The T.J. Martell Foundation, a charity focused on raising money for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research, has named a new president to its Board of Directors, three new members of the board as well as its board officers for this year in an announcement today.
Marcie Allen, founder of MAC Presents and a Billboard 40 Under 40 and Women In Music honoree last year, has been named president of the foundation after previously serving as a board member. Jennifer Breithaupt, Citi's SVP of entertainment marketing, Troy Carter, CEO and founder of the Atom Factory and Marty Diamond, head of Paradigm Agency's east coast music division, have been named as directors to the 2014 board. Tony Martell, Marcus Peterzell, Charlie Feldman, David Satler, Tom Corson and Kid Leo have been named officers of the board.
“I’m both honored and thrilled to be named president of the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 2014 National Board of Directors,” said Marcie Allen in a statement. “The foundation has made such a significant impact through the funding of critical research and I look forward to advancing this mission in my new role."
“I am thrilled with our new Board appointments," said Foundation CEO Laura Heatherly. “The vast wealth of knowledge, passion and expertise Marcie Allen brings as president of the Board of Directors along with our newly appointed officers as well as directors Jennifer Breithaupt, Troy Carter and Marty Diamond is remarkable. All of these incredibly talented industry leaders will join together to continue Tony Martell’s lifetime mission of raising awareness and funding for cutting-edge leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.”
Officers of the Foundation's 2014 National Board are: Tony Martell (chairman & founder of the T.J. Martell Foundation), Marcie Allen (president of MAC Presents), Marcus Peterzell (EVP of Ketchum Sports and Entertainment), Charlie Feldman (VP of Writer-Publisher Relations for BMI), David Salter (COO at Barclays Wealth & Investment Management), Tom Corson (president & COO, RCA Records) and radio legend Kid Leo (PD of Little Steven’s Underground/Sirius XM and President of LJT Entertainment).
2014 Advisory Members are: John Huie, co-head of Creative Artists Agency in Nashville and David Corlew, president of Blue Hat Records.
The Board of Directors for 2014 is: Marcie Allen, Jennifer Breithaupt, Troy Carter, Bob Chiappardi, Tom Corson, Derek Crownover, Marty Diamond, Wendy Dio, Paul Donahue, Charlie Feldman, Dick Gary, Elsa Gary, Bruce Gearhart, Jody Gerson, Daniel Glass, Lisa Ryan Howard, Charlie Jones, Joel Katz, Rick Krim, Kid Leo, Paul LiCalsi, Avery Lipman, Monte Lipman, Dennis Lord, Debbie Martell, Tony Martell, Glenn Nordlinger, Melissa Ormond, Marcus Peterzell, Marc Reiter, David Satler, Julie Swidler, Julie Talbott, Andy Tavel and Ron Wilcox.
The T.J. Martell Foundation was started by Tony Martell in 1975 following the death of his son, T.J., from leukemia. In that time the Foundation has raised over $260 million for research.