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Jerry Lembo


 Mentor Program Director, NARIP New York Chapter

 Jerry Lembo is the president of Jerry Lembo Entertainment Group.  As a music business and media consultant, he assists clients in developing strategic marketing and promotion plans, specializing in national radio promotion for all mainstream radio formats (Top 40/Adult Top 40/Modern AC/Adult Contemporary). An industry veteran, Mr. Lembo was employed at Columbia Records for over a decade during the company’s most successful era, last serving as VP of National Promotion in New York.  In this capacity, he developed daily and long-term strategic plans for a local, regional and national promotion staff of forty and worked closely with the department heads of A & R, Product Management, Marketing, Video Promotion, Publicity, Sales and Emerging Technologies to enhance the continued development of a diversified roster of Top 40, Rhythm-crossover, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Album-oriented Rock, Alternative and AAA recording artists. He also served as primary contact with more than three dozens broadcast consultants. Prior to Columbia, Mr. Lembo served as National Director of Dance Music and Regional Promotion Marketing Manager at Chrysalis Records.  Before joining Chrysalis, he was president / owner of Platinum Promotions, an independent promotion and marketing company specializing in urban contemporary and dance music during which time he also served as the Saturday night MC, introducing music acts, at the legendary Studio 54.

During his career Mr. Lembo has promoted recordings for a full range of artists including Amy Grant, Blessid Union Of Souls, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Dave Matthews Band, Dennis DeYoung, Donny Osmond, Everclear, Faith Hill, Gloria Gaynor, Hall & Oates, Janet Jackson, Jason Mraz, Jessica Simpson, Jim Brickman, Jo Dee Messina, John Mellencamp, kd lang, Kenny G, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Marc Anthony, Maroon 5, Martina McBride, Melissa Etheridge, ‘NSYNC, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones, Pat McGee Band, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Richard Marx, Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams, Rockapella, Rod Stewart, Sarah McLachlan, Savage Garden, Shania Twain, Shelby Lynne, Sheryl Crow, Sister Hazel, Sixpence None The Richer, Spice Girls, Steely Dan, Sugar Ray, Third Eye Blind, 3 Doors Down, Tina Turner, Tracy Chapman, Train, Tony Bennett, Fugees, Eleanor McEvoy, Michael Bolton, Art Garfunkel, George Michael, Peabo Bryson, Sophie B. Hawkins, Eddie Money, Mariah Carey, Julio Iglesias, Billy Joel, Soul Asylum, New Kids On The Block, Shawn Colvin, Journey/Steve Perry, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Connick, Jr., Kenny Loggins, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Branford Marsalis, James Taylor, Dionne Farris, Johnny Mathis, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Maxwell, Huey Lewis & The News, Pat Benatar, Billy Idol, Spandau Ballet, Toni Basil, Paul Hardcastle, John Waite, Go West and others.

Mr. Lembo has been acknowledged by his peers and won numerous awards including:

2001 Gavin Independent Promotion Company of the Year

1993 Gavin AC National Promotion Executive of the Year {Columbia Records}

1992 Bobby Poe VP Promotion of the Year Award {Columbia Records}

1989 Billboard Top 40/Crossover Label Promotion Award Winner

{Columbia Records}

1988 Billboard Top 40/Crossover Label Promotion Award Winner

{Columbia Records}

1988 Columbia Records Promotion Person of the Year {Columbia Records}

1987 Bobby Poe Regional Promotion Executive of the Year {Columbia Records}

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