Jillian Marie Kelleher is the Founder/President of Connector Entertainment Group, a full-service PR, Marketing and branding agency engaged in the development, ownership and commercial utilization of music & creative lifestyle content. She is currently working in partnership with Kaleidoscope Media (www.kaleidoscope-media.com) in Nashville, TN, with clients and partners that include: Bonnaroo, IdentoGO ( the technology behind TSA Pre-Check), AVO Restaurant, Overwatch Alliance, Live Nation and Lightning 100.
Prior to partnering with Kaleidoscope Media in Nashville TN, Connector Entertainment Group handled the annual Speaker Coordination for the New Music Seminar in NYC, gathering over 200 top music business industry executives together every June to discuss important trends on the horizon. She also worked as the Head of Sales & Partnerships for GradCity.com, the largest student travel company in the US, reaching over 2.6 million millennials annually where she curated partnerships with social-good organizations like: Pencils of Promise, The Ad Council, UPromise and DoSomething.org.
Jillian also served as the Director of Business Development for Tainted Blue Recording Studio (Times Sq) and spent 7 years as the Head of Programming for Music Unites, a nonprofit that brings music programs to underfunded inner-city schools across the country. Artists she's worked with include: Neon Trees, John Legend, The Jonathan Batiste Band, Rachel Platten, Diane Birch, Kate Nash and J. Cole.
In her free time, she is an accomplished singer & songwriter with credits including Alexa Ray Joel (Billy Joel's daughter). She is an in-house songwriter at Gibson Guiters and a member of NSAI. This year she was nominated to, and earned 3rd place on, the 2016 NSAI Top 40 Songwriters list. She also earned a grant to participate in The Johnny Mercer Songwriters Foundation Project in 2013, presented by ASCAP.