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" I've collaborated, worked  and partnered with some really great brands navigating sponsorships. It has helped me to positively impact and change the lives across a range of diverse people.  It is much appreciated!"   -Lanre Ajakaiye


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Lanre has a over a decade of experience in marketing management and leadership. His knowledge spans strategy, lead generation, customer retention and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) honed from working in start ups in NYC to Fortune 50 firms like Metlife.  He is currently Director of Marketing Operations for AAA Northeast.   At AAA Northeast, he has helped to develop, build and efficently scale operations transitioning from legacy systems to best in class cloud based technology.  The end result and  goal is always member satisfaction and experience. 


Within the Fortune 50, he has been awarded enterprise innovation awards (winning across 35k employees),  divisional innovation awards, driven over 1.4MM in leads resulting in 140MM in new premiums with over 1.4B in deposits in domestic and international locations throughout Asia and Latin America.  Before this, Lanre was ranked #2 in for sales nationwide with MetLife Group Auto & Home for sales and multiple conference qualifier.   He has been licensed and has knowledge in Property & Casualty and Life Insurance.  

Additional experience includes project management certification and six sigma.  He has worked directly and indirectly with many of the biggest and most recognizable local and national brands.  See here. 



Recognizing a gap in affordable, quality family events during April school break,  Lanre built The New England Family Fun Festival from ground up.  He acquired 15+ sponsors and offered an event that resembled Rocky Point indoors with quality educational offerings, performances, rides, games and entertainment at a low cost for families and the community.   

Lanre handled the marketing strategy across radio, tv and print and execution of web, social, digital leading to overwhelming success drawing over 8,000+ people in its first year  The New England Family Fun Festival occurred from 2014-2017 until the vendor providing rides retired and was held across 40k sq ft at the Rhode Island Convention Center.  

RISE WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE   [ women & empowerment ] 

Lanre is behind the marketing strategy across radio, tv and print and execution of web, logo, social, digital for The R.I.S.E. (Realizing Inspiration & Sustaining Excellence) Women's Leadership Conference.  The Executive Director, leader of day to day operations and the yearly conference is Hilina D. Ajakaiye. In its first year of 2018, R.I.S.E sold out overcapacity to 587 attendees at The Rhode Island Convention Center, 5th floor.  


R.I.S.E. (Realizing Inspiration & Sustaining Excellence) Women’s Leadership Conference brings discussion, thought leadership and sharing of best practices across:  Health & Wellness, Financial Literacy, Women in Leadership, Women in Entrepreneurship and Mentorship & paying it forward.  

Lanre built R.I.S.E. to support women leadership and empowerment with his wife, Hilina D. Ajakaiye.  R.I.S.E Women’s Leadership Conference drives connectedness across multiple industries, business sectors and community with one of New England’s most diverse audiences of leaders, executives and influencers.  Attendees and participants leave the event feeling inspired and engaged with new learnings, insights and connections. 



  • B.O.N.D. Community Service Leadership Award,  2017

  • Leadership Rhode Island, Class Speaker, NU II 2017 

  • Leadership Rhode Island, Planning Committee, 2018

  • Leadership Rhode Island, Co-Chair, 2019​

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