Marianne S. Eggleston, President
Marianne S. Eggleston has been an Adjunct Professor, at Kent State University located in Kent, Ohio, teaching human communication and public speaking. She is a writer, filmmaker, and publicist and holds a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership (MASCL) from Seton Hall University located in Orange, New Jersey. Eggleston has over twenty-five years experience in the music and entertainment business as an entrepreneur, executive, sales manager, public relations, marketing and communications strategist. Her extensive knowledge and strategic business development skills has helped her build a very unique business concept for her Internet entertainment marketing, content development, publishing, public relations and event marketing and promotions company, Music Quest Communications LLC.
Over the past five years she, along with her business partner Gus Redmond, has developed Music Quest Communications & Public Relations, LLC into a well-respected company. Eggleston is an executive with proven leadership skills in strategic business development and corporate administration. She has worked with major Fortune 500 companies such as: Borders Books and Music, Time Warner Cable, PPI Entertainment, RCA, A&M and Arista and BMG Entertainment, entrepreneurial clients and various Chambers of Commerce. Eggleston has consistently developed revenue driven solutions, sponsorships and partnership ventures for both employers and clients which includes sales, marketing, public relations and media campaigns. Eggleston has always been recognized by the media as an executive on the move.
Eggleston was the Director of Urban Music for PPI Entertainment, a major independent music and video label and distributor located in Newark, New Jersey. During a twelve-year period she created, developed, and managed ten various record labels, which included Michael and Whitney Houston’s label, several publishing companies, and built the audio division within the distribution company. Earlier in her career Eggleston worked with BMG Entertainment, formerly known as RCA, A&M and Arista Distribution, for ten years as a North Central Regional Marketing Manager. She was responsible for market sales well over twenty-million dollars per-quarter. She succeeded these revenue totals through creative radio, retail, clubs, concerts and media exposure for BMG and its all of its associated labels artists as: Janet Jackson, Yanni, Whitney Houston, The Police, Bruce Hornsby, Alabama, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Hall & Oates, Jefferson Starship, The Go-Go’s, The Whispers, Lakeside, Shalamar, Aretha Franklin, Jazzy Jeff-Will Smith, Eurhythmics, Rick Springfield, Dunn Pearson, Melvin Van Peebles and hundreds others.