Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) Honors Entertainment Industry Professionals in Fifth Annual Gala
NASHVILLE, TN (October 16, 2015) – On Monday, November 9th, the Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) will hold its annual Gala at the Hermitage Hotel. This year, the Gala will honor Country Music Association CEO Sarah Trahern, Artist Manager at Red Light Management Charlie Brusco, APA Senior VP and Partner Steve Lassiter, Voice of the Nashville Predators Pete Weber, and “American Pickers” creator and host Mike Wolfe. The Tennessean’s Brad Schmitt and Stephanie Langston of Nashville’s WKRN will serve as co-hosts for the evening.
For over 50 years NATD has served as an idea exchange for Nashville-based entertainment industry professionals to develop relationships within our close-knit community. During the year NATD hits the road and presents the College of Knowledge program where panels of industry experts speak to college students interested in the entertainment industry. At each program we award a $2500 scholarship to talented college students. We also aim to honor and recognize deserving men and women in our industry in a variety of ways while raising money for scholarships and charitable causes.
NATD President Steve Tolman remarks, “The NATD Honors Gala has become a memorable evening for all over the last few years. The fact that we can honor such talented industry professionals all the while giving back to the community and those in need make it very special.”
Past honorees include:
2014 – Bill Haslam, Rob Beckham, Tim Corbin, Demetria Kalodimos, Michael W. Smith, and Charlie Daniels2013 – Bernie Cahill, Tom Condon, Chaz Corzine, Martina McBride, Kevin Neal, and Bob Romeo
2012 – Mike Fisher, Clint Higham, John Huie, George Jones, and Alan Valentine
2011 – Alabama, Tony Conway, Mayor Karl Dean, James H. Gosnell Jr., and Barry Trotz Nashville Association of Talent Directors