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James and Kathryn McManusDr. James McManus is president of SocialSnap Studios. He is former president of the Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA), a national/international non-profit corporation, whose missions includes advocacy, aquatic environmental protection, and seaplane safety. Prior to his tenure as CEO of SPA, Jim was a director at Nova Southeastern University, and in a previous life, both middle school and high school principal.

Throughout these senior leadership roles he has produced scores of events for hundreds of guests. From fund-raising galas to large banquets, trade shows, seminars, conferences, graduations and rollout celebrations, he has learned the intricate planning required to effectively produce successful and fun-filled corporate events.

Kathryn McManus is Vice President of SocialSnap Studios and is the former director and CEO of The Florida Orchestra. She holds a Master’s Degree from Case Western Reserve, in Cleveland. Kathy also served as Director of Development for the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, and at Sun ‘n Fun, Inc., the nation’s second largest aviation exposition. She was also Director of the Florida Air Museum. In all of her senior leadership roles she too has produced hundreds of fundraisers, corporate events and trade shows, partnering with major national corporations such as Bose, Honda, FedEx, Chevrolet, and Exxon.

Jim and Kathy have partnered together to create and manage several small businesses in the Tampa Bay area, including Olde World Sailing Line ( and 18th Century Aviation as well as business consulting firms. All of their businesses have been built on their passion for delivering an outstanding personal touch and customer experience excellence. Both Olde World Sailing and 18th Century Aviation earned exclusively 5-Star TripAdvisor Guest Ratings.

Company Values

We Make People Smile. This is the core of what we do at SocialSnap. Our goal is to create the fun loving experience for every customer they will never forget. And then enable these guests to easily and effortlessly spread the fun of your event to the world.

We integrate this philosophy into our design, technology and guest interactions. We entertain your guests and make them smile and have fun. They in turn, will take with them branded mementos of their experience to place on their desks and honored display areas. And most importantly, they will send real-time messages to the world of their smiles and the wonderful experience they’re having at your event. Smiles are contagious – the smiles of your guests will create “buzz” that reflects warmly and effectively back onto your organization.

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