WMBA 2017 Officers and Committee Chairs


DANA LALEVEE – President 

Dana is currently a Membership Representative and Content Creator for the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI). Since May of 2016, Dana has helped foster the writing careers of songwriters of all levels by sharing advice, educating them, and coaching them through the twists and turns of the music industry. In addition to her role as Membership Representative, Dana creates and implements NSAI’s monthly themed video, blog, and exercise content, as well as films and edits promotional and partner segments.

Dana previously spent 5 years at BMI helping songwriters and publishers get paid performance royalties.She earned her M.S. in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University and her B.S. in Recording Industry Production and Technology from Middle Tennessee State University.She is extremely proud to be WMBA’s President for another year since one of her biggest drives in life is helping women advance their careers in the music industry. You can reach her at

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JULIA GRIMOLDI – Vice President

Julia Grimoldi works for Sony/ATV Music Publishing as a Global Copyright Coordinator primarily handling worldwide registrations. She holds a B.S. in Recording Industry, Music Business from Middle Tennessee State University. She’s been an active member of WMBA since 2015 and has previously served as Secretary for the organization.

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ELLEN MUNDY – Secretary

Current Secretary Ellen Mundy has been an official WMBA member for 3+ years.  Ellen has been involved with WMBA since 2009, when she tagged-along to events and meetings with her sister who was on the Board. Ellen is not new to her leadership in WMBA.  In 2015, she served as Events & Education co-chair and had a hand in planning ALL events, panels, and more. By day, Ellen leads the Contract Department at Paradigm Talent Agency. Prior stops include The Valory Music Co. (Big Machine), and T.J. Martell Foundation.  She also serves on the board of her Alma Mater, The University of Georgia – Go Dawgs and the CURES Fundraising Board for T.J. Martell. She enjoys travel, spending time being AuntE, and good food + wine.

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JANA HORVATH – Treasurer

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KORTNEY TONEY – Events & Education Co-Chair

Kortney Toney moved to Nashville in 2011 after graduating from Lambuth University where she studied the business side of the music industry and minored in film and media. After moving to Nashville, Kortney worked in different aspects of the industry before realizing her true passion and strengths of working in the publicity, marketing and events realm where she continues today. In addition to that, Kortney stays busy with her involvement with WMBA and other music industry associations and side projects that are near and dear to her heart. In her spare time, Kortney loves to read, cook, travel, and attend concerts.



MAKENZIE WILLIAMS – Events & Education C0-Chair

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CHARLENE BRYANT – Membership & Marketing Co-Chair

RACHAEL GERRINGER – Membership & Marketing Co-Chair

With previous experience at Relix music magazine and Live Nation Entertainment in New York City, Rachael has now switched gears and made her way back to Nashville where she now works in publishing and freelances for all of the outrageous talent that Nashville has to offer. You can find her hanging out with her maltipoo puppy Rigby, or win her over for life with an iced coffee. She is a music fanatic and friend to all, and would love to meet you at the next WMBA meeting. Go say hi!

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