Joel Menchey Named NAMM Board Chairman

NAMM Board of Directors including Joel Menchey, pose for a photo.

Joel Menchey, President of Menchey Music Service, has been elected to the position of Chair of the NAMM Board of Directors. For the past two years Menchey served as NAMM’s Vice Chair. 

When asked about his position as Chair of the NAMM Board of Directors, Menchey said, “It has been an honor to serve as NAMM’s Vice Chair for the past two years, and while many things have changed, I look forward to continuing to work with the Board of Directors to serve the organization’s mission, vision, and objectives, and to bolster the industry and continue to share the joy of music-making with the world.” (

In addition to a new Chair the following Board Members were elected: 

Vice Chair: Tom Sumner, President of Yamaha Corporation of America, will serve in an ex officio role as Chair of The NAMM Foundation Board

Treasurer: Chris White, President of White House of Music

Secretary of the Executive Committee: Barbara Wight, CFO of Taylor Guitars. 

Menchey welcomed Wight to the Executive Committee stating, “Barbara was the obvious candidate to serve in this leadership capacity at NAMM. Her deep industry knowledge, financial acumen, and expertise will help lead the Executive Committee and the industry at large.” 

Congratulations to Joel Menchey for being elected to this esteemed position! We cannot wait for the next two years. 

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 FacebookInstagram and Twitter.