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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2013-2014

09/24/2013

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES

OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2013-2014

ENCINO, CA (September 24, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music is announcing the newly elected Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 term.  New members of the Board of Directors include (full board listing with categories also attached):

  1. Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
  2. Enzo DeVincenzo, 377 Management
  3. Michael Knox, Music Knox / peermusic Nashville
  4. Betsy McHugh, Martingale Entertainment
  5. Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management
  6. Chris Parr, Spalding Entertainment
  7. LeAnn Phelan, ASCAP
  8. Dave Pomeroy,Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257
  9. Sally Seitz, iTunes
  10. Peter Strickland, Warner Music Nashville

This year, there were six qualifying professional categories that were elected by the Academy’s membership. In addition to those elected, director-at-large positions have been appointed by Chairman Ken Robold, President Darin Murphy and Vice President Paul Barnabee.  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 excited to see what these 10 terrific new members, with their original perspectives, will bring to the already energetic group of dedicated professionals on the Board,” said Robold.  “We’re blessed to have true commitment from so many hard working industry heavyweights to deliver the mission of the Academy, as we gear up for what will be key years in ACM history.”

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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Media Contact:

Brooke Primero

Academy of Country Music

Ph 818.815.4219

brooke@acmcountry.com 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013-2014

 

OFFICERS

Chairman                 Ken Robold, Southern Ground Artists

President                 Darin Murphy, CAA

Vice President          Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville

Treasurer                 Duane Clark, FBMM

Parliamentarian       Paul Moore, WME

Secretary                 Tiffany Moon, Academy of Country Music

AFFILIATED

Tony Brown, TBE

Buddy Cannon, Buddy Cannon Productions

Tim DuBois, Artist Management Partners

Michael Knox, Music Knox / peermusic Nashville

Neal Spielberg, Spielberg Entertainment

ARTIST/ENTERTAINER/MBI

Luke Bryan

Craig Morgan                                                     

Kimberly Perry, The Band Perry

Dave Pomeroy, Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257

CLUB/CASINO/VENUE OPERATOR

Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment

Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Enterprises

COMPOSER

Don Schlitz

MANAGER

Enzo DeVincenzo, 377 Management

Kerri Edwards, KP Entertainment/Red Light Management

Marion Kraft, Shopkeeper Management

Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management

MEDIA/PR

Mary Hilliard Harrington, The GREENROOM

MUSIC PUBLISHER/PRO

Frank Liddell, Carnival Music

LeAnn Phelan, ASCAP

ON-AIR PERSONALITY

Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40

RADIO

Charlie Cook, West Virginia Radio Corporation

RECORD COMPANY

Tom Baldrica, Show Dog-Universal Music

Mike Dungan, Universal Music Group

Greg McCarn, Black River Entertainment

Peter Strickland, 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

Robert Allen, 13 Management

Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck

Clay Bradley, BMI

Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group

George Couri, Triple 8 Management

Mike Culotta, Streamsound Records

Dallas Davidson, 2 Chord Georgia Music

Chris Farren, Combustion Music

Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry

Leslie Fram, CMT

Brandon Gill, Morris Artists Management

Gary Haber, Haber Corporation

Pat Higdon, Patrick Joseph Music

Gayle Holcomb, WME

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

Mike Kraski, Tenacity Management Group

Jon Loba, BBR Music Group

Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media

Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment

Betsy McHugh, Martingale Entertainment

Dan Mason, CBS Radio

Curt Motley, PARADIGM

Brian O’Connell, Live Nation

Chris Parr, Spalding Entertainment

Glenn Peoples, Billboard Magazine

Fran Romeo, Romeo Entertainment Group

Kimberly Schlapman, Little Big Town

Sally Seitz, iTunes

Butch Spyridon, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Ken Tucker, Beats Music

Ben Vaughn, Warner/Chappell Nashville

Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar

 

PAST CHAIRS

Butch Waugh

Sarah Trahern, Great American Country

Bill Mayne, Country Radio Broadcasters

Rod Essig, CAA

John Grady, Crush Management

Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley Co.

 


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