The IBMA Foundation board is pleased to announce the addition of two new members beginning July 1, 2022.
Lillian Werbin is co-owner of Elderly Instruments, a fretted instrument retailer and haven for musicians, located in Lansing, Michigan. Lillian is passionate about strengthening community through communication and music. When not managing Elderly, Lillian spends her time advocating for marginalized musicians, agonizing over spreadsheets, preparing for her marriage to fiance Ben Rathbun, and enjoying music-focused events of all varieties.
Born and raised in Hawaii and a current resident of southeast Arizona, Trisha Tubbs is a retired corporate executive, business owner, and management consultant. Involved in the bluegrass community for many years, her many roles include manager, agent and publicist for several regional bluegrass bands; producer of numerous concerts and concert series; writer of a regular newsletter column; facilitator of IBMA’s Leadership Bluegrass; board member of Acoustic Sound (Wintergrass Music Festival) ; and member of the IBMA Foundation’s Arnold Shultz Fund Advisory Committee. She is on the production team for IBMA’s Momentum, Industry and Distinguished Achievement Awards. A volunteer docent at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Tubbs is a life-long learner and enjoys the outdoors and birding, fine art painting, photography, and riding her recumbent trike.
Current IBMA Foundation board members elected to an additional three-year term include Richard Brown, Becky Buller, Ruth McLain, and Michael Webb. IBMA Foundation board officers for the 2022-23 fiscal year will be Fred Bartenstein (President/Chair), Alan Tompkins (Vice-Chair), Ruth McLain (Secretary), and Wendy Tyner (Treasurer).
Photos above: Lillian Werbin (left), Trisha Tubbs (right)