Officers
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.

Emily Boardman - Secretary
Emily Boardman found her way to Nashville from Buffalo, NY after attending State University of New York at Albany where she double majored in Spanish and History, and graduated in 2013. After settling in Nashville, she decided to pursue a career in the music industry and began as Catalog Manager for Red Vinyl Music. After a year there, Emily joined Big Deal Music Group as the company's first full-time Creative Coordinator in Nashville. Five years later, she's risen to the role of Creative Manager, which involves her booking sessions for writers,, coordinating travel, maintaining in house accounts, and pitching songs. She has been a member of WMBA for two years and thrives on learning from strong women in the industry. 
Dana Dickie - Treasurer
Dana Dickie, a transplant to the coastal city of Georgetown, South Carolina by way of Chicago, attended the College of Charleston and graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Arts Management. After graduation, Dana worked for a number of TV and Film projects ranging up and down the coast, including 3 years on the set of the Lifetime show “Army Wives” in both the Accounting and Casting departments. After stints on a movie called “The Bay,” Production Assistant work for “Eastbound & Down,” and countless day-of-show gigs for concerts coming through town, Dana decided it was time to make a change. A catering company that she had worked with locally hired her full-time to tour on the Rascal Flatts’ 2013 summer tour. The country touring world led her to Nashville, where she has lived for almost 6 years. She’s steadily climbed through the ranks of the music business, starting off at BMI as a part-time Business Development Specialist & Business Affairs Analyst, then moving on to a Royalty Coordinator role at Big Machine Label Group. Since October 2017, Dana has been at Warner Music Group in the downtown shared services office where she started as a Senior Analyst for Atlantic Records participation deals. She now heads up her own team as Manager of all WMG merchandise and tour statements deals. Dana has been in the WMBA for three years, and served two of them as an Officer. Last year, she was the Events & Education Co-Chair and, this year, she serves as the Treasurer.
Kaleigh Imbriale- Events and Education Co-Chair
Kaleigh Imbriale is the Executive Director of TEDxNashville (TEDx Talks), where she is tasked with producing the single largest idea conference in the Southeast and one of the top 10 TEDx's in the country. In her role she oversees all aspects of operation including speaker selection, sponsorships and fulfillment, volunteer recruitment and management, budget and marketing. Before joining TEDxNashville, Kaleigh was the Community Engagement Director at Lightning 100 overseeing all events, promotions, and listener engagement strategy, and before that she was at CMT on the Programming Strategy team.  In her free time Kaleigh enjoys being out on the water as much as possible, snowboarding in the winter, music festivals/concerts and snuggle time with her puppy Bear.  
Ellen Mundy - Events and Education Co-Chair
Carolina girl, Ellen Mundy, currently serves as Day to Day Manager at WORKS Entertainment working with country's only a Capella band Home Free and award-wining jazz artist Brian Culbertson.  Prior stops include Reviver Music Group, Paradigm Talent Agency, BMLG’s Valory Music Co., and T.J. Martell Foundation.

An official member of WMBA for 8+ years, Ellen has been involved with the organization since 2009, when she tagged-along to events and meetings with her older sister.  Ellen has held many positions in the organization:  Events + Education co-chair (2015), WMBA Secretary (2017), President (2018), and currently Events + Education co-chair.   Ellen says, “WMBA holds a special place in my heart because I love the women in this organization.  I love how we are here to build one another up and to work together in our industry, and I love being associated with women that will rule Music Row TOGETHER." 

In her free time, Ellen enjoys cheering on the GA Bulldawgs, exploring this awesome city, planning a wedding, snuggling her spoiled rotten Cockapoo, Sanford and time spent as AuntE.
Baylee Kuss - Membership and Marketing Chair
Baylee Kuss is our current Marketing & Membership Co-Chair. She's originally from Austin, Texas where she grew up heavily involved in the music scene there. Baylee made the move to Nashville in 2014, and immediately made herself at home by doing internships at TKO Artist Management, Big Loud, and Round Hill Music.  She is a proud alum of Middle Tennessee State University where she graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Business along with a minor in Marketing. Baylee currently works as Copyright Manager at Big Deal Music Group. In 2019 she was promoted as Copyright Manager after working her way up in the company for two and a half years. The dedication to her career is just one characteristic about her that makes her an excellent addition as a committee co-chair. "I love WMBA. There are so many opportunities to connect with several different personality types in this organization. I look forward to getting to know our members even more as I serve as the Marketing & Membership Co-Chair for 2020."
Lauren Simon - Membership and Marketing Chair
Lauren Simon currently works as Manager, Commercial Partnerships at Capitol Christian Music Group. Lauren began her role there after nearly five years at Big Machine Label Group, mostly serving on The Valory Music Company’s radio promotion team. She earned a bachelor's degree in Music Industry Management as well as a certificate in Journalism from Ferris State University. In addition to her record label experience, Lauren’s ability to connect and communicate with people led her to spend the past seven years promoting shows with Immix Music Group in both Nashville & Chattanooga. Lauren has hosted over 75+ events with the Immix team including Papadosio’s 2018 sold-out New Year’s run at City Winery and Marathon Music Works in Nashville. Lauren has been a part of WMBA since 2013, serving as Vice President in 2018 and President in 2019.
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