Austin, TX (June 16, 2004)–Houston music industry leaders are joining forces with the Recording Academy, the organization internationally known for the Grammy Awards. An association of musicians, producers and other recording professionals, the Recording Academy is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers.
Newly elected Governors Houston dedicating their talent include entertainment attorney Maureen Doherty; founder and chairman of the Justice Group Randall H. Jamail; president of Essential Sound Rodney Meyers; and president of Dan Workman Music (at SugarHill Studios) Dan Workman. Other newly elected Governors include artist and producer Sara Hickman, Austin; director of the Texas Music Office (Office of the Governor) Casey Monahan, Austin; and Austin City Limits co-producer Jeff Peterson, Austin.
Returning Governors, re-elected for a second term include Cindy Cashdollar, musician, Austin; Freddy Fletcher, Aryln/Pedernales Studios, Austin; Sandy Knox, songwriter, Austin; Jill McGuckin, Jill McGuckin Entertainment PR, Austin; and Ruben Ramos, founder of The Texas Revolution, Austin.
New Texas Chapter officers include president Chris Bell of Luminous Sound studios in Dallas. Currently serving his fourth year on the Board of Governors of the Texas Chapter, he continues to be active in the growth and development of the music industry. Latin Grammy nominee Stefani Sullivan, better known to her fans as Stefani Montiel, will step into the 1st vice president seat. Jan Mirkin, ASCAP’s regional director in Texas and a prominent figure in the music business since 1986, will serve as secretary/treasurer. Elected by the current Board of Governors, these dedicated members will be a driving force in the Chapter for the next year.
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