INDIANAPOLIS ─ Music for All has elected a new member to its Board of Directors, Dr. Stephen Marshall, of Johnson City, Tennessee.

Dr. Marshall is a professor in the Department of Media and Communication at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) as well as the chief marketing officer for the ETSU Research Corporation. Before academia, he worked for global marketing research firm Nielsen and supported media agencies with a focus on advertisement effectiveness and Spanish speaking audiences. Stephen received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

Dr. Marshall has extensive history in research and consulting with companies like Adobe, Coca-Cola, Texas Pete, Glory Foods, Pal’s Sudden Service, Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Besides research, Stephen is known for his innovative and collaborative leadership style. He is also a thought leader that advocates for higher education to drive industry workforce development outcomes. He has the first Digital Marketing Institute accredited program in the country and is the originator and director for the innovative Brand Storytelling Certification in Brand Film.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Music for All is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization whose mission to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Music for All annually presents more than 50 Music for All programs and Bands of America Championships and events nationwide, serving more than 125,000 students and 500,000 attendees. Music for All’s programs also include the Advocacy in Actions Awards and educational resources, webinars, and podcasts available online at

“I welcome Dr. Marshall to the Music for All Board. His expertise in media communications will be put to good use as we strengthen our outreach and engagement with those we serve and those we hope to serve,” said Gayl Doster, Chairman of the Board for Music for All.