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Billboard Women In Music 2011: List of Nominees

December 02, 2011

By Billboard Staff

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At Billboard’s Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year,  Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was again topped by by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Greenwald, who appeared alongside boss Lyor Cohen, CEO of Warner Music.

Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, 41 Execs Honored at Billboard’s 2011 Women in Music Ceremony 


Billboard editorial director Bill Werde said he has been repeatedly asked why Billboard ranks its Women In Music honorees, which was expanded from 30 to 40 (actually 41, due to a tie) this year. “We believe in taking an editorial stance to keep the industry striving to work harder,” he said. You can read about the honorees here, and here’s a list of the other fine women executives who were nominated.


Billboard’s 2011 Women In Music — All Our Coverage


Christine Albert,
Vice chairman, the Recording Academy

Judy Alberti,
VP of entertainment, Station Casinos

Lauren Apolito,
VP of strategy and business
development, The Harry Fox Agency

Melissa Becerra,
Director of marketing, Hopeless Records

Whitney-Gayle Benta,
VP of talent relations, MTV News

Michele Bernstein,

Agent, William Morris Endeavor

Candace Berry,

Executive VP/GM, Universal Music Group Distribution

Janet Billig Rich,
Producer, Manage This

Fiona Bloom,
Social entrepreneur,
the Bloom Effect

Hanna Bolte,

VP of media and talent
relations, mun2

Catherine Brewton,
VP of writer/publisher relations, BMI

Carmen Brown,
PD, JOY FM Network
Monifa Brown,
Head of publicity, Shanachie Entertainment

Kerri Brusca,
VP of media and artist relations,
Razor Tie

Lisa Cambridge-Mitchell,
Senior VP of marketing, RCA Records

Cameo Carlson,
Head of digital business development, Borman Entertainment

Claudine Cazian,
Executive in charge of production,
“On Air With Ryan Seacrest,”
Premiere Radio

Chris Celestine,
GM, Trey Songz Productions

YiPei Chen-Josephson,
Head of marketing and licensing,
Glassnote Records

Loren Chodosh,
Attorney, Law Offices of Loren Chodosh

Karen Civil,

Social media manager, Lil Wayne/
Young Money/Beats by Dre

Cynthia Cochrane,
GM, Rock Ridge Music

Aly Cook,
Label owner, Futures Entertainment

Samantha Cox,
Assistant VP of writer/publisher 
relations, BMI

Whitney Daane,
Senior VP of creative,
Kobalt Music Group/Nashville

Kayenecha Daugherty,
Owner/creative director,
Gypsy Soul Entertainment
and Soulcial Grind PR

Karimah Day,
President/COO, Sir Groovy

Amy Doyle,
Executive VP of music and talent,

Jennifer Drake,
Director of membership for
rhythm and soul, ASCAP

Kelly Edwards,

Executive director of music and
programming, Radio Disney

Alia Fahlborg,

Senior VP, Nettwerk Music Group

Lisa Fancher,
Owner/president, Frontier Records

Phylicia Fant,
VP of publicity, Warner Bros. Records

Ute Fesquet,

VP of AR, Deutsche

Shanna Fischer,
Executive VP of promotion,
Wind-up Records

Judith Folkman,
Founding partner,
Music Resource Group

Harliza Fuady,
Content manager for
Southeast Asia, Valleyarm

Kim Garner,
Senior VP of marketing and
artist development, Universal
Republic Records

Natalie Geday,

Director, 19 Entertainment

Alma Geddy-Romero,
VP, Decon

Jodi Goodman,

President of Northern California,
Live Nation

Melissa Goodman,
VP of business development,

Camille Hackney,
Senior VP of brand partnerships/
commercial licensing, Atlantic Records

Aimee Higgins,
VP of strategy and planning, Pandora

Brittany Hodak,
Founder, ‘ZinePak

Jessi Hofman,
Project manager/head of lifestyle
marketing, Partisan Records

Leigh Holt,
VP of strategic partnerships,
Warner Music Nashville

Nikki Hornsby,

CEO, CJP-NHRecords

Julie Hovsepian,
Co-head of pop/rock marketing,
Interscope Records

Linda Edell Howard,
Partner/entertainment and new-media team leader, Adams and Reese

Malissa “Mali” Hunter,
GM, Tree Sound Studios

Rebecca Ijeoma,

Editor-in-chief, Miss Dimplez;
assistant editor, the Smoking
Section; publicity, Bei Maejor

Virpi Immonen,
Managing director, Backstage Alliance

Michelle Jubelirer,
Partner, King, Holmes, Paterno Berliner

Paula Kaminisky,

VP of marketing, Sony Latin

Beverly Keel,
Senior VP of media and artist relations, Universal Music Group Nashville

Lauren King,
Talent and music specialist, Mother New York

Donna Jean Kisshauer,
VP of tour marketing and radio, Borman Entertainment

Heather Kolker,
Manager, Esja Management

Mieko Kusano,
Senior director of design, Sonos

Karen Kwak,
Executive VP/head of AR,
Island Def Jam Music Group

Karen Lamberton,
Senior VP of soundtracks,
film/TV music and strategic
marketing, RCA Records

Ida Langsam,

ISL Public Relations

Lisa Lauricella,
Director of music and talent, MTV

Orla Lee,
Managing director,
AM Records

Jennifer Leimgruber,
Senior VP of network
programming, Premiere
Radio Networks

Rebeca Leon,

VP of Latin talent,
AEG Live/Goldenvoice

Liz Lewis,
VP of
video marketing,
Warner Bros. Records

Fab Leys,
Manager, Atom Factory

Barbara Libis,

Music producer, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” NBC

Anne Litt,
Director of music development/DJ, KCRW Los Angeles

Maureen Lloren,
International product manager, Glassnote Records; head of
publishing, Four Song Night

Jenna LoMonaco,

Head of new media and digital, Glassnote Records

Cindy Mabe,
Senior VP of marketing,
Capitol Records Nashville

Kisha Madrid,

Partner, Industry
Public Relations

Kristen Madsen,

Senior VP, Grammy Foundation/MusiCares

Cecily Mak,
VP/general counsel, Rhapsody

Heidi Mantere,
Director, Limingan Musiikkiviikot

Stacy Mark,
Agent, William Morris Endeavor

Elora Mason,
Publicist/event manager,
E. Mason Associates

Susan Mazo,
VP of communications
and marketing, Warner
Music Group

Sid McCain,

VP of label acquisitions and
development, EMI Label
Services/Caroline Distribution

Tracy McKnight,
Head of film music, Lionsgate

Katie McMahon,
VP of sales and marketing, SoundHound
Rona Mercado,
VP of marketing,
Cashmere Agency

Sas Metcalfe,
Executive VP of creative,
Kobalt Music Group

Shannah Miller,
Senior VP of promotion,
RCA Records

Pat Mitchell-Worley,
Director of development and communications, Memphis Music Foundation

Karla Moy,
Blogger/graphic designer/
digital marketer,

Tara Muldoon,
Publicist, Substance
Entertainment Group

Carmen Murray,

Founder/CEO, Title 9 Productions

Jackie Nalpany,
Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency

Nikki Nash,
Marketing and promotions, iMusicUSA

Vickie Nauman,
VP of North America, 7digital

Jessica Nelson,
Senior business analyst,
Gupta Media

Molly Neuman,
Senior director of artist
and label relations, eMusic

Mayna Nevarez,
CEO, Nevarez Communications

Tracy Nguyen,
Founder, Industry
Public Relations

Yvette Noel-Schure,
President/CEO, Schure Media

Laura O’Connell,

Creative director, Gupta Media

Maureen O’Connor,

Executive VP, Rogers Cowan

Delia Orjuela,
VP of Latin writer/publisher
relations, BMI

Melissa Ormond,
COO, MSG Entertainment

Luana Pagani,
President, Seitrack U.S.

Paola Palazzo,
VP of talent,
Nederlander Concerts

Liz Pokora-Sadowsky,
Music branding agent, ICM

Sara Ramaker,
Agent, Paradigm
Talent Agency

Genya Ravan,
President, Aha! Music

Doreen Ringer Ross,
VP of film/TV relations, BMI

Sarah Robertson,

CEO, A to Z Media

Diana Rodriguez,
CEO, Criteria Entertainment

Melanie Rodriguez,
Director of marketing and
publicity, MPress Records

Portia Sabin,

President, Kill Rock Stars

Rachael Sage,
MPress Records

Chantel Sausedo,
Independent producer

Erika Savage,
Attorney for business and legal affairs, Interscope Geffen AM

Madelyn Scarpulla,
Senior VP of marketing
and creative services,
Roadrunner Records

Ayelet Schiffman,
VP of rhythm promotion,
Columbia Records

Amanda Schupf,
Creative manager,
Imagem Music

Mara Schwartz,

Senior director of creative
services for film, TV,
advertising and new
media, Bug Music

Sloane Scott,
Director of digital experience, George P. Johnson

Terrye Seigel,
President, Terrye Seigel Productions

Samantha Selolwane,
Senior national director of urban promotion, Jive Records
/RCA Music Group

Tamara Simmons,

Executive assistant,
Bryant Management

Alison Smith,
Senior VP of performing rights, BMI

Ami Spishock,
Co-owner/head manager,
Fort William Artist Management

Susan Stipcianos,
Co-founder, Dream Team Agency

Tina Suca,
GM of Nassau Veterans
Memorial Coliseum, SMG

Cathleen Taff,
Senior VP/GM, Disney Music Group/Walt Disney Records

Mavis Takemoto,
Executive VP of
administration and
operations, Universal
Music Group Distribution

Chandrika Tandon,
Tandon Foundation

Colleen Theis,
Managing director for U.K.
and Europe, the Orchard

Terri Thomas,
PD, KBXX/KBOI Houston, Radio One

Lisa Tiver,
Senior VP of business
development, RightsFlow

Dana Tomarken,

VP, MusiCares, Grammy Foundation

TT Torrez,
Media personality/music
director, WCDX Richmond, Va., Radio One

Anshia Tull,
CEO, Briclyn Entertainment

Julia Vander Ploeg,
GM/senior VP, TicketsNow

Diane Warren,
Owner, Realsongs

Merril Wasserman-Serling,

Executive VP of business
development, Kobalt
Music Group

Jasmine Whaley,
CEO, iSocialite

Carolyn Williams,
Senior VP of marketing,
RCA Music Group

Sally Williams,
GM, Ryman Auditorium

Motisola Zulu,

Partner, Davis Firm

Congratulations to all of the executives nominated by their peers and co-workers for this year’s Women in Music list!

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