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Marc Lodovico is Director of Sales & Marketing at Vicky’s of Santa Fe Restaurant, Bar & Music Lounge. After graduating from Rutgers College with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in English and Communications for Advertising, he headed straight to New York for his first job interview. A marketing, advertising and promotion executive that spent the first 25 years of his career on Madison Avenue with Motion Pictures Industry clients, before relocating to the desert over a decade ago, and moving to a new client category, the Hospitality Industry. One constant in this 36 year span is Marc’s association with Variety -the Children’s Charity. On his first job, he was assigned to the Agencies pro-bono account Variety -the Children’s Charity of New York, where he made an immediate connection to Variety’s mission to help children in need. An active member in fundraiser roles ever since, notably, serving as the second President of the Board of Directors of the newly formed Young Variety of New York. After settling into the Desert community, it was Marc’s sense of community that brought him to serve on the Board of Directors as an Officer with both the Indian Wells Chamber of Commerce and Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Marc became a member of the Board of Directors of Variety -the Children’s Charity of the Desert four years ago and currently serves as its Vice President.
Asked why Variety is important to him, he stated “honestly, it’s the rewarding feeling you get by knowing that you played a small part in making a big difference in a kid’s life, and just by being involved and committed to the good work Variety does in helping children.”