NAMM Young Professionals and Women of NAMM Announce New Leadership

NAMM Young Professionals (NAMM YP) and Women of NAMM (WON) recently elected new leaders to continue serving NAMM members on behalf of the music products, sound and entertainment technology industries.

NAMM YP has elected two new members to its board of directors. Matthew Kennedy, director of strategic initiatives at C.F. Martin & Co., and Ryan Kotrlik, retail and combo manager at Beacock Music and Education Center, will serve three-year terms with the organization.

“We’re so excited to welcome Matthew and Ryan onto the board,” said Jeremy Payne, outgoing NAMM YP president. “Each brings unique experiences that will lend themselves to growing the toolbox of NAMM YP member resources. Both have been actively involved in the group for years, so we expect them to jump in and be effective on Day One.”

NAMM YP also announced its new executive committee of officers, effective immediately: Michael Santander, general manager of Instrumental Music Center, as president; Erin Kessler, marketing director at Maple Leaf Strings, as vice president; and Scott Rife, regional sales manager at Eastman Music Co., as secretary.

To learn more about NAMM YP and Women of NAMM, visit nammyp.org and namm.org/women-of-namm.