Entertainment and music business visionary Mary Ann McCready has been elected as the new chair of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Officers and Trustees for a one-year term.
She joined the board in 2006 and has served as a finance committee member and investment committee chair. McCready also serves as an inaugural member of the museum’s Circle Guard, which honors all current Country Music Hall of Fame members and their enduring contributions in advance of each new class’s induction.
McCready, co-founder of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, is a national leader in entertainment business management, contributing to the success of top artists responsible for shaping the city’s musical legacy. She was honored in 2018 with Variety’s Business Managers Elite Award—making her the first person outside of Los Angeles and New York to be honored as a recipient.
Additionally, Steve Turner, cultural arts activist and longtime museum board chair, was honored as chairman emeritus. Turner has served as board chair since 2008. His service caps two decades of steady leadership, with retired Gaylord Entertainment CEO and Country Music Hall of Fame Member E. W. “Bud” Wendell as his predecessor.
“The strength, consistency and fortitude of our board guides and inspires us as we continue to navigate the uncertainties of the pandemic,” says Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “We’re fortunate to have such engaged and accessible community leaders invested in the heart of our institution.
“Steve Turner has been our pillar of valor for the past 13 years as board chair, and we can’t possibly thank him enough for his immeasurable contributions to the museum and the greater community,” Young adds. “We look forward to beginning the next bright chapter with Mary Ann—a true visionary, a unifier and a formidable force for good.”
All board officers were reelected, as well as returning trustees Mark Bloom, David Conrad, Bill Denny and David Ross. Board trustees are elected for three-year terms, and officers are elected annually. For a full list of the museum’s Board of Officers and Trustees, click here.
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