Academy Of Country Music Announces Officers, Board Of Directors For 2018-2019 Term

The Academy of Country Music has announced the newly-elected Officers and Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term. Previously announced officers include Chairman Duane Clark, President Ed Warm, Vice President Lori Badgett, Treasurer Carmen Romano, Parliamentarian Paul Moore, Sergeant-at-Arms Tim DuBois and Secretary Tommy Moore.

This year, 11 of the 13 qualifying professional categories were elected by the Academy’s membership. In addition to those elected, director-at-large positions have been appointed by Chairman Duane Clark, President Ed Warm and Vice President Lori Badgett. Directors are elected from each category based on the number of members in that category. Each director serves staggered two-year terms, with half the board membership changing each year.

Newly elected members of the Board of Directors include:

Jackie Campbell, 615 Leverage
Beville Dunkerley, Pandora
Tom Forrest, Taillight
Becky Gardenhire, WME
Ali Harnell, AEG
Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Top 40 Countdown
Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group
John Marks, Spotify
Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
Lee Thomas Miller
Norbert Nix, Triple Tigers Records*
Sally Seitz, Apple Music
Jackie Stevens, The Big Time
Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice
Troy Vollhoffer, Premier Global Production*
Trisha Yearwood

Newly appointed director-at-large members of the Board of Directors include:

Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show
Leslie Cohea, Sandbox Entertainment
Charlie Cook, Cumulus
George Couri, Triple 8 Management
Kele Currier, ASCAP
Chris Farren, Combustion Music
Leslie Fram, CMT
Nick Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley
Jon Loba, Broken Bow Music Group
Michael McAnally Baum, SMACK Songs
Shawn McSpadden, Redlight Management
Curt Motley, UTA
Brian O’Connell, Live Nation
Rod Phillips, iHeart Media
Tim Roberts, Entercom
Clarence Spalding, MAVERICK

*Elected to fill one-year term which was previously vacated.

“Having served on the Academy’s Board for years, I’ve witnessed firsthand what an amazing group of extraordinary leaders endeavoring to build the Academy’s future, and a dedicated and passionate ACM staff, can accomplish. It’s an honor to serve alongside these amazing women and men to shape the Academy’s next chapter,” said ACM Chairman Duane Clark.

OFFICERS
Chairman- Duane Clark, FBMM
President – Ed Warm, Joe’s Live
Vice President- Lori Badgett, City National Bank
Treasurer – Carmen Romano, FBMM
Parliamentarian Paul Moore, PGM Connections, LLC.
Sergeant-at-Arms Tim DuBois, Artist Management Partners
Secretary Tommy Moore, Academy of Country Music

AFFILIATED
Jackie Campbell, 615 Leverage
Beville Dunkerley, Pandora
Michael Knox, Music Knox / peermusic Nashville
John Marks, Spotify
Sally Seitz, Apple Music

ARTIST/ENTERTAINER/MBI
Cam
Jake Owen
Hillary Scott
Marty Stuart
Trisha Yearwood

CLUB/CASINO/CONCERT-VENUE OPERATOR
Roger Gearhart, Graham Brothers Entertainment
Troy Vollhoffer, Premier Global Production

COMPOSER
Lee Thomas Miller

MANAGER
Kerri Edwards, KPentertainment
Fletcher Foster, Iconic Entertainment
Daniel Miller, Red Light Management / Fusion Music

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS
Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media

MUSIC PUBLISHER/PRO
Frank Liddell, Carnival Music
Rusty Gaston, THiS Music

ON-AIR PERSONALITY
Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40

RADIO
Jackie Stevens, The Big Time

RECORD COMPANY
Andrew Kautz, Big Machine Label Group
Gordon Kerr, Black River Entertainment
Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Group Nashville
Norbert Nix, Triple Tigers Records

TALENT AGENT
Becky Gardenhire, WME
Steve Lassiter, APA

TALENT BUYER/PROMOTER
Ali Harnell, AEG
Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice

TV/MOTION PICTURE
Tom Forrest, Taillight

DIRECTORS AT LARGE
Chuck Aly, Country Aircheck
Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show
Leslie Cohea, Sandbox Entertainment
Bradley Collins, Frontman Consulting
Charlie Cook, Cumulus
George Couri, Triple 8 Management
Kele Currier, ASCAP
Enzo DeVincenzo, Red Light Management
Crystal Dishmon, Shopkeeper Management
Chris Farren, Combustion Music
Leslie Fram, CMT
Nick Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley
Shannan Hatch, SESAC
Greg Hill, Hill Entertainment Group
Gayle Holcomb, WME
Chris Janson
Jeff Krones, CAA
Cris Lacy, Warner Music Nashville
Jon Loba, Broken Bow Music Group
Michael McAnally Baum, SMACK Songs
Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management
Curt Motley, UTA
Brian O’Connell, Live Nation
Lynn Oliver-Cline, River House Artists
Chris Parr, MAVERICK
Rod Phillips, iHeart Media
Kelly Rich, Amazon
Tim Roberts, Entercom
Clarence Spalding, MAVERICK
Peter Strickland, Marathon Talent Agency
Neil Vance, L3 Entertainment
Brian Wright, Universal Music Group Nashville

PAST CHAIRS
Paul Barnabee, FBMM
Darin Murphy, CAA
Ken Robold, Sony Music Nashville
Ken Tucker, Wheelhouse Records
Ben Vaughn, Warner Chappell
Butch Waugh, Studio2bee

EX OFFICIO PAST CHAIRS
Rod Essig, CAA
Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley

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