As Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy for CulinArt Group, Ali Bernardi directs and oversees marketing campaigns for the company’s portfolio of exclusive catering venues as well as the growth and evolution of the company’s “three distinct lifestyle catering brands.” Ali began her career with CulinArt Group in 1999 in the New Business Development department at a time when the company was first entering into the leisure and entertainment market. She quickly took hold the responsibility of marketing the company’s earliest event venues, Playland Park, The Maritime Aquarium and the Cradle of Aviation Museum, and thus a dedicated Venue Marketing department was born. Her experience in large scale special events including the USTA and US Open Golf Classic, combined with her background in catering at the New York Botanical Garden, Guggenheim Museum and Morgan Stanley, and a passion for all things creative and dynamic, were the foundation for the grass-roots marketing campaigns she developed and executed for CulinArt. Today, Ali and her team work with CulinArt’s venue clients on dedicated marketing and advertising campaigns that align with each individual client’s mission and objectives. Ali was the creative force behind the CulinArt Group rebrand in 2013 as well as the launch of the CulinArt Group Catering Collection brand in 2015. She oversees all creative development, and artfully designs many of the company’s ad campaigns herself. She keeps friends of CulinArt informed of company happenings via social media platforms (@culinartgroup) and also handles all public relations and web development.