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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2012-2013

10/17/2012
ENCINO, CA (October 17, 2012) – The Academy of Country Music is announcing its newly elected officers and Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 term.

 

Newly elected Officers for the Academy of Country Music include:

 

Chairman of the Board - Butch Waugh

President - Ken Robold

Vice-President - Darin Murphy, CAA

Treasurer - Duane Clark, FBM&M

Parliamentarian - Paul Moore, WME

Secretary - Tiffany Moon, Academy of Country Music


This year, there are 13 qualifying professional categories that are elected by the Academy’s membership. In addition to those elected, director-at-large positions have been appointed by Chairman Butch Waugh, President Ken Robold and Vice President Darin Murphy.  Directors are elected from each category based on the number of members in that category. Each director serves staggered two-year terms, with half the board membership changing each year.


 “I’m thrilled to work with so many dedicated industry leaders who have invested their time and shown a true commitment to hands-on involvement with the Academy,” said Waugh.

 

Those newly elected and appointed directors (below) will be added to our existing board of directors (full board listing attached):

 

CATEGORY                                                                        ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS                                                            

 

Affiliated                                                            Buddy Cannon, Cannon Productions

Tim DuBois, Artist Management Partners

Neal Spielberg, Spielberg Entertainment & Consulting

 

Artist/Entertainer/MBI*                                    Luke Bryan

 

Club/Casino/Venue Operator                            Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Enterprises

 

Composer                                                        Don Schlitz

 

Manager                                                         Kerri Edwards, KP Entertainment/Red Light Management

Marion Kraft, ShopKeeper Management

                                                                       Clarence Spalding, Spalding Entertainment

                                                                                                 

Media/PR*                                                     Mary Hilliard Harrington, The GreenRoom


 

Music Publisher/PRO                                      Frank Liddell, Carnival Music

 

On-Air Personality                                         Bob Kingsley, “Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40”

 

Radio                                                             Charlie Cook, McVay/Cook & Associates

 

Record Company                                           Mike Dungan, Universal Music Group

 

Talent Agent                                                       Greg Oswald, WME

 

Talent Buyer/Promoter                                        Brad Garrett, Police Productions

 

TV/Motion Picture                                               Sherman Halsey, Halsey Productions

 

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Clay Bradley, BMI

George Couri, Triple 8 Management

Mike Culotta, WQYK

Dallas Davidson

Chris Farren, Combustion Music

Leslie Fram, CMT

Mike Kraski, Tenacity Management

Jon Loba, BBR Music Group

Ebie McFarland*, Essential Broadcast Media

Dan Mason, CBS Radio

Curt Motley, Paradigm Agency

Brian O’Connell, Live Nation

Glenn Peoples, Billboard

Kimberly Schlapman*

Butch Spyridon, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Ken Tucker

 

*Denotes tie in the categories of Artist/Entertainer/MBI and Media/PR, wherein one of candidates is listed as elected and the other is listed as appointed.  The latter were appointed as a Director at Large following the tie.

 

About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production.  Comprised of more than 3,800 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

 

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2012-2013

OFFICERS

Chairman                                                                             Butch Waugh

President                                                                            Ken Robold

Vice President                                                                   Darin Murphy, CAA

Treasurer                                                                            Duane Clark, FBM&M

Parliamentarian                                                                                Paul Moore, WME

Secretary                                                                             Tiffany Moon, Academy of Country Music

PAST CHAIRS

Sarah Trahern, Great American Country

Bill Mayne, Country Radio Broadcasters

Rod Essig, CAA

John Grady, Crush Management

Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley

Gayle Holcomb, WME


CATEGORY                                                                          ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS

Affiliated                                                                            Tony Brown, TBE

Buddy Cannon, Cannon Productions

Tim DuBois, Artist Management Partners

Gary Haber, Haber Corporation

Neal Spielberg, Spielberg Entertainment Consulting

 

Artist/Entertainer/MBI                                                  Luke Bryan

Craig Morgan

                                                                                                John Rich

Blake Shelton


Club/Casino/Venue Operator                                    Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment

Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Enterprises               

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Composer                                                                           Don Schlitz


Manager                                                                              Robert Allen, 13 Management

                                                                                                Kerri Edwards, KP Entertainment/Red Light Management  

Marion Kraft, ShopKeeper Management

Clarence Spalding, Spalding Entertainment


Media/Public Relations                                                 Mary Hilliard Harrington, The GreenRoom


Music Publisher/PRO                                                     Pat Higdon, Patrick Joseph Music

                                                                                                Frank Liddell, Carnival Music

                               

On-Air Personality                                                           Bob Kingsley, “Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40


Radio                                                                                     Charlie Cook, McVay/Cook & Associates

 

 

Record Company                                                             Tom Baldrica, Show Dog-Universal Music

Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville

Mike Dungan, Universal Music Group

John Esposito, Warner Music Nashville


Talent Agent                                                                      Greg Oswald, WME


Talent Buyer/Promoter                                                 Brad Garrett, Police Productions


TV/Motion Picture                                                          Sherman Halsey, Halsey Productions


DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Records/The Valory Music Co.

Clay Bradley, BMI

George Couri, Triple 8 Management

Mike Culotta, WQYK

Benson Curb, Curb Records

Dallas Davidson

John Dennis, Dennis Entertainment

Marc Driskill, Sea Gayle Music

Chris Farren, Combustion Music

Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry

Leslie Fram, CMT

Jeff Garrison, CBS Radio

Brandon Gill, Morris Artists Management

T.K. Kimbrell, T.K.O. Artist Management

Mike Kraski, Tenacity Management

Jay Liepis, iTunes

Jon Loba, BBR Music Group

Greg McCarn, Black River Entertainment

Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media

Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment

Dan Mason, CBS Radio

Curt Motley, Paradigm Agency

Brian O’Connell, Live Nation

Glenn Peoples, Billboard

Kimberly Perry

Fran Romeo, Romeo Entertainment Group

Kimberly Schlapman

Butch Spyridon, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Ray Sliva, Best Buy

Ken Tucker

Ben Vaughn

Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar


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