Carol Green’s experience with Redwood Entertainment goes back to the early days of the company when she served as Production Manager, Personnel Director and Production Accountant for all of Redwood’s live and video-taped performances, and special video projects. Her organized and skilled management of personnel and finances on “Love Times Three” starring Chuck Jackson, O.C. Smith and Cuba Gooding Sr. led her to the position of CFO and Human Resources Director for Redwood Entertainment, Inc.
Her experience in the music industry began when she was an electrician/ lighting specialist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in the 1970s. She then moved on to lighting and production coordination for the Dr. Pepper Music Festival in New York City’s Central Park and other major rock venues and concerts with Ron Delsener Productions. While working with Delsener Productions, Carol developed her managing expertise for musical artists by recognizing that success for artists only happens with market and audience build, publicizing concerts and the artists’ recordings in order to fill venue seats.
At Redwood, Carol’s management expertise has spanned all aspects of formulating successful campaigns for the Redwood artists, while still maintaining her position as CEO and Founder of the firm. She has worked with all Redwood Artists, past and present, and she is also instrumental in the design of project management systems and operational procedures.
Her extensive human resources management includes, but is not limited to, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating and motivating. She establishes and executes policies, procedures and systems for the company. Additionally, Carol handles all technical IT issues and has full knowledge of operational procedures for the internet campaigns, media placements and radio promotion.
Renee Pappas’ prominent career in the entertainment industry began as agent with IFA (International Famous Agency). After a year and a half as their West Coast lecture agent, (working with Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange and actor/producer Dennis Hopper and TV anchor, Tom Brokaw) Ms. Pappas left for a position as Director of Personal Appearances for the Beach Boys.
She later joined the newly founded Geffen-Roberts Management Company (David Geffen and Elliot Roberts) who guided the careers of artists including The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt.
After marrying record producer (and co-founder of Atlantic Records) Jerry Wexler, Ms. Pappas left Los Angles for New York where she resumed her studies at Finch College and Marymount Manhattan College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a major in History and a minor in Art History.
Ms. Pappas moved to Greece where served as the General Director of the Festival of Ancient Olympia, the opening performance was by Mikhail Baryshnikov and his White Oak Ballet Company. This position led to her being called upon by other Greek cultural institutions to assist them in promoting Greek art and culture internationally.
She relocated to Chicago where she joined the Advisory Board for the Chicago Blues Experience Museum where she was successful in adding Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville and Barry Goldberg to the Artists Board.
In September, 2015 she was the curator the exhibition "Visions of a Magic Time", the photography of Pattie Boyd, Henry Diltz, and Carinthia West, which was sponsored by the Virgin Hotel Chicago . Thus combining her interest in music and art.
In April, 2016 she became a consultant for the Paris based, Atelier 144 (www.atelier144.com) representing their exhibition "Great Black Music" in its' tour of the North America.
After moving to New York in 2017 she joined the board of the Archive of Contemporary Music which houses over 3 million recordings. In July 2018 she was invited by Carol Green to join Redwood Entertainment, returning to her first love, the management and nurturing of musicians and composers.