July 02, 2024 I Appointments

NAMM Foundation Adds Ron Manus to Board of Directors

Ron Manus

The NAMM Foundation has welcomed Ron Manus to the organization’s board of directors in the role of secretary-treasurer. As a member of the board, Manus will serve a three-year term to guide the work of the non-profit and fulfill its vision to create access to and advance participation in music-making across the lifespan. Manus succeeds Susan Lipp, owner and chairman of Full Compass, as secretary-treasurer.

“Ron has served as a pillar to the music community for decades and we are honored to have him join the board. We look forward to seeing the profound impact he will have on The NAMM Foundation,” said John Mlynczak, president and CEO of NAMM and president of The NAMM Foundation.

“I am beyond excited to join the NAMM Foundation Board of Directors,” Manus said. “Music has always been the heartbeat of my life, and I can’t wait to work with an organization that’s dedicated to making music accessible and inspiring for everyone. Together, we’ll amplify the power of music and support the next generation of musicians to unleash their inner rock stars!”

Manus, chief business development officer, is the third generation of the Manus family, helping to lead his family’s educational music brand Alfred Music. He’s a leader in music education, known for his dedication to enhancing the lives of aspiring musicians and educators. He joined Alfred Music in 1988, following the legacy of his grandfather, Sam Manus, and his father, Morty. Under his guidance, Alfred Music embraced technology, pioneering digital learning tools that revolutionized music education.

With the appointment, Manus will join Chris White, chair of The NAMM Foundation and president and CEO of White House of Music; Dinah Gretsch, vice chair of The NAMM Foundation and executive vice president and CFO of Gretsch Company; Victor Wooten, director of the NAMM Foundation and five-time Grammy Award recipient; and John Mlynczak, president of the NAMM Foundation and president and CEO of NAMM on the board.


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