Russo and Steele Creates New Division

Drew Alcazar Creates New Division

Phoenix, Ariz. (September 22, 2006) – Phoenix-based collector car auction house Russo and Steele introduces Quintessential Media as the new in-house public relations division. This decision represents a significant step toward advancing the growth of Russo and Steele’s proactive interaction and partnership with the media community. The new department will enhance communication, reduce response time to media inquires, and will be the media’s direct connection during and surrounding the auction events.
Russo and Steele appreciates Gray Matters Communication’s contribution to the growth of the company for the last three years. Drew Alcazar, owner of Russo and Steele, said “it has been an exhilarating ride working with Gray Matters Communications and we wish them continued success.”

Heading the new division is Stephanie Quinn of Quintessential Media. She is a native Phoenician and is well acquainted with Russo and Steele’s operations and objectives. Her background is in English Literature and Mass Communications; she graduated from Arizona State University. Drew Alcazar said: “I know that the transition from Gray Matters Communications to in-house counsel will go smoothly. I have complete faith in Stephanie and know that with her Russo and Steele will continue exceed expectations.”

We invite you to please update our contact records and to send media inquires to:

Stephanie Quinn
316 Standard Street
Suite A
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (602) 317-6653
Fax: (310) 607-9150
Stephanie@russoandsteele.com

The Moyer Group Public Relations, headed by Martha Moyer, will continue to serve as the Phoenix media contact in conjunction with Stephanie Quinn of Quintessential Media. This partnership will continue through the January Russo and Steele auction in Scottsdale; at which point, Stephanie Quinn of Quintessential Media will take over all media inquires. We appreciate The Moyer Group Public Relations and Martha Moyer’s help to facilitate a seamless transition to our new in-house agency.

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles is one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions, specializing in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Two auctions are staged each year with the signature auction taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by Monterey, California in August. Additional information is available at www.russoandsteele.com.