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We Get it

Among us, we’ve had decades of experience. We have a nationwide team in key cities. But most of all, we understand clients’ needs and fulfill their expectations because we had the same expectations.

The Sum is Greater than its Parts

The members of our team all bring something different to the party. Aileen’s background is in communication, event planning and education; Brian’s is in strategic planning and marketing. And we have a team of seasoned professional Regional Managers who can implement our programs in key cities across the country.

Team Bios

Aileen Robbins

Brian Dunn

Sarah Matteucci

Partner/Associate Bios

Van Truong

Aileen Robbins, President & CEO

Before opening The Dunn/Robbins Group in 1994 with Brian Dunn, Aileen had served as Management Supervisor at Beisler/TBWA, where she had first worked with Brian Dunn on accounts ranging from Evian and Absolut Vodka to Wines of Spain. For the ten preceding years, she worked as Director of Communications for Campari USA. Prior to Campari, she ran her own company, AR Associates, after having been Senior Account Executive for Mitchell-Manning Associates, a marketing and PR firm. A published author and journalist (cookbooks and food and wine columns), Aileen was a professional opera singer in NY for several years.

Brian Dunn, Co-Founder and Current Consultant

Co-founder of The Dunn/Robbins Group in 1994, Brian had served as Executive VP at Beisler & Associates/TBWA. Before that, he was President/Owner of Park Benziger, and prior to that, held a number of top marketing positions: Senior VP, Marketing at Buckingham Wile; Senior VP of Austin Nichols; Senior Brand Manager of Seagram, and Group Marketing Manager of Heublein. Brian received his M.B.A. (Masters in Business Administration) from Long Island University and his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.

Van Truong, Tasting Team and Catering Manager

Van has served as Captain/General Manager for a number of New York City Catering companies, including Restaurant Associates, CTI Hospitality and Jacqueline Lombard Events. He has assisted the Dunn Robbins Group’s events at informal and formal venues, contributing to the set-up, smooth running and breakdown of wine and food events of all sizes. He also serves as host/educator for on-premise wine tastings.