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Board of Directors & Staff


Board Officers are elected each January.

President: Penny Hillemann, Email the President 
Vice President: Brett Day
Treasurer:  Russell Lane, Email the Treasurer
Secretary:  Sophie Galep, Email the Secretary

‚ÄčBoard Members:

  • Term expires Dec. 2024: Brett Day, Dale Gruber, Penny Hillemann, Rudy Marti, George Rothenberger
  • Term expires Dec. 2025: Evonne Bilotta-Burke, Nate Ertl, Sophie Galep, Russell Lane, Edie Loy, Lucy Weberling

MBOTMA members elect the Board of Directors and the Board selects who will fill the leadership positions. 

Board Roles and Election information

Board Meeting Minutes  - Member Access Only


Executive Director: Ross Willits, Email the ED

Administration & Marketing: Kate Dougherty, Email Kate

Magazine Editor:  Doug Lohman, Email the Magazine Editor 

Press RelationsEFS Publicity

General inquiries: For Questions or concerns please email our team 

Booking Inquiries: Please complete This Form

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association

P.O. Box 16408, Minneapolis, MN 55416

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Our Mission: To preserve and promote bluegrass and old-time stringband music in and around the state of Minnesota.
MBOTMA is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. EIN: 36-3336499

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