GRAMMY Foundation, MusiCares Elect New Board Members

September 14, 2012 -- 2:35 pm PDT

The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation — the affiliated charities of The Recording Academy — announced that their respective Boards have elected new Officers and Directors.

Rusty Rueff, former CEO of Snocap Inc., has been elected to serve as the Chair of the GRAMMY Foundation; Tim Bucher, founder and CEO of and Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur was elected Vice Chair; and Geoff Cottrill, chief marketing officer of Converse, was elected Secretary/Treasurer. Beatriz R. Perez, chief sustainability officer of the Coca-Cola Company, is the new GRAMMY Foundation Chair Emeritus.

For MusiCares, Board leadership remains the same with Chair Scott Pascucci, president and COO of Exclusive Releasing, a division of Exclusive Media; Vice Chair Jon Platt, president, creative, North America, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing; Secretary/Treasurer Gary Veloric, founder of Red Stripe Plane Group and JG Wentworth; and Chair Emeritus Paul Caine, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of Time Inc.

"The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares have both matured as nonprofit organizations," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the GRAMMY Foundation, MusiCares and The Recording Academy. "Our Board members reflect this growth, and their dedication, creativity and commitment to the mission and programs of MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation have been the driving forces behind our continuing accomplishments. We are remarkably honored to have such a hardworking and generous group of individuals as stewards of our Foundations."

The newly elected GRAMMY Foundation Board Directors are Greg "Stryke" Chin, recording artist/producer and electronic music DJ, and David Webster, chief marketing strategist of Microsoft.

Newly elected MusiCares Board Directors are Pete Fisher, vice president and general manager of the Grand Ole Opry, and Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour and the Unite The United Foundation, and co-producer of the Country Throwdown Tour and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.