Basak Kizilisik President Basak Kizilisik is currently Vice President of Marketing at Morris Higham Management. She oversees all marketing and digital initiatives for the artists on Morris Higham’s roster, which include Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Brandon Lay, Ryan Griffin and MAMADEAR. She was previously a manager on Universal Music Group’s Digital Marketing team where she maintained a roster of 20 artists. Prior to that she held positions at Music City Networks and Tacklebox Films. She is an alumna of Rollins College.

Basak Kizilisik

President

Basak Kizilisik is currently Vice President of Marketing at Morris Higham Management. She oversees all marketing and digital initiatives for the artists on Morris Higham’s roster, which include Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Brandon Lay, Ryan Griffin and MAMADEAR.

She was previously a manager on Universal Music Group’s Digital Marketing team where she maintained a roster of 20 artists. Prior to that she held positions at Music City Networks and Tacklebox Films. She is an alumna of Rollins College.

Rachel Cunningham Vice President Rachel Seneff is an artist manager at Collective Artist Management.  She oversees the day to day responsibilities and marketing efforts for Clint Black, Corey Smith, Edwin McCain, Sara Evans and Steve Wariner.  Seneff also serves on the Young Professional Advisory Board for Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and the Alumni Advisory Council for Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Media & Entertainment.

Rachel Cunningham

Vice President

Rachel Seneff is an artist manager at Collective Artist Management.  She oversees the day to day responsibilities and marketing efforts for Clint Black, Corey Smith, Edwin McCain, Sara Evans and Steve Wariner. 

Seneff also serves on the Young Professional Advisory Board for Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and the Alumni Advisory Council for Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Media & Entertainment.

 
Johnny Cloherty Treasurer From Las Vegas, NV, Johnny moved to Nashville TN in 2011 to attend Belmont University. While at Belmont, he interned with McGhee Entertainment and William Morris Endeavor (WME), also serving on Belmont's Showcase Series Leadership Council. After graduation, Johnny took a job at WME, where he worked directly with Lecrae, Hillsong United (and other Hillsong properties), MercyMe, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Ryan Hurd, Dylan Schneider, and many other artists. After leaving WME in 2017, he started his own artist management consulting service, with a primary focus in helping artists navigate the current live entertainment/touring landscape and utilize new digital resources and tools. 

Johnny Cloherty

Treasurer

From Las Vegas, NV, Johnny moved to Nashville TN in 2011 to attend Belmont University. While at Belmont, he interned with McGhee Entertainment and William Morris Endeavor (WME), also serving on Belmont's Showcase Series Leadership Council. After graduation, Johnny took a job at WME, where he worked directly with Lecrae, Hillsong United (and other Hillsong properties), MercyMe, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Ryan Hurd, Dylan Schneider, and many other artists.

After leaving WME in 2017, he started his own artist management consulting service, with a primary focus in helping artists navigate the current live entertainment/touring landscape and utilize new digital resources and tools. 

Emma Tur Secretary Born and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado, Emma moved to Nashville in 2007 to attend Belmont University. Upon graduating, Emma took a job at Word Entertainment (a Christian record label formerly owned by Warner Music Group) and then went on to take a position at Warner Music Nashville. With experience in sales, email operations and marketing,  she is currently the Manager of eCommerce at WMN wherein she manages the online stores of 20+ artists including Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, Dan + Shay and many more. Over her 6 year tenure working for the Warner Music Group family, she has also worked on teams that have developed projects for Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Fallon, and Jon Foreman of Switchfoot.

Emma Tur

Secretary

Born and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado, Emma moved to Nashville in 2007 to attend Belmont University. Upon graduating, Emma took a job at Word Entertainment (a Christian record label formerly owned by Warner Music Group) and then went on to take a position at Warner Music Nashville.

With experience in sales, email operations and marketing,  she is currently the Manager of eCommerce at WMN wherein she manages the online stores of 20+ artists including Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, Dan + Shay and many more. Over her 6 year tenure working for the Warner Music Group family, she has also worked on teams that have developed projects for Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Fallon, and Jon Foreman of Switchfoot.


Additional Directors

Education Chair: Matt Pramstaller, NAXOS

Education Co-Chair: Sarah D’Hilly, Borman Entertainment

Communications Chair: Elise Anderson, Nashville Music Media

Communications Co-Chair: Lindsey Hughes, Made In Network

Social Chair: Rachel Glidden, Universal Music Group

Social Co-Chair: Max Wiebrecht, Paradigm

Community Outreach Chair: Ben Boyd, Music Services

Community Outreach Co-Chair: Courtney Hyder, The Media Collective

University Outreach Chair: Lisa Nolan, For the Record Entertainment

University Outreach Co-Chair: Nathan Pyle, The Recording Academy

Alumni Chair: Juliana Lee, Notes for Notes

Alumni Co-Chair: Tim Gray, Grayscale Entertainment

Music Market Chair: Matt Najdowski, Sony/ATV

Music Market Co-Chair: Amanda Remo, Martin, Allbee and Associates

20th Year Chair: Kari Barnhart, Regions Bank