Board Of Directors

Cindy Hunt - Chairman of the Board

(Publicist – Monarch Publicity) Cindy Hunt first got her start in the music business at RCA Records Nashville, working in radio promotion and later in sales/marketing. After joining Disney’s Lyric Street Records in 2005 as the label’s head of PR, she founded Monarch Publicity in 2010. Hunt was an honoree at 2013’s Music Row “Rising Women on the Row” ceremony and is a member of the 2015 class of Leadership Music. She holds an M.B.A. from Belmont University. Hunt is recently married and, when at home, enjoys reading, getting creative in the kitchen, and gardening. Having lived abroad twice as an Army brat, her personal bucket list includes adding a new stamp to her passport each year.

Board Members

  • Lindsey Clark (Deaton Flanigen Productions)
  • Amery Fridenstine 
  • Becky Harris (Huskins-Harris Business Management)
  • Brandi Simms (CMA)

Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel: Lauren Spahn (Shackleford Law)

Board Members Emeritus

Hank Adam Lockin – Director of Music and Business Development, Tennessee Film, Entertainment & Music Commission

Fred Gill – Celebrity, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur

About the Officers


LAUREN SIMON – President


CHARLENE BRYANT – Vice President




MALLORY ALLGOOD – Events & Education Co-Chair


MARY LARIMER – Events & Education Co-Chair


THALIA EWING – Membership & Marketing Co-Chair


KELSEY WISE – Membership & Marketing Co-Chair