New York, NY (October 11, 2005)- -SPARS held its annual general membership meeting at the AES convention in NY over the weekend. The first action was to elect the 2005-2006 board of directors. The new board of directors first order of business was to elect the executive committee which this year is: president, Karen Brinton of Remote Recording; president-elect, Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound; secretary, Eric Johnson of Blazing Music & Sound and treasurer, Andrew Kautz of Love Shack Studios. Newly elected to the board of directors were Scott Phillips of Blackbird Studios; Rick Senechal of Microsoft Studios and Lee Foster of Electric Lady Studios.
Pictured L to R: Marcia Vaught, Scott Phillips, Karen Brinton, Andrew Kautz, Leslie Ann Jones, Eric Johnson, Rick Senechal, Kevin Dillon, Jeff Greenberg and Zoe ThrallAlso continuing on with the board will be: Jeff Greenberg of The Village; Zoe Thrall of Studio at the Palms; Mark McKenna of Allaire; Maureen Droney and Kevin Dillon. The new board’s second order of business was to promote Marcia Vaught currently the Administrative Coordinator to the position of executive director of the organization. The Non-Profit organization that was founded in the early 70’s focuses on the business interests of the recording services industry.
Kautz turned over the reigns at the meeting to president Karen Brinton and stated that, “this board is one of the strongest we have had in some time. I am honored to continue to work with my colleagues and look forward to the addition of the new members on the board. This year looks to be starting off on the right foot.” There were discussions of reviving the Biz-Tech concept that was very successfully in years past and continuing to develop the educator interfaces that they have begun as a service to its educational members just this past year.