About the Foundation: Board

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Jason King, Ph.D.

Jason King is a cultural critic & journalist, professor, musician (performer, vocal arranger, producer, musical supervisor), strategist & consultant to record labels and artists, and live event producer. The founding full-time faculty member of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts – New York University, Dr. King has written many essays on pop music in books, anthologies and journals and is a longtime contributing writer for magazines and newspapers like Vibe, Blender and The Village Voice. His pioneering approach to teaching hip-hop in the classroom has been profiled on MTV, BET, and AOL and he’s has given lectures at universities such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, and MIT.

Damon Williams
Board Chairman

Terry Stewart
Board Vice Chairman

Jeff Harleston
Treasurer

Kenneth Gamble
Secretary

Glen Barros
Jerry Blavat
Del Bryant
Charles Feldman
Iris Gordy
Brian Hall
Zach Horowitz
Octavius “Ted” Reid III
Bruce Resnikoff
Dr. Joseph Roberts
Claudette Robinson
Paul Shaffer
William Smith
Mike Stoller

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Marc Byers
Chuck D
Jim Fifield
Harvey Fuqua
Shawn Gee
Richard Hunt
Chuck Jackson
Jason King, Ph.D.
Mathew Knowles
Jerry Leiber
David Nathan
Bonnie Raitt
Gregory J. Reed, Esq.
Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown
Judy Tint, Esq.
Jeanie Weems
Louise West

CHAIRMEN EMERITUS

Jerry Butler
Kendall Minter, Esq.

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Frances Preston

FOUNDING DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Howell E. Begle, Esq.

IN MEMORIAM

Ed Bradley
Ruth Brown
Ahmet Ertegun
Gerald Levert
Teddy Pendergrass