About the Foundation: Board

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Mike Stoller

Half of the world renowned songwriting and record producing team of Leiber & Stoller, Mike Stoller and his musical partner Jerry Leiber started writing songs in 1950 for such artists as Jimmy Witherspoon, Charles Brown, Amos Milburn, "Big Mama" Thornton, Ruth Brown, Little Esther, Little Willie Littlefield, and The Robins. Leiber and Stoller also wrote and/or produced for over 22 previous R&B Foundation Pioneer Award Honorees including Ben E, King, The Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, James Brown, Little Richard and B.B.King. In 1955, the duo signed the first-ever independent record production deal with Atlantic Records and have since written and produced over 100 Billboard-charting records. "Smokey Joe's Café", a show which features 40 Leiber and Stoller songs, became the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history.

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