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Americana Music Association Appoints New Exec Committee, Announces 2014 Convention Date

AMAThe Americana Music Association announced its newly appointed Executive Committee and announced the dates of the 15th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference which will take place September 17-21, 2014.

The new Americana Music Association Executive Committe and Board:

Executive Committee -
appointed by the Board for one year terms

  • President: Mark Moffatt, Australian producer
  • President-Elect: Amanda Hale, Media Relations, Vector Management
  • Past-President: Holly Lowman, Ramseur Records artist manager
  • Secretary: Lynne Sheridan, Grammy Museum
  • At-Large Executive Committee: John Ingrassia (Vector Management) and Al Moss (Al Moss Promotion)
  • Treasurer: Kurt Vitolo (his firm KV Financial Group PC will act as the Association’s accounting firm)

Board of Directors -
19 industry representatives elected by the AMA membership and appointed by the Board

• Returning for new terms: John Allen (BMG Chrysalis) and Jonathan Levine (Paradigm Talent Agency)
• Musicians Rodney Crowell and Buddy Miller return as artist ambassadors.
• New Board Members starting terms in 2014: Carrie Colliton (Dept. of Record Stores/Record Store Day), Scott Goldman (GRAMMY Foundation/MusiCares), Wayne Leeloy (Warner Music Nashville) and Cliff O’Sullivan (Sugar Hill Records)
• Continuing current terms: Shauna de Cartier (Six Shooter Records), Tim Fink (SESAC), Mary Gauthier (artist) and Jessie Scott (Music Fog/Hill Country)
• Ex-officio officers: Ashley Capps (AC Entertainment) and Terry Lickona (Austin City Limits)