January 23, 2012
NAMM’s voting Members elected a new slate of nominees to the association’s Board of Directors yesterday at the Annual Meeting of Members.
The eight new Directors joining the NAMM Board from 2012–2015 are:
Tom Bedell, Two Old Hippies, LLC
Tom Bedell and his wife, Molly, founded Two Old Hippies, LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of unique lifestyle brands featuring Breedlove and Bedell acoustic guitars and Peace, Love & Rock ‘n' Roll apparel and gifts, with operations in Aspen, Colo.; Bend, Ore. and Nashville, Tenn. Twice inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Tom holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.
Keith Brawley, Gibson Guitar Corp.
Keith Brawley is president of Gibson Guitars for North America, a manufacturer of fretted instruments based in Nashville, Tenn. He studied at Moorpark College.
Tim Carroll, Avid Technology, Inc.
Tim Carroll is vice president of worldwide audio programs for Avid Technology, Inc., a pro-audio manufacturer based in Burlington, Mass. He is a member of the SupportMusic Coalition. Tim studied at New England Conservatory, University of Georgia and Georgia State University.
Jonathan Haber, Alto Music
Jonathan Haber is president of Alto Music, a retailer based in Middletown, N.Y., with three full-line stores and one pro-audio location. He is a member of the Alliance of Independent Music Merchants advisory board. He holds a B.A. in history from Purchase College, SUNY.
Crystal Morris, Gator Cases, Inc.
Crystal Morris is president and co-founder of Gator Cases, a manufacturer of cases, bags and accessories, based in Tampa, Fla. She is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, the National Association of School Music Dealers and the Percussive Arts Society. Crystal holds a B.A. in business from Stetson School of Business and Economics, and completed master studies at the University of South Florida.
Jeff Mozingo, Mozingo Music
Jeff Mozingo is president of Mozingo Music, a full-line retailer based in O’Fallon, Mo. He is a member of the Retail Print Music Dealers Association, the National Association of School Music Dealers, the Alliance of Independent Music Merchants, the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians and the Missouri Music Educators Association. Jeff holds a bachelor of music degree in percussion performance.
Jyotindra Parekh, Rice Music House
Jyotindra Parekh is president of Rice Music House, a retailer of pianos and keyboards, based in Columbia, S.C. He is a past board member and a current member of the Friends of the School of Music at the University of South Carolina, a Silver Sponsor of the Chamber Music Concert Series at the Columbia Museum of Art and a member of the Conductor's Cabinet for the South Carolina Philharmonic. Jyotindra holds an MBA from the University of Detroit.
Menzie Pittman, Contemporary Music Center
Menzie Pittman is president and director of education at Contemporary Music Center, a two-store, full-line retailer based in Haymarket, Va. He is a member of the SupportMusic Coalition, the National Association for Music Education and the Fairfax Arts Coalition for Education.