President


Michael Bedford
, DMA, AAGO, ChM
918-346-8104 (Cell)
Email

 

 

 

 

 

The President of the AGO currently has three committees and two task forces in portfolio:  the Personnel Committee, the National Nominating Committee, the Sexual Harassment Review Board, the Task Force on Denominational Music Organizations, and the Task Force on Gender Equity.  Please scroll down to view them all.

Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee consists of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and one Regional Councillor to be appointed by the President. This committee serves as a liaison between the Council and the professional staff and works with the Executive Director in reviewing policies and compensation.

M. Jonathan Ryan, MM, FAGO, ChM
214-363-5471, x223 (w)
Email

John S. Dixon, MA, MBA, CAGO
757-420-6159 (w)
757-495-7023 (h)
757-477-2214 (m)
Email

[Regional Councillor not yet appointed] Email

National Nominating Committee (NNC)

The National Nominating Committee nominates candidates for positions as National Officers and Councillors. The National Nominating Committee also receives and reports to the National Council the slates of candidates for Regional Councillors, as determined by the Regional Nominating Committees. The committee is also charged with identifying potential leaders and recommending candidates for National Committee positions on an ongoing basis.

Director: Laura Ellis, DMA (2018-2022)
352-273-3181 (w)
352-692-5823 (h)
Email

Nicole Keller, MM, PC, SPC (2020-2024)
216-310-1694 (m)
Email

Joyce Shupe Kull, DMA, FAGO, ChM  (2018-2022)
303-204-2550 (cell)
Email

Jordan Prescott, DMA (2020-2022)
252-714-4959 (w)
Email

Michael Salazar (2020-2024)
923-925-8285 (m)
Email

Janet Yieh (2020-2024)
571-236-6742 (m)
Email

Sexual Harassment Review Board

The Sexual Harassment Review Board establishes and oversees AGO policies relating to sexual harassment and conducts investigations of allegations of sexual harassment involving AGO members.

Director: Eileen Hunt
203-257-3448 (m)
Email

Matthew Burt
650-283-7512 (m)
Email

Amy Cerniglia
985-290-2081 (m)
Email

David Lamb
812-944-2229 (w)
Email

Vicki Schaeffer
405-749-3045 (w)
405-365-6530 (m)
Email

Jacob Street
978-406-1399 (h)
Email

Michael Velting
615-255-7729 (w)
615-400-1045 (m)
Email

Michael Bedford, ex officio
918-346-8104 (m)
Email

James Thomashower, ex officio
212-870-2311, ext. 4300 (w)
Email

Task Force on Denominational Music Organizations

The mission of the Task Force on Denominational Music Organizations is to identify opportunities for mutual cooperation and support between the AGO and denominational music organizations.

Director: Robert Craig Dobbins, MM (Presbyterian USA) – Email
Daniel Aune, DMA (Lutheran) – Email
Preston Dibble, MM (Roman Catholic) – Email
Eileen Guenther, DMA (United Methodist) – Email
Marilyn J. Keiser, SMD, FAGO, ChM (Episcopal) – Email

Task Force on Gender Equity

Director: Nancy Cooper, DMA, CAGO – Email

Eileen Hunt, DMA, AAGO – Email
Vicki Schaeffer, DM – Email

 

Updated August 12, 2020