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ACM Lifting Lives® Announces Officers and New Board of Directors for 2014-2015

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2014-2015

ENCINO, CA (November 12, 2014) – ACM Lifting Lives is announcing its board of directors for the 2014 – 2015 term, including newly elected Vice-President Ed Warm.

The ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors is made up of an equal number of ACM Board Members, referred to as representative directors, as well as leaders in non-profit and corporate affairs that aren’t ACM Board Members, referred to as public directors.

This year, there were two representative director positions and one public director position, elected by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors. In addition to those elected, director at large positions have been appointed by Chairman Bill Mayne, President Lori Badgett and Vice-President Ed Warm.

Newly elected directors include:

1. Ricky Kelley
2. Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
3. Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment

Newly appointed directors at large include:

1. Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville
2. Lorie Lytle
3. Jerrod Niemann
4. Tree Paine, Premium PR
5. Kimberly Schlapman
6. Butch Waugh

*complete board is listed below

“We’ve got a great team of individuals passionate about the work of ACM Lifting Lives and we’re looking forward to celebrating the Academy’s 50th anniversary by continuing to better lives through the power of music,” said ACM Lifting Lives Chairman Bill Mayne.

The newly elected representative directors are Ebie McFarland and Doc McGhee, and ACM Chairman, Darin Murphy serves as voting director per the bylaws of ACM Lifting Lives. Representative directors at large include Paul Barnabee, Kimberly Schlapman and Butch Waugh. The elected public director is Ricky Kelley. Public directors at large include Lorie Lytle, Jerrod Niemann and Tree Paine.

2014-2015 ACM LIFTING LIVES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Chairman: Bill Mayne, CRB

President: Lori Badgett, City National Bank

Vice-President: Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar

Treasurer: Dwight Wiles, Smith, Wiles & Co.

Secretary: Hannah Martin, ACM Lifting Lives

REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTORS

Rod Essig, CAA

Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry

Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media

Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment

Bill Mayne, CRB

Darin Murphy, CAA

Ken Robold

Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar

REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville

Kimberly Schlapman

Butch Waugh

PUBLIC DIRECTORS

Lori Badgett, City National Bank

Mark Bloom, UBS Financial Services, Inc

Debbie Carroll, MusiCares

Ann Edelblute, The H.Q.

Ricky Kelley

Ellen Lehman, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Beth Moore, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dwight Wiles, Smith, Wiles & Co.

PUBLIC DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Lorie Lytle

Jerrod Niemann

Tree Paine, Premium PR

PAST CHAIRS

Bruce Bowman, Kaboom!

Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley

Gayle Holcomb, WME

About ACM Lifting Lives

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

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