10/18/2016

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2016-2017

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES
NEW OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2016-2017

ENCINO, CA (October 18, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing the newly elected Officers and Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term. Newly elected officers include Chairman Ken Tucker, President Ben Vaughn, Vice President Duane Clark, Treasurer Carmen Romano, Parliamentarian Paul Moore, Sergeant-at-Arms Tim DuBois and Secretary Tommy Moore

This year, all 13 qualifying professional categories were elected by the Academy’s membership. In addition to those elected, director-at-large positions have been appointed by Chairman Ken Tucker, President Ben Vaughn and Vice President Duane Clark. 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. 

Newly elected members of the Board of Directors include (full board listing with categories also attached):

  1. Jessi Alexander
  2. Lori Badgett, City National Bank
  3. Lee Brice
  4. Buddy Cannon, Cannon Productions
  5. Tom Forrest, taillight
  6. Brad Garrett, Police Productions
  7. Mary Hilliard Harrington, Red Light Management
  8. Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Enterprises
  9. Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40
  10. Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
  11. Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville
  12. John Marks, Spotify
  13. Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
  14. Lee Thomas Miller
  15. Curt Motley, UTA
  16. Brian O’Connell, Live Nation
  17. Tim Roberts, CBS Radio
  18. Troy Vollhoffer, PGP/Country Thunder Music Festivals

Newly appointed members of the Board of Directors include: 

  1. Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show
  2. Charlie Cook, Cumulus
  3. George Couri, Triple 8 Management
  4. Kele Currier, ASCAP
  5. Chris Farren, Combustion Music
  6. Leslie Fram, CMT
  7. Jay Frank, Universal Music Group
  8. Ali Harnell, AEG Live
  9. Jimmy Harnen, Big Machine Label Group
  10. Shannan Hatch, SESAC
  11. Jon Loba, Broken Bow Music Group
  12. Harry Lyons, G-Major Management
  13. Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management
  14. Rod Phillips, iHeartMedia
  15. Liz Rose, Liz Rose Music
  16. Kimberly Schlapman
  17. Lane Wilson, WME

“As I look over the names of our new board members as well as those of our current and returning representatives, I’m impressed with the wide variety of industry leaders that have stepped up to share their time and talents with the Academy. We are fortunate to have such commitment from this dedicated group,” said Tucker. “As we strive to move the Academy ever forward, it is encouraging and comforting to know these talented individuals are behind that effort.”

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 4,900 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 2016-2017

OFFICERS

Chairman                                                                              Ken Tucker, Apple
President                                                                              Ben Vaughn, Warner/Chappell Nashville
Vice President                                                                     Duane Clark, FBMM
Treasurer                                                                             Carmen Romano, FBMM
Parliamentarian                                                                  Paul Moore, PGM Connections, LLC.
Sergeant-at-Arms                                                              Tim DuBois, Artist Management Partners
Secretary                                                                              Tommy Moore, Academy of Country Music

 

AFFILIATED

Lori Badgett, City National Bank
Tony Brown, TBE
Buddy Cannon, Cannon Productions
Michael Knox, Music Knox / peermusic Nashville
John Marks, Spotify

ARTIST/ENTERTAINER/MBI

Lee Brice
Dustin Lynch                                      
Kimberly Perry
Cole Swindell

CLUB/CASINO/CONCERT-VENUE OPERATOR

Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment
Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Enterprises
Troy Vollhoffer, PGP/Country Thunder Music Festivals
Ed Warm, Joe’s Live

COMPOSER

Jessi Alexander
Lee Thomas Miller

MANAGER

Mary Hilliard Harrington, Red Light Management
Enzo DeVincenzo, Red Light Management / 377 Management
Chris Parr, MAVERICK

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media

MUSIC PUBLISHER/PRO

Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
Rusty Gaston, THiS Music

ON-AIR PERSONALITY

Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40

RADIO

Tim Roberts, CBS Radio

RECORD COMPANY

Byron Gallimore, Streamsound
Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville
David Macias, Thirty Tigers
Peter Strickland, Warner Music Nashville 

TALENT AGENT

Curt Motley, United Talent Agency

TALENT BUYER/PROMOTER

Brad Garrett, Police Productions
Brian O’Connell, Live Nation 

TV/MOTION PICTURE

Tom Forrest, taillight

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show
Bradley Collins, BMI
Charlie Cook, Cumulus
George Couri, Triple 8 Management
Kele Currier, ASCAP
Crystal Dishmon, Shopkeeper Management
Kerri Edwards, KPentertainment
Chris Farren, Combustion Music
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry
Leslie Fram, CMT
Jay Frank, Universal Music Group
Brandon Gill, Morris Higham Management
Ali Harnell, AEG Live
Jimmy Harnen, Big Machine Label Group
Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley Co.

Shannan Hatch, SESAC
Pat Higdon, Patrick Joseph Music
Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment Group
Gayle Holcomb, WME
T.K. Kimbrell, T.K.O. Artist Management
Jon Loba, Broken Bow Music Group
Harry Lyons, G-Major Management
Greg McCarn, Black River Records
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment
Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management
Daniel Miller, Red Light Management / Fusion Music
Rod Phillips, iHeart Media
Fran Romeo, Romeo Entertainment Group
Liz Rose, Liz Rose Music
Kimberly Schlapman
Lane Wilson, WME

PAST CHAIRS

Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville
Darin Murphy, CAA
Ken Robold, Sony Music Nashville
Butch Waugh, Studio2bee
Bill Mayne, Country Radio Broadcasters
Rod Essig, CAA

Media Contact:
Brooke Primero
Academy of Country Music
Ph 818.815.4219
brooke@acmcountry.com