March 16, 2023 I Appointments

SLM Makes Changes to Leadership Team

Brian Imel

St. Louis Music has hired Brian Imel as its vice president of sales. Imel joins St. Louis Music after having held senior sales roles at Conn-Selmer and Fox Products, in addition to senior roles at multiple companies outside the industry.

“We are delighted to welcome Brian to SLM to lead our sales teams and join our senior management group. Brian’s experience and success is based on a genuine passion for excellence in service and partnership within the music retailer and educator communities,” said Chris Meikle, SLM’s chief operation officer. “We are all looking forward to working with Brian and his appointment further strengthens our commitment to being one of our industry’s leading partners and suppliers.”

John Richardson will continue to lead the district sales managers, inside sales team and report directly to Imel. As a member of the St. Louis Music’s leadership team, Imel will formulate and help execute sales strategy in St. Louis Music’s areas of focus.

Two other members of the leadership team also recently earned promotions, including Jay Epperson, who has been promoted to senior vice president of operations, while Craig Denny has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and business development.

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