IBMA Elects New Board of Directors Members

The International Bluegrass Music Association has elected new members to its Board of Directors, as well as officers.

The following members were elected or reelected to serve a three-year term commencing on Wednesday, June 10, 2020:

Darin Aldridge – Artists, Composers, and Music Publishers (member elected)
Christine Funk – Merchandisers & Luthiers (member elected)
Carolyn Hotte – Bluegrass Music Associations (member elected)
Christopher Howard-Williams – International At Large (board appointed)
Andrea Roberts – At Large (member elected)
Mike Simpson – At Large (board appointed and reelected)

The Board of Directors elected the following as officers on its Executive Committee:

Board Chair – Ben Surratt
Board Vice-Chair – Daniel Boner
Treasurer – Mike Simpson
Secretary – Michelle Conceison
Additional Officer – Ashley Moyer

“I’d like everyone to know how honored I am to have the opportunity to serve IBMA as the Board Chair,” Surratt says. “I am grateful for the service of our outgoing chair, Joe Mullins, for the steadfast leadership he has provided us the last three years. While I’ve learned a lot looking over his shoulder, I know I have a big pair of shoes to fill, and I will be working hard to do just that. I look forward to working with our Executive Director, Paul Schiminger, and the IBMA staff – Eddie Huffman, Amy Beth Hale, Casey Campbell, and Ethan Charles – to serve our membership and create opportunities for our bluegrass industry.”

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