SANTA MONICA, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Universal Music Group has promoted Amanda Marks to Executive Vice President of eLabs, the company’s division responsible for handling electronic commerce initiatives, Internet exploitation, and new technology business opportunities. The announcement was made today by eLabs President Larry Kenswil. Previously, Ms. Marks served as Senior Vice President of the division. She will continue to be based out of the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and reports directly to Kenswil.
"Amanda is one of the brightest and hardest working executives in the music industry today," stated Kenswil. "Over the years, she has consistently proven herself as a dynamic innovator, as well as a dedicated and passionate leader. We are delighted to expand her role and acknowledge both her talents and her contributions with this well deserved promotion."
"Working with Larry and the entire eLabs team has been among the most professionally and personally rewarding experiences of my career," added Ms. Marks. "I am grateful to Larry, as well as Doug Morris (Chairman & CEO) and Zach Horowitz (President & COO), for their continued support and confidence in me, and am looking forward to helping eLabs grow even further, introducing new platforms and services that will expand music’s reach to more people in even more ways than were ever thought possible."
Prior to joining eLabs, Ms. Marks helped launch Jimmy and Doug's Farmclub.com, where she served as General Manager responsible for its daily operations including finance, business and legal affairs, business development and human resources. Farmclub.com was a frontrunner in interactive convergence — an innovative company which integrated a web site, television show and record label. Jimmy and Doug's Farmclub.com was a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Her background also includes stints with Universal Music Group's Business & Legal Affairs Department, Mercury Records, Rock-It Cargo USA, Viscount Airlines and their affiliated companies, and as an associate with McKenna & Cuneo in Los Angeles. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers