Leadership Music has selected 13 new board members from among the more than 900 alumni of the 23-year-old organization.
CAA’s Jeff Gregg has been elected board president. Ryman Auditorium General Manager Sally Williams has been named president-elect. City National Bank’s Lori Badgett is immediate past president; Time-Warner’s Linda Bloss-Baum will serve a second term as secretary, and FBMM’s Julie Boos—a new board member—has been named treasurer.
Selected to serve three-year terms are:
Tom Baldrica (Average Joe’s Entertainment)
Julie Boos (FBMM)
Debbie Carroll (MusiCares)
Teresa George (ACM)
Jimmy Harnen (Republic Nashville)
Michael Huppe (SoundExchange—Washington, DC)
John Ingrassia (Vector Management)
Ellen Lehman (Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee)
Tom Lord (UMG)
Bill Mayne (CRB)
Wendell Moore (Baker Donelson)
Diane Pearson (City National Bank)
Chip Petree (Copyright Exchange)
Continuing to serve on the board are:
Drew Alexander (Curb)
John Allen (BMG Chrysalis)
Carey Nelson Burch (My Own Shingle)
Fletcher Foster (Red Light Management)
Jay Frank (DigSin)
Lynn Morrow (Adams & Reese)
Ken Paulson (First Amendment Center)
Larry Stessel (Revolver Marketing Group)
Bethel Thomas (Belmont University)
Stacy Widelitz (Stacy Widelitz Music)
Will Cheek (Bone, McAllister & Norton) serves as legal counsel
Additionally, Leadership Music Executive Director Debbie Schwartz Linn has named Katie Plauche-Morris as Finance and Program Manager for the organization. A Louisiana native and graduate of Louisiana State University, Plauche-Morris joined the staff of the non-profit in 2008 as coordinator of operations and finance. She continues to oversee finances in addition to planning and coordinating the program.
Publicist and writer, Judi Turner, has joined the Leadership Music staff as Communications and Events Manager. An alumna of LM Class of 1996, Turner will serve as board liaison and coordinate communications efforts, as well as having oversight for Leadership Music events, including the annual Dale Franklin Awards, Digital Summit and other alumni engagement events. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
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