IBMA Welcomes Two New Staff Members!

Image634726639931264817Katherine Coe, originally from Raleigh, N.C. and a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Univ. in Blacksburg, Va., has been working for Denise Stiff at DS Management for the past year helping to promote Sugar Hill artist Sarah Jarosz.   Katherine's new title is Administrative/ Media Assistant.

Caroline Wright is the new Interim Publications Editor/Special Projects Director working for IBMA on a temporary, part-time basis while Nancy Cardwell continues to serve as IBMA's Interim Executive Director.


In addition to managing information and databases, coordinating office communications, assisting with accounting, coordinating member service delivery, and assisting with World of Bluegrass planning and operations,  Katherine’s job has expanded to include graphic design, website design and digital video production.

The daughter of two founding members of the Adirondack Bluegrass League, one of the oldest bluegrass societies in the country, Caroline lives on Oahu and has been a freelance writer and publicist since 1997.

Caroline is the co-author (with Tim Stafford) of Still Inside: The Tony Rice Story, the authorized biography of the pioneering flatpicking guitarist, and the former editor (print and online) of Bluegrass Now magazine.

Katherine came up with the design IBMA is using for World of Bluegrass marketing and merchandise this year, so you'll be seeing a good deal of her work soon!

Caroline is also the founder and president emeritus of Bluegrass Hawai‘i, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to promoting bluegrass and traditional music in the Aloha State. 

Caroline will be outbased from  her home office in Hawaii, working online and by telephone.

Her duties will include managing content for BluegrassNation.org, editing International  Bluegrass, working with the Education Committee and the Distinguished Achivement Committee, and also helping with the production of IBMA's Special Awards Luncheon during World of Bluegrass Week. 

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