Kelsey Wise - President
Kelsey Wise is the Creative Director of Given Music Publishing and has been an active member of the Women's Music Business Association for over three years, serving as a Social Media Assistant, Membership & Marketing Chair, and, now, as President. Prior to her current role, she began her career in Licensing with Sony/ATV Music Publishing before transitioning into Copyright and Creative Services at Big Deal Music Group.
WMBA was the first organization that Kelsey joined after beginning her career in music publishing. In years past, she was awarded Rookie Of The Year in 2017, the Extra Mile Award in 2018, and, lastly, the Wonder Woman Award in 2019. This year, she is thrilled to continue building this organization as the President for 2020. She believes that the WMBA exists to bring women together to face the challenges that they are confronted with in the industry and she is looking forward to continuing that mission.
Nina Schollnick - Vice President
Born & raised in Rochester, NY, Nina moved to Nashville in 2014 to attend Belmont University’s Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business. During her time there, she was a member of GrammyU, Service Corps, and Kappa Alpha Theta, and held internships at The Collective, Warner Music Nashville, and the Country Music Association.
Shortly after graduation, Nina began working at Creative Strategic Management (CSM). Currently, Nina works at CSM and handles the digital marketing for majority of their clients (Chris Isaak, Def Leppard, Fleetwood Mac, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Nicks, and Tesla). She is also a member of SOLID, and TONS as well as WMBA, of course
When she is not working or at a show, Nina enjoys cooking, traveling, and being with friends.