The Newsroom - Article #542
Jeremy Payne Named New President of NAMM Young ProfessionalsJuly 29, 2021
Payne previously served as vice president of the organization
Berlin, Connecticut, July 29, 2021 — The Music People National Account Manager and On-Stage Brand Director Jeremy Payne is the newly elected 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.”
For more information, please visit musicpeopleinc.com or call 1 (800) 289-8889.
About The Music People
The Music People comprises two brand divisions: On-Stage, the designer, manufacturer and leading supplier of more than 700 musical instrument stands and accessories, and TMP-Pro, a U.S. distributor of over 200 established pro-audio, video, lighting, and accessories brands. Family owned and operated for over 40 years, The Music People was founded in 1979. In 2020, the company joined forces with JAM Industries USA, LLC, North America’s leading distributor of musical instruments, pro-audio, pro-lighting, and consumer electronics.