11/07/2018

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2018-2019

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES

OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2018-2019

ENCINO, CA (November 7, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing the newly elected Officers and Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term. Previously announced officers include Chairman Duane Clark, President Ed Warm, Vice President Lori Badgett, Treasurer Carmen Romano, Parliamentarian Paul Moore, Sergeant-at-Arms Tim DuBois and Secretary Tommy Moore.

This year, 11 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 Duane Clark, President Ed Warm and Vice President Lori Badgett. 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. Jackie Campbell, 615 Leverage
  2. Beville Dunkerley, Pandora
  3. Tom Forrest, Taillight
  4. Becky Gardenhire, WME
  5. Ali Harnell, AEG
  6. Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Top 40 Countdown
  7. Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
  8. Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group
  9. John Marks, Spotify
  10. Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
  11. Lee Thomas Miller
  12. Norbert Nix, Triple Tigers Records*
  13. Sally Seitz, Apple Music
  14. Jackie Stevens, The Big Time
  15. Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice
  16. Troy Vollhoffer, Premier Global Production*
  17. Trisha Yearwood

 

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

  1. Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show
  2. Leslie Cohea, Sandbox Entertainment
  3. Charlie Cook, Cumulus
  4. George Couri, Triple 8 Management
  5. Kele Currier, ASCAP
  6. Chris Farren, Combustion Music
  7. Leslie Fram, CMT
  8. Nick Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley
  9. Jon Loba, Broken Bow Music Group
  10. Michael McAnally Baum, SMACK Songs
  11. Shawn McSpadden, Redlight Management
  12. Curt Motley, UTA
  13. Brian O’Connell, Live Nation
  14. Rod Phillips, iHeart Media
  15. Tim Roberts, Entercom
  16. Clarence Spalding, MAVERICK

*Elected to fill one-year term which was previously vacated.

“Having served on the Academy’s Board for years, I’ve witnessed firsthand what an amazing group of extraordinary leaders endeavoring to build the Academy’s future, and a dedicated and passionate ACM staff, can accomplish. It’s an honor to serve alongside these amazing women and men to shape the Academy’s next chapter,” said ACM Chairman Duane Clark.

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 4,200 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 2018-2019

 

OFFICERS

Chairman                                                                              Duane Clark, FBMM

President                                                                              Ed Warm, Joe’s Live

Vice President                                                                     Lori Badgett, City National Bank

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

Jackie Campbell, 615 Leverage

Beville Dunkerley, Pandora

Michael Knox, Music Knox / peermusic Nashville

John Marks, Spotify

Sally Seitz, Apple Music

ARTIST/ENTERTAINER/MBI

Cam

Jake Owen

Hillary Scott

Marty Stuart

Trisha Yearwood

CLUB/CASINO/CONCERT-VENUE OPERATOr

Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment

Troy Vollhoffer, Premier Global Production

COMPOSER

Lee Thomas Miller

MANAGER

Kerri Edwards, KPentertainment

Fletcher Foster, Iconic Entertainment

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

Jackie Stevens, The Big Time

 

RECORD COMPANY

Andrew Kautz, Big Machine Label Group

Gordon Kerr, Black River Entertainment

Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville

Norbert Nix, Triple Tigers Records

TALENT AGENT

Becky Gardenhire, WME

Steve Lassiter, APA

TALENT BUYER/PROMOTER

Ali Harnell, AEG

Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice

 

TV/MOTION PICTURE

Tom Forrest, Taillight

 

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck

Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show

Leslie Cohea, Sandbox Entertainment

Bradley Collins, Frontman Consulting

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

Nick Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley

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

Michael McAnally Baum, SMACK Songs

Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management

Curt Motley, UTA

Brian O’Connell, Live Nation

Lynn Oliver-Cline, River House Artists

Chris Parr, MAVERICK

Rod Phillips, iHeart Media

Kelly Rich, Amazon

Tim Roberts, Entercom

Clarence Spalding, MAVERICK

Peter Strickland, Marathon Talent Agency

Neil Vance, L3 Entertainment

Brian Wright, Universal Music Group Nashville

 

 

PAST CHAIRS

Paul Barnabee, FBMM

Darin Murphy, CAA

Ken Robold, Sony Music Nashville

Ken Tucker, Wheelhouse Records

Ben Vaughn, Warner Chappell

Butch Waugh, Studio2bee

EX OFFICIO PAST CHAIRS

Rod Essig, CAA

Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley
 

Media Contact:

Brooke Primero

Academy of Country Music

Ph 818.815.4219

brooke@acmcountry.com