(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Duncan Browne, longtime member of the Board of Trustees of the Association For Independent Music (AFIM), has been appointed to AFIM's three-member executive committee. Browne joins board chairman Clay Pasternack and Alligator Records' president Bruce Iglauer on the committee. The executive committee of AFIM works closely with AFIM executive director Courtney Proffitt in setting AFIM's day-to-day working priorities and implementing the decisions of the Board.
Browne has served on the AFIM Board of Trustees since 1984. His career in the music industry dates back over 30 years. He began as a retailer, operating Beantown Records &Comics in Boston. He then became head buyer for the Wherehouse Records chain in Gardena, CA and then for Sound Music Sales in Los Angeles. After that, Browne began a ten-year term with Rounder Records Distribution as general manager of the distribution company. He then moved to the REP Co. (now Ryko Distribution) and later became president of Distribution North America (DNA) before returning to Rounder. Presently, Browne is COO of the Boston-based Newbury Comics chain.–edited by Bon Grossweiner and Jane Cohen