Lyric Street Records senior VP of A&R Doug Howard has been elected president of the board of governors of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy.

Lyric Street Records senior VP of A&R Doug Howard has been elected president of the board of governors of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy.

Howard has served on the Nashville board for the past two years and is also a member of the Academy's national board of trustees. He will serve a two-year term as president. Howard succeeds BMI VP of writer/publisher relations Paul Corbin.

Engineer/producer Jeff Balding was elected as the Nashville chapter's first VP. Creative Artists Agency's Rod Essig was elected secretary/treasurer. Elected to the position of second VPs are RCA Label Group VP of creative services Wade Hunt and producer/singer/musician Shannon Sanders.