Previously served as trade group's VP.

Tamara Saviano, owner of American Roots Publishing and Saviano Media in Nashville, has been elected president of the Americana Music Assn.'s board of directors for 2006. She previously served as the trade group's VP.

Mattson Rainer, PD of New Braunfels Communications' KNBT New Braunfels/San Antonio, Texas, was elected VP. Bug Music Nashville creative director John Allen was elected secretary while SESAC president/COO Pat Collins was voted in as the group's treasurer.