Position Specifications Released in Search for the Next President & CEO of NAMM

Michael Raine
September 8, 2022

In anticipation of the retirement of NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond (pictured) and to offer the global industry association continued stability, the NAMM Executive Committee and executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates have released the position specifications for the association’s next chief executive officer.  

The search firm, which was announced earlier this year, has detailed the position and related responsibilities, which include carrying out the vision, mission, and objectives of the global association; directing professional and support staff in the creation, planning, and coordination of programs to meet objectives; serving as an advocate for core industry issues; and directing those engaged in building the industry’s annual gathering, The NAMM Show, among many other responsibilities. Read the complete job description HERE.

“Since 1946, our industry has been under the steady guidance and management of only three CEOs,” says Joel Menchey, NAMM. chair and president of Menchey Music Service. “The NAMM Executive Search Committee and Russell Reynolds are at work to continue this tradition of a seamless, stable transition to continue to provide a platform of member engagement and business continuity for our industry association.”

The Search Committee includes the NAMM Executive Committee as well as two industry leaders, past NAMM Chair Larry Morton of Hal Leonard and Nick Averwater of AMRO Music.

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm that works across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on the recruitment of transformational leaders who can meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a confidential letter of interest and resume to namm@russellreynolds.com.

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Michael Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-In-Chief at NWC, publisher of Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production, and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Podcast. Michael has extensively covered nearly all aspects of the Canadian music business, as well as the pro audio, musical products, and the lighting and production industries.