The team behind the National Museum of African American Music is constructed from music enthusiasts, dedicated to cultural preservation. Each member devotes themselves and their talents to tell the true and accurate story of African Americans, their contribution to music, and how it has shaped our culture. Our team of experts and industry leaders are committed to assisting NMAAM move forward and unify anyone and everyone who is inspired, touched and influenced by musical culture.

National Chairs

Board of Directors

Kevin Lavender

Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Banking
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Phil Thornton

Senior VP & General Manager - RCA Inspiration
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