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Alexander Maimis

Attorney, Poles Tublin Stratakis & Gonzalez, LLP

Alexander Maimis is a corporate attorney, specializing in International Maritime Transactions within a boutique New York-based law firm, representing a diverse international clientele. Alexander’s practice is focused on maritime transactions, corporate matters and asset-based lending, counseling companies and financial institutions on the maritime and corporate laws of multiple countries.

Raymond Gnesin works as the Director of Audience & Program Operations for an event’s start-up called The Lead. Born in New Jersey and spending the vast majority of his childhood in and around New York City, Raymond has watched lower Manhattan rebuild and flourish, and is passionate about seeing other resilient communities survive and subsequently thrive through their own tragedies. In his free time, Raymond can be found watching sports, at the theater, traveling, or sampling some of the many restaurants and rooftop bars New York City has to offer.

Sophie Theis

Marketing Associate, CNXTD Event Media Corp

Sophie Theis is a highly skilled marketing professional, brand consultant, and graphic designer with a passion for creating impactful brand experiences. With expertise in social media management, digital advertising, and content creation, she has a proven track record of driving success for high-profile events and small businesses.

As a Marketing Associate at CNXTD Event Media Corp., Sophie Theis oversees the day-to-day operations of social media channels and develops marketing strategies for various ad platforms. She has built strong partnerships, resulting in doubled event attendance, and raised funds of over $500,000.

Previously, at the Mental Health Association in NYS, Inc., Sophie Theis led successful social media marketing campaigns, doubling following on Facebook and Twitter and increasing event participation by 150%. She also excels as an independent Branding Consultant, offering comprehensive services such as logo design, advertisement design, animations, and website design.

Sophie Theis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a focus on Marketing and Graphic Design. She combines technical expertise in tools like Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, HTML/CSS coding, and Google Workplace with creative proficiency to deliver exceptional results.

Driven, innovative, and dedicated, Sophie Theis is poised to make a lasting impact in marketing, branding, and graphic design.