The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF) has announced new senior leadership, with former president Rudy Pérez assuming the role of chairman/CEO and Delia Orjuela, BMI’s vp of Latin Music, appointed president. Co-founder and former chairman/CEO Desmond Child becomes chairman emeritus and will also continue to co-executive produce the organization's annual La Musa Awards. Betsy Pérez (who is married to Rudy Pérez) will continue as the organization’s executive director.
The shift, and the appointment of Orjuela, reflect the expansion of the organization, which was founded by Child and Perez, and in 2013 hosted its first ever La Musa awards.
"As President, Delia Orjuela is the ideal person to help take us to the next level since she has served for many years and continues to serve with distinction as BMI’s head of Latin Music. Delia is highly respected and admired by everyone in our community and we are thrilled and honored to have someone of her caliber and experience join us in our noble mission," said Pérez and Child in a joint statement.