The Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation, which funds innovative research that treats cancer while sparing the patient, has elected music industry veteran Pete Fisher as its new Chairman of the Board.
Throughout Fisher’s 30-plus year professional career, he has touched many facets of the music industry, such as music publishing, A&R, and artist management. His career has included a stop as VP/GM of the Grand Ole Opry, where he is largely credited with transforming the legendary institution over his 17-year tenure. Most recently, he served as CEO at the Academy of Country Music. Currently, he is President of Fisher Entertainment Consulting and serves as Entertainment Industry Consultant for Valiant Wealth Family Office.
He also serves on the board of Music Heals International and was previously on the board of MusiCares, ACM Lifting Lives, The Store (Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s non-profit grocery store) and Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund. His committee service also includes Corporate Walk Chair Light the Night for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and he is the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Team Captain.
“Pete is a dear friend and an incredible leader who shares our commitment to turning cancer upside down. We are blessed to have his leadership and commitment to continue the impactful work of the foundation to fund research that treats cancer while sparing patients,” says Hamilton, Olympic gold medalist and Cares Founder.
“Scott Hamilton is a true champion and his gold medal winning commitment to changing the lives of those diagnosed with cancer is inspirational to everyone whose life he touches,” Fisher adds. “I’m honored to assume the role and to help foster his legacy.”
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