Russell Reynolds Releases Position Specifications for The Next President and CEO of The National Association of Music Merchants

September 7, 2022

In anticipation of the retirement of NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond and to offer the global industry association continued stability, the NAMM Executive Committee and executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates have released the position specifications for the association’s next Chief Executive Officer.

The search firm, which was announced earlier this year, has detailed the position and related responsibilities, which include carrying out the vision, mission, and objectives of the global association; directing professional and support staff in the creation, planning, and coordination of programs to meet objectives; serving as an advocate for core industry issues; and directing those engaged in building the industry’s annual gathering, The NAMM Show, among many other responsibilities. Read the complete job description here.

“Since 1946, our industry has been under the steady guidance and management of only three CEOs,” said Joel Menchey, NAMM Chair and President of Menchey Music Service. “The NAMM Executive Search Committee and Russell Reynolds are at work to continue this tradition of a seamless, stable transition to continue to provide a platform of member engagement and business continuity for our industry association.”

The Search Committee includes the NAMM Executive Committee as well as two industry leaders, past NAMM Chair Larry Morton, Hal Leonard and Nick Averwater, AMRO Music.

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm that works across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on the recruitment of transformational leaders who can meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a confidential letter of interest and resume to

About Russell Reynolds Associates

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm. Our 520+ consultants in 47 offices work with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. From helping boards with their structure, culture and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, our teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients address their most complex leadership issues. We exist to improve the way the world is led.


About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.