Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees
Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees

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No. 40
Ellen Bligh Truley

VP of corporate relations, SESAC
Twitter: @sesac

Ellen Bligh Truley was named VP of corporate relations in March 2010 and oversees SESAC's marketing, branding, advertising, promotion and sponsorships. That covers roles as diverse as publisher of the quarterly SESAC magazine and its monthly e-newsletter. She produces SESAC's multiple awards events- including the Nashville Music Awards, New York Pop Music Awards and awards programs for Christian, Latin, TV and film music and jazz -and produced the Robert Johnson centennial tribute at the 2011 SESAC New York Music Awards. Her team operates the SESAC EDU project, which provides material for high school and college music programs. And her department is charged with implementing such digital initiatives as the SESAC mobile website and aggressive brand-building through social media. Truley also takes a leading role in such events as the annual Songwriter's Bootcamp in Los Angeles. "My job requires an ability to balance a plethora of projects at once and to make sure things are moving forward," she says. "Luckily, I have a knack for keeping all the trains running on time."

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