IBMA Leadership

IBMA's leadership is made up of a very diverse and talented group of individuals working in the bluegrass music industry. If you wish to communicate and share ideas with any of the current board members, committees or staff, please contact them at and the message will be forwarded to the appropriate chairperson, staff person or board representative.

Board of Directors


Jon Weisberger

Jon Weisberger

Cindy Baucom
Broadcast Media
Knee Deep In Bluegrass

Alan Bartram
The Del McCoury Band

Danny Clark
At Large
Hootenanny Publicity

Jamie Deering
Deering Banjos

Regina Derzon

Regina Derzon
DC Bluegrass Union

Henri Deschamps
Mast Farm Inn

Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson
Event Production
Planet Bluegrass

Craig Havighurst

Craig Havighurst
Print Media/Education
Music City Roots, String Theory Media

Carl Jackson

Carl Jackson

William Lewis
At Large
PineCone - Piedmont Council of Traditional Music

Stephen Mougin
At Large
Dark Shadows Recording

Brian Smith
Leadership Artists LLC

Ben Surratt
The Rec Room

Tim Surrett
Balsam Range

Angelika Torrie
European Bluegrass Music Association

Elizabeth Wightman
SteelBridge Insurance Services
Photo credit: Darwin Davidson



Nancy Cardwell, Executive Director
Taylor Coughlin, Special Projects Director & Publications Editor
Eddie Huffman, Office Systems & Technology Director
Joe Lurgio, Convention Services & Membership Director
Jacqueline Weiss, Bookkeeper


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Board Committees

  • Executive Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee


Awards Committees

  • 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
  • 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