Recording Academy Trustees

The Recording Academy’s elected officers, in partnership with the organization’s President/CEO, lead the Board of Trustees and Recording Academy senior staff to strategically guide and shape the mission and policies of the Academy and its affiliates. These esteemed individuals represent the Membership of the Academy in all Academy business, as well as all Academy events and functions.

Tammy Hurt

Chair, Recording Academy Board of Trustees
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Tammy Hurt

Chair, Recording Academy Board of Trustees

Tammy Hurt serves as Chair on the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy®. In this role, she is the presiding officer of the Recording Academy and presides at all meetings of the Board of Trustees. She also chairs the Executive Committee and serves as a member of each Standing Committee, and in an Ex Officio capacity on every other committee appointed by the Board. She represents the Board of Trustees and, by extension, the Membership of the Academy in all Academy business, as well as all Academy events and functions.

As an independent music industry veteran, Tammy Hurt has been a driving force in Atlanta's music scene for decades. An Emmy-nominated producer for her work with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Hurt is the managing partner of Placement Music, a boutique entertainment firm specializing in custom music, scoring and licensing. FOX Sports commissioned the company for two consecutive Super Bowl broadcasts to create an original full orchestral score. Additional credits include Paramount Pictures, CBS, MTV, HBO, BET, Sony, Lifetime, Hallmark, NFL, NASCAR, "True Blood," "Dexter," "Drop Dead Diva," Mean Girls 2, and multiple custom placements in the indie film HITS, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Hurt's most recent project, Sonic Rebel - We Made This With Our Hands, is a five-song instrumental EP that is a mashup of electronic, rock, glitch, dub trap, and hip-hop elements, releasing summer 2021. Recorded at Big Trouble Recording in L5P Atlanta, the project features Dan Gleason and Ben Homola from Grouplove, engineer TJ Elias, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Spencer on guitar, and Hurt on the drums.

A co-founder of the nonprofit organization Georgia Music Partners, Hurt spearheaded the campaign to create and pass Georgia's first standalone music tax incentive, the Georgia Music Investment Act. She is a recipient of Catalyst Magazine's Top 25 Entrepreneurs and Ones to Watch Award and is an openly LGBTQ+ officer of the Recording Academy.

Om'Mas Keith

Secretary/Treasurer
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Om'Mas Keith

Secretary/Treasurer

Om'Mas Keith serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy®. In this role, he sits on the Executive Committee, Membership Committee and Planning/Governance Committee; and also serves as Chair of the Audit/Finance Committee. He oversees the custody of all books, records and papers of the Recording Academy, and is also tasked with certifying the Bylaws and all resolutions and other documents of the Recording Academy as true and correct.

GRAMMY® Award-winning/multi-platinum-selling producer, engineer, composer, musician, performer, executive, and TV personality, Keith, is a Hollis, Queens, New York native with a rich musical pedigree. He is one of the founding members of the avant-garde hip-hop/jazz trio Sa-Ra Creative Partners, and has worked as a producer and songwriter with such artists as Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Kanye West, John Legend, Anderson .Paak, Vic Mensa, Kali Uchis, and Frank Ocean.

Keith began his service to the Recording Academy as a Los Angeles Chapter Board Advisor in 2015-2016. He's since served as a Los Angeles Chapter Board Governor & National Trustee. As Awards and Nominations Co-Chair he oversaw historic positive and cultural change to the awards process. His participation as a team leader during the GRAMMYs on the Hill® campaign for the passage of the Music Modernization Act was "a life changing experience." As a founding member of the Recording Academy's Black Music Collective, he is passionate about its goals of increasing diversity and advocating for racial justice.

Christine Albert

Chair Emeritus, Recording Academy Board of Trustees
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Christine Albert

Chair Emeritus, Recording Academy Board of Trustees

Christine Albert serves as Chair Emeritus on the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy®. In this role, she sits on the Audit/Finance Committee, Executive Committee, Membership Committee, and Planning/Governance Committee; and exercises such powers and performs such duties as determined by rules or regulations approved by the Board of Trustees.

Albert is an independent recording artist and founder/CEO of Swan Songs, an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit that fulfills musical last wishes. She has released 12 independent albums as a solo artist and as part of the folk/Americana duo Albert and Gage. Albert and her husband and musical partner Chris Gage also own and operate MoonHouse Studio and MoonHouse Records in Austin. She is known for her "Texafrance" series of French/English recordings that combine her European heritage and Texas musical roots.

She has appeared on "Austin City Limits," was honored as Female Vocalist of the Year by the Kerrville Folk Festival Music Awards, and was awarded Superstar of Austin Music by the Austin Chamber of Commerce for her community service work. She was inducted into the Texas Songwriter’s Association Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame in 2018.

In addition to her role as Chair Emeritus for the Recording Academy, she also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Latin Recording Academy® and the Board of Directors of MusiCares®.