ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2013-2014
ENCINO, CA (September 24, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music is announcing the newly elected Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 term. New members of the Board of Directors include (full board listing with categories also attached): Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck Enzo DeVincenzo, 377 Management Michael Knox, Music Knox / peermusic Nashville Betsy McHugh, Martingale Entertainment Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management Chris Parr, Spalding Entertainment LeAnn Phelan, ASCAP Dave Pomeroy,Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257 Sally Seitz, iTunes Peter Strickland, Warner Music Nashville
This year, there were six qualifying professional categories that were elected by the Academy’s membership. In addition to those elected, director-at-large positions have been appointed by Chairman Ken Robold, President Darin Murphy and Vice President Paul Barnabee. 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.
“I’m excited to see what these 10 terrific new members, with their original perspectives, will bring to the already energetic group of dedicated professionals on the Board,” said Robold. “We’re blessed to have true commitment from so many hard working industry heavyweights to deliver the mission of the Academy, as we gear up for what will be key years in ACM history.”
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 more than 3,800 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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