GMA Names Jackie Patillo Executive Director
August 16, 2011 at 9:17 AM (PT)
Music industry veteran JACKIE PATILLO has been appointed as GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (GMA) Executive Director. The newly created position will report to the GMA Board of Directors, facilitating the day to day operations of the GMA. PATILLO will also work closely with its board to ensure that the organization’s mission and strategies continue to grow.
GMA Board of Directors Chairman MITCHELL SOLAREK said, “We are so excited to have JACKIE serving as GMA’s Executive Director. She brings a wealth of experience in both Contemporary Christian and Gospel music to the position. She brings years of knowledge and relationships that she has built within the music community to the post. This will be a huge asset as we grow and continue to build our membership, the DOVE AWARDS and our IMMERSE event.”
“I am both thrilled and humbled to be assigned to this post by people that I truly respect and have shared vision. Christian and Gospel music and the people they represent is more of a calling than a job for me. I look forward to serving our artists, leaders and valued members as we strategically move forward in all aspects of the GMA mission,” said PATILLO.
PATILLO has led the A & R departments for STAR SONG and BENSON MUSIC GROUP labels, as well as most recently serving as VERITY MUSIC’s VP/A&R and Artist Development. Her leadership roles have also included the GM post at INTEGRITY GOSPEL and running her own consulting firm on several occasions.
PATILLO can be reached at (615) 277-1331.