LeAnn Phelan serves as Co-head of ASCAP Nashville where her passion is representing the diversity of Nashville’s creative community. Phelan previously worked with 19 Entertainment as a Writer/Producer Manager for multi-genre songwriters and also served as a preliminary judge for American Idol Auditions Seasons 6-9. Prior to joining 19, Phelan was Senior Director of A&R at Sony Nashville. She previously was VP at Combustion Music and started in publishing at Windswept in 1996. She began her career as a background vocalist/musician touring with Steve Winwood’s “Roll With It World Tour” in 1988. Phelan has a B.B.A. from BelmontUniversity. LeAnn serves on the NARAS board and is also a board member for Possibilities.