Carrie Gerlach Cecil is a communications crusader who has been inspiring audiences from around the globe for over a decade. She does this by creating literary, television, film, online, business, and live content that move her fans to reflect, evolve and respond. A sample of her works include the highly sought-after memoir, Dancing For The Devil [Simon & Schuster/September 2014] with Anny Donewald. ONE SUNDAY, [Simon & Schuster’s Howard Books/ 2013], a novel that has received critical praise and the national media spotlight. Her first novel Emily’s Reasons Why Not [Harper Collins] was named one of US Magazine’s Summer Hot Book Picks. The novel was adapted into a single camera comedy for ABC starring Heather Graham. Cecil served as a producer on the show. She and her daughter, Charli created the children’s book, Charli & Wilbur, A Dancing Dogs Dream to inspire young people everywhere to follow their passions. Carrie also contributed as an author to The New York Times Editor Richard Sandomir’s book, The Enlightened Bracketologist: The Final Four of Everything. Cecil’s additional non-fiction work, Goodness, Gridiron & Grace: A Modern Day Girl’s Game Plan For A Godly Life, is being penned for 2016.
Carrie has written a number of projects for the screen including her latest television drama In The Huddle, based on her blogs, Gridiron Woman that was optioned by Lifetime Television . She is attached to create and write the pilot. Her docu-series Angels in the Sex Industry [2015} about women trapped and trafficked in the sex industry is in development with Bayonne Entertainment. She developed and produced the reality concept, Divas for Jesus for We TV, and the travel web-tv-adventure, The Glamper Girls. Cecil has also written the feature films Sweet Revenge, [2010/Broken Road Productions] and 5th Avenue Bum, [2005/Laurence Bender Productions]. Cecil has penned articles for Y’ALL: The Art of Southern Living magazine; Composed her weekly column Notes from Lot S: A Football Wife for the sports section of The TENNESSEAN newspaper. She served as blogger for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans website, Titansonline.com and NFLWives.com as well as crafting pieces for the NFL. You can find her witty upscale travel and lifestyle pieces on JohnnyJet.com, as well as a plethora of others.
Cecil founded and spearheads Anachel Inc., a C-suite team of global industry-leaders that leverages creative, integrated and comprehensive business services to impact revenue and reputations. Anachel provides corporate, sports and entertainment powerhouses with creative, integrated and comprehensive services, solutions and storytelling under one moniker. At the forefront of their industries, Anachel has enhanced, protected and evolved trailblazing brands like Sony Digital Entertainment, NASCAR, Charter Communications, Fox Sports Net, TNT, NFL, Simon & Schuster, Pac 12, and Universal Pictures. With core values of crafting premium content with cost-effective integration, Anachel continues to arise from the pack by meeting tomorrow’s needs for their clients.
Previously, Cecil was the president of CGPR Media Strategy, handling public relations as well as government and community affairs for networks and feature films. In that experience she traveled the globe working on-set and side-by side with Hollywood’s leading producers, directors and actors on films including Gang Related, Air Force One, A Thousand Acres, The Newton Boys, Return to Paradise, End of Days, and Dogma, among others.
Before going out on her own, Cecil was director of entertainment publicity, West Coast for Turner Network Television (TNT), based in Los Angeles. She began her tenure with Turner Entertainment Group in New York as manager of East Coast public relations and was part of the team that launched Turner Classic Movies. She began her career in public relations in the television department of Rogers & Cowan Public Relations, Inc., and as an intern with The Honorable Senator John McCain in Phoenix, Arizona.
Cecil is a principle partner of Unfiltered Faith, a global revolution destined to inspire all people to live their lives on purpose and lead them to a real connection with God. People are desperately searching for authentic and relevant messages of hope, forgiveness, change, peace and fulfillment in today’s culture. Unfiltered Faith invites everyday people facing real struggles to come as they are and gather fearless truths designed to deliver the genuine promises of God that they will overcome and they do belong.
Cecil and her husband, NCAA College Football Hall of Fame player, former Pro Bowl Safety, former Tennessee Titans Defensive Coordinator and current St. Louis Rams Defensive Backs’ coach, Chuck Cecil, believe that God has blessed their lives in many ways and are dedicated to giving back both financially and with their time. The college sweethearts are avid philanthropists working with several charities that are close to their heart. Carrie is on the board of The MISS Foundation, a global organization dedicated to hope, community and compassion for grieving parents everywhere from pre-natal to infant, toddler, young adult and adult loss. In addition, the Cecil’s host the Cecil Family Golden Hour Golf Classic for the UMC Level One Trauma Center in Tucson, Arizona and raise monies for Eve’s Angels, and Ordinary Hero. The duo split their time between California and St. Louis and have a ten-year-old daughter, Charli Alleene.