Board of Directors

  • Bryan Todd

    Bryan Todd is an American multi-platinum record producer, songwriter and creative force in the modern music industry. He recently signed to Universal Music Publishing as part of a joint venture deal with 16-time Grammy winning composer/producer David Foster.

    Bryan began his career as a recording artist, garnering attention for a Billboard Top 20 radio hit. He has since written and produced for successful artists including Jordin Sparks, Rascal Flatts, Lucy Hale, Ruben Studdard, Ashley Tisdale, Big Time Rush, Miley Cyrus, Honor Society and the award winning synth pop band Berlin. 

    Bryan co-created and developed the act V Factory for Warner Bros Records. He acted as the group's executive producer and wrote and produced about half of the group's debut album. Nickelodeon and Sony Music also selected him to be a music consultant for boy band Big Time Rush which was a huge hit and sold over 5 million copies.

    Bryan is currently splitting is time working in Los Angeles and Nashville. His notable collaborators include Kara Dioguardi, Jimmy Robbins, Jeffrey Steele, Andreas Carlsson and Stephan Moccio.

  • John "Sly" Wilson

    John is a co-founder of Sly, Slick & Wicked, a group represented in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  He is passionate about honoring the legacies of recording groups’ founding members. John received The Omni Humanitarian Award in  2012 and was inducted into The R & B Hall of Fame in 2013. He also won a BMI Award for the song Suit & Tie off Justin Timberlake's album the 20/20 Experience. John has written and produced for such artists as Barry White, Janet Jackson and The O'Jays.

  • Ted Cohen

    He is the Managing Partner for TAG Strategic. When you start out on the road with Prince, Alice Cooper and Van Halen, you're primed for the unexpected.

    TAG is a digital entertainment consultancy focused on creating strategic relationships, identifying market opportunities, growing brands and defining best practices for the entertainment, tech and mobile industries.

    As SVP Digital for EMI Music, Cohen led global digital business development. During that time, EMI led the industry embracing and exploiting new tech and business models such as digital downloads, online music subscriptions, wireless services, hi-def audio and Internet radio. Prior to EMI, Cohen created the ground-breaking Webnoize Conference. Ted also led Consulting Adults, with such clients as Universal Studios, Amazon, Microsoft and Napster. He's held senior positions at Warner Records and Philips Electronics.

    Cohen chaired MidemNet, served on the Grammy LA Board of Governors and the Grammy National Trustees. He is currently on the boards of, LyricFind and Makelight. Cohen served two terms as Chairman of Mobile Entertainment Forum Americas. Ted received the 2013 NARM Presidential Award, previously awarded to Ahmet Ertegun and Dick Clark.

  • Harry Elston

    Harry brings to the Global Doo Wop Coalition Hall of Fame board a lifetime of involvement in all areas of the music business. He was in Cel Foster and the Audios, a founding member of the Hi Fi's and The Friends of Distinction and is active in Senior League softball.

  • Wally Roker (In Memorium)

    Wally was a legend in the Doo Wop world. His career as music executive, promoter, marketer, manager, consultant and original member of The Heartbeats earned him a place in the Global Doo Wop Coalition Hall of Fame and in the hearts of doo wop fans worldwide.

  • Steven Antebi

    Steven, a board member of, manages the Royalty Review Council, an industry leading team of specialists that provide consulting services for media and entertainment companies.  

  • Kimberly King-Burns

    When not producing music, arts and film festivals around the globe, Kimberly King-Burns heads up the digital media and clean technology energy practices at Convergenz/Solutions, a technology brokerage and management consultancy with offices in Los Angeles and Nassau. 

  • Drake Frye

    Drake Frye brings to the Global Doo Wop Coalition Hall of Fame board years of experience in multiple facets of the entertainment industry and is the  vice president of Young Hearts, a youth empowerment nonprofit organization.

  • sydney chandler

    Writer, Producer, Editor, Journalist  

    Sydney is at the helm of Madd Peach Productions/SCM Entertainment & Media. She's produced films, TV shows and numerous documentaries globally. Sydney received the Commander's Award from the University of Southern California ROTC and the US Army Forge Commander for her documentary titled "A Ranger's Challenge". As a journalist, she's covered all facets of entertainment and sporting events.