Nancy Cardwell Named Interim Exec. Director Of IMBA
March 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM (PT)
The BOARD OF DIRECTORS of THE INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC ASSOCIATION has announced that it has appointed NANCY CARDWELL as Interim Exec. Director. She replaces DAN HAYES who exited in late 2011.
"The search for a permanent Exec. Director continues," said Board Chairperson STAN ZDONIK. "Given that planning for next year's event is heating up, the Board decided that it was important to have someone fill that role in the interim. Thus, the Board unanimously appointed NANCY CARDWELL to the position of Interim Exec. Director until a permanent replacement is found. We are confident that she will do a great job."
"It's an honor to serve during this time of transition," CARDWELL said. "I've been a part of the IBMA team for 17 years and I still believe strongly in the good we can accomplish as an industry and community, working together for the future of Bluegrass music. When I played bass for the WILDWOOD GIRLS in the early '90s, I was the one who didn't mind taking the 4a shift driving the van. JILL CRABTREE (my co-worker for the past 11 years), the Board, a network of hardworking committees and I will be doing our utmost to move forward during the next few weeks while we plan WORLD OF BLUEGRASS 2012, consider site selection for the next three years of the conference and launch BLUEGRASS NATION -- as we continue to examine the most effective ways to help new audiences discover bluegrass music. Much has been accomplished during the past 26 years, but there's so much more we can do if we band together and re-commit ourselves. It's an exciting time for bluegrass music and for IBMA."
For more information on CARDWELL and the IBMA, visit www.imba.org.