Jack Coffey is the founder of Coffey Music in Massachusetts. Coffey Music was a one-store operation that later grew to a chain of retail stores noted for their music lessons and attention to details. As a leader in the industry, Jack held many key positions within a number of organizations, including president of the NAMM Board. Jack was one of the NAMM past presidents in attendance at the 100th anniversary of the association in 2001. He also played an important role in the development of the American Music Conference (AMC).