Scott Dallavo | Director of Events and Strategic Alliances
Los Angeles Times
Scott is the director of events and strategic alliances for the Los Angeles Times. Working in conjunction with Times vice president of public affairs and events, Suzy Jack, Scott oversees the daily operation of an in-house team and production partners that develop and execute more than 90 events each year. The Times’ slate of events ranges from large-scale community festivals to exclusive high-end gatherings. In his role, Scott collaborates with all departments across the company to ensure that the events successfully amplify Times journalism and civic engagement initiatives, cultivate and maintain audiences, generate original content, connect sponsors and affiliates with consumers, and create new revenue streams. Before joining The Times in 2009, Scott served as the director of marketing and promotion and on-air talent for Pirate Radio, The Beat and Indie 103.1, where his weekly show “Retrograde” is still heard on indie1031.com. As a professional DJ, who has opened for artists including Blondie, X and Bryan Ferry, Scott can often be found behind the turntables at LA Times events.
Hillary Manning | Director of Communications
Los Angeles Times
As the director of communications for the Los Angeles Times, Hillary oversees media relations, corporate communications and publicity for the country’s largest daily metropolitan news organization. In addition to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, The Times produces a growing series of events throughout the year – most notably the Festival of Books, America’s largest public literary festival, and The Taste, the region’s premiere culinary festival. In her role as the communications director, Hillary collaborates with departments throughout the organization, as well as many partners, clients and affiliates, to plan, execute and promote events. Prior to joining The Times in 2009, Hillary was involved in media relations, marketing and event production with organizations including the California Science Center, Cure Autism Now, KCRW, United Way of Greater LA and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.