The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation — the affiliated charities of The Recording Academy — announced that their respective Boards have elected new Officers and Directors.
Beatriz R. Perez, chief marketing officer, Coca-Cola North America, has been elected to serve as the GRAMMY Foundation's Board Chair, with Rusty Rueff, former CEO of Snocap, elected as Vice Chair, and Tim Bucher, founder and CEO of TastingRoom.com and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, elected as Secretary/Treasurer. In addition, George Jones, chairman and CEO of Caravan Entertainment, will now be the GRAMMY Foundation's Chair Emeritus.
For MusiCares, Board leadership remains the same with Chair Paul Caine, president and group publisher of Time Inc.'s style & entertainment group; Vice Chair Ken Levitan, founder and president of Vector Management and co-president of Vector Recordings; Secretary/Treasurer Scott Pascucci, former president, Rhino Records and Chair Emeritus John Branca, partner at Ziffren Brittenham LLP.
"Now in their 21st year, both MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation are vibrant and mature nonprofit organizations," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the GRAMMY Foundation, MusiCares, and The Recording Academy. "Our Board members reflect this core strength, and we look to them for creativity and stewardship as we continue our growth. The talent and vision of our Board members are truly inspiring, and we are very fortunate to have highly respected individuals working with us."
The newly elected GRAMMY Foundation Directors are Darrell Brown, producer/songwriter; Daniel Cherry, managing partner/director of brand strategy, Anomaly; Michael Rapino, president and chief executive officer, Live Nation; and will.i.am, frontman and producer of the multi-GRAMMY-winning Black Eyed Peas.
Newly elected MusiCares Directors are agent Rod Essig, Creative Artists Agency; Arnie Herrmann, partner and practice leader of Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP's private client group; Alexandra Patsavas, founder of Chop Shop Music Supervision and Chop Shop Records; and Alissa Pollack, executive vice president, integrated music marketing, Mediabase Worldwide.
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