NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 4, 2010 -At the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's quarterly board meeting today, cultural arts activist Steve Turner, founder of Butler's Run LLC, was tapped for a third term as chairman; and country music hit maker Vince Gill was re-elected to a ninth consecutive term as president.
Brian O' Connell, president, Nashville touring, Live Nation, and John Seigenthaler, chairman emeritus of The Tennessean and founder of the Freedom Forum-First Amendment Center, were named new officers.
Trustees re-elected to three-year terms include David Conrad, J. William Denny, Randy Goodman and John Grady. Remaining trustees include Rod Essig, Keel Hunt, Henry Juszkiewicz, Ken Levitan, Mary Ann McCready, Turner, Ernie Williams (treasurer) and Tim Wipperman.
The new officers join re-elected board members Al Giombetti (executive vice president); and Vice Presidents Earl Bentz, Mark Bloom, Connie Bradley, Tony Brown, Mike Dungan, Francis Guess, Lon Helton, Don Light, Steve Lynn, Donna Nicely, David Ross, Troy Tomlinson and Jody Williams.
CMA Acting Director Steve Moore serves as an ex-officio member. Chris Horsnell and Mike Milom of Milom Joyce Horsnell Crow PLC continue as the not-for-profit educational organization's legal counsel.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The Museum's mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the Foundation also operates CMF Records, the Museum's Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print®.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.
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