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Gauthier, nine others elected to Americana board

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – Mary Gauthier leads a list who will become new board members of the Americana Music Association, it was announced Wednesday.

Gauthier and nine incoming directors were elected to serve two-year terms starting Jan. 1, 2011.

Incoming or re-elected Americana Music Association Board Members are:

Tim Fink; Vice-President, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC

Todd Ohlhauser; Co-owner, Mercy Lounge / Cannery Ballroom

Al Moss; President; Al Moss Promotions

Sylvia Giannitrapani; Southeastern sales rep / Ryko Distribution

Tim McFadden; Owner, Tim McFadden Management, LLC

Amanda Hale-Ornelas; Director, Media Relations New West Records

Bob Benckert; CFO, Alternate Root

Jessie Scott; Partner, Music Fog

Holly Lowman; Manager, Ramseur Records

Board members remaining to serve the second of their two-year terms are:

Ashley Capps; President, AC Entertainment and co-creator/producer of Bonnaroo

Joan Kornblith, Correspondent and Program Host, Voice of America

Pam Matthews, Owner, DuVoyant Music

John Allen; Vice President, Bug Music

Chip Taylor, songwriter, artist

David Macias; President, Thirty Tigers

At-Large board members: Rodney Crowell, Raul Malo, Buddy Miller

The 2011 executive committee will be elected by the new board at the annual board retreat on Jan. 13-14 in Nashville.

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