Barbara Newman takes the helm!

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Barbara Newman

MEMPHIS, TN – “The Blues Foundation is very excited to welcome our new President and CEO, Barbara B. Newman” offers Board Chairman Paul E. Benjamin. “She will be a great leader who will help us move forward, taking The Blues Foundation to new heights. We all look forward to working together creating a great team.”

She was raised in the world of music, with many family members working in the music industry. Her introduction to the blues occurred when she attended a 7th grade assembly in which Blues Hall of Famer Furry Lewis performed. Even though she was only 11 years old, she knew she was in the company of greatness.

Her vision includes ensuring The Blues Foundation grows its financial viability to reach an even larger constituency, from children first learning about this unique music to musicians and patrons around the world.

This includes solidifying its well-respected programs, building upon the existing high-level communication with and support to its membership, interfacing and partnering with other local, national, and international agencies, building a strong endowment, and opening new avenues for members to participate and receive support from the organization.

Please join the staff and board welcome Barbara to the family. She can be reached at barbara@blues.org


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