Amanda Rueter


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Vice President
Company Name
Ernie Williamson, Inc.

Amanda Rueter is the Vice President of Ernie Williamson Music, which has four retail locations. The company was established in 1935 and purchased by Springfield Music in 2002. The company then acquired both Funky Munky Music (in the Kansas City area) as well as Fazios Music (in the St. Louis area) back-to-back in 2007/2008. These stores operated independently until the entire business was purchased by Donovan Bankhead in 2020. They then began the process of completely rebranding under a single name and decided that the Ernie Williamson name best represented their brand across all our markets. Amanda participated in the Women of NAMM (WoN) leadership summit in October 2022. WoN is a council of NAMM dedicated to increasing female representation in the music industry by connecting, supporting and growing female leadership.