Meet the Staff
Lisa Stokes, President
Central Pennsylvania native Lisa Stokes is the owner and president of B.R.P. Entertainment. B.R.P. connects entertainment and speakers to clients’ events.
She began her career at Penn National Race Course, located in Grantville, PA, where her position went from Group Sales Assistant to Director of Marketing for the publicly traded company during her 18 year tenure. During that time she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education at Millersburg University, but after a promotion to Marketing Director at Penn National, she pursued a marketing career.
Her career took a turn in April 1999 when she partnered in the purchase of then Bruce Rohrbach Productions. Changing the name to B.R.P. Entertainment, the company is celebrating 53 years as a successful business in Central PA. In 2007, B.R.P. became WBE certified and a licensed vendor to provide entertainment to state casinos in addition to corporate and association clients.
Lisa has a strong commitment to the community in which she lives and works. She served as the International President of Executive Women International, is a Director for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber the YWCA Friends Board and The Salvation Advisory Board, and serves on various committees at local chambers and convention bureaus. She is a member of the International Entertainment Buyers Association, St. Thomas UCC, and The Hershey Partnership.
Sarah Marencic, Office Manager
Sarah received a degree in mathematics from Gettysburg College and later pursued her teaching certification from Millersville University. She worked as a secondary mathematics teacher in Lancaster for 4 years and spent one year teaching English abroad in Sano, Japan. After deciding on a new career path when she returned to the Harrisburg area, Sarah joined B.R.P. in 2012.
Ann Marie Knorr-Fischer, Entertainment Consultant
Ann Marie Knorr-Fischer is an entertainment
consultant for B.R.P. Entertainment, assisting clients with
entertainment and speaker needs, providing performer suggestions, and
researching new talent for events and functions.
Ann Marie is a graduate from Central
Penn Business College and Penn State Harrisburg. After graduation she
took a position, as the Assistant House Manager, at Whitaker Center
for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, PA. There she provided
support for a variety of shows ranging from local resident companies
to touring national acts.
A few years later she changed course
and went to work at the Holiday Inn East as the Events Manager. She
coordinated various details for all functions at the hotel.
Ann Marie also has a passion for the arts. She has directed high school theater for the last 12 years and is a volunteer for Theater Harrisburg.