Republic Records advances Donna Gryn to Senior Vice President of Marketing – as announced today by EVP, General Manager Jim Roppo.
Over the past six years, she has proven instrumental to the success of myriad artists on the extensive Republic roster. Among those successes, she augmented the rise of Ariana Grande into a multiplatinum force, fostered Hailee Steinfeld’s transformation from Academy Award-nominated actress into multiplatinum pop star, and guided Julia Michaels from a sought-after behind-the-scenes songwriter to a Grrammy Award-nominated multiplatinum record breaker. Additionally, she’s leading the marketing campaign for the legendary Rod Stewart’s forthcoming album Blood Red Roses.
About the promotion, Mr. Roppo comments, “Donna is the consummate leader. Her vision, foresight, and tenacity have galvanized the careers of countless artists. She consistently positions our acts ahead of the zeitgeist and at the forefront of an ever-evolving marketplace by way of inventive strategy and inimitable insight. It’s an honor to laud and celebrate her work with this promotion.”
“I’m lucky to work with such a smart, loyal, and brilliant team led by Jim and Monte and Avery Lipman. They encourage open dialogue and innovative ideation. That environment enables us to constantly strive for more together as a family,” says Gryn.
Gryn joined the Republic Records team in 2012 as Sr. Director of Marketing before becoming Vice President of Marketing in 2016. She notably received recognition among Billboard’s coveted “40 under 40” in 2014. Previously, she held executive positions at Polo Grounds Music, Virgin Records, and Star Trak Entertainment in addition to consulting for Epic Records. Gryn began her career in 2001, becoming an assistant at Roc-a-Fella Records.