OwensMorris Communications recently announced that Jerry Mannery joined their marketing communications agency on May 1 as client service director of their Entertainment Marketing Division.Mannery
will provide grassroots and entertainment marketing services for the agency's clients including TV One, ExxonMobil and Darden Restaurants
has enjoyed a 20-year tenure with Malaco Music Group
in Jackson and for the past 13 years as executive director of the gospel division.
A Detroit native, Mannery
grew up in Florence, Miss.He majored in Journalism and English Literature at Tougaloo College and Jackson State University.
While at Jackson State he
mentor, Margaret Walker Alexander, noted author of "For My People" and "Jubilee" that shifted his
focus from writing poetry to lyrics.Mannery
has written more than 100 songs, several books of poetry, as well as several books for children.
...Mannery is the founder of The Mississippi Children's Choir, as well as a founding executive board member of The Mississippi Mass Choir, where he presently serves as executive director. Mannery serves on the Board of Directors of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the American Gospel Quartet Convention, and the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.Mannery is a voting member of the Grammy organization- NARAS, where he served as second vice president of the Memphis chapter.For the past 12 years he has served on the Grammy's National Screening Committee for Gospel Music.