Leadership Music Names New Class

Forty-five new members have been selected to participate in the 23rd class of Leadership Music. The annual program is designed to create a forum for established music community leaders to identify and explore issues currently affecting the music industry.

“The Leadership Music Class of 2012 is an impressive group of industry professionals with a wealth of experience and expertise from a diverse field of music businesses,” said Pat Collins, SESAC President/COO, who, as immediate past president of the board of directors, chaired the committee. “Once again, the selection committee has done an outstanding job in selecting members for a great Leadership Music class and I am certain all will find the nine month experience enlightening and rewarding.”

Members of the Class of 2012 are: Monisa Angell, Violist; Sarah Baer, Tour Producer, Sponsorship, Marketing, 4 Fini; John Barker, President/CEO, Clearbox Rights, LLC; Terrie Bjorklund, National Associate General Counsel/ Copyright & Intellectual Property, AFTRA (Washington, DC); Chris Boardman, President/Owner, Chimimi Music; Paul Brown, Owner, Red Hat 22; Bryan Calhoun, VP, New Media & External Affairs, SoundExchange Inc. (Washington, DC); John Capek, Songwriter/Producer; Rosemary Carroll, Partner, Carroll, Guido & Groffman (New York City, NY); Bryan Clark, President/Artist/Producer, Rainfeather Records/Rainfeather Entertainment; Bradley Collins, Director, Writer/Publisher, BMI; Lori Condon, General Manager, Acony Records; Mark Crawford, Coordinator of Commercial Music, Tennessee State University; Jaynee Day, President/CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee; Patti Donohoe, VP, The Bazel Group; Tammy Donham, VP Marketing, Country Music Association; Christi Dortch, VP of Programming, Sales & Event Services, Tennessee Performing Arts Center; Yvonne Drazan, Latin Creative Director, West Coast & Mexico, Peermusic (Burbank, CA); Bryan Frasher, VP Promotion BNA Records, Sony Music Nashville; Andre Gaccetta, VP Marketing, George P Johnson; Suzanne Gordon, VP, Programming, Great American Country; Chad Green, Creative Director, Word Music Publishing; Dennis Gwiazdon, VP/GM, South Central Media; Jeffrey Hill, Agent, Creative Artists Agency; Amy Isbell, VP Public Policy & Government Relations, Universal Music Group (Washington, DC); Tamara Johnson-George, CEO, Tifandnik Entertainment; Jordan Keller, Partner, Keller, Turner, Ruth, Andrew, Ghanem & Heller, PLLC; Andrew Kintz, Managing Director, Suntrust Bank; Joan Kornblith, Correspondent/Program Host/Producer, Voice of America (Washington, DC); Dee McLaughlin, SVP Brand Marketing & Creative, CMT; Louis Meyers, Executive Director, Folk Alliance International (Memphis, TN); Clay Mills, Songwriter, SeaGale Publishing; Tiffany Moon, Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Academy of Country Music (Encino, CA); John Ozier, Director of A&R, Curb Records; Tree Paine, VP of Publicity, Warner Music Nashville; Brad Paul, VP Promotions, Rounder Records (Burlington, MA); Sherod Robertson, President/Owner, MusicRow Enterprises, LLC; Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin Media, Inc. (Santa Monica, CA); David Schober, CEO, DASP Productions; Lang Scott, President/Managing Partner, Music City Networks; Scott Scovill, Owner, Moo TV, CenterStaging, Moo Creative Media; Tom Silverman, CEO, Tommy Boy Records (New York City, NY); Paul Sizelove, VP, Gaither Music Group; Steven Tepper, Associate Director, The Curb Center for Art Enterprise & Public Policy, Vanderbilt University; Hunter Williams, Sr. VP, SESAC, Inc.

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