‘Billboard’ Selects Top Women In Music For 2013

billboardBillboard has selected its “Women In Music” list for 2013, and Kelly Rich, Mary Ann McCready, and Marcie Allen are among the females with Nashville ties making this year’s list. For the fourth year in a row, Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records Group, topped the prestigious ranking. The list recognizes female execs for their exemplary vision, dedication and hard work. The magazine invited readers worldwide to submit nominations on Billboard.biz, and execs in every industry sector were eligible. A team of Billboard editors then reviewed the submissions, and the top 40 nominees were chosen and ranked based on their achievements during the past 12 months.

The issue highlighting Women In Music will also include SESAC’s Ellen Truley in a feature spotlighting women in performance rights organizations. Truley is based in Nashville.

The 2013 Billboard Women in Music List:
1. Julie Greenwald
Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group
2. Kathy Willard
Executive VP/CFO, Live Nation Entertainment
3. Jody Gerson
Co-President, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
4. Julie Swidler
Executive VP of Business Affairs/General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment
5. Debra Rathwell
SVP, AEG Live
6. Brenda Romano
President, Promotions, Interscope Geffen A&M
7. Sharon Dastur
Programming Director, Z-100 New York, Nick Radio, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
8. Lia Vollack
President, Worldwide Music; Executive VP, Theatrical, Sony Pictures Entertainment
9. Amanda Marks
Global Head of Digital Accounts, Universal Music Group
10. Michelle Jubelirer
Executive Vice President, Capitol Music Group
11. Debra Lee
Chairman/CEO, BET Networks
12. Melissa Lonner
Senior Entertainment Producer, NBC News
13. Jennifer Breithaupt
SVP, Entertainment Marketing, Citi
14. Marsha Vlasic
SVP, Concerts, ICM Partners
15. (TIE) Sarah Moll
Director, Entertainment and Television Programming, National Football League
15. (TIE) Tracy Perlman
VP, Entertainment Marketing & Promotions, National Football League
16. (TIE) Emma Banks
Agent, Creative Artists Agency
16. (TIE) Marlene Tsuchii
Agent, Creative Artists Agency
17. Anne Stanchfield
Divisional Merchandise Manager of Entertainment, Target
18. (TIE) Bozoma Saint John
Director, Cultural Branding, Music &  Entertainment Marketing, PepsiCo
18. (TIE) Ellen Healy
Senior Marketing Director, Global Consumer Engagement, PepsiCo
19. Tifanie Van Laar-Frever
Senior Music Buyer, Walmart
20. Melissa Ormond
President, MSG Entertainment
21. Kelly Rich
SVP of Marketing, Sales and Interactive, Big Machine Label Group
22. (TIE) Sara Newkirk Simon
Partner, William Morris Endeavor
22. (TIE) Samantha Kirby Yoh
Partner, William Morris Endeavor
23. Linda Newmark
Executive VP/Head of Acquisitions and Strategic Products, Universal Music Publishing Group
24. Alexandra Patsavas
Owner, Chop Shop Music Group
25. Marcie Allen
President, MAC Presents
26. Zahavah Levine
Director of Global Music Partnerships, Google Play/Android
27. Ethiopia Habtemariam
Executive VP/Head of Urban Music, Universal Music Publishing; Senior VP, Motown Records
28. Diana Mogollón
Executive VP/GM, mun2
29. Anya Grundman
Director and Executive Producer, NPR Music
30. Lisa Worden
Assistant PD/Music Director, KROQ Los Angeles, CBS Radio
31. Mary Ann McCready
President, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy
32. Jackie Wilgar
Executive VP of Marketing, North America, Live Nation Entertainment
33. Amy Doyle
Executive VP, Music and Talent Strategy, MTV Brands
34. Kathy Spanberger
President/COO, peermusic
35. Deborah Curtis
VP, Sports and Entertainment, American Express
36. Molly Peck
Director, Advertising and Sales Promotions, Chevrolet
37. Orly Adelson
President, ITV Studios America
38. Allison Kaye
General Manager, Scooter Braun Projects
39. Kate Des Enfants McMahon
VP/Senior Director of Marketing, The Messina Group/AEG Live
40. Mika El-Baz
Executive Vice President, Publicity, RCA Records

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