Minnesota Brass, Inc. Announces Board Of Directors And 2010 Corporate Officers

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Minnesota Brass, Inc. elected four candidates to serve on the Board of Directors at their Annual Meeting on September 30. Each year, four of the eight Board of Director positions expire. One of these positions is selected by the Board and three are voted on by the membership.

Mike Cambronne was re-elected to serve a second term on the Board. Mike has performed and instructed with the corps, with both the percussion and colorguard sections. He is a business owner and successful entrepreneur in the Twin Cities.

Newly elected to the Board are:

Bob Bach – Bob returns to an active leadership role with the corps. Bob served as percussion instructor and arranger for a number of years, and also served as a percussion judge with DCM and DCI. The Bach family have been supporters, performers, and leaders with Minnesota Brass for many years. Bob brings a wealth of drum corps knowledge and management experience to the Board. Bob is a manager at Boston Scientific Corporation.

Todd Tanji – Todd has been a performer and leader with Minnesota Brass at various points in our history. For the past five years, Todd has been co-director and performer with Minne-Brass, the Minnesota Brass mini-corps. From 2003 to 2009, he served in various roles including President on the Board of Directors of the Concord Blue Devils. Todd is an entrepreneur and consultant with an extensive knowledge of drum corps and nonprofit governance and business development.

Scotty Wild – Scotty also returns to an active leadership role with the corps. He is one of our past Corps Directors, and winner of The Brassy, the highest award given by the corps to honor individuals who have served the corps with distinction. Since 1993 Scotty has been the contest producer for Drum Beauty, the premier drum corps show in Minnesota held in Stillwater, MN. He has been a judge with DCI and the Central States Judges Assn for many years, judging more than 400 contests. Scotty is a retired from a career in financial services with Wells Fargo.

These new members will join board members currently serving their terms; Susan Fisher, Nick Moreno, Jim Patterson and Nancy Terry.

At the Annual Meeting the board also announced officers for the corporation who will provide key administrative leadership in 2010.

President/CEO – Gavin Burnham

Gavin has served with distinction for many years in this role, and continues to lead the management of the corps with exemplary skill and professionalism.

Treasurer/CFO – Dave Whitaker

Dave has served in this role for several years, following several terms on the Board of Directors

Vice President of Operations/Corps Director – Eric Molho

Eric moves into the role of Corps Director for the 2010 season after serving as chairman of the Board of Directors for the past four years.

Secretary – Gwynne Byrne

Gwynne has served for many years in this role, and continues her outstanding service to the corps.

Three members of the Board of Directors chose not to seek re-election this term.

Sherry Duggan with 14 years service on the Board, Judy Glewwe with 10+ years service on the Board, and Tom Nicosia with 2 years service on the Board. All three will remain active within the corps as key leaders and volunteers in the future. Please join the Corps in thanking them for their service on the Board over the years.

Also, we honor and offer our heartfelt gratitude to Ann Jones, who has served as Corps Director for the past three seasons. Under Ann’s leadership, Minnesota Brass has expanded to offer four performing ensembles, achieved our highest placement and highest score in DCA competition in our history, and steered the organization forward through the changing landscape in the drum corps activity. Ann has been involved with the corps for more than 20 years in a multitude of roles and leadership positions, and she will remain active as a leader and volunteer in the 2010 season. Please join us in thanking Ann for the successes she has brought to the corps as our Director.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as further leadership positions in both administration and design/instruction are announced. We invite everyone to stay up-to-date by becoming a Fan of the corps’ Facebook page; http://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaBrass, and bookmarking our website: http://mnbrassinc.org.

Financial and organizational stability and continuing excellence in performance are the goals of the members and leaders of the corps. Minnesota Brass looks forward to growth and success in our future as we follow the path set forth in recent years.

Posted by on Sunday, October 4th, 2009. Filed under DCA News.