Spears Group Hires New Director Of Special Events, Names New VP Of Operations
NEW ORLEANS – Spears Group announced Michelle Tarallo joined the team as the Director of Special Events. Tarallo will lead the newly-formed Special Events division that will focus on the continued growth of the firm's existing event portfolio while continuing to create new signature events as well as managing the event and experiential needs for clients.
Hailing from Houston, Tarallo initially moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University where she earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Business. Tarallo has a background in events, marketing and business development as well as previous experience with SMG at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and most recently she served as Manager of Business Development at Dinner Lab, helping the New Orleans-based supper club expand across 30 cities and produce hundreds of events.
"I'm motivated and excited to join such an established business with a team that focuses on creative, strategic, and interesting products and solutions for our clients," said Tarallo, Director of Events. "
As Spears Group prepares for its 10-year anniversary in 2018, it focuses on additional structural improvements to secure the firm's future into the next phase of the business. With these business developments, Ronald Evangelista has been promoted to Vice President of Operations, effective immediately.
Evangelista joined the team in 2013 and most recently held the position of Director of Operations. In addition to managing all internal operations for the company, he also previously managed the operations and logistics for all of Spears Group's signature events.
Currently, Evangelista is the President-Elect of the Ad Club of New Orleans. He was named Promotions and Special Events person of the year by the Ad Club of New Orleans in 2015 and was a recipient of an Individual Award of Excellence from the New Orleans Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 2016.
"During my time at Spears Group, I have had the opportunity to dabble in many realms including our event products, business logistics and client needs," said Ronald Evangelista, V.P. of Operations. "In my new role, I am eager to facilitate the growth of Spears Group, and our new Special Events division into the future."
"Each year, I am humbled and pleased by the continuous growth of the organization and our team members," said Cleveland Spears, III, president and CEO of the Spears Group. "With this year, in particular, I have high hopes for Spears Group, and for our individual team members continued growth and development. We have great plans to implement in 2017 that will extend well into the future."
Ronald Evangelista, V.P. of Operations