Eight New Board Members Announced at NAMM’s Annual Meeting of the Members

January 18, 2020

Earlier today at the Annual Meeting of Members at The 2020 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) welcomed eight new board members to the organization’s Board of Directors. Each board member will serve a three-year term and provide oversight, input, and direction to the organization.

The new board members are Helen Culleton, DiGiCo UK Limited; Saul Friedgood, Eastman Music Company: John Hopkins, Sweetwater; Abby Kaplan, Shure Incorporated; Tim Spicer, Spicer’s Music, LLC; Chris Tso, Full Compass Systems, Ltd.; David Via, Zoom North America; and Shawna Wingerberg, Antonio Violins and Ukes.

“We are grateful to these eight respected, established professionals for stepping up to serve the global industry and NAMM's membership,” affirmed Chair of the NAMM Board of Directors, Chris Martin, President and CEO of C.F. Martin. “Each represents an important sector of NAMM membership, and with that, bring a unique market perspective to the board. We look forward to working with them to lead the industry forward."

The meeting also celebrated the service, leadership and the many contributions of the outgoing members of the board, including Bryan Bradley, Group One, Ltd.; Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S. Inc.; Lauren Haas Amanfoh, Royalton Music Center, Inc.; Alun Hughes, British Band Instrument Company Ltd.; Scott Mandeville, Tim’s Music; Eric Matzat, Palen Music Center, Inc.; and Chris Syllaba, Jordan Kitt’s Music.

Martin thanked the outgoing members for their service: “As we welcome NAMM's newest members to the board of directors, we also want to express our sincere gratitude to those who are leaving the board after three years of hard work. Your professionalism, dedication and commitment has helped strengthen the industry and for that, we thank you.”

To view the full NAMM Board of Directors and Executive Committee members, visit NAMM.org/about

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. 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, Instagram and Twitter.