Meredith Dropkin

Grapevine Communications Leadership Continues Active Role
on Local Boards

Sarasota, Florida – October 2013 – Grapevine Communications – the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency – announced its commitment to local boards for 2013/2014.

“Our roles go well beyond the creative work we provide for businesses and extends into the organizations and programs that make our community such a great place to live in,” said Angela Massaro-Fain. “Grapevine was founded on the principles of achieving remarkable results for our clients and always giving back when the opportunity arises. By continuing to play active parts in the enhancement of our community, we are able to do just that.”

The following is the most up-to-date list of community involvement for Grapevine’s leadership team:

Angela Massaro-Fain, Founder and President:

  • Junior Achievement Sarasota/Manatee – Chair of the Board, 2012-2013
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors – Re-elected for a one-year term, 2013-2014
  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
    • Board of Directors – Re-elected for a three-year term, 2013-2016
    • Planned Giving Committee – Serving three-year term, 2013-2016
    • Sisterhood For Good Donor Advised Fund / Women's Giving Circle - Managing Director
  • YMCA Foundation of Sarasota
    • Gala Executive Committee, 2013-2014

John Fain, Partner & Executive Vice President:

  • Asolo Repertory Theatre – Board & Corporate Committee Chair, 2013-2015
  • Y Foundation of Sarasota Community, Coalition for Children – Board Member

Gabriele Vest, Account Executive:

  • Young Leaders Alliance of Lakewood Ranch – Board of Directors and Communication Chair
  • Salvation Army’s “Glitz At The Ritz” – Committee Member
  • Gulf Coast Builders Exchange – Membership & Communications Committees
  • Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI), School Advisory Council – Board Member
  • Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Communications Council – Board Member

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