As founder, president and CEO of M&M Productions USA, Mike Brown is responsible for every aspect of the company. The company has been his vision since 1988, and he has grown the business from a DJ service for friends’ birthday parties as a teenager to a nationally recognized company serving high-profile entertainment, political and corporate clients.
Jim Brown’s first job with M&M Productions USA was “dad” to Mike Brown, CEO and founder. Today, he helps oversee bookings, client relations and event logistics as vice president. Before joining the company full-time in 2013, Brown worked for Wonderware Schneider Electric Software. He also co-owns Afilty, Inc. and consults for the industrial automation industry.
VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION
As vice president of administration, Laura Quest handles accounting, HR, contract management and other business operations. Before joining M&M Productions USA, Quest worked with theater companies as a stage manager, event coordinator and theater professional. Quest has a Bachelor of Science in education from Northland College, a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Point Park University and a Master of Arts in theater management from the University of Nebraska Omaha.
VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY & OPERATIONS
As vice president of strategy and operations, Jonathan Letson oversees the daily operations and logistics of the company. He ensures that equipment is delivered to event sites on schedule and that team members have what they need to exceed clients’ expectations. Before joining M&M Productions USA in 2012, Letson was an operation manager for ArborCreek Contractors and a Realtor/marketing manager for Keller Williams Realty. He graduated from the University of Virginia.
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT RELATIONS & MARKETING
As the director of client relations and marketing, Melissa Elkins is the clients’ point of contact for planning events and managing timelines, equipment and event setup execution. She also oversees the company’s marketing efforts, including public relations and social media. Elkins, who has nearly 15 years of marketing and public relations experience, worked as the national senior public relations manager for LG Electronics before joining the M&M Productions USA team. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Public Relations from Montana State University
As an account executive, Zach Buchanan identifies and develops new customers with the goal of converting them into loyal clients. He previously served as a mortgage loan originator for Southwest Funding – where he also oversaw the hospitality suite for company events and coordinated fundraisers – in a sales position for Genesco and as a special education teacher in middle school. He earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Tennessee Tech University and an Associate of Science degree in education from Pellissippi State Community College.
Tim Scobee has been working in the audiovisual industry since 2001. Originally from Fort Myers, Fla., Scobee came to M&M Productions USA in 2013. Scobee worked as the technical services coordinator at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, where he managed the audiovisual department of the 30,000-square-foot facility. At M&M, he assists with all aspects of events, including audiovisual engineering, broadcasting, video and production. He received training in network administration at Edison State College in Fort Myers.
KNOXVILLE REGIONAL MANAGER
As part of the M&M Productions USA’s venue-based service offerings, each property has an audiovisual manager on-site to handle client needs at all times. Barry Dunford is responsible for managing all onsite audiovisual managers. Barry will handle the coordination and execution of operations, sales and events within each assigned region to ensure successful implementation of events that will strive to exceed client expectations.
PRODUCER & SCRIPT WRITER
Kristy Bruce works with clients to develop every detail of an event and ensure it all runs smoothly. Prior to joining the company, Bruce produced shows for HGTV, DIY Network and Food Network, among others. She retired from Scripps Networks Interactive as an executive producer overseeing a team of eight producers and managing multimillion dollar show budgets. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee.
WAREHOUSE & INVENTORY MANAGER
As the warehouse and inventory manager at M&M Productions USA, Chase Harrelson will execute warehouse organizational plans and work with leadership team to improve efficiencies. Chase Harrelson joined the company with several years of sound engineering experience with national audiovisual companies and at corporate events. Harrelson holds a diploma of audio technology from the SAE Institute of Technology in Nashville.
Justin Wright joined M&M Productions USA after he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2013. As the logistics manager, Justin will work with the event planning team to develop event needs lists to include crew, equipment and execution . Wright will also assist onsite events from setup through teardown to ensure clients are delighted with the design and execution.