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Douglas J Howard, J.D.

Doug HowardMr. Howard, an alum of Belmont, received his MBA from Vanderbilt University and his JD from the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C. Mr. Howard has a long history in the Nashville music scene with early beginnings as a Studio Manager for the Welk Music Group to eventually becoming the Senior VP of A&R for Lyric Street Records a division of the Walt Disney Company.  Most recently, Mr. Howard is the founding president and owner of Vandermont Music Group.

He has remained connected to Belmont throughout the years, serving as the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business and as a member of the William G. Hall Scholarship Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Council for the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, the Board of the Tennessee Shakespeare Festival, and the Nashville Board of Governors of the Recording Academy.