The Search for The Next NAMM President & CEO Advances

Michael Raine
October 28, 2022

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 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 other responsibilities.

Interested applicants are encouraged to read the complete position description here, and if of interest, to immediately send a confidential letter of interest and resume to

In 2021, Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO, shared his intention to step down as the leader of the 120-year-old trade association, effective spring 2023, after serving at the helm of NAMM for the past 22 years. The longevity of steady leadership is a hallmark for much of NAMM’s history, with Lamond’s predecessor Larry Linkin’s appointment to the role in 1981 and William Gard in 1948.

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.

Applicants are encouraged to contact with a confidential letter of interest, resume, or questions about the position. Additionally, the complete position specification can be found here.

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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.