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THE GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION

Announces New Board of Directors

 

The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards, GMA Honors & Hall of Fame, IMMERSE and other industry-centric events each year

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 22, 2016) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today a new Board of Directors, whose terms are effective immediately. Jackie Patillo currently serves as President. 

 

“The GMA is excited to add an incredible group of individuals to our board as we continue strengthening and building the future for the association and its membership. I couldn’t be more honored and humbled to serve our community alongside such an accomplished group,” says Patillo. 

 

Newly elected Directors serving a two year term include:

 

Ben Howard, Provident Films

Chris Hauser, Hauser Promotions 

David Bunce, Bessemer Trust 

Lee Crisp, Museum of the Bible

Mike Harland, LifeWay Worship

Rod Riley, Word Entertainment

Scott Brickell, BrickHouse Entertainment

 

Newly elected Vice Presidents serving a one year term include:

 

Mike Snider, William Morris Endeavor

Phil Thornton, Entertainment One Nashville

Ryan Dunham, Integrity Music

Devlin Donaldson, Judson University

Newly elected officials serving a one year term include:

 

Treasurer: Michael Miller, Salem Music Network

Secretary: EJ Gaines, PathLight Entertainment

International Representative: Henry Alonzo, Adarga Entertainment Group

Chaplain: Michael Guido, PR Ministries

 

The following is a complete list of the GMA Board of Directors:

 

Directors:

 

Eddie DeGarmo

Demetrus Alexander, CW Entertainment

Ed Harper, The Harper Agency

Eric Eitel, MediaComplete

Ian Esklelin, songwriter

Scott Fehrenbacher, Trinity Western University

Lloyd Parker, WAY Media, Inc.

Ben Howard, Provident Films

Chris Hauser, Hauser Promotions

David Bunce, Bessemer Trust

Mike Harland, LifeWay Worship

Lee Crisp, Museum of the Bible

Rod Riley, Word Entertainment

Scott Brickell, BrickHouse Entertainment

 

Vice Presidents:

Mike Snider, William Morris Endeavor

Phil Thornton, Entertainment One Nashville

Ryan Dunham, Integrity Music

Devlin Donaldson, Judson University

 

Secretary: 

EJ Gaines, Pathlight Entertainment

 

Treasurer: 

Michael Miller, Salem Music Network

 

Chaplin: 

Michael Guido, PR Ministries

 

Appointed Seats:

GMA Foundation Chairman:                 Charles Dorris, Charles Dorris & Associates

GMA Academy Chairman:                    Chris Erlanson, 168 Management

PRO Representative:                            Leslie Roberts, BMI

PRO Representative:                            Michael Martin, ASCAP

CCLI Representative:                            Howard Rachinski, CCLI

SGMG Representative:                         Clarke Beasley, National Quartet Convention, Inc.

CMTA  Representative:                         Greg Bays, Capitol CMG Distribution

International Representative:                  Henry Alonzo, Adarga Entertainment Group

Lifetime Board Member:                        John T. Benson III, Triad II

Lifetime Board Member:                        Les Beasley, The Florida Boys

Lifetime Board Member:                        Ed Leonard, Daywind Music Group

Lipscomb University:                             Dr. Randy Lowry, Lipscomb University (Honorary)

 

About GMA:

Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Latin and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org.

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