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Nancy Shapiro


The Recording Academy

Born in Memphis, Nancy Shapiro studied elementary education at the University of Oklahoma, married her college sweetheart, and became a stay-at-home mom for those first few years. After the couple moved to Nashville, she took a job as Catering Sales Manager at a prominent Nashville hotel. She then landed a job as a television production company publicist, prior to being hired as Executive Director of the Nashville Chapter of The Recording Academy.

She has also served as South Regional Director and National Field Director, where she worked toward establishing five new Chapters in Texas, Florida, the Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. In 2015, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Special Projects. Nancy has
worked tirelessly to ensure that Nashville is recognized as the nation's most innovative public school
music program. Known as Music Makes Us, the program boasts a high school record label that partners with Warner Music, curriculum in hip hop, mariachi, technology, country/bluegrass and rock, in addition to elevating the classical, jazz, choral and marching band programs. She has served on the boards of the Country Music Association; National Museum of African American Music; Tennessee Film, Music, and Entertainment Commission; Leadership Music; Country Music
Retirement Center, and the W.O. Smith Community Music School. She received the Executive Award from the National Women Executives, the Founders Award from Music Row Industry Summit, the Women of Influence Award from Southem Living magazine, and was honored at the Sixth Annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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