Women’s Music Business Association Reveals Officers, Award Winners

Pictured (L-R): 2019 WMBA Officers: Emily Bukowski, Lauren Simon, Mary Larimer Rochelle, Charlene Bryant, Mallory Allgood, Kelsey Wise, Thalia Ewing

WMBA, The Women’s Music Business Association, held their annual Wonder Woman Awards on Nov. 8 at Le Sel. Members and alumni of the organization ranging throughout all areas of the music industry gathered to celebrate members’ accomplishments and to announce the new officers for the upcoming year. The event recognized several outstanding women in the organization:

Award Winners:

Wonder Woman Award: Charlene Bryant, Sony Music Entertainment
MAC Award: Jessica Valiyi, Sony Music Entertainment
Extra Mile Award: Kelsey Wise, Big Deal Music Group
Unsung Hero Award: Robin Earl, Gray Earl Productions
Movin On Up Award: Dana Dickie, Warner Music Group
Ambassador Award: Maddy Sundquist, MADKAT Management
Spirit Award: Mary Larimer Rochelle, Paradigm Talent Agency
Big Sister Award: Liz Motley, Motley Media
Rookie Of The Year Award: Katie Maifeld, VER

WMBA 2019 Officers:

President: Lauren Simon, Big Machine Label Group
Vice President: Charlene Bryant, Sony Music Entertainment
Secretary: Emily Bukowski, Big Machine Label Group
Treasurer: TBA
Events & Education Co-Chairs: Mary Larimer, Paradigm Talent Agency
& Mallory Allgood, Big Machine Label Group
Membership & Marketing Co-Chairs: Thalia Ewing, BMG Rights Management
& and Kelsey Wise, Big Deal Music Group

Officers were elected by current WMBA members and they will begin their terms in January 2019.

Pictured (L-R): Charlene Bryant, Jessica Valiyi, Ellen Mundy, Lauren Simon


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