Eileen started her PR career as a publicist at A&M Records working for artists such as Sting, Sheryl Crow, Barry White, Soundgarden, Gin Blossoms, Blues Traveler and many more. She then moved on to King Biscuit Records as the PR Director for King Biscuit Flower Hour, the long running radio show most notable for the infamous concert at Altamont. In a resurgence of the recorded radio shows, she worked with classic rock musicians including Billy Squire, America and Supertramp.
After the dismantling of the record industry, Eileen started freelancing for clients including an independent record label and recording studio founded by financier John W. Henry, press liasion for a British based educational trust and publicist for a women's organization. Broadening her quest for experience in various industries, she did a stint at a prestigious private equity firm, managed numerous restaurants and organized global travel events at an international non profit.
In 2009 Eileen started Nickel City Opera with Metropolitan Opera Singer, Valerian Ruminski, now entering its 9th Season. Wearing many hats, she wrote and secured the 501 (c)3 non profit status, is a successful grant writer with the ability to prepare complex financial details when needed in addition to providing full service public relations and marketing campaigns. From creating innovative fundraising events and effective sponsorship campaigns to negotiating theatrical contracts, "it can't be done" is not a part of her vocabulary.
Sharing her time and expertise, Eileen has volunteered with numerous non profit organizations including The New York Musical Theatre Festival, The NYC Fringe Festival and NYC Dance Week in addition to teaching a popular class, 'The Media Truth' at the International Center in NYC.
Name: Eileen Breen
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: Eileen Breen PR