TSO Productions LLC is a full service community economic development company established in 2003. Its services include marketing, public relations, promotions, publicity, event production, editorial and media services, strategic planning, organizational development and project management. Its mission is to serve ventures that contribute to social, economic, cultural and educational advancement.
TSO is managed by its founders, two individuals with a distinctive blend of training and experience to meet the mandate of its mission.
Sharon Gordon, President of TSO is an accomplished journalist, publicist and event coordinator. Over the years, her writings have been published in several magazines and newspapers and her distinctive voice has been heard on several radio programs. Today she is a part of the Midnight Ravers Collective, heard on WBAI 99.5 FM. Sharon has been an adjunct professor of Black History at her alma mater, Baruch College where she earned a Bachelors of Art degree in Corporate Communications. She has been the producer, road manager, M.C. and publicist for several leading artists and is a stalwart publicist and event coordinator responsible for some of the most successful reggae concerts in the tri-state area.
Carlyle McKetty, General Manager of TSO is an urban planner. His undergraduate studies in business management and economics (Empire State College) and graduate studies in city and regional planning (Pratt Institute) laid the foundation for more than 20 years of successful management experience with the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. As executive director of Brooklyn Neighborhood Improvement Association (1981-1990) he secured and managed more than $30,000,000 in the production of over 300 units of affordable housing. In 1999 Carlyle established of Kuji––the lifestyle guide to self-enrichment, a bi-monthly magazine.
Since its founding in 2003, TSO Productions has created and produced several events. In 2005, it initiated Reggae Culture Salute, which celebrates the anniversary of the coronation of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. In 2006 it established The New York Roots Reggae Family Festival-TheCaribbean Family Reunion and in 2007, launched the Reggae Cabaret concert series. All three events are now presented by the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, a charitable organization developed by TSO.
TSO (turning solidarity into opportunity) operates on the mandate of facilitating synergy in the quest for success.