Kristen Madsen is currently the Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation, two charitable foundations established by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (the GRAMMY Awards). In that position she has overseen an expansion of revenues and distribution of programs and services nationwide, including establishing a flagship summer music business program for high school students, GRAMMY Camp and the launch of a televised fundraising concert which garnered two EMMY Nominations.
Before transitioning to head up the Academy’s Foundations, Madsen served as Vice President of Member Services for the Recording Academy for 8 years. Prior to joining the Academy, she was President of the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, Program Director for the Utah Arts Council, Booking Manager for the Repertory Dance Theatre, and served a fellowship at the National Endowment for the Arts.
Madsen is a board member of Grantmakers in the Arts, The Actors Fund and the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board.
Rob Senn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Convergital Group, a consulting firm
specializing in marketing strategy for media and entertainment companies. Previously,
he spent over twelve years at the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
(The GRAMMY Awards), as Executive Vice President/ General Manager. Rob also
spent four years as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Gibson
Guitars. Other positions held by him include, SVP Creative, Anschutz Entertainment
Group and various entertainment marketing positions such as Regional Director
MTV and National Director MCA Records. Board and Advisory positions held by
Rob include: Gubernatorial Appointee to the Tourism and Entertainment Advisory
Committee of the California Commission for Economic Development, 2008 - 2009
Founding Board Director, Gibson Foundation, Inc., 2002 - 2008 Board of Directors,
Gibson Musical Instruments, Inc., 2003 - 2006 Founding Board Director, the MusiCares
Foundation, Inc., 1994 - 2002 Founding Board Director, the Latin Academy of
Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, from
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine