MJ Pedone '84

MJ Pedone '84

As President and Founder, MJ Pedone has supervisory and strategic control over all functional disciplines of Indra Public Relations. As a former partner and CEO of Pro Players Sports Marketing Group, Inc., MJ served as President of the Sports Marketing Division working with professional athletes across all platforms. With almost two decades of experience, MJ is a result driven leader and a seasoned public relations expert and talent manager who possesses a unique perspective when it comes to business branding from grassroots to multimedia level. MJ’s ability to present and articulate comprehensive branding strategies and complete the loop of communication is always recognized as exceptional and her relationships and roster of clients reads like a "who’s who" of professional sports, entertainment and corporate America. MJ’s forward-thinking approach towards business strategies has led to unique and successful opportunities for her clients. Integrity is the foundation of her values and character is inherent in the methodology that she has employed in forming her company and trusting relationships.

 MJ has successfully grown her agency which was named the "Top Celebrity PR Agency” by topPRagencies.com and has been recognized in a Forbes article titled, "How I Made It In A 'Man's' Field: 5 High-Powered Women Tell All.” MJ is one of the top female entrepreneurs to receive the Puglia’s Award of Excellence for Public Relations & Nonprofit Leaders as well as the Top Women in Business Award and is expanding globally as her strategic efforts have helped many nonprofit organizations collectively raise millions of dollars throughout the years. MJ is on the Advisory Board for the Gotham Comedy Foundation, a sponsor for Children International and is a member of both the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). MJ was a contributing writer of the published book Media Magnetism, is a ghostwriter for the Impact section of the Huffington Post where she writes on behalf of her notable clients, is the Men’s Fashion Editor for Social Life Magazine and is a sought-after speaker and expert panelist on varied topics. MJ is the host of a celebrity based Internet show Live With MJ! and is the Co-Founder of the recently launched Giving Carpet which is a social, philanthropic video news network that focuses exclusively on the charitable efforts of celebrities and brands that covers high profile red carpet events and enables supporters to virtually attend and donate funds from anywhere in the world. Moreover, MJ is an investor in the animated film, Henry & Me starring Richard Gere, Danny Aiello, Chazz Palminteri, Cyndi Lauper and the cast of the NY Yankees which will be released to theaters in the fall of 2014.