Deborah Dugan is an American executive who was the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Recording Academy from August 1, 2019 to January 16, 2020. She was the first woman to hold the position.[2]

Deborah Dugan
Birth nameDeborah Dugan
OriginLong Island, New York
Occupation(s)President and CEO of The Recording Academy on administrative leave[1]
Former Chief Executive Officer of (RED)

Early careerEdit

During her early years working in the music industry, Dugan had worked for EMI, Capitol Records and SBK Records.[3]

CEO of (RED)Edit

Deborah Dugan has served as CEO of (RED), which was co-founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. The nonprofit foundation is aimed at the eradication of AIDS.[4]

Recording Academy PresidencyEdit

On May 8, 2019, the Board of Trustees of The Recording Academy confirmed that Deborah Dugan would be the next President & CEO of The Recording Academy. Deborah Dugan began her tenure as President of The Recording Academy on August 1, 2019, succeeding Neil Portnow as President. Dugan is the first woman to serve as President of the Recording Academy. [5] [6]

On January 16, 2020, Dugan was relieved of her duties as President and CEO and placed on administrative leave from the organization. Recording Academy Chairman Harvey Mason Jr. took over as interim President and Chief Executive Officer.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-01-17/grammys-deborah-dugan-recording-academy-ousted-allegations
  2. ^ Aswad, Jem (Apr 13, 2019). "Deborah Dugan to Succeed Neil Portnow as Recording Academy Chief". Retrieved Apr 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Aswad, Jem (Apr 16, 2019). "Who Is Deborah Dugan, the New Boss of the Recording Academy?". Retrieved Apr 23, 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.one.org/us/person/deb-dugan/
  5. ^ BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPOINTS DEBORAH DUGAN AS PRESIDENT/CEO OF THE RECORDING ACADEMY™
  6. ^ New Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan Pledges More Diversity, Inclusion: 'I'm In Awe of the Potential'
  7. ^ https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-01-16/grammys-deborah-dugan-recording-academy-fired
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Neil Portnow
President of The Recording Academy
2019–2020
Succeeded by
Harvey Mason Jr.