Meet Stacey Escalante
Stacey Escalante is the founder and CEO of Escalante Media Management LLC., a boutique public relations firm. She also consults for corporations supplementing their public relations divisions, assisting with media training, & emceeing special events. Escalante’s former and current client list includes MGM Resorts International, Dignity Health (St. Rose Hospitals), Safe Nest, Desert Perinatal Associates, Troy Watson M.D. (Desert Orthopaedic Center), Real Results Fitness, Downtown Runners, and Facebook for Parents author, Linda Fogg Phillips. She is on the planning committee for the MGM Resorts International Women’s Leadership Conference.
Stacey graduated from UCLA. She spent over two decades in broadcast journalism. She spent 10 years as a reporter at KVBC-TV (NBC Las Vegas) and has lived in Southern Nevada since 1997.
As a Stage 3 melanoma survivor, Stacey is on a mission to save lives by educating others about skin cancer. She travels to Washington D.C. annually to lobby on behalf of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN). She volunteers as media chair for ACSCAN. When the Nevada Legislature is in session she promotes the importance of keeping cancer in the spotlight. In 2013, her testimony was pivotal in passing Senate Bill 267 which prohibits anyone under 18 from using tanning beds.
In July 2014, she was invited by the U.S. Acting Surgeon General to participate in a call to action focused on skin cancer prevention and education. Stacey shared her survivor story at The National Press Club and her story was featured on NBC Nightly News, on NBC affiliates around the country, on the Associated Press wire, and in hundreds of newspapers across the United States from Alaska to Florida.
An inspired speaker & author, Stacey’s passion and informed perspective make her a sought-after lecturer on health and wellness, oncology from a patient’s viewpoint, & prevention & education at medical conferences. She also teaches breakout sessions on how to develop relationships with the media & delivering a clear message.
Stacey believes her most important job is raising her two kids Will & Gabriella. Stacey loves to run. She has completed seven marathons, several RAGNAR relays, & the ultra RAGNAR trail series in Zion, Utah.