Dan Hays

Hays Resigning as IBMA Executive Director


The Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announced today that it has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Executive Director Dan Hays, effective February 29, 2012.  In doing so, the Board expressed its profound appreciation for Hays’ 21 years of effective, dedicated service in the position, noting that his contributions have been indispensible to the organization’s stature as a force for professionalism within the industry and as an advocate for the music in broader circles.

Dan Hays Letter to IBMA Members

November 4, 2011

Dear friends,

     This letter is to inform you of my plans to resign as Executive Director of IBMA.  I joined the organization as your staff leader in August of 1990 and, with the board’s approval, my last day of employment will be February 29, 2012.

     It is said that timing is everything in music and equally important in my decision.  A good friend and mentor told me that “life is not a marathon…but a relay race” and to succeed – especially working with others – includes finding the right time to hand off the baton.

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