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Conference Speaker

Connie St. John

Connie St. John is President & CEO of No Weapon Productions (NWP), a company that specializes in family-friendly entertainment for mainstream audiences.  Launched in 2004, No Weapon Productions produces high-quality film and television programming, along with stage plays and other live events that feature no gratuitous sex, profanity or violence. 

 

As the Company’s primary writer and director, Connie has written more than 100 plays, films and television scripts. She wrote and directed the award-winning short film, The Message, and Asunder, both of which screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. She has written, directed and produced several successful touring stage plays and musicals. 

 

Prior to No Weapon Productions, Connie served as director of public relations and marketing for the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), senior manager of public responsibility for Sara Lee Corporation, manager of media and corporate relations for Harpo Productions, Inc. and The Oprah Winfrey Show, director of public relations at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. in Atlanta, and manager of public relations at Columbia TriStar Television in Los Angeles, where she managed the PR launch of such series as Party of Five, The Lazarus Man and The Critic; and contributed to the PR efforts for successful series such as Mad About You, The Nanny, Married…with Children, Beakman’s World, Who’s the Boss?, Designing Women and Jeopardy!

 

Connie has extensive nonprofit management experience, having served as President / Executive Director for the Neighborhood Music School in Los Angeles and as Regional Executive Director for Pacific Region OASIS, which are lifelong learning centers for older adults. Connie has also worked in Washington, D.C. as a meeting and convention planner for the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

 

Connie’s specialty and passion is change your life entertainment™, followed closely by innovative education and business management. She is also fascinated by law. Connie is the proud mother of an amazing and talented 20-year-old son, David Robinson, a singer/songwriter who attends Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.