Alexis Chateau PR is an independent public relations agency, providing services to entrepreneurs who fall outside the budget reach of big PR firms.
At Alexis Chateau PR, we are all artists and entrepreneurs. Every team member has owned their own startup or professional freelance practice – sometimes both. And we all have a creative background ranging from painting to music.
This has helped us form strong connections with our clients, and to relate on a level big PR agencies cannot. We know all the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, and we understand the difficulties of getting your art before the right audience.
Our diverse team is made up of five core members:
- Alexis Chateau, Founder & Managing Partner
- Johnson Sainvil, Senior Business Consultant
- Randi Minetor, Key Adviser
- Shadow Chateau, Goodwill Ambassador
- Alyssa Williams, Senior Designer
Name: Alexis Chateau, CPP
Position: Founder & Managing Partner
Education: Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Associate’s in the Arts, Certified Payroll Professional, Mentorship under Randi Minetor
Experience: 11 Years
Second Language: Jamaican Creole
Focus: Management & Recruiting, PR & Marketing, Client Acquisition
Usually found buried in books or tapping away at her keyboard, Alex lives in a world of words. When she’s not up to her bookworming ways, you can find her on hiking trails or raiding the fridge for dessert and wine. She’s best known for her lifestyle blogging, fictional pieces, and rescuing Shadow the PR Cat.
Name: Johnson Sainvil, MBA
Position: Senior Business Consultant
Education: Bachelor’s in Business Administration, MBA in Marketing
Experience: 12 Years
Second Language: Haitian Creole (French)
Focus: Business Formation & Licensing, Drafting & Assessing Contracts, Networking, Music
Johnson’s management experience ranges from independent artists to startups to retail giants. In his college years, he dabbled in music and became instrumental in the success of big acts like Black Violin. Despite his marketing background, Johnson much prefers the behind-the-scenes work of turning business ideas into companies — and all the paperwork that comes with it. What a guy!
THE INDUSTRY VETERAN
Name: Randi Minetor, MBA
Position: Key Adviser
Education: Bachelor’s in English, Bachelor’s in Psychology, Masters in Film Theory, Masters in Broadcasting
Experience: 30+ Years
Focus: Media Relations, Travel, Mentoring
Alex invited Randi to join the team after reading one of her many inspirational books. With decades of PR experience under her belt, Randi’s primary role is to provide ongoing mentorship to Alex, who wants to be like her when she grows up. She also handles all client queries that may require a second-opinion at Alexis Chateau PR.
Randi runs her own PR practice in New York, Minetor & Company, Inc. She has published more than 50 books, and is a best-selling author.
THE PR PRODIGY
Name: Shadow Chateau
Position: Goodwill Ambassador
Education: Kitty Domestication & PR Apprenticeship under Alexis Chateau
Experience: 1 Month
Second Language: Motorboat Purring
Focus: Animal Justice, Tweeting, Blogging, Begging for Treats
Shadow Chateau was rescued from a feral colony by the Meow and Purr Foundation, and found his forever home with Alexis Chateau PR. Alex soon noticed he had a knack for hanging around the office while she did PR work, and put him to the test.
His exceptional skills at PR soon earned him a promotion to lead the company’s goodwill strategies. He is smarter than Randi and Alex combined, and tweets without opposable thumbs.
Name: Alyssa Williams
Position: Senior Designer
Education: Bachelor’s in Graphic Design
Experience: 9 Years
Second Language: Jamaican Creole
Focus: Graphic Design, Networking, Fashion
Alyssa is a Jamaican artist with an eye for detail. She paints, draws, reads comic books, and balances a schedule of all work and no sleep. Alyssa has been best friends with Alex for 15 years, and worked with her on creative pieces for 14. She was the first person to encourage Alex to share her writing with the world, way back in 2002. Look how that turned out!
Talk about #SquadGoals!