Oscar-nominated Amir Windowm to speak at Bridgewater College

bridgewaterAmir Windom, Oscar-nominated and Grammy Award-winning record executive, will speak Tuesday, Sept.16, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

Windom, who has emerged as one of the nation’s rising young leaders, will share advice emphasizing determination, hard work and branding in the pursuit of one’s dream.

A television and film music supervisor, Windom has helped create music and creative strategies for major film companies, including Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and LionsGate Films.

Having worked at historic record labels, Windom has assisted in developing and managing the careers of some of today’s biggest stars, including Bruno Mars, Madonna, Kanye West and the band Fun.

Windom has assisted in the creation of global marketing campaigns for Kodak, Adidas and ESPN.

He coordinated and launched the “Respect My Vote” tour that featured artists Jay-Z, John Mayer and Mary J. Blige, social activist Dr. Ben Chavis and hip hop moguls Russell Simmons and Kevin Liles. This was a non-partisan tour created to use the power of the entertainment industry to encourage people to vote.

He works closely with several organizations, including the Grammy Foundation, 100 Black Men of America Inc. and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The program, co-sponsored by Bridgewater College’s Center for Cultural Engagement and the office of career services, is open to the public at no charge.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college, located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate students.

 

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