MELINDA MORRIS ZANONI
CEO

melindaMelinda is a renowned Talent Representative, and in 2005, she founded the management firm Legacy Talent & Entertainment where she represents some of the highest profile celebrities, athletes, and media companies. Melinda has an extensive network of relationships with TV networks, film studios, sponsors, and Fortune 500 companies, with whom she has closed many high profile and lucrative corporate endorsements and licensing deals.  Melinda is also the Managing Member of Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group, a HUB certified law firm. Melinda has participated in a variety of transactions valued in excess of $21 billion. Melinda earned her B.S. with Honors in Economics and Business from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and her law degree Cum Laude from the University of Illinois College of Law. Melinda speaks on the topics of “Motorsports and Entertainment”, most recently at The Racing Conference and “Film Finance”, at “Behind the Scenes: Film & Music Law”. Melinda is a Director of Bouncing Brain Holdings, LLC, which produces the television show “Everyday Edisons,” and is a member of both the Film Board of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, and the NCBA Sports Entertainment Section Council. Melinda splits her time between Los Angeles and Charlotte.

Melinda may be contacted through her assistant at assistant@legacytalentllc.com.

MIMI SABATES
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

A native Charlottean and graduate of Furman University, Mimi Sabates has been involved with the NASCAR community since the 1980s when her father, Felix Sabates, formed Team SABCO. Mimi became a NASCAR team owner when she co-founded HighLine Performance, which fielded a car in the Busch Series and had a successful season. HighLine Performance partnered with NFL legend Terry Bradshaw to become FitzBradshaw Racing. FBR fielded several teams in the Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series, and the Camping World East Series, remained successful through 2009, and was a featured team on the Speed Channel reality show NBS 24-7.

Prior to her NASCAR career, Mimi worked for the Charlotte Hornets as the local Marketing Director and for the Charlotte Checkers as the Promotions and Merchandising Manager. Mimi is well-known for her civic work in and around Charlotte and serves on the Board of Directors of a number of charitable organizations, including Foundation for the Carolinas, the Duke Cancer Institute Board of Overseers, St. Jude, Chair of the Ambassador’s Ball for Allegro, and Victory Junction.

Mimi may be contacted at mimisabates@legacytalentllc.com

Shannon Murphy
Talent Manager

With a career built in New York City, Shannon is the newest member to join the Legacy Talent & Entertainment team. Before completing an intensive in publishing at New York University, Shannon graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in Journalism / Strategic Communication. Immediately thereafter, Shannon moved to NYC and joined the fully integrated management company, The Wall Group, an Endeavor company (formerly WME / IMG), with offices in NYC, Los Angeles, London and Paris. During her five years at the agency, she managed some of the most influential artists within the fashion and beauty industries, often working with Fortune 500 companies.

She will be working on brand partnerships and management of LTE’s talent roster.

Shannon can be reached via email at shannon@legacytalentllc.com.

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ALEXIS GRAY
TALENT COORDINATOR

Alexis comes from a strong entertainment background, specializing in music/artist management and production. Prior to joining Legacy Talent and Entertainment, Alexis graduated from Clemson University with a concentration in Sport and Entertainment Management and has worked with Red Bull, US Soccer, & iHeart Media. At Legacy, Alexis will be acting as the Talent Coordinator, assisting the team with celebrity appearance requests and bookings, social media management and talent management.

Alexis may be contacted at alexis@legacytalentllc.com

MARY GAMBLE
ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Mary earned her joint MBA/JD from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut with honors in 2010. Prior to MBA and Law school, Mary graduated from Clemson University with a BA in 2006, cum laude and was on the Dean’s List for all four years. Mary handles all the accounting, finance, and tax matters for Legacy Talent. She also oversees the e-commerce department. Before joining the Legacy Talent team, Mary worked in the trademark/intellectual property department for the parent company for Subway® and for Subway International, B.V. in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.