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Some of the Members of the NBPC's
National Board of Directors are:

Tori Bailey, CEO of TCB Consulting Services, Inc. does double duty serving as General Manager of WZZA Radio Station in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Tori joined the Southeast Chapter of the YBPC under the leadership of Mitch Faulkner in the late 80's, later becoming active on the national level as Assistant Secretary while simultaneously holding the position of Secretary of the Southeast Regional Chapter. After serving as Southeast Secretary for several years, she now sits on both the National and Regional Boards of Directors. Having begun her career in radio at her father's station in Alabama at age twelve, Tori was enticed into the area of record promotions by none other than the legendary Bunky Shephard. She has many years of industry experiences to share with her clients and with anyone joining the NBPC for networking purposes.

Vanessa Barryer, Vice President of Arista Records.
Vanessa has proven her loyalty and support of the NBPC time and time again over the years. But there is more to Vanessa. Many people are not aware of her heroics during one of the NBPC monthly meetings held at a hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During a brief break in the meeting, Vanessa strolled outside to the pool area just in time to save the life of a hotel guest when she administered mouth to mouth resusitation to the nearly drowned man! Although she has downplayed the incident (not seeking attention for her act), we are very proud of her and we're sure the family of the victim give her their heartfelt thanks!

Julian Davis, Arbitron National Director Urban Radio Marketing Services and Senior Account Executive, Radio Station Services.
Julian has been the recipient of several awards won multiple times over the years, such as Arbitron President's Club Awards, Arbitron 100% Club Awards for Top Performers, Black Gold Television Award, Top Pop Announcer, Jackson Music Awards, and last but certainly not least, the NBPC Special President's Award as National Scholarship Chairperson. He began his journey in the industry at WVON in Chicago and ended up in Jackson, Mississippi doing radio and television. He has worked as Concert Promoter, Artist Manager, Booking Agent, Movie Talent agency, Ad Agency and finally landed at Arbitron. His advice to those in the business? "The more you know when it comes time to cut the staff, the more you increase you chances of being the last to go or the first to get hired on the next job."

Kevin Fox, Operations Manager for WFXA-FM, et al, in Augusta, Georgia.
Kevin "Koolin'" Fox currently serves as our National First Vice President and Membership Chairperson. He is quick to step in and efficently conduct meetings in the absence of our National President and has always been there to lend an ear and advice to those in the organization who count on his wisdom. Kevin began his participitation in the NBPC by joining the Southeast Chapter, later becoming Southeast President, and then Second Vice President of the National Chapter. His years in radio include WIBB in Macon, Georgia where he gained national notoriety for his dependability and radio savvy.

Chris Gardenhire, Midwest Regional Promotion Manager for RCA Records.
Chris's many years of promoting records (with A&M, EMI, and EMD Distribution) has made him the excellent choice in the Midwest for promoting the NBPC. He joined the NBPC ten years ago while residing in Dallas, then moved to Chicago and organized the Midwest Chapter. His consistent involvement not only on the national level, but in the midwest has kept that area alive and well within the NBPC. We look forward to many more years of fun in the Chicago area, and we are very happy to have Chris there to welcome us to the market whenever we visit. Thanx for your spirit and tenacity, Chris!

Sidney Miller, Jr., Publisher of Black Radio Exclusive Magazine.
Sidney established the first black music industry trade magazine, which has evolved to be one of the premier entertainment news sources enjoyed today not just by those within the industry, but by anyone who wants to know what's going on the world of entertainment. Sidney has promoted records (at Capital), delved into management and publishing, and is himself a musician who plays the trumpet when he's not trouncing his opponents on the golf course. Always hosting our monthly meetings during his annual BRE Conference, his support of the NBPC has been and remains immeasurable.

Greg Powell, Senior National Director for Priority Records.
Greg credits the NBPC as being an organization which helped students get the chance to get into the Record Industry. He says that he joined because after "knowing the struggles I had during my years in school, I wanted to be able to give someting back." He has adopted the early NBPC slogan "Each One Teach One" and serves as a fine example of the NBPC. Our continuing effort to provide mentoring to students majoring in the field of communications makes Greg's continued participation in the National Chapter greatly appreciated.

Amanda Taylor, Publisher of the NBPC Newsletter/Assistant Dean of Student Services at DeKalb Technical College in Covington, Georgia.
Amanda joined the NBPC during the late 1970's, in the days when it was still known as the Young Black Programmers Coalition. Having worked as a producer/director for Mississippi Educational Television in Jackson, Amanda began her work as the publisher of the original YBPC newsletter. She rejoined us and, not content to be just a member, went back to work helping to organize NBPC student workshops for the Southeast Chapter. We are very happy to have her back doing an excellent job of sharing the news of the organization with the world.

These are the types of folks you'll be interacting with when you join the National Black Progrommers Coalition. We'll be adding more bio info from our board members in future postings. We look forward to having you as part of us!



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