10/14/2020

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2020-2021

 

 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES

OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2020-2021

 

Los Angeles, CA (October 14, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing a second-year term for the Academy Officers and the newly elected Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. Continuing their tenure in office are 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.

 

“We are thrilled that our Officers have generously agreed to continue their service to the Academy for another year,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO, Academy of Country Music. “With so much uncertainty this year that will continue into 2021, we are grateful to have their consistent leadership to help guide the organization into a bright future.”

 

This year, 10 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 a staggered two-year term.

 

Newly elected members of the Board of Directors include (full board listing with categories also attached):

 

  1. Beville Dunkerley
  2. Cyndi Forman
  3. Tom Forrest
  4. Becky Gardenhire
  5. Ali Harnell
  6. Deana Ivey
  7. Chris Lisle
  8. Cindy Mabe
  9. Ebie McFarland
  10. Lee Thomas Miller
  11. Tim Roberts
  12. Scott Scovill
  13. Sally Williams

 

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

 

  1. Bobby Bones
  2. Jackie Campbell
  3. Charlie Cook
  4. Leslie Fram
  5. Jeremy Holley
  6. Frank Liddell
  7. Jon Loba
  8. Shawn McSpadden
  9. Curt Motley
  10. Brian O’Connell
  11. Rod Phillips
  12. Kelly Rich
  13. Sally Seitz
  14. Clarence Spalding
  15. Candice Watkins
  16. Trisha Yearwood

 

“We are honored to have the opportunity to continue serving as Academy Officers and delighted to welcome a new group of industry leaders to the Board. We look forward to the unique blend of perspective and insight this group brings to the organization,” said 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 2020-2021

 

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

Deana Ivey, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

Chris Lisle, CLLD, LLC / The Touring Career Workshop

Scott Scovill, The Steel Mill/Moo TV

Sally Williams, Live Nation

Brittany Schaffer, Spotify

 

 

ARTIST/MUSICIAN/PRODUCER/ENGINEER

Chuck Ainlay

Jimmie Allen

Reid Shippen

Derek Wells

 

SONGWRITER

Lee Thomas Miller

 

DIGITAL MARKETING/ DISTRIBUTION

Beville Dunkerley, Pandora

 

MANAGER

Enzo DeVincenzo, 377 Management

Crystal Dishmon, Shopkeeper Management

Kerri Edwards, kpentertainment

 

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media                      

 

MUSIC PUBLISHER/PRO

Cyndi Forman, UMPG

Rusty Gaston, Sony ATV Music Publishing

 

RADIO

Tim Roberts, Entercom

 

RECORD COMPANY

Ryan Dokke, PIA Music

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

 

VENUE

Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment

Troy Vollhoffer, Premier Global Production

 

VISUAL CONTENT

Tom Forrest, taillight

 

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Randy Bernard, Bob Doyle & Associates

Bobby Bones, iHeart Media

Jackie Campbell, 615 Leverage + Strategy

RAC Clark, Lion’s Heart Entertainment

Charlie Cook, Cumulus

John Dennis, Dennis Entertainment

Seth England, Big Loud

Leslie Fram, CMT

Jeremy Holley, FlyteVu

Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment Group

Will Hitchcock, Morris Higham Management

Mason Hunter, BMI

Andrew Kautz, BMLG

Jeff Krones, CAA

Beth Laird, Creative Nation

Frank Liddell, Carnival Music

 

Jon Loba, Broken Bow Music Group

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

Kelly Rich, Amazon Music

Sally Seitz, Apple Music

Jennie Smythe, Girlilla Marketing

Clarence Spalding, MAVERICK

Candice Watkins, Big Loud Records

Brian Wright, Universal Music Group Nashville

Trisha Yearwood

 

 

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

Butch Waugh, Studio2bee