ACM Announces New Officers and Board

The Academy of Country Music has announced its new officers and Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 term.

2011-2012 Academy of Country Music Board of Directors:
Chairman of the Board: Sarah Trahern, Great American Country
President: Butch Waugh
Vice-President: Ken Robold, Universal Music Group
Treasurer: Duane Clark, FBMM
Parliamentarian: Paul Moore, WME
Secretary: Tiffany Moon, Academy of Country Music

Six qualifying professional categories (listed below) are elected to the Board by the Academy’s membership. In addition to the elected, director-at-large positions have been selected by Trahern, Waugh, and Robold. Directors elected from each category are based on that category’s membership numbers. Each director serves staggered two-year terms, with half the board membership changing each year.

“The officers and the Board look forward to continued day-to-day involvement in the operations of the Academy,” said Trahern. “We’re delighted to have the commitment from so many industry leaders to help achieve the ongoing goals of the Academy and to sustain our ability to stay ahead of trends in country music.”

Elected Board Members

Tony Brown, TBE
Gary Haber, Haber Corporation

Craig Morgan
John Rich
Blake Shelton

Club/Casino/Venue Operator
Roger Gearhart, Graham Bros Entertainment

Robert Allen, 13 Management
Ken Levitan, Vector Management

Music Publisher
Pat Higdon, Universal Music Publishing

Record Company
Tom Baldrica, Average Joe’s Entertainment
Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville
John Esposito, Warner Music Nashville
Jon Loba, BBR & Stoney Creek Records

Directors At Large

Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Records/The Valory Music Co.
Benson Curb, Curb Records
John Dennis, Dennis Entertainment
Marc Driskill, ASCAP
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry
Jeff Garrison, CBS Radio
Brandon Gill, Morris Artists Management
T.K. Kimbrell, T.K.O. Artist Management
Jay Liepis, iTunes
Greg McCarn, Black River Entertainment
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment
Kimberly Perry
Fran Romeo, Romeo Entertainment Group
Ray Sliva, Best Buy
Ben Vaughn, EMI Music Publishing
Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar


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