First Woman Appointed to Lead Grammys Academy

First Woman Appointed to Lead Grammys Academy

Deborah Dugan has been named as president and CEO of the Recording Academy, Grammys, thus becoming the first woman to fill the position.

Dugan, who serves as the chief executive officer of Bono's (RED) organization, will succeed Neil Portnow who has led the Grammys since 2002.

She was previously the president of Disney Publishing Worldwide and executive vice president at EMI/Capitol Records.

"I'm honoured, humbled, and ready," Dugan said in a statement. "The goal of the Recording Academy is to support, encourage and advocate for those within the music community. I will listen to and champion all of those individuals, and lead this iconic organisation into the future. I'm excited to get started."