ACM Announces New Board for 2013-2014 Term

acmThe Academy of Country Music has announced its new Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 term. Six qualifying professional categories were elected by the membership this year, and director-at-large positions were also appointed by Chairman Ken Robold, President Darin Murphy, and VP Paul Barnabee. Directors are elected from each category based on its number of members, and each director serves staggered two-year terms, with half the board membership changing each year.

New Members to The Academy of Country Music’s Board of Directors 2013-2014:

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 

“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.”

The 2013-2014 ACM Board of Directors: 

OFFICERS
Chairman-Ken Robold, Southern Ground Artists
President- Darin Murphy, CAA
Vice President-Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville
Treasurer-Duane Clark, FBMM
Parliamentarian-Paul Moore, WME
Secretary-Tiffany Moon, Academy of Country Music

AFFILIATED
Tony Brown, TBE
Buddy Cannon, Buddy Cannon Productions
Tim DuBois, Artist Management Partners
Michael Knox, Music Knox / peermusic Nashville
Neal Spielberg, Spielberg Entertainment

ARTIST/ENTERTAINER/MBI
Luke Bryan
Craig Morgan
Kimberly Perry, The Band Perry
Dave Pomeroy, Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257

CLUB/CASINO/VENUE OPERATOR
Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment
Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Enterprises

COMPOSER
Don Schlitz

MANAGER
Enzo DeVincenzo, 377 Management
Kerri Edwards, KP Entertainment/Red Light Management
Marion Kraft, Shopkeeper Management
Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management

MEDIA/PR
Mary Hilliard Harrington, The GREENROOM

MUSIC PUBLISHER/PRO
Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
LeAnn Phelan, ASCAP

ON-AIR PERSONALITY
Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40

RADIO
Charlie Cook, West Virginia Radio Corporation

RECORD COMPANY
Tom Baldrica, Show Dog-Universal Music
Mike Dungan, Universal Music Group
Greg McCarn, Black River Entertainment
Peter Strickland, Warner Music Nashville

TALENT AGENT
Greg Oswald, WME

TALENT BUYER/PROMOTER
Brad Garrett, Police Productions

TV/MOTION PICTURE
Sherman Halsey, Halsey Productions

DIRECTORS AT LARGE
Robert Allen, 13 Management
Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
Clay Bradley, BMI
Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group
George Couri, Triple 8 Management
Mike Culotta, Streamsound Records
Dallas Davidson, 2 Chord Georgia Music
Chris Farren, Combustion Music
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry
Leslie Fram, CMT
Brandon Gill, Morris Artists Management
Gary Haber, Haber Corporation
Pat Higdon, Patrick Joseph Music
Gayle Holcomb, WME
T.K. Kimbrell, T.K.O. Artist Management
Mike Kraski, Tenacity Management Group
Jon Loba, BBR Music Group
Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment
Betsy McHugh, Martingale Entertainment
Dan Mason, CBS Radio
Curt Motley, PARADIGM
Brian O’Connell, Live Nation
Chris Parr, Spalding Entertainment
Glenn Peoples, Billboard Magazine
Fran Romeo, Romeo Entertainment Group
Kimberly Schlapman, Little Big Town
Sally Seitz, iTunes
Butch Spyridon, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Ken Tucker, Beats Music
Ben Vaughn, Warner/Chappell Nashville
Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar

PAST CHAIRS
Butch Waugh
Sarah Trahern, Great American Country
Bill Mayne, Country Radio Broadcasters
Rod Essig, CAA
John Grady, Crush Management
Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley Co.

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