Jamie Drake, Honorary Design Co-Chairman
Author of some of this country’s most glamorous spaces, New York-based designer Jamie Drake believes that the best décor expresses personality and place. Renowned for his exuberant color sense, his eye for the unique and telling detail, his practical approach to planning, and his equal facility in traditional and modern styles, Drake creates inviting, delightful, and resolutely livable environments. [READ MORE]
Alexa Hampton, Honorary Design Co-Chairman
Under owner and designer Alexa Hampton’s direction, the world famous firm Mark Hampton LLC has completed a wide range of designs for domestic and international projects, from New York City to Hangzhou, China, including apartments and large residences, private airplanes and yachts. A perennial member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and House Beautiful’s Top Designer list as well as a member of Elle Décor’s A-list, Hampton’s work is classic, traditional and eclectic. [READ MORE]
Brian P. Brady
Brady Design was incorporated in 1989 by registered Architect, Brian P. Brady, whose expertise lies in creating traditional classical architecture and designing comfortable, classic interiors. Today the firm's work is solely residential with approximately fifty percent of its revenue coming from architectural commissions and fifty percent coming from interior design and decorating commissions. [READ MORE]
With nearly $3 billion in transactions on the East End since 1995, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year on year member of The Corcoran Group President’s Council, he has qualified as a national list maker 2008 when he was ranked as the nation’s 4th top broker. And just this spring, the Real Deal recognized him as the 3rd ranked broker in the Hamptons with $83M+ in residential sales of $10M+ properties. His office operates with four licensed assistants allowing him to build a business stretching from Southampton to Montauk and Sagaponack to Shelter Island. With hundreds of his exclusive listings sold and closed, as well as matching hundreds of his own buyers and renters with the right properties, Gary’s almost 25 years in Hamptons luxury real estate has generated benchmark sales.
Greg McKenzie is a New York City and East End designer who has worked on projects throughout North America , and Europe. He has been published in numerous magazines and appeared on NBC TV’s Open House and various other media outlets. As a long time East End resident, he has contributed and supported to several Hampton Designer Showhouses and Southampton Hospital. He has been a loyal supporter and sponsor of the Empire Pride Agenda, as well as other East End charities donating time as well as design services.
Designer Scott Sanders was truly born into the interior design world; both his father and grandfather were residential builders and developers in his hometown of Piqua, OH. After graduating from the Parsons School of Design, he began his professional career at Ralph Lauren. There, Sanders led the company's interior design department, transforming residences of clients in California, Florida, New York, Connecticut and Paris. In 2000, he opened Scott Sanders LLC, a full-service design firm specializing in bespoke residential interiors, with a distinguished portfolio that includes homes in New York, Florida, New Jersey, Colorado, Arizona and California along with hotels in Miami Beach, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Sanders is also the author of two books, The Insider Guide to the Lord Baltimore Hotel and Baltimore, Too, and "Picture Perfect: Designing the New American Family Home.”. He and his husband, Peter Wilson, and their dachshund Bailey live in New York City and Palm Beach.
Tony Manning is the Showhouse Marketing Chairman. He is also president of Tony Manning Consulting, Inc., a full service public relations, project management and showhouse production firm. His realm is the creation of the full scale public awareness campaign that has propelled the Hampton Designer Showhouse to national prominence in three short years, with phenomenal coverage in local and national newspaper media, home design magazines and television. He has also directed the packaging and sales of the various sponsorships that have linked the Showhouse with a variety of corporations in the publishing, banking, home design and related fields.