March 21, 2024 I Appointments

NAMM Announces Newly Elected Officers for Executive Committee

From left: Korg USA's Joe Castronovo, Yamaha's Tom Sumner, Ted Brown Music's Whitney Grisaffi, White House of Music's Chris White and NAMM CEO John Mlynczak.

The NAMM board of directors has elected officers to represent the executive committee, effective immediately and will serve through April 2025, representing NAMM’s global membership and the music industry at large.

In a vote at the 2024 board meeting, Joe Castronovo, president of Korg USA, was named treasurer, joining Tom Sumner, president of Yamaha Corp. of America and current chair of the NAMM board of directors. The executive committee is also represented by Chris White, president of White House of Music, as vice chair, where he serves in an ex officio role as chair of The NAMM Foundation board; and Whitney Brown Grisaffi, president of Ted Brown Music, serving as secretary of the executive committee.

“It’s been an incredible year thus far as chair during a monumental period for both NAMM and the music industry,” said Sumner at the board meeting. “The results of The 2024 NAMM Show are best measured by our members’ overwhelmingly positive feedback on the success they experienced for their businesses, and we remain laser-focused on bringing the right mix of our industry together each and every year.”

Sumner also welcomed Castronovo to the executive committee.

“Joe brings a wealth of industry knowledge, experience and leadership that will be the perfect complement to the existing NAMM executive committee,” Sumner said. “We’re so honored to welcome Joe and look forward to a successful year.”

“I’m excited by the opportunity to serve the industry in this capacity,” Castronovo said. “I look forward to working with the board of directors in driving NAMM’s vision, mission and objectives — and representing all NAMM members globally.”

With the board election, the NAMM executive committee retains its balanced composition of retail and commercial members in leadership roles to help the organization fulfill its mission. The appointments to the NAMM board of directors executive committee are effective immediately.

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