The annual IBMA elections concluded recently with the addition of four new board members.
Only professional members vote in board elections. Elected representatives serve for a period of three years beginning with their installment on September 29, 2008.
Here are the four new board members, the constituency they represent, and a little background info about them.
Carl Jackson, an award-winning artist, songwriter and producer from Gallatin, Tennessee, was elected to represent artists and composers.
Ronnie McCoury, an award-winning artist, producer and member of the Del McCoury Band from Hendersonville, Tennessee was elected as an "at-large" representative for all members.
Cindy Baucom, from Elkin, North Carolina, is an award-winning broadcast personality who hosts the nationally syndicated program "Knee Deep in Bluegrass," was elected to represent the broadcast media.
Craig Havighurst, an award-winning independent journalist, author and producer whose company (String Theory Media) is located in Nashville, Tennessee, was elected by IBMA’s print media and education members.
These new board members join the existing board members (replacing four who previously held these posts) to compose the 17 member policy-making, governing body of the organization.