Gospel Music Association Announces New Board Of Directors

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The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced a new Board of Directors, whose terms are effective immediately. Jackie Patillo currently serves as President.

The GMA was founded in 1964, and includes agents, artists, managers, promoters, radio personnel, label executives, songwriters and more. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE.

“The GMA is excited to add an incredible group of individuals to our board as we continue strengthening and building the future for the association and its membership. I couldn’t be more honored and humbled to serve our community alongside such an accomplished group,” says Patillo.

Newly elected Directors serving a two-year term include:
Ben Howard, Provident Films
Chris Hauser, Hauser Promotions
David Bunce, Bessemer Trust
Lee Crisp, Museum of the Bible
Mike Harland, LifeWay Worship
Rod Riley, Word Entertainment
Scott Brickell, BrickHouse Entertainment

Newly elected Vice Presidents serving a one-year term include:
Mike Snider, William Morris Endeavor
Phil Thornton, Entertainment One Nashville
Ryan Dunham, Integrity Music
Devlin Donaldson, Judson University

Newly-elected officials serving a one-year term include:
Treasurer: Michael Miller, Salem Music Network
Secretary: EJ Gaines, PathLight Entertainment
International Representative: Henry Alonzo, Adarga Entertainment Group
Chaplain: Michael Guido, PR Ministries

Complete list of the GMA Board of Directors:
Directors:
Eddie DeGarmo
Demetrus Alexander, CW Entertainment
Ed Harper, The Harper Agency
Eric Eitel, MediaComplete
Ian Esklelin, songwriter
Scott Fehrenbacher, Trinity Western University
Lloyd Parker, WAY Media, Inc.
Ben Howard, Provident Films
Chris Hauser, Hauser Promotions
David Bunce, Bessemer Trust
Mike Harland, LifeWay Worship
Lee Crisp, Museum of the Bible
Rod Riley, Word Entertainment
Scott Brickell, BrickHouse Entertainment

Vice Presidents:
Mike Snider, William Morris Endeavor
Phil Thornton, Entertainment One Nashville
Ryan Dunham, Integrity Music
Devlin Donaldson, Judson University

Secretary:
EJ Gaines, Pathlight Entertainment

Treasurer:
Michael Miller, Salem Music Network

Chaplin:
Michael Guido, PR Ministries

Appointed Seats:
GMA Foundation Chairman: Charles Dorris, Charles Dorris & Associates
GMA Academy Chairman: Chris Erlanson, 168 Management
PRO Representative: Leslie Roberts, BMI
PRO Representative: Michael Martin, ASCAP
CCLI Representative: Howard Rachinski, CCLI
SGMG Representative: Clarke Beasley, National Quartet Convention, Inc.
CMTA Representative: Greg Bays, Capitol CMG Distribution
International Representative: Henry Alonzo, Adarga Entertainment Group
Lifetime Board Member: John T. Benson III, Triad II
Lifetime Board Member: Les Beasley, The Florida Boys
Lifetime Board Member: Ed Leonard, Daywind Music Group
Lipscomb University: Dr. Randy Lowry, Lipscomb University (Honorary)

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