SOLID Announces New Board of Directors for 2019

Music business-based organization begins their 22nd year in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 29, 2019) - The Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID) announces their board election results for the organization's 22nd year. The Executive Board includes the following: President Johnny Cloherty (Cloherty Endeavors Inc.), Vice President Nathan Pyle (Recording Academy), Treasurer Erin Pettit (FBMM Entertainment Business Management), and Secretary Collin Trudan (TKO Artist Management).

Committee Chairs for 2019 are as follows:

Communications Chair: Avery King (Nashville Music Media)

Communications Co-Chair: Emily Grabowski (Vector Management)

Communications Co-Chair: Jordan Lipsey (Quinton Digital)

Education Chair: Luke Pierce (WORKS Entertainment)

Education Co-Chair: Kristin Grapentin (Neste Event Marketing)

Social Chair: Ashley Villone (BMG Rights Management)

Social Co-Chair: Brittany Uhniat (Resin8 Music)

Community Outreach Chair: Victoria Chaitoff (Warner Music Nashville)

Community Outreach Co-Chair: Ashley White (Streaming Promotions)

University Outreach Chair: Ammie Sortor (APA)

University Outreach Co-Chair: Zachary Opheim (Central Real Estate Partners)

Music Market Chair: Ellen Larson (APA)

Music Market Co-Chair: Amy Kadish (ClearBox Rights, LLC)

“After a record breaking year, I’m so excited about how this board is already planning the upcoming events for our 22nd year,” said Cloherty, who’s serving his second term as president this year. “This will be my fourth year on the board and I’ve seen the energy from the board continue to grow each year. The 2019 board has big shoes to fill after such an incredible 21st year and I truly believe they are up for the challenge.”

The SOLID Alumni Board also announced its new president and board members. The board will be led by President Amanda Quinton (Quinton Digital), and includes the following board members: Brian O’Neil (Constellation Management), Eric Griffin (Music City Counsel), Rachel Glidden (Fame House), and Liz Rogers (Anacrusis).

SOLID began 22 years ago with a vision to develop a community for music industry professionals to network and brainstorm together, while also providing educational opportunities for entry to mid-level professionals. SOLID puts on several education panels, networking events, and philanthropic opportunities throughout the year, including Music Row Madness benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee held each April, as well as annual Crawfish Boil in May. In 2018, SOLID surpassed every philanthropic goal they set and finished the year by donating nearly $70,000 to various charities and over 29,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank just in time for Thanksgiving.