our team


Alison hangen, founder & program director

Alison is a lifetime restaurant industry professional and full time bartender who moved to Philadelphia to attend Tyler School of Art. She found her passion and love in cocktails and founded Arts in the Industry in 2015 to bridge the gap between the art and restaurant communities. Today she works to create opportunities that highlight Philadelphia artists and helps others to pursue their passions.


savannah pukanecz, social media and marketing

A leather clad book nerd and self proclaimed food critic, Savannah was born into the restaurant industry. She graduated Temple University with a BA journalism and English. She is passionate about helping people tell their stories and manages the social media and marketing at Arts in the Industry.


Kaitlyn smith, Web designer

A full-time student at Drexel University with part-time exposure to the restaurant industry from working as a hostess during classes. Kaitlyn studies Information Systems and has a passion for web design and professional development. Her role at Arts in the Industry is to manage our website and online platforms.