Professional Profile: Shelby Ianniello 2021

Shelby Ianniello

Name: Shelby Ianniello

Title: Business Development and Marketing Manager

Company: Alan Margolin & Associates

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Birthplace: Boca Raton, FL

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia University

First job: Sales assistant, Hearst Magazines

First job in real estate or allied field: My current position

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I cultivate new business leads with clients and vendors in and around the New York City and Tri-State areas. I also curate AMAA’s mailers, newsletters, social media posts, and integrated advertising opportunities. In the future, I plan to further my education in interior design, eventually generating a larger network of both creative and structural prospects.

How do you unwind from a busy day? I’m fairly certain this isn’t something New Yorkers partake in.

Favorite book or author: “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue

Favorite movie: “Goodfellas”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie

One word to describe your work environment: Egalitarian

Rules to live by in business: Sometimes, you have to give it away to get it. And nothing happens overnight.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Missy Robbins, James Beard award-winning chef and owner of Lilia in Brooklyn. And that’s exactly where we’d go for dinner because I can’t seem to get a reservation.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Interior designer and/or restaurant owner.