Sheila Eldridge, CEO and President of Miles Ahead Entertainment & Broadcasting has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of broadcasting, corporate communications, entertainment, marketing and public relations. She is a graduate of Howard University’s School of Communications in Washington, D.C. where she began her professional career in communications at WHUR-FM. She later completed a two-year program at UCLA specializing in Crisis Management and New Communications Technology.
In 1977, Eldridge started her promotions career at Casablanca Records where she worked in the Marketing division promoting such artists as Donna Summer and Cher. She later moved on to Elektra Entertainment as Director of National Publicity and Artist Development where she developed her public relations and vast media contacts.
After spending several years in corporate America, Eldridge knew she was destined for entrepreneurship and founded Orchid Communications, a full-service communications firm. With offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New Jersey along with a viable network of associates nationwide, Orchid’s roster of clients was culled from the major music and entertainment circle. They included Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the O’Jays, Ice T, En Vogue, and Yolanda Adams to name a few. Drawing on her knowledge from UCLA along with her astute business savvy, Orchid Communications expanded its services to target corporations thus rebranding the firm as Miles Ahead Entertainment.
MAE became a multi-media operation specializing in hands-on personalized marketing and public relations strategies developed to create synergy that maximizes lasting product brand loyalty.