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ACM Lifting Lives® Announces Officers and New Board of Directors for 2016-2017

ENCINO, CA (November 9, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® is announcing its board of directors for the 2016 – 2017 term, including newly elected Chairman Ed Warm, President Debbie Carroll, Vice-President Tree Paine, and Secretary Tommy Moore. Dwight Wiles continues his role as Treasurer.

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 ten representative director positions and nine public director positions, elected/appointed by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors:

New REPRESENTATIVE directors include:

  1. Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville
  2. Rod Essig, CAA
  3. Chris Farren, Combustion Music
  4. Gayle Holcomb, WME
  5. Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
  6. Daniel Miller, Red Light Management / Fusion Music
  7. Kimberly Schlapman
  8. Ken Tucker, Apple
  9. Troy Vollhoffer, PGP/Country Thunder Music Festivals
  10. Butch Waugh, Studio2bee

New PUBLIC directors include:

  1. Mark Bloom, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  2. Ross Copperman
  3. Ann Edelblute, The HQ
  4. Fletcher Foster, Iconic Entertainment Group
  5. Michael McAnally Baum, SMACKSongs/SMACKProductions
  6. Beth Moore, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  7. Tree Paine, Premium PR
  8. Lisa Paulsen, Entertainment Industry Foundation
  9. Meredith Seacrest, Seacrest Foundation
  10. Dwight Wiles, Wiles + Taylor & Co., PC

*complete board is listed below

“ACM Lifting Lives is extremely thankful for the passion our artists have to enhance the lives of our beneficiaries through music. We look forward to continuing as the champions of country music. Music is a product of the heart and soul, just as is the generosity and commitment of our entire community,” said Ed Warm, Chairman of ACM Lifting Lives.

2016-2017 ACM LIFTING LIVES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

  1. Chairman: Ed Warm, Joe’s Live
  2. President: Debbie Carroll, MusiCares
  3. Vice-President: Tree Paine, Premium PR
  4. Treasurer: Dwight Wiles, Wiles + Taylor & Co., PC
  5. Secretary: Tommy Moore, Academy of Country Music

REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTORS

  1. Paul Barnabee, Sony Music Nashville
  2. Rod Essig, CAA
  3. Chris Farren, Combustion Music
  4. Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry
  5. Gayle Holcomb, WME
  6. Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
  7. Daniel Miller, Red Light Management / Fusion Music
  8. Darin Murphy, CAA
  9. Kimberly Schlapman
  10. Ken Tucker, Apple
  11. Troy Vollhoffer, PGP/Country Thunder Music Festivals
  12. Butch Waugh, Studio2bee
  13. Ed Warm, Joe’s Live

PUBLIC DIRECTORS

  1. Mark Bloom, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  2. Debbie Carroll, MusiCares
  3. Ross Copperman
  4. Ann Edelblute, The HQ
  5. Fletcher Foster, Iconic Entertainment Group
  6. Rickey Kelley, Harley-Davidson of Columbia
  7. Lorie Lytle
  8. Michael McAnally Baum, SMACKSongs/SMACKProductions
  9. Beth Moore, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  10. Tree Paine, Premium PR
  11. Lisa Paulsen, Entertainment Industry Foundation
  12. Meredith Seacrest, Seacrest Foundation
  13. Dwight Wiles, Wiles + Taylor & Co., PC

PAST CHAIRS

  1. Lori Badgett, City National Bank
  2. Bill Mayne, CRB
  3. Bruce Bowman, Kaboom!
  4. Mark Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley
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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