NAMM Board Welcomes Eight New Members at its Annual Meeting

Newly elected include retail and commercial industry leaders from U.S. and abroad

Carlsbad, CA, January 25, 2014—At its Annual Meeting of Members, held January 25 during the 2014 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Board of Directors welcomes eight new industry pros. The NAMM Board of Directors guides and leads NAMM and NAMM Foundation and offers counsel to the music product industry.

Chairman Larry Morton expressed his respect and admiration for the new members asserting that their inclusion reflects NAMM’s commitment to uniting members from all areas of the industry. “We are extremely fortunate to welcome a diverse and accomplished group of new Board members, representing both retail and commercial members, from a wide range of music industry segments,” Morton said. “This talented group of Directors also reflects NAMM's desire for inclusiveness of professional men and women from small and large companies, both here in the United States and around the world.  We are very grateful to these newly elected Board members for their willingness to serve the industry by giving so generously of their time and talents to NAMM.”

The following NAMM Members were elected to serve on the incoming 2014 Board:

Blake Augsburger – Harman Professional, Inc.
Pat Averwater – Amro Music Stores, Inc
Peter Dods – Easy Music Center
Todd Heid – Heid Music
Gabriela Konig – König & Meyer GmbH & Co
Sheryl Laukat – Cannonball Musical Instruments
Liz Reisman – Creative Music & Arts LLC
Tom Sumner – Yamaha Corporation of America

The NAMM Board bids farewell with great appreciation for their service to the outgoing board members including Jake Connolly of Connolly Music Company, Sharon Hennessey of The Music People!, John Riley of Fletcher Music Centers, Inc., Michael Skinner of DANSR Inc., Kenny Stanton of Ken Stanton Music, Inc., Scott Summerhays of Summerhays Music Center, Lori Supinie of Senseney Music Inc., and Thomas Veerkamp of Casa Veerkamp.

About NAMM
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $16.7 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,200 member companies located in 99 countries. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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