SOLID Kicks Off 15th Year With Mayor Dean

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, SOLID President Jon Romero

SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) held the first General Assembly meeting of the year for members on Tuesday night (1/10) and welcomed Nashville Mayor Karl Dean as the guest speaker. Mayor Dean discussed the impact of the Music Industry on the Nashville community and interacted with members in a question and answer forum.

“The Music Industry gives this city a special edge, more than any other city in America,” remarked Dean. “Because of creative people like you, we are one of the most dynamic cities in America.”

In 2011, SOLID raised over $20,000 for charity, educated members on current industry topics and offered numerous networking opportunities for members. Earlier this month, SOLID welcomed new members to the 15th class at the annual New Member Retreat. New members received motivational knowledge from industry veteran Tandy Rice. New members also had the chance to interact with some of today’s industry heavy-hitters during the alumni panel. The panel, moderated by Justin Levenson (SESAC), included Rusty Gaston (THIS! Music, Founding SOLID member), Kerri Edwards (Redlight Management, Founding SOLID member), Luellyn Latocki (Latocki Team Creative) and Chip Petree (Petree Law).

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