Bio: Gerard McNamee, Jr. is skilled as an organizer, orator, motivator, mentor and monitor. He exemplifies a morale driven leader. As the Director of Operations at the legendary and world-famous Webster Hall for twenty years, Gerard served as Executive Producer for events for clients such as Madonna, President Clinton and countless internationally known acts and artists through all genres and mediums. Gerard currently owns and operates East Village Social, a music venue and bar on St. Mark’s Place in NYC. He curates music and art there seven days a week. He founded BCBG NYC through which he provides service industry consulting in branding, marketing, security, staffing and promotional content. Known as the creator of The Quarterly Art Soirée, The QAS is a premier launch pad for NYC’s endless crop of artists of promise. It is a collective and collaborative art platform spanning all forms and mediums which promotes talent while celebrating the rich and cultural history of the East Village and NYC. The QAS has hosted over 400 creative salons and collaborative art shows since 2010. Gerard was a finalist in the historic search for the first-ever mayoral appointment for Director of Nightlife for NYC in 2018. Additionally, Gerard is a SAGïAFTRA actor. He’s currently featured in Volkswagen’s national commercial campaign for the Atlas. Through his experiences, he has gained insight into numerous cultures and climates and can mediate and mitigate any circumstance. Gerard has forged a relevant reputation and relationships with the local community boards, community councils, FDNY, NYPD, DOH, DOB, NYS Liquor Authority and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. He executes efficiently in crisis management, crowd control, facility management and artist-client relations before, during and after production. As a solution-oriented strategist, he is an expert in all facets of community outreach, security, safety execution, damage control and mediation. Gerard’s performance record for the past twenty-five years speaks for itself. He has produced, managed and entertained over 10 million people without incident. Gerard is an innovator and team player who has thrived as a leader, influencer and curator in NYC’s music, art and event production scene.
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