Jodie Blum

Jodie Blum


A results driven leader who excels in executive brand management, programming and event/cause marketing solutions that influence funding decisions. Influential connector and builder of long term high profile relationships. Continuously raises standards to maximize brand awareness and marketing initiatives.

 Specialty: Education through Culture and Music


COMMON,  Grammy Award Winning Artist/Actor

“Jodie Blum has been a dynamic force in the growth and development of the Common Ground Foundation. Being able to witness her tenacity and passion, leaves no doubt in my mind that she has found her true purpose in life. We love Jodie!”

CLINT EASTWOOD, Academy Award Winning Actor/ Director

“Everything Jodie does is completed with dedication and care."

GRAMMY Award Winning Artist and Founder of Compound Foundation- Ne-Yo, 

“We are so lucky to have Jodie as part of our team! ”-

- DJ Skee, Founder DASH Radio & Skee TV, “Jodie is extremely forward thinking in everything she does. It always impressed me to see how much one person can orchestrate and have it come off without a hitch. She is the BEST to work with.”

DOYLCE TRIGG, Diversity Sales & Marketing, American Airlines "Jodie's attention to detail and desire to service the client is what sets her apart from others. We worked together on numerous events and partnerships and Jodie always made our brand a #1 priority."

KEVIN MORROW, President Live Nation, NY “I have worked with Jodie on a number of events and can say her attention to detail is perfect and she is professional in every way.”

PETE GRIFFIN, Public Affairs, MTV Networks “Jodie was a pleasure to work with when I was at MTV and under her leadership we created a PSA that was nominated for an Emmy Award! She always operates with a high level of energy and professionalism and I would certainly recommend her and her work highly.”

Industry Awards & Speaking Engagements

  • Community Service Emmy Nomination, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences    
  •  Cartier LOVE Charity Award                                                                                              
  •  UCSF Courage in Leadership Award  
  •  Moja Moja Grammy Brunch Charity Recipient                                                                               
  •  5th Annual NFTE / Chase Citywide Business Plan Competition Judge                                  
  • UNDER THE INFLUENCE, Diversity in Media and Marcus Graham Project Speaker            
  • Women in The Spotlight podcast:
  • Ladybrille Woman of The Month September 2015
    • Board of Directors, Compound Foundation (GRAMMY Award winning artist Ne-Yo)
    • Cal State University Chancellor Advisory Council on the Entertainment Industry

Work History

Work History

Executive Director, GRAMMY U 

The Recording Academy
  • Developed a national membership division of The Recording Academy to provide programs and events for University students pursuing a career in the music industry
  • Manage 13 National Chapters; GRAMMY U Reps and an elite Advisory Council
  • Create national GRAMMY U branding/marketing, sponsors/ partners and artist relations
  • National events include (partial list):
    • GRAMMY U Def Talk with Russell Simmons (content series)
    • WorkShow with James Fauntleroy, 1500 or Nothin and Hit-Boy at SXSW
    • GRAMMY U Amplifier presented by Hyundai
    • Off The Record Google Hangout with Herbie Hancock & Flying Lotus
    • Off the Record Google Hangout with Chaka Khan & Rita Ora
    • Off The Record with Rico Love – Live Stream
    • A Jazz Fest Experience with Terence Blanchard
    • 13 city Era of the Engineer tour with Young Guru
    • Civil Rights Radio Google Hangout with special guest Wale
    • Art of the Crossfade Google Hangout with special guest Questlove
    • RocNation MasterClass Series (ATL, Philly and LA)
    • GRAMMY U Business Plan Competition mentored by Steve Barnett, Chairman and CEO of Capitol Music Group
    • Women in Music Business with Erica Grayson, Teresa La Barbera Whites, Ethiopia Habtemariam and Karen Civil
    • Sol Republic GRAMMY Awards Viewing Parties


Mar Y Sol Event Productions
  • Founded event planning business specializing in varied corporate and cause marketing events
  • Conducted successful events on behalf of Academy Award winning director/actor, world renowned philanthropists, Fortune 500 CEO’s, notable musicians, and professional athletes
  • Effectively managed event projects from start to finish- on time and within budget
  • Served as marketing and development consultant for national organizations

  • Event Profile: An Evening with Jane Goodall; Bill Hewlett &Dave Packard Memorial Golf Classic; Speedo National Diving Championship at Stanford ; National Geographic Photographer Frans Lanting “Life” Reception (featuring Phillip Glass); Freedom Fields USA- An Evening in Cambodia (hosted by Clint Eastwood and Sean Penn); AT& T Pro–Am Kickoff at Tehama (hosted by Clint Eastwood)

Director of Special Events & Fundraising

Ronnie Lott- All Stars Helping Kids
  • Planned and executed celebrity special events, corporate partnerships/sponsorship,

    development of marketing collateral for NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott
  • Generated in excess of $1.5 million per event
  • Created sponsorship benefits and retained Fortune 500 corporate partners
  • Recruited, trained, and managed volunteer staff  in excess 100 people
  • Built long-term relationships with key corporate and individual donors
  • Event Profile: Ronnie Lott (NFL Hall of Famer) Celebrity Golf Classic at Pebble Beach;Ronnie Lott’s Music, Art & Heart (featuring Cirque); An Evening with George Schultz to benefit MLK Research & Education Institute 

Executive Director

Common Ground Foundation
  • Launched and directed all foundation operations/events for Grammy Award Winner/Actor Common
  • Created and implemented all brand exposure through unique marketing and online collateral 
  • Generated in excess of $500K in first year of operation
  • Wrote and directed Emmy nominated community service campaign “A Minute” partnered with MTV and Kaiser Family Foundation; valued as the largest number of entries for an MTV contest
  • Recruited key corporate, private, and industry leaders for Board of Directors and Advisory Board
  • Managed all contracts and negotiations with Live Nation venues, vendors, travel and talent
  • Oversaw all event public relations and media advertising
  • Event profile from CHI and LA: VIP Reception hosted by Cartier; Heineken with a Heart; Chicago White Sox’s/Common Ground Foundation Day; Common’s Start the Show & Bowl (featuring, Pharrell, Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, Bilal, Marsha Ambrosius, NBA and NFL players); Common’s Heart & Soul; > 5000 attendees (featuring Kanye West, Queen Latifah, The Roots, Ludacris  Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Heavy D, De La Soul & Common)


Image of Change
  • Partnered with leaders in sports, entertainment, and corporate industries in order to affect international social change through national campaigns and event marketing
  • Provided consultation and management services including event/cause marketing, brand management, public relations, strategic planning and organizational management
  • Developed annual budgets and demonstrated fiscal responsibility for multiple organizations and events >$250k
  • Exceeded revenue goal for introductory west coast sporting event by 4x
  • Designed and launched a national youth leadership/ mentor program “Covering the Mic” partnered with acclaimed  journalists, radio hosts, television producers and the National Education Association
  • Event profile from NY, LA, SF: “New Era Caps X Johnny Nunez -Come See What’s Never Been Seen Before” sponsored by Kodak (featuring Kid Capri and DJ Cassidy);“I Am Perfect- Exactly As I Am” sponsored by DOVE (featuring Laila Ali, Garcelle Beauvais, Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson and more); “Cycle for Survival -San Francisco” hosted by Memorial Sloan Kettering and Equinox


May 1995

Bachelors of Science

Sierra Nevada College