The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy (Seattle)announced the results of its chapter officers and Board of Governors.Replacing Glenn Lorbiecki, who stepped down from the position followingtwo consecutive one-year terms, David Meinert, a current AcademyGovernor, was elected the Pacific Northwest Chapter president. Meinertis the owner of Fuzed Music, an artist-management company thatrepresents Maktub, the Master Musicians of Jajouka, The Catheters andMountain Consolidated.
“Our new chapter president, David Meinert, and his cabinet willbring a wealth of industry expertise and many diverse relationships,”said executive director Deborah Semer. “I look forward to working withour officers and governors to create an exciting slate of programs andservices for our membership over the coming year.”
Robert Santelli, the new first VP, is also the Experience MusicProject’s director and CEO. Santelli has written seven books on rock’n’ roll and the blues, including The Big Book of Blues andThe Best of the Blues. David Sabee, secretary/treasurer, is acellist with the Seattle Symphony and a founding member of the SeattleChamber Players. He is also the founder of Seattle Music and hasbrought more than 150 scoring projects to the Northwest, includingMr. Holland’s Opus and Die Hard With a Vengeance. GlennLorbiecki, trustee, is the president/CEO of Glenn Sound, a multiroomA/V post-production facility in Seattle. As an artist, Lorbiecki isworking on his third album as the guitarist for Tony Gable and the 206band. Keith Olsen, also a trustee, is the current president of PogologoCorporation, and has more than 39 Gold albums in his career, 24Platinum and 14 multi-Platinum.
Jane Peck, alternate trustee, runs Let’s Play Stella Records. Shewas instructor of voice at Cornish College of the Arts, where shebecame chair of Music in 1985. Jovino Santos Neto, altnerate trustee,is currently the associate professor of music at Cornish College of theArts. Neto tours worldwide as a solo pianist and also leads his ownensemble in concerts. Marlette Buchanan, VP, is a recording vocalistand is currently the arts manager for Pierce County and a member of themusic faculty for voice at Pacific Lutheran University. Tony Gable, VP,is a recording and performing percussionist who has played with KennyG.
In addition to the officers of the chapter, music industryprofessionals in the Northwest make up the diverse Board of Governors.Bryan Bell, engineer, producer, technologist and musician who hasworked with Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Neil Young; SteveBerlin, a four-time Grammy-winning producer and the saxophonist withLos Lobos; Carla DeSantis, founder of Rockrgrl magazine; SueEnnis, songwriter with Seattle rock band Heart and feature films TheGolden Child; Janie L. Hendrix, president and CEO of ExperienceHendrix; Jon Kertzer, director of Smithsonian Global Sound andproducer/host on KEXP 90.3 FM; Hummie Mann, two-time Emmy Award-winningcomposer and arranger; Jonathan Moore, wordsayer of the pioneeringmusical group, Source of Labor; Alicia Rose, director of sales andmarketing of NAIL Distribution; Garey Shelton, bassist, engineer andproducer (Grammy-winning album by Tingstad & Rumbel, AcousticGarden); and Susan Silver, owner of Susan Silver Management(Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Screaming Trees).
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