UK’s Alun Hughes joins the Board of NAMM!


NAMM Welcomes Eight New Board Members and Honors Those Completing Their Term

At the Annual Meeting of Members at The 2017 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) welcomed eight new board members to the organization’s Board of Directors. Each board member will serve a three-year term and provide oversight and direction to the organization and its charitable arm, The NAMM Foundation.

“As we eagerly welcome our newly elected board members and reluctantly say goodbye to the outgoing class of 2016, we express our deep gratitude to both groups for their willingness to serve,” shared Mark Goff, Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Paige’s Music in Indianapolis, Indiana. “The diverse experience and perspectives of our volunteer leadership is essential to NAMM’s ability to serve our membership. Guided by our vision, mission and five objectives, I’m confident that our Board will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of our members in the year ahead.”

NAMM welcomes the following members to the organization’s Board of Directors: Lauren Haas Amanfoh, President, Royalton Music Center, Inc.; Bryan Bradley, Senior Vice President/General Manager, HARMAN International; Philip Cajka, President and CEO, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.; Kathy Donahoe, President and Member Partner, American Way Marketing, LLC.; Alun Hughes, Managing Director, British Band Instrument Company Ltd.; J. Scott Mandeville, President, Tim’s Music; Eric Matzat, President, Palen Music Center, Inc.; and Chris Syllaba, President/CEO, Jordan Kitt’s Music.

The meeting also celebrated the service, leadership and many contributions of the outgoing members of the board, including Blake Augsburger, Harman International; Pat Averwater, Amro Music Store, Inc.; Peter Dods, Easy Music Center; Todd Heid, Heid Music Company, Inc.; Gabriela König, König & Meyer GmbH & Co.; Sheryl Laukat, Cannonball Musical Instruments; Liz Reisman, Creative Music & Arts, LLC; and Tom Sumner, Yamaha Corporation of America.

To view the full NAMM Board of Directors and Executive Committee members, visit