About MeLana Rae is the founder and producer of Fashion Awards MD, and is the CEO of KIS Agency. She has been in the fashion, events and modeling industry for more than 15 years. In the year 2004, KIS Agency was born, and to date, KIS Agency has worked with hundreds of clients on a local and national level from print, to promotional work, special events, brand launches, fashion shows and more.
She has appeared on NBC television station WBAL-TV 11 news more than 15 times as a fashion expert, and has also appeared on FOX 45 Baltimore, The CW Network and Comcast Newsmakers multiple times. Among some of her many professional credits , for the past 8 years Lana has produced the Macy’s Go Red for Women fashion show with the American Heart Association, produced and managed the first-ever "Fashion At Artsape" for 4 years (America's largest free arts festival), and in 2012 helped debut "Fashion Alley" at Baltimore City’s African American Festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of consumers. In addition, she provides models for events at numerous Macy’s store locations, and recently in 2014 produced a first-ever fashion show at Preakness.
In addition to being a passion member of the American Heart Association, she also works with other non-profits such as Susan G. Komen and the American Breast Cancer Foundation. Previously serving as the moderator for the America’s Next Top Model online chat for the CW Network, she has also participated as a recurring panelist for the Oscars and Grammy "Fashion Police-style" chat with the Baltimore Sun. She is also the 2010 and 2011 award recipient as a “Woman of Power.
CreditsPrevious work includes hundreds of models and hundreds of clients and events.
Experience: Background includes product and event promotion and marketing, photo shoot production and management, model management, celebrity/red carpet events, print work, television/ judging appearances, event and fashion show production and more.