Leadership Music Announces Incoming President, New Board Members

Jeff Gregg (center) received the ceremonial Leadership Music President’s Cup as incoming President of the organization. Mike Craft (left) is immediate Past President and Stacy Widelitz (right) is President-Elect

Jeff Gregg (center) received the ceremonial Leadership Music President’s Cup as incoming President of the organization. Mike Craft (left) is immediate Past President and Stacy Widelitz (right) is President-Elect

Leadership Music has selected its leadership for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which began July 1.

Jeff Gregg, an agent at CAA, has been elected president; songwriter Stacy Widelitz, is president-elect; Mike Craft, Big Machine Label Group, is Past President; and Amy Smartt, CMA, joins as treasurer.

Justin Levenson remains as secretary. Other members of the Executive Committee include Julie Boos, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy; Andrew Kautz, Big Machine Label Group; Diane Pearson, City National Bank, and Jimmy Wheeler, Provident Label Group/Sony Music Nashville.

In addition, Leadership Music has selected four new board members. Incoming board members are: Ron Cox, Avenue Bank; BJ Hill, Warner Chappell Music; Chandra LaPlume, Taillight TV; and Widelitz.

The complete board list is:

Jon Anthony, Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Radio
Jeff Black, Lotos Nile
Linda Bloss Baum, SoundExchange
Julie Boos, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy,
Carey Nelson Burch, My Own Shingle/Hideout Pictures
Bradley Collins, BMI
Ron Cox, Avenue Bank
Mike Craft, Big Machine Label Group
Jaynee Day, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Joe Galante, Galante Entertainment Organization
Teresa George, ACM
Jeff Gregg, CAA
BJ Hill, Warner Chappell Music
Andrew Kautz, BMLG
Chandra LaPlume, Taillight TV
Ellen Lehman, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Justin Levenson
Tom Lord, Red Light Management
Wendell Moore, Baker Donelson, et al
Lynn Morrow, Adams & Reese
Diane Pearson, City National Bank
Chip Petree, Ritholz Levy
Amy Smartt, CMA
Neal Spielberg, Spielberg Entertainment
Jimmy Wheeler, Provident Label Group/Sony Music Nashville
Stacy Widelitz, Stacy Widelitz Music
Lane Wilson, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Erika Wollam-Nichols, NSAI/Bluebird Café.
Will Cheek of Bone, McAllister & Norton serves as legal counsel

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