On June 28, at the annual NAMM Board of Directors meeting, Joe Lamond, NAMM’s President and CEO, shared his intention to step down as the leader of the 120-year-old trade association, effective spring 2023. Lamond, who has served at the helm of NAMM for the past 20 years, will work with the NAMM Executive Committee over the next two years to ensure a smooth transition of leadership for the association, the NAMM Show and Summer NAMM, and its other member activities.
NAMM has come to be increasingly important to the commercial AV category as the NAMM Show has embraced our industry’s technology. In fact, the ACC North hall at the Anaheim Convention Center has become a hub of pro-level audiovisual technology each January.
“Serving our global membership and working with the talented NAMM team has been an absolute honor,” Lamond shared. “However, I’ve always thought of my life in terms of chapters: the musician and touring chapter, the music retail chapter, this amazing NAMM chapter and now, perhaps, one more mountain ahead left to climb. One thing is for sure: We’re going to take the time to get this transition right. We are committed to finding the best possible CEO for NAMM—one who can lead this great organization and industry and serve our global membership in the years ahead.”
The NAMM Executive Committee will undertake the search for the next President and CEO to lead the organization. After the leadership transition is complete, Lamond is committed to remaining active with the NAMM Foundation and its work in support of music and music education.
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