Michael Bedford, DMA, AAGO, ChM
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.
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
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John S. Dixon, MA, MBA, CAGO
Leslie C. Smith, MM, CAGO
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)
Nicole Keller, MM, PC, SPC (2020-2024)
Joyce Shupe Kull, DMA, FAGO, ChM (2018-2022)
Jordan Prescott, DMA (2020-2022)
Michael Salazar (2020-2024)
Janet Yieh (2020-2024)
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
Michael Bedford, ex officio
James Thomashower, ex officio
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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
Updated January 15, 2021