Allen Fey To Facilitate Leadership Music Programming

Liz Allen Fey

Liz Allen Fey

Liz Allen Fey, CEO of Strategy and Leadership LLC, has been selected to facilitate the annual program for Leadership Music. Allen Fey is the seventh facilitator in the organization’s 25 year history and the first female to serve in that capacity.

She was a member of the Class of 2014, and assumes the role held consecutively over the past 25 years by Vanderbilt Law professor Dr. James Blumstein, former Country Music Hall of Fame Director/Nashville Endowment for the Arts Director Bill Ivey, producer Garth Fundis and most recently, Steven J. Tepper, former Associate Director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University. Attorney Chip Petree (’11) and artist manager John Ingrassia (’11) served as co-chairs of the year for the Class of 2012 and facilitated the program days.

For more than 20 years, Allen Fey has worked as a strategy consultant in various industries, including music, health care, hospitality, finance, manufacturing, food service, education, government, retail, technology, non-profits and communities. She is an alumnus of Leadership Nashville as well.

Debbie Linn, Executive Director of Leadership Music, stated Allen Fey possesses a successful combination including keen knowledge of the music industry coupled with practical experience, history and knowledge of future trends, and the ability to stay current on industry issues. “Each program day is focused on one segment of the music industry, so the facilitator at the start of each program day primes the class with issues to watch for and observes the dynamics at play as the day progresses,” Linn said. “Then at the end of the 11-hour day, she facilitates the one-hour caucus, providing an open, off- the-record forum for the class to speak freely (without retribution) and contribute their observations or asks questions designed to encourage discussion.

“As a professional facilitator, Liz is uniquely qualified to step into this role, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have her on board in this important role.”

The Class of 2015 begins in September.


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