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Steve Manning, Influencer Practice Director for BPC, understands the power and impact celebrity ambassadorship can have when organizations seek to grow their resources as they strive to do good.
Steve has helped to raise millions of dollars for non-profits through his consultation and work with cultural influencers and non-profit leaders. He is an experienced Public Relations Executive that drives incremental fundraising results with his work in servicing non-profit clients.
His continued commitment to the Health Wellness Fair of the Children’s Aid Society in Harlem, NY, and other public service efforts have been recognized with the Children’s Aid Society Community Service Award and the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Award.
Over two decades, Steve created and successfully launched global public relations and marketing campaigns for one of the world’s best-known entertainment families — The Jacksons. He began his career working with the Jackson 5, remaining the family’s representative and confidante, working with Michael and Janet Jackson. Steve was a part of Michael Jackson’s early success with The Wiz and was with him through hits such as Thriller; he continues to speak on behalf of the family as requested. He founded Steve Manning and Associates, a firm dedicated to creating client value through creative solutions based on leadership and teamwork. His work has elevated the careers of celebrities such as LL Cool J, Jay Z, Patti LaBelle, Bob Marley, , and Herbie Hancock. In addition he has served to enhance the public profiles of political and civic leaders such as former US President Bill Clinton and Reverand Al Sharpton respectively.
Fun fact about Steve – he was a featured interviewee and appeared in Spike Lee’s Off the Wall, a 2016 documentary about Michael Jackson’s life as a child start to the release of his industry-changing album in 1979. Off The Wall has aired internationally on HBO, Showtime and other media outlets .