New IBMA board members 2010

Each year, the professional members of the International Bluegrass Music Association vote to elect representatives to the organization’s board of directors. The board members serve three year terms, with a limited number of seats being up for election each year, on a rotating basis. In this year’s election, there were four seats open. Three were re-elected to new terms, and one newcomer was sent to the board.

Those re-elected were:

Dwight Worden, president of the San Diego Bluegrass Society, a fiddler and an attorney based in California, represents associations.

Rienk Janssen, editor of Strictly Country magazine, an event producer and record distributor, serves on the European Bluegrass Music Association board and coordinates the annual European World of Bluegrass events in The Netherlands. Rienk lives in Vlagtwedde, The Netherlands and represents international members.

Janet Davis, owner of the Janet Davis Music Company in Bella Vista, Arkansas, plays and teaches the banjo and represents merchandisers & luthiers.

The one new member is:

Jeremy Garrett, the Nashville-based singer, fiddler and songwriter with The Infamous Stringdusters, represents artists & composers.

These new terms will begin September 27, 2010 at the annual board meeting held in conjunction with the annual World of Bluegrass.

The board is IBMA’s policy-making governing body which determines long-range goals and priorities for the association. Members serve without compensation and bear the full expense of attending IBMA events and board meetings held at least twice each year.

Bluegrass Today would like to say “Thank You!” to the men and women of the IBMA board who serve at their own expense.

Visit the IBMA leadership page for more information and a complete list of board members (not yet updated at the time of this writing).