Ed Warm, Joe's Live
Lori Badgett, City National Bank
Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
Carmen Romano, FBMM
Paul Moore, PGM Connections, LLC.
Gayle Holcomb, WME
Tommy Moore, Academy of Country Music
Jackie Campbell, 615 Leverage
Beville Dunkerley, Pandora
Kelly Rich, Amazon
Brittany Schaffer, Spotify
Sally Seitz, Apple Music
- Club/Casino/Concert-Venue Operator
Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment
Troy Vollhoffer, Premier Global Production
Lee Thomas Miller
Enzo DeVincenzo, 377 Management
Crystal Dishmon, Shopkepper Management
Kerri Edwards, kpentertainment
- Media/Public Relations
Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
- Music Publisher/PRO
Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
Rusty Gaston, Song ATV Music Publishing
Jackie Stevens, The Big Time
- Record Company
Ryan Dokke, Play It Again
Ben Kline, Warner Music Nashville
Cris Lacy, Warner Music Nashville
Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville
- Talent Agency
Becky Gardenhire, WME
Steve Lassiter, APA
- Talent Buyer/Promoter
Ali Harnell, Live Nation
Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice
- TV/Motion Picture
Tom Forrest, Taillight
- Directors at Large
Randy Bernard, Bob Doyle & Associates
Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show
RAC Clark, Lion's Heart Entertainment
Leslie Cohea, Sandbox Entertainment
Charlie Cook, Cumulus
George Couri, Triple 8 Management
Kele Currier, ASCAP
John Dennis, Dennis Entertainment
Seth England, Big Loud
Chris Farren, Combustion Music
Leslie Fram, CMT
Nick Hartley, Steadfast
Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment Group
Will Hitchcock, Morris Higham Management
Mason Hunter, BMI
Andrew Kautz, BMLG
Jeff Krones, CAA
Beth Laird, Creative Nation
Jon Loba, Broken Bow Music Group
Michael McAnally Baum, SMACK Songs
Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management
Daniel Miller, Fusion Music
Curt Motley, UTA
Brian O'Connell, Live Nation
Lynn Oliver-Cline, River House Artists
Tree Paine, Premium PR
Chris Parr, MAVERICK
Rod Phillips, iHeart Media
Tim Roberts, Entercom
Jennie Smythe, Girlilla Marketing
Clarence Spalding, MAVERICK
Brian Wright, Universal Music Group Nashville
- Past Chairs
Paul Barnabee, FBMM
Duane Clark, FBMM
Rod Essig, CAA
John Grady, Crush Management
Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley
Gayle Holcomb, WME
Bill Mayne, Country Radio Broadcasters
Darin Murphy, CAA
Ken Robold, Sony Music Nashville
Ken Tucker, Wheelhouse Records
Ben Vaughn, Warner Chappell
Butch Waugh, Studio2bee
Ed Warm is a partner in Joe's Bar, Joe's Live, and two Bub City locations in Chicago, as well as the Windy City Smokeout Festival. Ed also promotes shows at The Rave in Milwaukee and books private events around the midwest. At Joe's Bar, Ed has built the longest-running live country music venue that Chicago's ever had. His passion for country music is worn on his sleeve, and he is proud to be part of that community.
Ed just completed his term as Chairman of ACM Lifting Lives and is the Past Chairman of IEBA. He has won the ACM Award for Promoter of the Year 3 times, and his clubs have won the ACM Nightclub of the Year Award 5 times. Besides ACM Lifting Lives, he has served on the board of Receptions for Research and CreatiVets, among others.
Ed and his wife Lauren reside in Chicago, IL. He is a proud graduate of Indiana University.
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Country Aircheck VP/GM Chuck Aly helped launch the radio and music industry trade publication from a Nashville coffee shop in August, 2006. Six days after leaving the now-defunct Radio & Records following its purchase by Billboard, the Country Aircheck team published their first Country Aircheck Weekly. Today, Country Aircheck publishes daily news emails, a quarterly print magazine and the weekly news, charts and analysis upon which industry readers have come to depend. The company even has office space.
Prior to Country Aircheck, Aly served three years at R&R and six at Music Row. A recovering publicist, he got his music business start with PR firms Shock Ink and Force, where he learned how to take no for an answer. He holds a Recording Industry degree from Middle Tennessee State University, which named him "Outstanding Senior" in 1994. He is a Leadership Music alumnus and serves on the boards of Country Radio Seminar and the Academy of Country Music.
Carmen Romano was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. He graduated Bloomfield College with a B.S. in Accounting in 1985. Upon graduation he immediately began his accounting career with a mid-size firm in New Jersey.
Romano quickly realized that he had an interest in the entertainment industry and subsequently began working as a staff accountant for the firm Padell Nadell Fine Weinberger and Co. in 1987. He was promoted to Business Manager in 1993. In 1996 Romano became owner and President of Progressive Business Management. On January 1, 2005 Romano opened the New York office for Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy Inc., already a prominent Business Management firm in Tennessee, and became a shareholder of the company in 2010.
Romano is a member of the ACM, CMA and NARAS. His clients include Brantley Gilbert, Cam, Diplo, MGMT, Michael Franti and others. He enjoys hobbies such as running, boating and scuba diving. Romano currently resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife Peggy and three children, Nicole, Gabriella and Michael.
Paul began his agency career in 1975 at Klein's Attractions in Chicago. While there, he booked talent for fairs and special events as well as learning the ins and outs of concert production.
In 1978 he joined the Nashville office of the William Morris Agency as a secretary. Promoted to talent agent in 1979, and later promoted to the executive level, he helped guide countless careers in Country, Gospel, Contemporary Christian and Pop music.
As part of the senior management team for William Morris and later WME, he was co-head of the office in Nashville for 23 years until passing the baton to the "next generation."
Paul concluded his tenure of 36 years with the Agency in July of 2014, deciding that it was time to move on to the next chapter in his professional life.
He remains active in show business with the formation of PGM Connections, LLC, offering consultation for all facets of the entertainment industry.
He currently teaches at Belmont University as an adjunct professor both in the Curb College of Music Business, and the College of Performance and Visual Arts.
In addition to serving as a member of the Board and an Officer for the Academy of Country Music, Paul is a senior member of the advisory Board for the College of Performance and Visual Arts at Belmont, and continues his association with several trade organizations.
His wife of 37 years, Beth, is a founding member of the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors and is currently employed by Vanderbilt Medical Center as Director of Community Relations. They are active in the community and their church, and are the exhausted but amused owners of two West Highland White Terriers.
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