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Sarasota, FL - February 2, 2016 - Grapevine Communications – the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency – named Art Director Lisa Grasso as the 2015 Employee of the Year. This marks the second consecutive year for Grasso to earn the honor.

"Lisa is a kind, talented professional whose contributions to Grapevine’s success go far beyond the dedication, attention to detail and exceptional work she delivers every day,” said Angela Massaro-Fain, Founder and President of Grapevine Communications. “John (Fain) and I are honored to have her on our team. It’s no surprise that she was once again chosen by her peers as the Employee of the Year.”

Grasso’s selection was announced by Grapevine Executive Vice President & Partner John Fain during the company’s annual Christmas party. Fain commended Grasso’s outstanding work ethic and a positive attitude that is reflected in her day-to-day work.

Selection for the Employee of the Year was based on a range of criteria, including quality of work, knowledge of job requirements, willingness to assist others and more. Each Grapevine employee was graded by their peers, which resulted in Grasso receiving the highest total marks. Along with the honor, Grasso received a cash reward and other gifts, plus the addition of her name to the Employee of the Year plaque displayed in the firm's front lobby.

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. 

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