Our executive team

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Carol Chenkin

Carol is Co-Founder & Managing Partner of CLC Enterprises based in Boca Raton Florida. She has more than 25 years of experience in corporate branding, event marketing and public relations and oversees the strategic development of all client programs. Carol started her career at Young & Rubicam, rising to Vice President of Event Marketing & Branding of Y&R’s public relations firm Burson-Marsteller. During her 12 year tenure, Carol worked with clients such as AT&T, American Express, the US Army and the New York Stock Exchange on a variety of marketing initiatives and events. As managing partner of CLC, Carol has been responsible for helping small and medium businesses launch and grow their companies. In addition, she has helped raise millions of dollars for a myriad of nonprofit organizations through innovative event marketing strategies. Carol is a graduate of the VPA and Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse University.

 

lonnieLonnie Chenkin

Lonnie is Co-Founder & Managing Partner of CLC Enterprises. He has been a senior executive in entertainment, marketing and licensing industries for most of his 30 year professional career.

Lonnie has held executive-level positions at many entertainment, media and licensing companies and was, most recently President of NextLife Inc. an innovative “green” brand that is on the cutting edge of sustainability. Prior to NextLife, Lonnie served as President of Muze Inc, an aggregator and licensor of digital entertainment information to clients such as Apple, Yahoo, Barnes & Noble and E-Bay. Prior to joining Muze, Lonnie was EVP of Corporate Development at Alliance Entertainment Corporations, where he was the senior strategic planning & business development executive of the Company with direct P&L responsibility for Alliance’s digital assets, including subsidiaries All Music Guide and Red Dot Network. Lonnie also held executive positions at Premier Artist Services, the management company that represented artists such as Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Julio Iglesias and Paramount Pictures, where he was intimately involved in Paramount’s expansion into home video, pay television and first run syndication. Lonnie also held the position of Executive Vice President for Burston-Marsteller and focused on building the entertainment and sports marketing. Lonnie started his career at the “Big 8” accounting firm of Cooper and Lybrand.

 

bios-jessicaJessica Roof

Jessica Roof joined CLC with over 10 years of experience as a Senior Account Executive and oversees many of the client programs. Jessica manages the creative development and strategic marketing of CLC’s client base. Jessica also supervises both the CLC internal staff as well as the activities of all outside vendors and freelancers. Prior to joining CLC, Jessica has worked in marketing and corporate development for businesses and non-profit organizations including The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County as Senior Director of Corporate Development and most recently for the Miami Dolphins. Jessica graduated from the University of Central Florida and lives in Delray Beach.

 

Dana Kobylarski

Dana Kobylarski recently joined CLC as an Account Executive who oversees the needs of clients and senior management and works in graphic design. Previously, Dana worked in account management at a digital marketing agency for several high-level advertisers, including Suave, State Street Global Advisors, Audi, UPS, Fast Company and American Express, on campaigns with heavily integrated digital and social media components. Her background also includes account and media buying experience at a large NYC-based advertising agency, Havas Worldwide, as well as a firm in Winter Park, Florida. Dana graduated with her BS in Advertising from the University of Florida.

 

 

Ira Chenkin

Ira H. Chenkin

Ira is Of Counsel to CLC and is one of the leading attorneys in the nation with over 35 years of success in defending the rights of his clients. Ira is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers and is highly regarded for his successful career as a State and Federal Trial Lawyer. Ira received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he graduated Cum Laude. He attended South Texas College of Law, Notre Dame University and Imperial College of London. He received his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1977. Ira is also a successful entrepreneur, sports agent and boxing promoter. Ira provides legal counsel and business development expertise to CLC and its diverse client base.