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RIAA Announces New Board Of Directors

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Recording Industry Association of America on Tuesday announced the election its board of directors, including nine new members.

The election of the board follows the appointments of Mitch Glazier as Chairman and CEO and Michele Ballantyne as COO, which was announced last month.

“As we advocate for a music ecosystem that respects artists and fans, we are fortunate to have talented leaders on our board from a variety of labels representing a broad spectrum of genres and geographies,” said Glazier. “These executives will ensure RIAA is at the forefront as the industry continues to innovate and protect the music that inspires us all, keeping the dream alive for the next generation of music creators.”

The RIAA Board oversees, gives expert advice and helps advocate for the industry-wide initiatives of the RIAA. The Board will serve a term lasting until 2022.

Departing board members included Peter Gray (Warner Bros. Records), Michael L. Nash (Universal Music Group), Craig Kallman (The Atlantic Group), Portia Sabin (Kill Rock Stars), and Will Tanous (Universal Music Group).

The full RIAA Board for 2019 includes the following recording industry executives:

Michele Anthony Universal Music Group
Michele Ballantyne Recording Industry Association of America (new member)
Glen Barros Concord Music Group
Eric Berman Universal Music Group
David Bither Nonesuch Records
Ken Bunt Disney Music Group
Alisa Coleman ABKCO Music & Records (new member)
John Esposito Warner Music Nashville
Mitch Glazier – Chair Recording Industry Association of America (new member)
Victor Gonzalez Universal Music Latin Entertainment (new member)
Camille Hackney Atlantic Records (new member)
Rani Hancock Sire Records (new member)
Jeffrey Harleston Universal Music Group
Terry Hemmings Provident Music Group
Kevin Kelleher Sony Music Entertainment
Sheldra Khahaifa Sony Music Entertainment (new member)
Dennis Kooker Sony Music Entertainment
Annie Lee Interscope Geffen A&M (new member)
Gabriela Martinez Warner Music Latina (new member)
Deirdre McDonald Sony Music Entertainment
Paul Robinson Warner Music Group
Portia Sabin Kill Rock Stars
Tom Silverman Tommy Boy Entertainment
Julie Swidler Sony Music Entertainment
Will Tanous Universal Music Group

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