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Angela Massaro-Fain
Executive Creative Director 

About Angela...

Vintage:  Since the beginning of time.

Best part of working at Grapevine:   When there’s mutual success for our clients and ourselves.

Work philosophy:  Be passionate and great at what you do… it has to be fun, it has to be good. Always give back.

Favorite color:  Purple (of course!)

Favorite brainstorm technique:   It’s two extremes… either totally concentrating behind closed doors, or sharing ideas with my partner. (Sometimes wine is involved.)

Favorite hobby:  Cooking, collecting art

What I wanted to be when I grew up:  A star on Broadway.

Angela's Bio...

Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Founder of Grapevine Communications Inc. in Montreal, Canada. Operated as an award-winning, full service ad agency from 1988 to 1998. Customers included: Alcan Aluminum, Biovail Pharmaceutical, Brother International, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, Playtex Canada, and more.

In 1998, Grapevine Communications was acquired by one of its customers, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG); a publicly traded corporation in the packaging industry. After relocating to the Executive Office in Sarasota, Angela became the Advertising & Investor Relations Manager, heading up their in-house advertising agency.

Partnered with John Fain to re-establish Grapevine Communications in Sarasota in early 2002.

Transitioned leadership of agency in April 2017.

Continues to serve as Executive Creative Director.

Professional Achievements:

Current community involvement includes:

  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
    • Gala Co-Chair, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
    • Board of Directors (2009-May 2016)
    • Secretary for the Board (2014-May 2016)
    • Planned Giving Committee (2009-May 2016)
    • "Sisterhood for Good" Donor Advised Fund, Administrator (2011-present)
    • "Massaro Kozak Art Scholarship Fund" Donor Advised Fund, Administrator (2014-present)
  • The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Ambassadors Group (2017)
  • Together Manatee - founding Board Member (2016-present)
  • Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota, Board Member (2015-present)
  • Approved Home Health, Board Member (2016-present)
  • North Port Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
    • Board Member (2012-present)
    • Marketing Committee Chair (2014-2015)
    • Advisory Board (2013)
  • 2014 Modern Pentathlon Sarasota Bradenton - Marketing Co-Chair
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement Sarasota/Manatee 2012-2014,
    Board Member (2009-2014)
  • Instride Therapy, Marketing Committee Chair (2012-2013)
  • We Care Manatee, Gala Committee (2012-2014)
  • Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors (2009-2014)
    • Executive Committee (2012-2013)
    • Small Business Council Chair (2010-2012)
  • YMCA Foundation of Sarasota
    • Gala Executive Committee (2013-2014)

Angela Massaro-Fain

Grapevine Communications Int’l. Inc.
5201 Paylor Lane
Sarasota, FL 34240