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Joseph C. Galante

Director
Mr. Galante joined Cumberland’s Board of Directors in 2018. Mr. Galante is recognized as a music industry leader, having played a key role in developing the careers of some of the top music artists in the world. Mr. Galante began his career at RCA Records in New York, followed by a transfer to RCA Nashville where he served as a director at the label. When named the President of RCA Records in New York, Mr. Galante became the youngest person ever named to run a major country record label. He then returned to Nashville as Chairman to run the RCA and BNA labels in Nashville. Under his leadership, RCA Records was the number one country label for eleven consecutive years. Mr. Galante then served as Chairman of Sony Music Nashville for six years and was presented with the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award by the Opry Trust to honor his work for country music. Mr. Galante is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Financial Partners, whose shares are listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, the Country Music Association, and the chair of the CMA Foundation. Mr. Galante’s successful business track record, entrepreneurial and public company experience makes him a valuable member of our Board