Longtime music, radio and trade association executive Jeff Green has been appointed executive director for the Americana Music Association, effective Oct. 15. Green succeeds founding AMA Executive Dir
Longtime music, radio and trade association executive Jeff Green has been appointed executive director for the Americana Music Association, effective Oct. 15. Green succeeds founding AMA Executive Director J.D. May, who is joining Nashville-based creative business services company echomusic as partner later this year.
Green's duties will include overseeing all aspects of the AMA, including staffing and administration, sponsorship development and sales, the annual conference, membership development, projects and committees, among other duties. Reporting to the AMA’s 19-member board of directors, Green will work with them to shape and create new policies and opportunities.
A 27-year industry veteran, Green has been executive editor at trade publication Radio & Records since January 2002, based in Nashville. Green previously served nine years in senior management with the Country Music Association, overseeing international, strategic marketing, new media and new business development.
Green's background includes four years as a marketing director at Film House in Nashville, two years as associate publisher/editor-in-chief for Music & Media in Amsterdam, and six years as managing editor and AC editor for Radio & Records in Los Angeles.
The AMA is a non-profit professional trade association whose mission is "to provide a forum for the advocacy of Americana music and to promote public awareness of the genre to support the creative and economic viability of professionals in this field." The annual AMA Conference will be held Sept. 23-25 at the Nashville Convention Center.