Leadership Music Selects 45 Industry Pros For Class Of 2014
June 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM (PT)
LEADERSHIP MUSIC has selected 45 new industry professionals to represent the class of 2014. The program is an eight-month, NASHVILLE-based, learning program beginning in SEPTEMBER, designed to create understanding, educate, promote teamwork and create life-long relationships.
"The LEADERSHIP MUSIC class of 2014 is an impressive group of industry professionals with a wealth of experience and expertise from a diverse field of music businesses," said CITY NATIONAL BANK VP and LEADERSHIP MUSIC Board Of Directors President LORI BADGETT. "Choosing 45 applicants from among hundreds who applied is one of the most daunting tasks I’ve ever faced. The selection committee, composed of 20 alumni from every facet of the industry, deliberates over a five week period, and makes every effort to choose the most balanced and diverse class possible. We all consider it a privilege to be charged with playing a role in the future of this organization."
Among the 45 class members are ASCAP Director of Strategic Services KELE CURRIER, SPLASH! PR President VANESSA DAVIS, UNIVERSAL MUSIC NASHVILLE VP of Radio Marketing KATIE DEAN, UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING VP of Creative CYNDI FORMAN, COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION Sr. VP of Music Strategy LESLIE FRAM, STARSTRUCK MANAGEMENT Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development KELLI CASHIOLA HAYWOOD, BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP COO ANDREW KAUTZ, SOUTHERN GROUND ARTISTS VP of Publishing and A&R LYNN OLIVER, CBS RADIO DETROIT OM/PD TIM ROBERTS, TACKLEBOX FILMS/FORWARD Owner SHAUN SILVA, BOB KINGSLEY’s TOP 40 COUNTRY COUNTDOWN Writer ROB SIMBECK, COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Sr. Director of Market Research KAREN STUMP, 19 ENTERTAINMENT Sr. VP JIM WEATHERSON, WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE Director of National Promotion KRISTEN WILLIAMS. For a full list of those selected for the program, visit leadershipmusic.org.