Americana Music Association Announces New Executive Committee
AMA Revises Mission Statement
January 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM (PT)
The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION announced its revised Mission Statement, newly appointed Executive Committee and goals for the 2013 calendar year during its annual Board of Directors retreat in NASHVILLE.
The revised mission of the AMA is to "advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world."
Additionally the Board has appointed a new Executive Committee: HOLLY LOWMAN, artist manager from Ramseur Records has been named President; independent consultant BRAD PAUL will remain on the Board as Past-President; producer MARK MOFFATT will serve as President-Elect, and the GRAMMY MUSEUM’s LYNNE SHERIDAN will serve as Secretary. The three At Large Executive Committee members are AMANDA HALE, from New West Records, JOHN INGRASSIA, of Vector Management, and JESSIE SCOTT of Music Fog and Hill Country. KURT VITOLO will continue in his role as Treasurer and his firm, KV Associates will act as the Association’s accounting firm.
The AMA’s Board Of Directors consists of 21 industry representatives elected by the AMA membership and/or appointed by the Board. The 2013 Board brings new directors SHAUNA DE CARTIER of Six Shooter Records, INGRASSIA, Paradigm’s JONATHAN LEVINE and LYNNE SHERIDAN from the Grammy Museum.
They join directors join ASHLEY CAPPS, RODNEY CROWELL, TIM FINK, MARY GAUTHIER, HALE, WAYNE HALPER, JOAN KORNBLITH, TERRY LICKONA, LOWMAN, BUDDY MILLER, MOFFATT, AL MOSS, PAUL, SCOTT, VITOLO and EMILEE WARNER.
The focus of the retreat included an exploration of the AMA’s goals for 2013 through 2018 and a strategic plan, which identified the primary categories for development and growth. These categories included:
* Establish regional and global footprint
* Strengthen media presence
* Achieve financial stability through strategic sponsorships
The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE which will take place SEPTEMBER 18th-22nd, 2013 in NASHVILLE,