NAMM Names Eight New Board Members

NAMM Names Eight New Board Members

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) elected eight new board members to its Board of Directors during its annual meeting of members. Each board member will serve a three-year term and provide oversight, input, and direction to the association.

The board welcomed JC Curleigh, president and CEO, Gibson Brands; Roger Hart, vice president of merchandising and purchasing, KMC Music; DeDe Heid, president, Heid Music Co.; Adam Levin, general manager and owner, Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center; Lana Negrete, vice president and co-owner, Santa Monica Music Center; Paul Tobias, president, CEO and co-owner, Tobias Music, Inc.; Ray Williams, president, Music Marketing; and Stephen Zapf, president and CEO, Conn-Selmer. 

Chair of the NAMM Board of Directors, Joel Menchey, stated, “We are deeply grateful to the eight, highly respected professionals for offering their service to the global industry and NAMM’s membership. Each individual represents an important voice and perspective that will serve to strengthen our future as we score the next chapter of history for the association.” 

The meeting also celebrated the service, leadership, and many contributions of the outgoing members of the board, including Christie Carter, co-owner, Carter Vintage Guitars, LLC, Jimmy Edwards, president, Marshall Music Co., Mark Hebert, president and CEO, Cosmo Music Co. Ltd.; David Kalt, co-owner, Chicago Music Exchange LLC.; Tim Miklaucic, CEO Cordoba Music Group, Inc.; Mark Terry, president and CEO, KMC Music; and Bob Yerby, vice president of sales and marketing, Remo, Inc. It was announced last year that at the end of term, Barbara Wight, CFO of Taylor Guitars, would join the NAMM Executive Committee. 

Menchey thanked the eight outgoing members for their steadfast service on the board, which included an additional year due to the pandemic. “On behalf of the entire industry, we thank you for your professionalism, commitment, and resilience to help guide our industry through this time. The impact of your steadfast service will be felt for generations to come.” 

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