Meredith Dropkin

Grapevine Communications Announces Staff Promotions and New Hire

taylor lawless bio picSarasota, FL - December 1, 2016 - Grapevine Communications – the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency – continues its momentum of growth by promoting two key staff members and adding an experienced marketing professional to its account management team. Lisa Grasso was promoted to Senior Art Director; Heidi Cook was promoted to Special Projects and Events Manager; Taylor Lawless joined the firm as a Client Relations Manager.

"Our team is at the heart of everything we do and achieve here at Grapevine,” said Angela Massaro-Fain. “Together, we’ve earned a multitude of accolades for exceptional work, all while continuing to help our clients reach new levels of success. We are always proud to recognize those on our staff who bring dedication, hard work and exceptional talent to every project they touch.”

Grasso graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. She began her tenure at Grapevine Communications as an intern from January 2006 through April of 2006. Grasso joined the company full-time as a designer in May 2006, and was promoted to Art Director in June 2010. She has the distinction of earning the firm’s Employee of the Year honor for two consecutive years: 2014 and 2015.

With over three decades of agency experience in production management, media planning/buying, client relations, project management and office management, Cook originally joined Grapevine in March 2006 as Production and Traffic Manager. She later pursued a position as a Digital Project Manager for a digital advertising agency. Cook rejoined Grapevine in March 2016 as Special Projects Coordinator. Her promotion follows suit to her many years of experience and the talent she continues to bring to the team.

Originally from Chicago, Lawless attended Illinois State University on a full athletic scholarship for basketball and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration. Prior to joining Grapevine as a Client Relations Manager, Lawless worked as the Sales Coordinator/National Sales Assistant at iHeart Media in Sarasota. In her role with Grapevine, she is responsible for building and managing client relationships, coordinating project development processes and maximizing opportunities for exposure for a select group of clients.

Grapevine Communications provides full-service advertising, marketing and public relations services to clients nationwide. The firm is the most award-winning advertising agency in Sarasota, Florida, and the surrounding areas. For more information on Grapevine Communications, contact Shaunna Norris ( at 941-351-0024 or visit the website at