Jeremy Payne, The Music People national account manager and On-Stage brand director, was named president of NAMM Young Professionals (NAMM YP). Payne previously served as vice president and has been active in the organization for the past five years.
NAMM YP hosts networking and educational events for industry professionals under 40 and manages a mentorship program connecting members with industry veterans. “NAMM YP has been monumental in my professional development,” Payne said. “I look forward to leading the group and helping members reach their goals.”
“Jeremy’s accomplishment with NAMM YP demonstrates his leadership within our own organization and his ability to connect with the industry,” said The Music People co-president John Hennessey. “His passion for this industry, music, and the development of young talent is clear so to honor him with this leadership role is special.”
“Jeremy, along with the strong leadership team on the NAMM YP board have done a terrific job in expanding their activities to recruit and retain young, top talent,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “Ensuring that these future leaders feel connected and supported through programs like the expanding NAMM mentoring program will lead to a vibrant future for our global industry. Jeremy has earned the respect of all and I personally look forward to working closely with him to achieve NAMM YP’s vision.”