The NAMM Young Professionals Event
The NAMM Member Center
Friday, January 22, 2016

The NAMM Young Professionals NAMM Show event will feature West Music’s Robin Walenta, discussion time and a networking reception, and will be open to all NAMM members. Comprised of young professionals under 40, members of this NAMM sub-group cover the entire spectrum of the music industry, including retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers and more. Their mission is to provide networking and professional development to the future leaders of the music-products industry.

Robin Walenta is the President and CEO of West Music Company. West Music is based in Coralville IA with seven retail stores and several subsidiary business enterprises that serve musicians globally. Under Walenta’s leadership, West Music has grown from a small Midwest business to the 14th largest music retailer in the United States with over 200 employees. Walenta currently serves as the Vice-Chair on the NAMM Executive Committee, is a member of the NAMM Technology Committee and sits on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education. In 2014, the International Women’s Music Network recognized Walenta with the “She Rocks Award” which honors women who have made significant contributions in the music industry.

Walenta will talk about her experiences in the music industry, provide advice and answer questions. A closing reception will provide an opportunity to network and get to know some of the members of the NAMM Young Professionals.

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