Management Team

Aakash M. Patel

Aakash M. Patel is the Founder and President of Elevate, Inc. In addition to his responsibilities in firm management, he helps clients in the areas of community relations, social media, target networking, public relations, and government affairs.


Julie Connolly

As the Executive Assistant to Aakash Patel, Julie Connolly is dedicated to maintaining the day-to-day technical and creative administrative skills that are required to run a multi-client and relationship-built business.


Samantha Milano

Samantha Milano is Elevate, Inc.’s Account Executive! Samantha is a talented, enthusiastic individual with a passion for working with people in the Tampa Bay community.


Alexandra Riggin

Alexandra Riggin joined #TeamElevate and has become an Account Executive! Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Alexandra has been exploring the Tampa Bay area for two months.



Justin Clements

Justin Clements has just joined Elevate, Inc. as the newest Public Relations and Communication Assistant. Justin grew up in a small one stop light town called Versailles, Indiana. He attended Ball State University and majored in Public Relations.


Tatiana Ortiz

Tatiana Ortiz joined #TeamElevate as a Public Relations and Communications Assistant Intern. She is grateful and delighted to be part of the team that is #HelpingOurCity.


Daniela Daoudi

Daniela Daoudi is one of Team Elevate’s interns. She is an international student born and raised in Jordan for 16 years. Daniela’s family moved to Venezuela for 3 years and has been in the United States for 2 years.


Rebekah Potthast

Rebekah Potthast has joined #TeamElevate as the PR & Communications Assistant. As a Tampa transplant, Rebekah has been passionate about seeing the city’s cultural arts, business, and social development since the late 90’s.


Maria Jimenez

Maria Jimenez is always ready for a challenge. She spent her freshman year as a Florida State University student studying abroad in Valencia, Spain and Florence, Italy. She is completing her Bachelors of Arts in both Public Relation and Spanish. Maria sees a future in sports or entertainment PR.



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“Elevate, Inc. is consistently delivering new strategies for personal and professional growth and has a management team that is more plugged into the community than none I have ever seen. Aakash Patel is the guy to know if you want to speak with that government leader, that radio show, that newspaper—he’s the one!”

‘H’John Mejia - Host - InTheZoneTV

"Bravo to the team at Elevate, Inc. who are consistently proactive in providing connections for the betterment of our business.  Well known and respected in the industry, Elevate has been instrumental in creating new connections with the media and with industry leaders.”

Jason Ashton - CallPass Tech/CallPass M2M Solutions Inc

“Aakash Patel is one of the most talented, thoughtful, and thorough professionals I’ve ever worked with. Intensity and passion for creating useful, stable solutions is unmatched. Every project shines brighter when Aakash Patel is involved.”

Niki Patel, Owner - Ikin Development, Inc

"The team at Elevate, Inc. is excellent at making sustainable, long-term relationships. Through Elevate, I have been connected to incredible business leaders as well as innovators that have assisted in the growth and development of Carmel Kitchen."

Alex Sullivan, Partner - Carmel Kitchen