The IBMA Board, Staff, & Committees

Board of Directors

IBMA’s leadership is made up of a diverse and talented group of individuals working in the bluegrass music industry. To contact a board member via email, click his or her photo. If you have a suggestion to share with a particular IBMA committee, please use this email link:


The IBMA Board

Joe Mullins
Chairperson and President
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers
Term: 2021

Jamie Deering
Deering Banjos
Term: 2020

Regina Derzon
Bluegrass Music Associations
DC Bluegrass Union
Term: 2020

Mike Simpson
Term: 2020

Claire Armbruster
Event Production
Planning Stages
Term: 2022

Daniel Boner
Executive Committee
Print, Media & Education
ETSU/Becky Buller Band
Term: 2021

Kyle Cantrell
At Large
Term: 2022

Michelle Conceison
Agents, Managers & Publicists
Market Monkeys
Term: 2022


Jeremy Darrow
Artists, Composers & Music Publishers
Front Country
Term: 2020

Adam Engelhardt
Recording, Distribution, and Marketing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Term: 2022


Silvio Ferretti
International Representative
Term: 2020

Marian Leighton Levy
At Large
Rounder Records
Term: 2022


Stephen Mougin
At Large
Dark Shadow Recording
Term: 2020


Ashley Moyer
At Large
Rounder Records
Term: 2022

Joe Newberry
Artists, Composers & Music Publishers
Compton & Newberry
Newberry & Verch
Term: 2022

Chris Pandolfi
At Large
The Infamous Stringdusters
Term: 2022


Kenny Smith
Artists, Composers & Music Publishers
Kenny and Amanda Smith
Term: 2021

Ben Surratt
At Large
The Rec Room
Term: 2021

Bob Webster
Broadcast Media
Term: 2021

IBMA Staff

IBMA’s only paid employees are the staff. The IBMA office is based in Nashville, TN. To contact a staff member via email, click his or her photo. For general enquiries, please email or call 615-256-3222.

Paul Schiminger
Executive Director

Amy Beth Hale
Membership Director

Eddie Huffman
Director of Operations

Casey Campbell
Communications Director

Ethan Charles
Operations Specialist

IBMA Committees

Our committees are board-appointed. Our professional members serve on these committees on a volunteer basis to implement the programs of IBMA.

Board Committees
Executive Committee
Nominating Committee

Awards Committees
Awards Task Force
Awards Committee (Broadcast)
Awards Eligibility & Criteria Committee
Awards Show Oversight
Broadcast Award
Distinguished Achievement Award Committee
Event of the Year Award
Hall of Fame Nominating Committee
Liner Notes & Graphic Design Award Committee
Momentum Award Committee
Print Media Award
Songwriter of the Year Committee

General Committees
Bluegrass In The Schools
Bluegrass Trust Fund Board
Education Committee
IBMA Youth Council
Information Technology Committee
International Committee
Leadership Bluegrass Alumni Committee
Leadership Bluegrass Planning Committee
Legislative Awareness Education Committee
Membership Committee
Songwriters Committee
Songwriter Showcase Selection Committee
Survey Task Force

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