GRAMMY Foundation, MusiCares Elect New Board Members

Rusty Rueff remains GRAMMY Foundation Board Chair; Bill Silva elected as MusiCares Foundation Board Chair
August 01, 2013 -- 7:00 am PDT

The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation have announced newly elected Officers and Directors to their respective Boards.

For the GRAMMY Foundation, the Board leadership remains the same with Chair Rusty Rueff, venture startup investor and advisor; Vice Chair Tim Bucher, CEO, Black Pearl Systems, LLC.; Secretary/Treasurer Geoff Cottrill, chief marketing officer of Converse; and Chair Emeritus Beatriz R. Perez, chief sustainability officer, Coca-Cola Company. Ryan Seacrest, TV and radio host/producer, continues his role as Honorary Chair of the GRAMMY Foundation Board.

Bill Silva, president, Bill Silva Entertainment, has been elected to serve as the Chair of the MusiCares Foundation; Alexandra Patsavas, owner of Chop Shop Music Supervision, was elected Vice Chair; and Arnold Herrmann, CPA, partner of Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, was elected Secretary/Treasurer. Scott Pascucci, managing director of Concord Music Group, is the new MusiCares Foundation Chair Emeritus.

"The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares are privileged to have such committed, creative and forward-thinking Board members as stewards of our organizations," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the GRAMMY Foundation, MusiCares and The Recording Academy. "These individuals give their time and talents to ensure that our missions and strategic visions are aligned to help guide our growth and achieve our respective goals as nonprofits."

The newly elected GRAMMY Foundation Board Directors are Christine Albert, recording artist, co-owner of MoonHouse Studio, and Chair of The Recording Academy Board of Trustees; Rachna Bhasin, senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development, SiriusXM Radio; Troy Carter, founder, chairman and CEO of entrainment and management company Atom Factory; David Dorn, worldwide director of catalog, iTunes; Ethiopia Habtemariam, executive vice president of creative affairs, head of urban music at Universal Music Publishing Group, and senior vice president at Motown Records; and John Hamm, president and CEO, PonoMusic.

Both Albert and Scott Powell, M.D., co-founder of Stetson Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, are newly elected MusiCares Board Directors.


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