Jillian Manus is president of Manus Media Agency and founding partner of Broad Strategy LLC providing 360° platform building, branding, communications and growth strategy for clients including business leaders, politicians, professional athletes, celebrity musicians, actors and chefs. Some of her current clients are General Attorney Kamala Harris, Howard Buffett, Carlos Santana, Graham Nash, Meg Whitman, Russell Simmons, Surgeon General Richard Carmona, Dr. Louann Brizendine, Michael Mina, and Jerry Rice.
Ms. Manus brings to her work extensive knowledge of the marketplace that has been acquired in the course of a distinguished and multifaceted career. She has been a TV agent at International Creative Management, Director of Development at Warner Brothers and Universal Studios, VP of media investment and acquisitions at Credit Suisse/Trender AG/ and an Associate Publisher of two national magazines covering the technology and entertainment Industry. Ms. Manus is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and serves as Senior Strategic Advisor to VantagePoint Venture Partners.
Due to her background, she is a much sought after speaker and is frequently invited to provide political commentary in both print and television. Including multiple appearances on Hardball, The War Room with Jennifer Granholm, and on Fox News.
She serves as a member on the following national and community boards: Trustees for New York University, Dean’s Council for the Tisch School of the Arts, The Shriver Report Advisory Board, Communities in Schools, College Track, Internews, Center for Investigative Reporting, InnVision Shelter Network, and served for seven years as Chair for the largest women’s conference in the world, The Women’s Conference, under the leadership of Maria Shriver.
As a philanthropist and engaged activist, Ms. Manus is primarily focused on Education Reform, Policy Reform, Corporate Social Responsibility, Veterans Awareness and the eradication of Homelessness. Her personal mission is to fuel all efforts which create a path to self-sufficiency and security for women and children.
She is an involved mother of four. In her spare time, she is a competitive athlete. She loves golf, running, all water sports, dance, and gymnastics. Basically, anything that keeps her in perpetual motion.
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