The Gospel Music Association (GMA) and GMA Foundation have chosen a new board of directors.

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) and GMA Foundation have chosen a new board of directors.

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) and GMA Foundation now includes representatives from more than 35 companies and entities.

In Nashville, Tennessee, as of May XX, 2024, the Gospel Music Association (GMA) and GMA Foundation have selected their new board members for the term 2024/2025. The GMA is excited to introduce its Board of Directors:

Directors (Serving first of a three-year term)

  • Bill Reeves / David C. Cook/Integrity Music
  • Caren Seidle / Centricity Music
  • Chase Swayze / Brickhouse Entertainment
  • Chris Hauser / Hauser Promotions
  • Eboni Funderburk / EFG Promotions
  • Henry Alonzo / Adarga Entertainment Group
  • Holly Zabka / Provident Entertainment
  • Nate Scott / CCLI

Directors (Serving second of a three-year term)

  • Doug Treff / World Vision
  • EJ GainesLauren Stellato / Amazon Music
  • Leslie Roberts / BMI
  • Michael Miller / MediaShout
  • Mike Chandler / REJOICE! Musical Soul Food Radio
  • Oscar Interiano / MultiTracks
  • Zane King / Compassion

International Directors (Serving third of a three-year term)

  • Al Skop / SiriusXM
  • Bryant Scott / Tyscot Records
  • Demetrus Alexander / Compassion International
  • Ed Harper / The Harper Agency
  • Howard Gentry / Metropolitan Government of Nashville
  • Michael Pugh / Premier Productions
  • Mike Snider / William Morris Endeavor
  • Roy Morgan.

The Executive Committee includes

  • Chair – Roy Morgan
  • Vice Chair/Chair Elect – Bill Reeves
  • GMA President – Jackie Patillo
  • GMA Foundation Chair – Zach Wamp
  • Personnel Committee Chair – Ed Harper
  • Treasurer – Michael Miller
  • Secretary – Eboni Funderburk
  • Officer/Director – Michael Pugh
  • Officer/Director – Mike Snider
  • Officer/Director – Howard Gentry
  • Officer/Director – Ed Leonard

The reason for choosing these respected professionals again is to uphold the GMA’s mission of showcasing, supporting, and honoring gospel music.

Roy Morgan continues as the Chairman of the GMA Board. With his role as the co-founder of Premier Productions, known for organizing major faith and family events globally, Roy is deeply passionate about Christian and Gospel music. Under his leadership, the GMA has embraced innovation and pursued ambitious objectives.

“Our board members are such an integral part of the mission of the GMA,” says GMA President, Jackie Patillo. “Each of the newly elected members, along with those returning to serve, are strong members of our community. I’m excited for this next season as we push the GMA into the future.”

“This new board of directors only strengthens our outlook for what’s to come,” says Chairman Roy Morgan. “It is my honor to lead this group as we serve this incredible community.”

The GMA Foundation, which is the charitable branch of the Gospel Music Association, aims to showcase, support, and honor gospel music while also securing and managing resources for the community involved in this mission. The GMA Foundation is delighted to introduce its Board of Directors:

Directors (Serving first of a three-year term)

  • Allen Carr / WayNorth Music
  • Brad O’Donnell & Hudson Plachy / Capitol Christian Music Group
  • Michael Miller / MediaShout
  • Paul Sizelove / Gaither Music Group
  • Rhonda Lowry /
  • Terry Hemmings / Hemmings Advisors
  • Wes Campbell / First Company Management

Directors (Serving second of a three-year term)

  • Carl Person / Customized Solutions Company
  • Cary Vaughn / Love Worth Finding Ministries, Inc.
  • Dale Brantner / INSPIRE
  • Edward Eschleman / Armanino
  • Mamie Coleman / FOX Entertainment
  • Marc Ackerman / IFC Private Wealth Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Directors (Serving third of a three-year term)

  • Charles Dorris / Charles Dorris & Associates, LLC
  • Dr. Mary Brandes Zach Wamp / Zach Wamp Consulting
  • Wendy Miller DeGolia / Cantinas Arts Foundation
  • Gene Krcelic / Premier Arts Collective

The Executive Committee includes

  • Chair – Zach Wamp
  • Vice Chair – Rhonda Lowry
  • GMA President – Jackie Patillo
  • GMA Chair – Roy Morgan
  • Finance Committee Chair – Marc Ackerman
  • Treasurer – Michael Miller
  • Secretary – Allen Carr
  • Attorney – Dennis Disney / Shrum Disney & Associates, PC

“The GMA Foundation is such a vital part of the work the Gospel Music Association is doing to further the message of the gospel,” says Foundation Chairman Zach Wamp. “I’m excited to work with this incredible Board of Directors as we look forward to opening the Christian & Gospel Music Museum at the Dove Center in the fall of 2025.”

In its ongoing commitment to serve the Christian and Gospel community comprehensively, the GMA Board and GMA Foundation Board now include representatives from more than 35 companies and entities, including:

  • Adarga Entertainment
  • GroupAmazon Music
  • Armanino
  • Brickhouse Entertainment
  • BMICantinas Arts Foundation
  • Capitol Christian Music Group
  • CCLICentricity Music
  • Charles Dorris & Associates, LLC
  • Compassion International
  • Customized Solutions Company
  • David C. Cook/Integrity Music
  • Daywind Music Group
  • EFG Promotions
  • First Company Management FOX Entertainment
  • Gaither Music Group
  • Hauser Promotions
  • IFC Private Wealth Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
  • INSPIRE
  • Love Worth Finding Ministries, Inc.
  • MediaShout
  • Metropolitan Government of Nashville
  • MultiTracks
  • Premier Arts Collective
  • Premier Productions
  • Provident Entertainment
  • REJOICE! Musical Soul Food Radio
  • SiriusXM
  • The Harper AgencyWay
  • North Music
  • William Morris Endeavor
  • World Vision
  • Zach Wamp Consulting

About Gospel Music Association & Foundation

Since 1964, the Gospel Music Association has been dedicated to showcasing, supporting, and honoring Gospel music. The GMA serves the diverse creatives and professionals in the Christian and Gospel music industry by preserving legacies and celebrating today’s artists through events like the GMA Dove Awards, GMA Easter Celebration, and GMA Christmas Celebration, which reach millions of people globally every year.

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