Annet McCroskey Talent Managers AssociationEXCLUSIVE: Annet McCroskey of Artistic Endeavors has been elected President of the Talent Managers Association, the non-profit organization created in 1954 to promote the talent management biz. Three months ago Phil Brock of Studio Talent Group stepped down from the post after serving for two years. Then-Board of Directors VP McCroskey filled in back in March when Brock suddenly vacated the position. She’ll now become the organization’s first female president in 20 years. Longtime Harrison Ford manager Pat McQueeney was elected to the post in 1980 and Christina Applegate’s manager Tami Lynn served in 1993. “Many of us were moved by Laura Linney’s acceptance speech this week at the WIF Crystal + Lucy Awards about women in entertainment and how much more progress we have to make as an industry,” said McCroskey. “As an organization we strive to be equally inclusive of all of our members and mentor other managers to adhere to our strict code of ethics.” McCroskey’s priorities include the annual industry Heller Awards planned for September 19, 2013.

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Joining McCroskey is the newly elected 2013-2015 TMA Board of Directors:

President: Annet McCroskey – Artistic Endeavors
1st VP: Karla Huff – Dream Talent Management
2nd VP: Daryn Simons- Acting Out Management
Treasurer: William Michael Carpenter: William-Michael International
Recording Secretary: Jamaal Buchanan – Buchanan Management and Consulting, LLC
Corresponding Secretary: Britani Golden- Pink Hammer Entertainment
Director: Paul Trusik – Trusik Talent Management
Director: Jake Azhar – Hollywood Management Company
Director: Steven Nash – Contemporary Talent Partners
East Coast Director: Kim Jago – KL Jago Talent