10/24/2019

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2019-2020

 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES
OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2019-2020

ENCINO, CA (October 24, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing the newly elected Officers and Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term. Previously announced officers include Chairman Ed Warm, President Lori Badgett, Vice-President Chuck Aly, Treasurer Carmen Romano, Sergeant-at-Arms Gayle Holcomb, Parliamentarian Paul Moore and Secretary Tommy Moore.

This year, 7 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 Ed Warm, President Lori Badgett and Vice President Chuck Aly. 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. Chuck Ainlay
  2. Jimmie Allen
  3. Enzo DeVincenzo
  4. Crystal Dishmon
  5. Ryan Dokke
  6. Kerri Edwards
  7. Rusty Gaston
  8. Roger Gearhart
  9. Ben Kline
  10. Cris Lacy
  11. Steve Lassiter
  12. Kelly Rich*
  13. Brittany Schaffer
  14. Reid Shippen
  15. Troy Vollhoffer
  16. Derek Wells

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

  1. Randy Bernard
  2. RAC Clark
  3. John Dennis
  4. Seth England
  5. Greg Hill
  6. Will Hitchcock
  7. Mason Hunter
  8. Andrew Kautz
  9. Jeff Krones
  10. Beth Laird
  11. Daniel Miller
  12. Lynn Oliver-Cline
  13. Tree Paine
  14. Chris Parr
  15. Jennie Smythe
  16. Brian Wright

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

“We are excited for the Academy to have such a powerful and talented group of leaders, committed to not only sharing their time and energy with the organization, but to providing their expertise and industry knowledge,” said ACM Chairman Ed Warm.

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 programming 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 2019-2020

OFFICERS
Chairman - Ed Warm, Joe’s Live
President - Lori Badgett, City National Bank
Vice President - Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
Treasurer - Carmen Romano, FBMM
Sergeant-at-Arms - Gayle Holcomb, WME
Parliamentarian - Paul Moore, PGM Connections, LLC.
Secretary - Tommy Moore, Academy of Country Music

AFFILIATED
Jackie Campbell, 615 Leverage
Beville Dunkerley, Pandora
Kelly Rich, Amazon
Brittany Schaffer, Spotify
Sally Seitz, Apple Music 

ARTIST/ENTERTAINER/MBI
Chuck Ainlay
Jimmie Allen
Reid Shippen
Derek Wells
Trisha Yearwood 

CLUB/CASINO/CONCERT-VENUE OPERATOR
Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment
Troy Vollhoffer, Premier Global Production

COMPOSER
Lee Thomas Miller 

MANAGER
Enzo DeVincenzo, 377 Management
Crystal Dishmon, Shopkeeper Management
Kerri Edwards, kpentertainment 

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS
Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media                       

MUSIC PUBLISHER/PRO
Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
Rusty Gaston, Sony ATV Music Publishing

RADIO
Jackie Stevens, EMI Records Nashville 

RECORD COMPANY
Ryan Dokke, Curb | Word Entertainment
Ben Kline, Warner Music Nashville
Cris Lacy, Warner Music Nashville
Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville 

TALENT AGENT
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, Fitzgerald Hartley
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
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
Darin Murphy, CAA
Ken Robold, Sony Music Nashville
Ken Tucker, Wheelhouse Records
Ben Vaughn, Warner Chappell 

EX OFFICIO PAST CHAIRS
Rod Essig, CAA
Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley
Butch Waugh, Studio2bee