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 (Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy)
  • Becky Harris (Huskins-Harris Business Management)
  • Brandi Simms (CMA)

Legal Counsel

* Legal Counsel: Brittany Shaffer - Leob & Leob LLP

Board Members Emeritus

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


Fred Gill – Celebrity, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneu

About Us

DANA LALEVEE – President

Dana is currently a Rights Analyst at Viacom. Since April of 2017, she has been a part of Viacom's Business and Legal Affairs team capturing rights for all of Viacom's brands including MTV, VH1, and CMT. She was previously a Membership Representative and Content Manager at NSAI, and her prior tenure was a Specialist at BMI. You can reach her at president@wmbanashville.orgEmail Dana

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.Email Julia

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

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 Co-Chair

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!Email Membership & Marketing