10/12/2017

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2017-2018

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES
OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2017-2018

ENCINO, CA (October 12, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing the newly elected Officers and Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term. Previously announced officers include Chairman Ben Vaughn, President Duane Clark, Vice President Ed Warm, Treasurer Carmen Romano, Parliamentarian Paul Moore, Sergeant-at-Arms Tim DuBois and Secretary Tommy Moore.

This year, seven of the 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 Ben Vaughn, President Duane Clark and Vice President Ed Warm. 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. CAM
  2. Laura Connelly, LA Phil
  3. Kerri Edwards, KPentertainment
  4. Fletcher Foster, Iconic Entertainment
  5. Rusty Gaston,THiS Music
  6. Roger Gearhart, Graham Bros. Entertainment
  7. Andrew Kautz, Big Machine Label Group
  8. Gordon Kerr, Black River Entertainment
  9. Michael Knox, Music Knox / peermusic
  10. Steve Lassiter, APA
  11. David Macias, Thirty Tigers
  12. Daniel Miller, Red Light Management / Fusion Music
  13. Jake Owen
  14. Hillary Scott
  15. Marty Stuart

Newly appointed director-at-large members of the Board of Directors include:

  1. Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
  2. Bradley Collins, BMI
  3. Enzo DeVincenzo, Red Light Management
  4. Crystal Dishmon, ShopKeeper Management
  5. Shannan Hatch, SESAC
  6. Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment Group
  7. Gayle Holcomb, WME
  8. Chris Janson
  9. Jeff Krones, CAA
  10. Cris Lacy, Warner Music Nashville
  11. Lynn Oliver-Cline, River House Artists
  12. Chris Parr, MAVERICK
  13. Kelly Rich, Amazon
  14. Peter Strickland
  15. Neil Vance, L3 Entertainment
  16. Brian Wright, UMG Nashville

“What a dynamic slate of new leaders joining the Academy of Country Music Board this term,” said Vaughn. “The men and women brought forward all share the passion to continue evolving the Academy of Country Music into its exciting future.”

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 2017-2018

OFFICERS

Chairman                                                                             Ben Vaughn, Warner/Chappell Nashville

President                                                                             Duane Clark, FBMM

Vice President                                                                      Ed Warm, Joe’s Live

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

Buddy Cannon, Cannon Productions

Michael Knox, Music Knox / peermusic Nashville

John Marks, Spotify 

ARTIST/ENTERTAINER/MBI

Lee Brice

CAM

Jake Owen

Hillary Scott

Marty Stuart

CLUB/CASINO/CONCERT-VENUE OPERATOR

Laura Connelly, LA Phil

Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment

Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Enterprises

Troy Vollhoffer, PGP/Country Thunder Music Festivals

COMPOSER

Jessi Alexander

Lee Thomas Miller 

MANAGER

Kerri Edwards, KPentertainment

Fletcher Foster,Iconic Entertainment

Mary Hilliard Harrington, Red Light Management

Daniel Miller, Red Light Management / Fusion Music

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

Andrew Kautz, Big Machine Label Group

Gordon Kerr, Black River Entertainment

Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville

David Macias, Thirty Tigers 

TALENT AGENT

Steve Lassiter, APA

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

Enzo DeVincenzo, Red Light Management

Crystal Dishmon, Shopkeeper Management

Chris Farren, Combustion Music

Leslie Fram, CMT

Jay Frank, Universal Music Group Nashville

Ali Harnell, AEG Live

Jimmy Harnen, Big Machine Label Group

Shannan Hatch, SESAC

Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment Group

Gayle Holcomb, WME

Chris Janson

Jeff Krones, CAA

Cris Lacy, Warner Music Nashville

Jon Loba, Broken Bow Music Group

Harry Lyons, G-Major Management

Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management

Lynn Oliver-Cline, River House Artists

Chris Parr, MAVERICK

Rod Phillips, iHeart Media

Kelly Rich, Amazon

Liz Rose, Liz Rose Music

Kimberly Schlapman

Peter Strickland

Neil Vance, L3 Entertainment

Lane Wilson, WME

Brian Wright, Universal Music Group Nashville

 

PAST CHAIRS

Ken Tucker, Apple

Paul Barnabee

Darin Murphy, CAA

Ken Robold, Sony Music Nashville

Butch Waugh, Studio2bee

Rod Essig, CAA

 

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