Jacquelyn Marushka is President of Marushka Media, a boutique public relations and marketing agency based in Nashville, Tennessee. Jackie develops and implements results-driven campaigns for recording artists, authors, actors, speakers, trade organizations, brands, special events and corporations.
Before starting her own business, Jackie launched and led Shore Fire Media's Nashville office as the company’s General Manager (2013-2016). She created and executed career-advancing campaigns for clients including Brandy Clark, Angaleena Presley, Lee Brice, Aaron Watson and The Americana Music Association. A respected media strategist, Pepsi requested she coach its 15 Artist Accelerator program participants and manage on-site PR during the 2015 Midem music conference in Cannes, France.
Before her term at Shore Fire, she directed corporate, artist, and album publicity for Sony Music Entertainment’s Provident Label Group as Vice President of Public Relations and Corporate Communications. She was responsible for each artist’s story development, budget and campaign execution. She did this for every artist across five record labels and was also responsible for corporate PR for the company's film, publishing and distribution divisions.
Jacquelyn is a 2004 Leadership Music alum, a member of The Recording Academy, The Americana Music Association, The Gospel Music Association, SOURCE, CMA, ACM, A2iM and serves on the Academy Awards PR team. She was a founding board member of Small World Yoga and volunteered her time in support of the first four years of the Music City Yoga Festival.
Jackie has made giving back a key part of her work/life balance. A certified yoga and Pilates instructor, she volunteers her time to teach yoga, Pilates and meditation to at-risk kids, and has helped develop a yoga program for girls at Monroe Harding, a Nashville nonprofit serving young people who are currently in, or are transitioning from, the foster care system.
Jacquelyn grew up in the small farming community of Velarde, New Mexico and is a proud graduate of Espanola Valley High School. She graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico and holds teaching certifications in Classical Pilates through the esteemed Power Pilates program in New York, and Power Vinyasa Yoga through Epic, Nashville's only Baptiste Inspired Studio.