JEFF BRANDEIS

Board Director

Mr Brandeis has been in the accounting industry and Governance, Risk & Compliance space for over 20 years and has been a practicing accountant since 1978. Jeff earned his Masters in Taxation from Long Island University’s CW Post College and his Bachelor of Business Administration from

CHARLOTTE REEVES

Board Director

Ms Reeves is a board director of Elation Media, Inc. A lifelong resident of Jackson, MS, she is an entrepreneur and civic leader in the state’s capital city. With her husband Monte, she is co-owner of A-1 Pallet Company, Inc., a major recycler of wooden platforms. She ran for mayor of Jackson in 1997

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Baruch College in New York City. He began his career at Wolters Kluwer in 1992 in New York as a Division Sales Manager and then moved to Chicago to be Head of Major Accounts. He has held numerous positions at Wolters Kluwer CCH including VP of Solution Design, VP of Sales  and Director of Sales Technology.  

​and in the primaries for the U.S. Congress in 2000. Ms Reeves is one of the largest real estate owners in downtown Jackson and is co-chairperson of Mill Street  Studios, a film production facility with two sound stages and theme park currently in development in Mississippi.

GERALD LEVIN

Chairman of the Board

Gerald (Jerry) Levin is the Chairman of Elation Media, Inc. Levin is the former Chairman/CEO of Time Warner Inc.   He was the prime mover in the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications in 1990, Time Warner’s merger with Turner Broadcasting and CNN in 1996, and with AOL in 2001. Before

company in 1976 with a card table, typewriter, donated office space and a $5000 loan. Prior to starting Sta-Home, she was a nurse at the University of MS Medical Center. In 1964, she was part of Dr. James Hardy’s team that performed the world’s first heart transplant. Ms. Caracci calls that one of her proudest career achievements, paving the way for transplant patients all over the world and saving countless lives.

Business Development at CBS Television.  Mr. Kowal earned a JD/MBA from Stanford Univ. and Univ. of Michigan Law School.  He also graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. 

JOYCE CARACCI

Board Director

Ms Caracci is a board director of Elation Media, Inc. She is the co-founder and former CEO of Sta-Home Health and Hospice, Mississippi’s largest privately-owned health provider, with over 1,150 employees on staff, and the largest rehab department in the South. She started the 

JERRY KOWAL

CEO-elect

When Mr. Schnitzer steps down as CEO of Elation to run HIP full-time, he will be replaced by CEO-elect Jerry Kowal, a seasoned operations executive and company builder.  He’s the former head of Content Strategy at Amazon Studios, Director of Content at Netflix and Sr Mgr of 

ROBERT SCHNITZER

Founder/Board Director/CEO pro tem

Robert (Bob) Schnitzer is a director of Elation Media, Inc. as well as its Founder/CEO. He is also Founder/CEO of Movicorp Media, a Los Angeles-based media rights management firm. Schnitzer came to prominence as an independent filmmaker having written, produced and directed several 

assuming leadership of Time Warner, he was one of the founders of HBO. In addition, Levin has served as a Director of both the NY Stock Exchange and NY Federal Reserve Bank.  Earlier in his career,Levin was an attorney with Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, then COO of D&R, an international investment firm. Levin graduated from Haverford College, where he eventually served as Chairman of the Board, and received a legal degree from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He is also a Trustee Emeritus of Hampshire College. He currently resides in Rockport, ME.

theatrical motion pictures, including the classic drama Rebel starring Sylvester Stallone and  the award-winning psychic thriller The Premonition. In addition, Schnitzer has sold and arranged funding for dozens of media ventures.  Schnitzer resides in Sedona, Arizona and Los Angeles, California.


Later this year, Mr. Schnitzer will be stepping aside as CEO to manage a new impact investment fund called HolisticImpactParters.  He will remain on Elation’s board, and will be replaced as CEO by Jerry Kowal (see below).