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IEBA's Snazzy New B.O.D.

NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The newly elected IEBA Board of Directors held their first board meeting of the year January 25 at the new host hotel for IEBA’s annual conference, the Sheraton Downtown Nashville.

The board participated the previous day in various committee meetings; the dates for the 2011 conference are October 2-4.

Guiding the International Entertainment Buyers Association in 2011 is a board of directors representing all facets of live entertainment led by board chairman Linda Smith of Glenn Smith Presents.

“2011 holds enormous promise for IEBA, with a new venue for our conference at the newly renovated Downtown Sheraton.  This will allow for more rooms to attendees, more space for programming and an endless supply of possibilities.  I imagine even more exciting and fresh ideas springing from our diverse officers and board of directors, as well as having another record breaking conference,” stated Smith in a press release.

IEBA Officers
Linda Smith, Glenn Smith Presents – chairman
Barry Jeffrey, WME – immediate past chairman
Rick Murray, Greylock Entertainment – president
Lori Otelsberg, Signature Entertainment – vice president
Karen Clark, Pinnacle Financial Partners – treasurer
Renee Pearson, Minnesota State Fair – secretary 
Larry Werner, Panhandle Productions – international

 IEBA Board of Directors
Mike Betterton, Dale Morris & Associates*
Todd Boltin, Variety Attractions
John Bolton, SMG Tulsa
Michael Boltzman, AEG Live / Events*
Christy Bowen, Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo
Lori Bowman, Integrity Events*
Jim Carter, Murray State University
Charlie Davis, Paradise Artists
Ali Harnell, AEG Live / The Messina Group*
Jeff Hill, CAA
Kell Houston, Houston Productions*
Greg Janese, Paradigm Agency
Jason Kane, Rodeo Houston
Steve Lassiter, APA*
Hugh Lombardi, TD Garden*
Kevin Meyer, Meridian Entertainment Group*
Nicole More-Hardy, Neste Event Marketing
Scott Morris, ICM
Kevin Neal, BLA*
Jon Petrunak, SMG*
Fran Romeo, Romeo Entertainment Group
John Ruffino, Red Mountain Entertainment
Clarence Spalding, Spalding Entertainment
Brenda Tinnen, AEG Kansas City
Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar*
Sally Williams, Ryman Auditorium
Philip Lyon, Lyon & Phillips, PLLC – legal counsel

*Newly elected or appointed to the IEBA Board of Directors.

The IEBA staff consists of executive director, Tiffany Davis and operations and event manager, Candice Johnson, according to the press release.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon