Eight New NAMM Board Members Elected at the 2016 NAMM Show

NAMM Board of Directors welcomes music industry leaders to serve three-year terms

January 23, 2016

At its Annual Meeting of Members, held January 23 during the 2016 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) named eight new music industry professionals to its board of directors. The NAMM Board provides leadership, counsel and direction to NAMM, the NAMM Foundation, and the global music products industry.

In welcoming the incoming industry leaders, Chair Mark Goff expressed his confidence in the new directors' expertise. “We are grateful to these eight respected, established professionals for stepping up to serve the global music products industry and NAMM's membership,” said Goff. “They represent a diverse, cross-section of the membership, each bringing a unique market perspective to the board. We look forward to working with them to lead the industry forward."

The following NAMM Members were elected to serve three-year terms on the incoming 2016 board:

Steve Ceo - C.A. House Music
Cindy Cook - The Candyman Strings & Things
Larry Fishman - Fishman Transducers, Inc.
Richard McDonald - Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Clinton Muntean - Mainline Marketing, Inc.
Myrna Sislen - Middle C Music Corp.
Tabor Stamper - KHS America, Inc.
Clint Strait - Strait Music Co.

The NAMM Board bids farewell with great appreciation to the outgoing board members, including Gayle Beacock of Beacock Music Co., Inc., John D’Addario III of D’Addario & Company, Inc., Jim DeStafney of Blues Angel Music, Jessica Freehling-Kazzie of Art's Music Shop, Inc, Rob Joseph of MusicMax Inc. dba R. Joseph Group, Ben Kraft of Kraft Music Ltd., Ron Manus of Alfred Music, Andy Zildjian of SABIAN Ltd. View the full NAMM Board of Directors and Executive Committee by clicking on the corresponding tabs at 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.