I’m happy and honored to say that today is my first official day as the President of Musicians On Call! Such an amazing organization and one that I’ve admired for a while now. Below is the release, can’t wait to get after it…big things to come!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
MUSICIANS ON CALL NAMES PETE GRIFFIN PRESIDENT
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Musicians On Call (MOC) is excited to reveal its new President, Pete Griffin. In his new role, Griffin will lead strategic development, increase fundraising to expand MOC programs to new communities, help strengthen and elevate the MOC brand and work to ensure the patients, partners, volunteers, musicians and supporters all have a first class experience.
MOC Founders Michael Solomon and Vivek J. Tiwary express, “We’re incredibly proud of all that Musicians On Call and its amazing staff has accomplished over the past 15 years and are thrilled that after an extensive search, we have found Pete to lead us into the organization’s next exciting era.”
“Pete brings an expertise and passion that will lead Musicians On Call as it continues to grow bringing the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities,” adds Scott Welch, Chairperson of the MOC Board of Directors.
Griffin comes to MOC with extensive experience in fundraising, corporate partnerships, working with musicians and volunteers on creating a social impact, and building brands and programs. He spent nearly nine years of his career at MTV where after excelling in Advertising Sales and International Marketing, Griffin managed the Public Affairs team where he helped to create and run MTV’s social action campaigns. These efforts earned his team the 2008 Emmy Award for best Community Service Campaign in the country. His most recent position as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America was preceded by his tenure as President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Griffin’s experience and proven track record of success in partnerships and fundraising will be invaluable to MOC as the organization looks to fuel the expansion of its programs into new cities nationwide.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be chosen by the Board of Directors to build on Musicians On Call’s strong foundation and lead the organization into the future,” shares Griffin. “The support for our program is strong nationwide, so our opportunity now is to continue to elevate our brand and strategically plan our growth so we can bring the healing power of our volunteers’ music to more patients across the country.”
MOC was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for over 400,000 people nationwide. MOC continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by local musicians and national celebrities as well as the Music Pharmacy and Project Playback Programs. In addition to MOC’s national headquarters in New York City, organization branches include Nashville, Tenn.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Miami, Fla.; Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. www.MusiciansOnCall.org
Griffin will be traveling to all MOC branches over the coming weeks to meet with volunteers and supporters before returning to New York where he will officially assume the title on March 17.
Please direct media inquiries to Media@MusiciansOnCall.org.
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