Musicians Foundation has added two new members to its Board of Directors – Jenna Manula Linares and Andrew Malloy. Both have joined the Foundation’s leadership to strengthen its ability to reach more musicians in times of need and increase public awareness of the organization.
Read about Jenna and Andrew below.
Jenna has over 10 years’ experience crafting social media, influencer marketing, and digital strategy for indie beauty, CPG, and retail brands, including Drybar, First Aid Beauty, jane iredale, and the Hain Celestial natural portfolio. She is an expert in balancing emotion and human connectivity, brand messaging, and data-driven insights to drive success across platforms, along with how the paid-owned-earned digital ecosystems work together to drive advocacy and brand trial.
Musicians Foundation is an important organization to my family. My father-in-law has served on the Board of Directors for many years and my husband is an accomplished trombonist. Although I’m not a musician myself, I’m passionate about music, and dedicated to making sure those who weave the soundtracks of our lives can continue to play.
Andrew recently retired from a forty year career in Los Angeles as a freelance trombonist active in all the major orchestras in the greater Los Angeles area, the movie and television recording studios and as a teacher at several universities in Southern California. He graduated from University of Massachusetts , Amherst with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and The Juilliard School with a Master of Music in performance.
I am very excited by the opportunity to serve as a member of the Musicians Foundation Board of Directors. During my forty year career as a freelance studio and orchestral trombonist in Los Angeles I had ample opportunities to observe and experience some of the financial and health challenges that musicians and their families experience with frightening regularity. During my career I was also very active in union activities trying to protect and improve wages and benefit conditions for musicians. I feel this experience and knowledge will help me make a worthwhile contribution to the foundation and its mission.