Lillian Werbin is CEO and president of Elderly Instruments, Inc. the fretted and stringed musical instrument retailer in Lansing, Michigan. A roots and traditional music destination specializing in new, used and fretted vintage instruments and accessories. The store also buys, sells, trades, consigns and repairs fretted instruments. In addition to her leadership role, she is involved in a variety of national and local non-profit organizations; Bluegrass Pride and the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Foundation board to name a couple. Lillian, as Sturdy Roots LLC, has assisted in the execution of several events across the United States. Lillian was awarded the IBMA Momentum Award for Industry Involvement in 2022 and Elderly Instruments was named Top Small Business of 2023 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Elderly Instruments has been a NAMM Member since 1973.