11/13/2017

ACM LIFTING LIVES ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2017-2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES

OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2017-2018

ENCINO, CA (November 13, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives® is announcing its board of directors for the 2017 - 2018 term, including newly elected Chairman Debbie Carroll, President Tree Paine, Vice-President Paul Barnabee, and Secretary Tommy Moore. Dwight Wiles continues his role as Treasurer.

The ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors is made up of an equal number of ACM Board Members, referred to as representative directors, as well as leaders in non-profit and corporate affairs that aren’t ACM Board Members, referred to as public directors.

This year, there were four representative director positions and two public director positions elected

by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors:

Newly elected representative directors include:

  1. Leslie Fram, CMT
  2. Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management
  3. John Marks, Spotify
  4. Darin Murphy, CAA

Newly elected public directors include:

  1. Ricky Kelley, Harley-Davidson of Columbia
  2. Jay Williams, WME

*complete board is listed below

“I’m honored to be leading this dedicated and determined board who are ready and willing to serve and fulfill Lifting Lives’ mission of continuing to heal and improving lives through the power of music,” said ACM Lifting Lives Chairman Debbie Carroll.

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2017-2018 ACM LIFTING LIVES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Chairman                                         Debbie Carroll, MusiCares

President                                         Tree Paine, Premium PR

Vice-President                                Paul Barnabee

Treasurer                                         Dwight Wiles, Wiles + Taylor & Co., PC

Secretary                                         Tommy Moore, Academy of Country Music

REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTORS

  1. Paul Barnabee
  2. Rod Essig, CAA
  3. Chris Farren, Combustion Music
  4. Leslie Fram, CMT
  5. Gayle Holcomb, WME
  6. John Marks, Spotify
  7. Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
  8. Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management
  9. Daniel Miller, Red Light Management / Fusion Music
  10. Darin Murphy, CAA
  11. Kimberly Schlapman
  12. Ben Vaughn, Warner/Chappell Music
  13. Troy Vollhoffer, PGP/Country Thunder Music Festivals
  14. Butch Waugh, Studio2bee

PUBLIC DIRECTORS

  1. Mark Bloom, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  2. Debbie Carroll, MusiCares
  3. Ross Copperman
  4. Ann Edelblute, The HQ
  5. Fletcher Foster, Iconic Entertainment Group
  6. Ricky Kelley, Harley-Davidson of Columbia
  7. Lorie Lytle
  8. Michael McAnally Baum, SMACKSongs/SMACKProductions
  9. Beth Moore, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  10. Tree Paine, Premium PR
  11. Lisa Paulsen, Entertainment Industry Foundation
  12. Meredith Seacrest, Seacrest Foundation
  13. Dwight Wiles, Wiles + Taylor & Co., PC
  14. Jay Williams, WME

PAST CHAIRS

  1. Lori Badgett, City National Bank
  2. Bill Mayne, CRB
  3. Bruce Bowman, Kaboom!
  4. Ed Warm, Joe’s Live

EX OFFICIO PAST CHAIR

  1. Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley

 

About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

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Media Contact:
Brooke Primero
Academy of Country Music
(818) 815-4219
brooke@acmcountry.com