Veteran entertainment executive Joel Cherry has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as general counsel, senior VP and corporate secretary.

NEW YORK--Veteran entertainment executiveJoel Cherry has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as general counsel, senior VP and corporate secretary. He will be based in Nashville.

Cherry has represented mega-stars such as Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Brooks & Dunn and Tim McGraw, as well as LucasFilms and Estefan Enterprises, the company founded by Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

"His background in entertainment management and his leadership experience with major organizations and artists will further strengthen Gibson's profile around the globe," chairman/CEO Henry Juszkiewicz says.

From 1979-1992, Cherry was a partner in Atlanta-based entertainment law firm Katz & Cherry. He then joined EMI North America as head of business affairs.

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