ASCAP Re-Elects Paul Williams, Announces New Board of Directors

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced a new board of directors on Thursday.

Among a large group of incumbents is board leader Paul Williams, who will serve his fourth term as chairman and president.

Williams said he is “inspired by ASCAP’s mission,” and called his appointment as president “a great honor and privilege to help lead the organization forward during this transformative time.”

In addition to Williams, Doug Wood was newly elected as writer vice chairman and Irwin Z. Robinson was re-elected publisher vice chairman. Other incumbents include Caroline Bienstock as secretary, and James M. Kendrick as treasurer. ASCAP also elected a new publisher member, Jody Gerson.

ASCAP is a membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers. All elected officers are a result of an election held on April 29 in Los Angeles.

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