NAMM Welcomes Eight New Board Members to The Board of Directors

January 26, 2019

Earlier today at the Annual Meeting of Members at The 2019 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.

“Our all-volunteer board of directors is a remarkable group of industry leaders who through their advisement help to advance and strengthen the industry. It’s with great enthusiasm that we welcome the new board members and thank them for their willingness to serve,” affirmed Robin Walenta, Chair of the NAMM Board of Directors and President of West Music Co. “And with deep gratitude, we thank our outgoing members who have helped shape the organization through their guidance and oversight.”

NAMM welcomes the following members to the organization’s Board of Directors: Robert Baker, Schmitt Music Company; Brian Ball, Ernie Ball, Inc.; Kimberly Deverell, San Diego Music Studio; Brian Douglas, Cream City Music; Doug Lady, Hal Leonard LLC; Bryan Ottens, Peter E. Schmitt Co.; Tristann Rieck, Brass Bell Music, Inc.; and Gary Winder, DANSR, Inc.

The meeting also celebrated the service, leadership and the many contributions of the outgoing members of the board, including 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.; and Clint Strait, Strait Music Co.

To view the full NAMM Board of Directors and Executive Committee members, visit

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, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.