Bunny Freidus

Bunny Freidus
Position: 
Researcher: 
2018-19
Year Joined: 
2018
Biography: 

Bunny moved to Santa Barbara in 2017 from Telluride where she lived since 1992 upon retiring as Senior Vice President of Sony Music in New York.  She joined the Women’s Fund in 2018 and also serves as a Peer Counselor at the Center for Successful Aging. Bunny was introduced to Santa Barbara while studying for her master’s degree in Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  In Telluride, she played a major role on the board of the Telluride Foundation, a community foundation which donated over $1,000,000 per year to regional not-for-profit organizations, where she served on the Executive and Grants Committees.  Bunny was instrumental in the founding and development of the San Miguel Resource Center, an organization devoted to helping victims of domestic violence and providing education in regional schools to prevent bullying and interpersonal violence.   She was Chairperson of Telluride’s Historic and Architectural Commission which is charged with the task of preserving the character of Telluride and its designation as a National Historic Landmark.  Bunny’s business career at Sony spanned several decades and focused on the international marketing of Sony recording artists.  She was instrumental in launching the overseas careers of numerous artists ranging from Leonard Cohen to Bruce Springsteen.  She was the first female Senior Vice President of the company