IBMA Leadership

IBMA's leadership is made up of a very diverse and talented group of individuals working in the bluegrass music industry. To contact a board member via email, click his or her name.  To send  suggestions to a particular committee, send an email to info@ibma.org.

Board of Directors

 


Joe Mullins
Chairperson
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers


 


Ben Surratt
Vice-Chair
The Rec Room

Regina Derzon
Regina Derzon
Secretary
Bluegrass Music Associations
DC Bluegrass Union
Term: 2019


Denise Jarvinen
Treasurer
At Large
Boston Bluegrass Union
Term: 2018
 


Jeremy Darrow
Artists, Composers & Music Publishers
Front Country
Term: 2019


Becky Buller
Artists, Composers & Music Publishers
The Becky Buller Band
Term: 2017


Jamie Deering
Merchandisers and Luthiers
Deering Banjos
Term: 2019


Mike Drudge
Agents, Managers & Publicists
Class Act Entertainment
Term: 2018


John Goad
Print, Media & Education
Bluegrass Today/ETSU
Term: 2017


Mike Simpson
At Large
Term: 2019


Marian Leighton Levy
Recording, Distribution & Marketing
Rounder Records
Term: 2018


William Lewis
At Large
PineCone: Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
Term: 2018


Steve Martin
At Large
Steve Martin's Unreal Bluegrass
Term: 2018


Stephen Mougin
At Large
Dark Shadow Recording
Term: 2019


Wayne Taylor
Artists, Composers & Music Publishers
Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa
Term: 2018


Alan Tompkins
At Large - Executive Committee
Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Term: 2018


Silvio Ferretti
International Representative
Term: 2019


Bree Tucker-Myers
Event Production
DVT Marketing
Term: 2018


Bob Webster
Broadcast Media
Term: 2018

 

Photos by Darwin Davidson

Applications are being accepted through July 1, 2017 for the following board seats: Artist, Composers & Music Publishers (currently held by Becky Buller), Print Media and Education (currently held by John Goad), and Broadcast Media (currently held by Bob Webster). Download an application here.

 


Staff

 


Paul Schiminger
Executive Director


Eddie Huffman
Convention Services Director


Amy Beth Hale
Member Services Director


Kelly Kessler
Communications & Professional Development Director


Committees

Mouse over committee name to view members. Not all committees disclose member information.

Board Committees

  • Executive Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee

 

Awards Committees

  • Awards Task Force
  • Awards Committee (Broadcast)
  • Awards Eligibility & Criteria Committee
  • <span title=" 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