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Who is Merritt+Grace?

Merritt+Grace founders Allison Hastey and Frances Tourtelot realized they made a great team while working together at Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. In their time together, they excelled at client consultation, sharing their marketing expertise and delivering results through the #3 e-commerce site in the world. Allison and Frances managed a variety of entertainment clients nationwide including the Denver Broncos, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Live Nation, University of Denver, Colorado Ballet, Colorado Rockies, New York Islanders, and many more. 

Built on the foundation of years of experience, a strong working relationship and many walks & talks around Washington Park in Denver, Allison and Frances decided to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams by launching Merritt+Grace in the fall of 2014.

Allison has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and event planning. She has held positions in Denver and New York City, and played an integral role in developing, managing and executing campaigns across the country. Prior to founding Merritt+Grace, Allison held the position of Communications Unit Director in the Prevention Services Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment where she managed statewide health awareness media. Learn more about Allison’s experience on LinkedIn.

With 20 years of marketing and media experience, Frances brings a wealth of knowledge to Merritt+Grace, from managing national and international promotion & charity campaigns, to directing all aspects of event marketing & media planning, and implementing CSR strategies. After more than 12 successful years at Ticketmaster, Frances recently left her position as Marketing Promotions Director, North America to found Merritt+Grace. Check out Frances’ years of experience on LinkedIn.

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