The Give A Note Foundation, which is now independent after seven years under the direction of the National Association for Music Education, has announced two new leadership appointments.

Music industry executive Beth Slusher has been appointed chief executive officer. She previously served as one of GAN’s founding board members and also worked as Give A Note’s board chair and president from 2014-2018. An experienced entrepreneur and owner/CEO of Rivar’s Inc., an apparel manufacturer for the music performance industry, Slusher brings her knowledge and commitment to growing and strengthening music education opportunities throughout the country.

As part of the expansion, Juliana Lee has been named strategic development director to further grow the organization and expand its financial reach. With six years’ prior experience growing the national nonprofit Notes for Notes, Lee is spearheading communication for GAN with key partners including teachers, corporations, foundations as well as the entertainment and media industries.