JoAnn Geffen – President JAG PR, Fmr. Manager for Commodores, Chaka Khan, David Cassidy

Jo-Ann Geffen, founder and President of JAG PR, began her four decade career in New York where she worked with comics, then music stars, some of whom she still represents. Her expertise expanded to other areas, notably television and books, and after moving to Los Angeles in the ‘70s and setting up shop there, the client list expanded to include branding and promoting products, corporations, websites and more. In addition to the Commodores, one of her first successes was helping to brand Body by Jake which went on to become a phenomenon in the fitness world. She has also been a personal manager for the Commodores, Michael Cooper, Club Nouveau, Chaka Khan and David Cassidy, and has licensed the name and likeness for the Commodores, Rick James, David Cassidy and others. Another aspect of the business is talent booking which she has successfully accomplished for domestic and international events, TV shows and concert promoters. Crisis management is another area in which she excels, representing several high profile people and cases in and out of the entertainment industry, working closely with and usually hired by the clients’ legal counsel. This aligns with her integrity and goal to help to make a difference in the world which is largely displayed by her support of and work for several non-profits including Cancer Schmancer, weSpark Cancer Support Center and Mending Kids, to name a few.


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