The FOF Strikefest Team
Iris Gordy, Founder & Event Producer
Karla Gordy Bristol, Co-founder & Event Producer
Music industry veteran and Friends of Fuller Founder, Iris Gordy is a former vice president of Motown Records, who helped launch the careers of several successful artists, including Rick James and DeBarge. She has produced and managed numerous music recording projects, is a respected entertainment consultant and is co-author of the recently published anthology, “PASSING IT ON” – Moving Stories of Activists 1960 – 2000. Ms. Gordy serves as trustee on several boards, including The Motown Museum, L.A. Women In Music, and The Rhythm and Blues Foundation where she is the Grants Committee Chair. Through FOF Strikefest, Ms. Gordy, along with her daughter Karla, is extremely grateful and proud to carry on, the humanitarian and professional bowling legacy of her beloved father, Fuller B. Gordy.
Karla Gordy Bristol
Friends of Fuller Co-Founder, Karla Gordy Bristol is a former Motown Records corporate employee, who’s earlier career began as a professional choreographer and dancer, from American Bandstand to Lionel Richie & Smokey Robinson music videos. Born in Detroit and raised in Beverly Hills, she’s all encompassing. Karla is a TV talk show host & producer, and a long time real estate agent, closing countless multi million dollar properties over 17 years. She Executive Produced “Destination Beverly Hills”, ten short films on the city. She’s CEO of Gordy Bristol Entertainment, handling artist development & bookings, talent procurement & coordinating, and concert productions. She co-owns her father Johnny Bristol’s copyrights to over 150 songs at Mokia Music & BUSHKA Music. Ms. Gordy Bristol enjoys helping others and supporting youth. She sits on the Ava’s Heart Foundation board, Motown Museum Alumni Committee, and is a member of ASCAP. Working alongside her mother, Iris and keeping her grandfather Fuller B. Gordy’s legacy alive, brings her much joy.
During her 10 year tenure at Motown Records, DeBorah Hubbard proudly gave of her time and talent as Director of Administration and later, Special Affairs. She loved her job and was happy to work for a man like Fuller B. Gordy, who she says, had a very unique spirit. She remembers him as a philosopher who championed for the common man. Today, DeBorah markets LegalShield and IDShield, protecting families all over the country. During her spare time, she sings at her church and is a mentor and teacher for a reading enrichment program. DeBorah enters her 5th year with FOF Strikefest. As a key planning committee member, DeBorah says she enjoys the result of the team’s efforts: the competition, the entertainment, and the opportunity to do good work for others and help children, all in one great night!