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MusiCares And Grammy Foundation Elect New Boards


SANTA MONICA, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation — the affiliated charities of The Recording Academy — announced that their respective Boards have elected new Officers and Directors, according to the press release.

The newly elected GRAMMY Foundation Directors are will.i.am, frontman and producer of the multi-GRAMMY-winning group the Black Eyed Peas; Darrell Brown, producer/songwriter; Daniel Cherry, managing partner/director of brand strategy, Anomaly; and Michael Rapino, president and CEO, Live Nation.

Beatriz R. Perez, chief marketing officer of Coca-Cola North America, has been elected to serve as the GRAMMY Foundation's Chair; Rusty Rueff, former CEO of SNOCAP, has been elected as Vice Chair; Tim Bucher, founder and CEO of TastingRoom.com and Silicon Valley entrepreneur has been elected as Secretary/Treasurer; and George Jones, chairman and CEO of Caravan Entertainment, will now be the GRAMMY Foundation's Chair Emeritus.

Newly elected MusiCares Directors are agent Rod Essig of Creative Artists Agency; Arnie Herrmann, partner and practice leader of Citrin, Cooperman Company's private client group; Alexandra Patsavas, founder of Chop Shop Music Supervision and Chop Shop Records; and Alissa Pollack, executive vice president, integrated music marketing, Mediabase Worldwide.

MusiCares' Board leadership remains the same with Board Chair Paul Caine, president and group publisher of Time Inc.'s style & entertainment group; Vice Chair Ken Levitan, founder and president of Vector Management and co-president of Vector Recordings; Secretary/Treasurer Scott Pascucci, former president, Rhino Entertainment; and Chair Emeritus John Branca, a partner at Ziffren Brittenham LLP. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers