The Exchange - August 2023

PERSONAL EXCHANGE Caytie Silvera Birthplace: New Jersey Children: My pets are my babies Job Title: Senior Specialist of Client Partnerships Years in Industry: Eight College: Loyola University Maryland

WHO IS YOUR MENTOR AND HOW DID SHE IMPACT YOU? My mentor is my director and teammate Candace Chang! She has advocated for me, supported me, and inspired me to grow and push myself to take on challenges outside of my comfort zone. I am so grateful to have her in my corner always. WHAT ARE TWO THINGS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? I want to go to 100 countries before I turn 100. I have 29 under my belt and I’m always planning my next destination. I’m hoping that one day I’ll be able to complete the Camino

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY? When I was three years old, my parents hired a pony to come to our home and give us rides up and down the block. It was incredible! Very hard to top a pony as a birthday gift. DO YOU HAVE ANY HOBBIES? I love hosting and planning events. During quarantine, I got really into cocktail making and I’ll host cocktail and dinner parties for my friends all the time. I love customizing a menu for someone’s birthday or any other celebration. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN TO DO?

de Santiago! I’m not sure if I would be able to do it all in one go, but would love to give it a try. I credit my love of travel to my grandmother who has been inspiring me with her worldwide exploration as long as I can remember! WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT?

Ballroom dancing has always really interested me. However, I am one of those people who struggles when they aren’t good at new things right away, so I’ve been hesitant to try. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?

Of course, I love traveling anywhere, but my favorite is still my family’s annual beach trip to Cape May, New Jersey, each summer. We’ve been visiting the same beach for over 15 years and I look forward to it every year. WHAT ARE SOME THINGS ON YOUR WISH LIST WHEN YOU RETIRE? Opening a senior care home for dogs and rescuing older pups who are often overlooked for adoption. WHAT DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE? There is no one better to be than yourself! HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE INDUSTRY? Like a lot of marketers I know, I just fell into the industry. I studied mathematics in college, but had no sense of what came afterwards. I took an analytics internship at an ad agency in Baltimore and never looked back. DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? I consider my pets more my babies than pets. I have a dog, Lilah, who is a three-year-old Chihuahua-Terrier mix, and a cat, Oliver, who is a five-year-old Tabby and much bigger than Lilah, haha. Caytie Silvera is Senior Specialist of Client Partnerships, She can be reached at or 201- 290-2860. Caytie Silvera is a 2023 AMM Nexus Award recipient.

I don’t know if I could pick one favor- ite, but sushi is my #1 cuisine for sure. One of my recent stops was a life-changing omakase at Sushi Ishi- kawa on the Upper East Side. I recom- mend it to any sushi lovers. WHAT THREE ADJECTIVES BEST DESCRIBE YOU? Energetic, Ambitious, and Passionate. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WEBSITE AND/OR APP? I am obsessed with the Beli app lately. It’s an app to track, rate, and share restaurants you’ve been to. You’re able to see the overlap of restaurants on your friends’ wish lists and decide where to eat! WHAT WOULD YOU DO OR BUY IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY? I would immediately plan a huge international vacation and treat my friends/family/coworkers to an amazing trip! And invest the rest, of course. IF YOU COULD DO A GUEST ROLE ON A TV SHOW, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE? I would love to be on Jeopardy! Does that count? I’ve been watching it with my family since I was a kid. WHAT ONE LITTLE THING ALWAYS MAKES YOU HAPPY, OTHER THAN YOUR FAMILY? I truly am so lucky to call my coworkers at VDX some of my closest friends. Spending time with them is always so much fun, especially when we get to travel.

Enjoying our annual Cape May trip with my cousins and brother.


AUGUST 2023 

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