Americana Music Association Announces 2017 Board Of Directors

The Americana Music Association has announced its 2017 Board of Directors, made up of 29 elected or appointed industry professionals.

The 2017 Americana Music Association Board of Directors includes Musician Ambassadors Billy Bragg (UK), Kasey Chambers (Australia), Rodney Crowell, Mary Gauthier, Keb’ Mo’, Buddy Miller, Parker Millsap and Bonnie Raitt.

Board member music industry professionals are John Allen (New West Records), Dave Cobb (Producer), Carrie Colliton (Record Store Day), Tim Fink (SESAC), Garth Fundis (Slate Creek Records), Amanda Hale (aHa! Media Relations), John Ingrassia (Vector Management), Jonathan Levine (Paradigm Talent Agency), Mark Moffatt (Producer), Todd Ohlhauser (Mercy Lounge), Cliff O’SullivanLindsay Reid (Thirty Tigers), Jessie Scott (WMOT), Lynne Sheridan (The Grammy Museum), Jonathan Taplin (Annenberg Innovation Lab), Drew Thurlow and Kurt Vitolo (KV Financial Group).

Also appointed were four ex-officio Board Directors including Ashley Capps (AC Entertainment – Big Ears/Bonnaroo/Forecastle), Terry Lickona (Austin City Limits/The Grammys), Al Moss (Al Moss Promotion) and Marcus Whitney (Jumpstart Foundry), all of whom will serve in a high-level advisory capacity.

The organization’s 2017 Executive Committee will include John Ingrassia, President; Mark Moffatt, President-Elect; and Cliff O’Sullivan as Past President in the association’s leadership succession plan. Lynne Sheridan will continue to serve as Secretary; Garth Fundis and Jessie Scott will take on the two At-Large positions, and Kurt Vitolo and his firm, KV Financial Group, PC, will act as the association’s accounting firm. These positions are held for one year.

John Beiter of Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, will continue to serve the board as its General Counsel.

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