By all accounts, Gayle Holcomb is a force to behold. Her boundless energy and unshakeable confidence have served her well in her rise as an agent at WME. Those attributes also have bolstered the Academy of Country Music during her many years as a board member and four years as ACM chairman. Holcomb was instrumental in moving the ACM Awards show to Las Vegas and helping craft the long-term partnership between the Academy and dick clark productions. Holcomb was also a driving force behind the creation of ACM Lifting Lives, where she has served as chairman of the board and also established the ACM Lifting Lives Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund in memory of her mother. Holcomb has been the recipient of the ACM Crystal Milestone Award, the ACM Mae Boren Axton Service Award and the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award for her service to the Academy and Lifting Lives.