Grammy Foundation, MusiCares Elect New Boards
August 9, 2010 at 4:23 PM (PT)
The Boards of THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION and MUSICARES FOUNDATION have elected new Officers and Directors. COCA-COCA/NORTH AMERICA Chief Marketing Officer BEATRIZ R. PEREZ will serve as the GRAMMY FOUNDATION's Chair, with former SNOCAP CEO RUSTY RUEFF elected as Vice Chair, and TASTINGROOM.COM Founder/CEO TIM BUCHER elected as Secretary/Treasurer. In addition, CARAVAN ENTERTAINMENT Chairman/CEO GEORGE JONES will now be the GRAMMY FOUNDATION's Chair Emeritus.
MUSICARES' Board leadership remains the same with Board Chair PAUL CAINE, Vice Chair KEN LEVITAN, Secretary/Treasurer SCOTT PASCUCCI and Chair Emeritus JOHN BRANCA.
"Now in their 21st year, both MUSICARES and the GRAMMY Foundation are vibrant and mature nonprofit organizations," said NEIL PORTNOW, Pres./CEO of THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION, MUSICARES, and THE RECORDING ACADEMY. "Our Board members reflect this core strength, and we look to them for creativity and stewardship as we continue our growth. The talent and vision of our Board members is truly inspiring, and we are very fortunate to have highly respected individuals working with us."
The newly elected GRAMMY Foundation Directors are the BLACK EYED PEADS frontman/producer WILL.I.AM, producer/songwriter DARRELL BROWN, ANOMALY Managing Partner/Dir./Brand Strategy DANIEL CHERRY and Live Nation Pres./CEO MICHAEL RAPINO.
Newly elected MUSICARES Directors are CAAA agent ROD ESSIG; CITRIN partner ARNIE HERRMANN, CHOP SHOP MUSIC SUPERVISION and CHOP SHOP RECORDS Founder ALEXANDRA PATSAVAS; and MEDIABASE WORLDWIDE EVP/Integrated music marketing ALISSA POLLACK.