(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Pamela Horovitz, president of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers, is stepping down in mid-July, as head of the organization, a position she has held since 1989. She is leaving to become head of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, an association serving the bed-and-breakfast industry. "I look back fondly on my 17 years at NARM, and my 35 years in the music industry," says Horovitz. "It has been a privilege to do work that I loved with people who so often became friends."
"We thank Pam for her dedication and contributions to the industry, and all the positive changes that have been made under her leadership," says NARM chairman David Schlang, Alliance Entertainment. "She has helped the industry resolve issues that affected us all and made our lives easier. I know I speak for our members in wishing her all the best in her future endeavors." Schlang notes that a search committee will be formed to seek a replacement for the position.
Horovitz began her career in the music industry in 1968 as a record store sales clerk. In 1973, she joined the staff of Warner/Elektra/Atlantic, where she held a variety of sales, marketing, and promotion positions. Horovitz joined NARM in 1985 as director of special projects. She was named to the top staff position in 1989.– Edited by Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner.