National Music Publishers’ Association president to speak Sept. 8
David Israelite, the president and chief executive officer of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), will present a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6:45 p.m. in the Lender Auditorium, located on the concourse level of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. The lecture is part of the Bandier Program’s Soyars Leadership Lecture Series in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music. It is open to the University community.
The NMPA is the premiere trade association representing American music publishers and their songwriter partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and their songwriter partners in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights.
From 2001-05, Israelite served as deputy chief of staff and counselor to the attorney general of the United States. In this capacity, he helped manage the U.S. Department of Justice’s 112,000 employees and $22 billion annual budget. In addition to his general management responsibilities, Israelite served as the attorney general’s personal adviser on all legal, strategic and public affairs issues.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Israelite served as the director of political and governmental affairs for the Republican National Committee. In that role he was the senior adviser to the chairman of the National Republican Party and was responsible for the Republican Party’s campaign operations, government affairs, research and presidential liaison divisions.
For more information about the lecture, contact David Rezak, director of the Bandier Program, at (315) 443-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.