketing, she has been in the commercial real estate industry for five years. She has served as a director of marketing for a CRE data & technology company and previously was a senior conference manager & account manager where she was the primary point of contact for conferences, market research, speaker recruitment and marketing development. She has developed marketing programs for hundreds of clients.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McGill University and is on the board of CREW Los Angeles and a member of NAIOP.

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Emily LettieriVice President, Events

Emily Lettieri leads the conference team for Connect Media, and oversees the company’s expansions within the Northeast region and Healthcare Real Estate space. She brings more than a decade of conference experience to the Connect Media team, including her past positions leading the real estate conference group at ALM, and overseeing events at the Federal Bar Council.

Emily’s passion is creating interactive and innovative agendas and conference experiences, and working with commercial real estate executives across the country to achieve their marketing, content and branding goals. From intimate local events praised for their functionality and ease of networking, to national programs attracting over 2,000 attendees, Emily has experience in coordinating and executing a variety of events, as well as all facets of commercial real estate, and is a consummate networker.

Emily has a degree in Communications from the University of Delaware, and was a 2016 SIIA Emerging Leader Awards finalist

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Stephanie PlattnerCreative Director

Stephanie Plattner is the Creative Director for Connect Media Group and focuses on the development of strategic brand positioning, creative design, property marketing, and the creation of social and online promotional campaigns on behalf of clients.

Prior to joining Connect, she was Global Creative Director for Cushman & Wakefield. In this capacity, she led a team of 70 designers and was responsible for developing the first global brand identity for the firm. Additionally, she launched the firm’s first globally integrated digital marketing platform. Prior to C&W, she worked in the architectural, fine arts, media and retail sectors leading marketing and creative brand strategies.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a member of the AIGA.

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Liz LeDouxConference Producer, Southwest

Liz LeDoux

Liz is the Conference Producer, Southwest for Connect Media. She is responsible for the procurement of new business and the expansion into the Texas market.

Prior to joining Connect Media, she was an office broker for Colliers International and was responsible for both the sales and project management aspect of her team’s portfolio.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University.

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Dennis KaiserContent Director, California

Dennis Kaiser

Dennis is the Content Director, West for Connect Media. Dennis Kaiser is responsible for Connect Media’s editorial operations and is involved in a range of strategic initiatives ranging from content development, Social Media and marketing services. Kaiser has spent more than 36 years in journalism and integrated marketing communications.

The former Los Angeles Times writer also operates a communications consultancy for consumer, technology and entertainment brands. He’s recently managed a marketing integration program for JLL’s national retail group, led regional public relations in Southern California for CBRE, and directed the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest.

He’s worked at such agencies as Macy + Associates in Playa del Rey, Idea Hall in Orange County, Bob Gold PR in Redondo Beach, Off Madison Ave in Phoenix, and Thwaites Communications in London.

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Bendix AndersonContent Director, New York

Bendix Anderson

Bendix Anderson is the Content Director, New York City for Connect Media. He has written about commercial real estate, economics and policy for nearly two decades.

His work has appeared in Urban Land Magazine, The Commercial Observer, PERE Magazine, National Real Estate Investor, Multifamily Executive, Shopping Center Business, Seniors Housing Business, Tax Credit Advisor and others.

For nine years, he was a staff writer for Hanley Wood Business Media, covering the multifamily housing business and affordable housing policy for Apartment Finance Today and Affordable Housing Finance Magazine.

He was nominated for a Maggie Award from the Western Publishing Association and contributed to work recognized with a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award.

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Amy Wolff SorterContent Director, Texas

As Texas Editor, Amy Wolff Sorter finds real estate stories and trends around the Lone Star State, and presents them to Connect’s readers. Previous jobs include marketing communications director with Axiometrics and southwest editor for GlobeSt.com. An award-winning journalist, Amy has been a regular contributor to Real Estate Forum, Real Estate Southern California and numerous other regional and national publications.

Born and raised in Chicago, Amy earned her marketing degree from Roosevelt University, and studied direct marketing and journalism at Northwestern University.

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Michael ReikenDirector of New Media

Michael Reiken

Michael is the Director of New Media for Connect Media. Michael handles facets of creative video production for Connect Media and their client-base.

He is a passionate visionary with creative direction oozing from his veins. Michael helmed his video marketing company in Australia before moving its operations to Los Angeles. He has developed online video content, luxury and commercial real estate videos, commercials, social media videos, custom promotional videos and much more for numerous global brands. His seasoned background in Journalism, Communications and Marketing strengthens his knowledge of creating dynamic content.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Film and a Post Graduate Degree in Media Communications.

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Robert FranssenDigital Media Specialist

Robert Franssen

Robert is Digital Media Specialist for Connect Media. Robert oversees Connect Media’s digital online content for Connect Media, as well as designing for their Marketing Solutions clients.

Robert Franssen is an alumnus of UCLA’s Visual Communications and Computer Graphics certificate programs, and has many years of experience in the graphic design community. He has been involved in a broad range of projects, including web design, social media and email marketing, SEO and SEP, traditional print design, publication advertising, signage, presentations etc.

Robert’s career is highlighted by his role as the new media director for two Westside advertising agencies, Weston|Mason Marketing and RAP Communications for nearly two decades, both specializing in real estate development clientele. He was honored for the Best Logo at the prestigious Élan Awards, as well as awards at both Élan (2001) and The Nationals (2003) for Best Website for the The Weston Group and Brookfield Homes, respectively.

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