Join NAMM YP on Friday, June 29 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to hear from Crystal Morris, CEO of Gator Cases, as she shares her story and insights on the music industry. There will be a networking reception for all members, following the educational session.
Crystal is the co-founder and CEO of Gator Cases, a certified Women Business Enterprise, headquartered in Tampa, Florida with distribution and manufacturing in Columbia City, Indiana. Crystal has been recognized as a She Rock recipient, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, and Top Female Maker in the music industry. She is a past NAMM Board member, Tampa CEO Council member, and Young President Organization board member. In 2018, she is proud to be part of launching S.W.I.M., Smart Women in Music. Crystal graduated from Stetson University with a BA in business, and attended both the University of South Florida MBA program and Yale's Global Leadership program. Crystal is a proud mom of two boys.
There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the new NAMM YP Mentorship Program!
In addition to the educational session and networking reception, there will be an informal social gathering at The Flying Saucer in Nashville. Please feel welcome to join in for this NAMM YP tradition at Summer NAMM!
- When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 8:30
- Where: The Flying Saucer | 111 10th Avenue South #310, Nashville, TN 37203
Dubbed the "Retail Oscars" by Music Inc. magazine, the Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers and shares their strategies for success. In addition to choosing the Top 100 Dealers, an independent panel of judges also picks winners in seven “Best of” categories, from which the prestigious “Dealer of the Year” is selected.
Event will be streaming live on the namm.org homepage beginning at 7pm.
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