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NARIP Phoenix Names New Officers

Photo: NARIP Marketing Manager Raquel Alexis.  NARIP is pleased to appoint Raquel Alexis and Taikun to the positions of Marketing Managers in its Phoenix chapter, joining Executive Director Jason Coochwytewa and Directors Les Scott and Peter Sotos.

“Raquel and Taikun bring a fresh and youthful perspective to NARIP initiatives in our Phoenix chapter,” says NARIP President Tess Taylor. “They are both proactive with great ideas, and epitomize an important quality of today’s most successful professionals: a desire to learn and grow, with practical application. As students (Raquel in the Music Business Program at Mesa Community College, and Taikun in the Executive Master of Business Administration Program at the University of Arizona), they represent a vital part of the future health and welfare of our exciting industry, and we are excited to take our Phoenix chapter to a new level with their help.”

Meet Raquel and Taikun at NARIP’s event TONIGHT – Modern A&R and Artist Development with Hit-Maker Ken Mary – on Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. to take place at Mesa Community College located at 1833 W. Southern Ave., Navajo Room, Mesa, AZ 85202-4822.  Click here for more details and to register now.

About Raquel Alexis

Raquel Alexis is a marketer, musician and model born and raised in Arizona. She is a  full-time brand ambassador and booking assistant for PUSH Marketing and Promotions, a national modeling agency that provides staffing for major trade show events and conventions nationwide. She is a Music Business Major at Mesa Community College.  A musician and dancer for over 16 years, she expresses her talent through her pop music compositions and classical performances with the MCC Day Band, the Desert Echos Flute Choir and the Ahwatukee Foothills Community Band.  In between work and school she enjoys networking with fellow music and entertainment business colleagues and making new connections.

Taikun, NARIP Phoenix Marketing Manager

About Taikun

TAIKUN is a media-head with a passion for music and technology. He is Talent Manager for Zaria Music Management Marketing Group and responsible for seeking talent, creating, producing, marketing and monetizing content to fans and consumers.  He has been able to leverage his Big 4 consulting experience with various Fortune 500 and small businesses into the media and entertainment industries. He also advises businesses, artists and clients on information technology, business and marketing strategies. TAIKUN is completing his Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree from the University of Arizona. In his spare time, he works with a non-profit organization that creates and promotes schools in emerging countries.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – September 23, 2010 – The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (www.narip.com) is pleased to appoint Raquel Alexis and Taikun to

the positions of Marketing Managers in its Phoenix chapter, joining Executive Director Jason Coochwytewa and Directors Les Scott and Peter Sotos.

“Raquel and Taikun bring a fresh and youthful perspective to NARIP initiatives in our Phoenix chapter,” says NARIP President Tess Taylor. “They are both proactive with great ideas, and epitomize an important quality of today’s most successful professionals: a desire to learn and grow, with practical application. As students (Raquel in the Music Business Program at Mesa Community College, and Taikun in the Executive Master of Business Administration Program at the University of Arizona), they represent an vital part of the future health and welfare of our exciting industry, and we are excited to take our Phoenix chapter to a new level with their help.”

Meet Alexis and Taikun at NARIP’s event TONIGHT – Modern A&R and Artist Development with Hit-Maker Ken Mary – on Thu Sep 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. to take place at Mesa

Community College located at 1833 W. Southern Ave., Navajo Room, Mesa, AZ 85202-4822   Get details and register online at www.narip.com.

About Raquel Alexis

Raquel Alexis is a marketer, musician and model born and raised in Arizona. She is a  full-time brand ambassador and booking assistant for PUSH Marketing and

Promotions, a national modeling agency that provides staffing for major trade show events and conventions nationwide. She is a Music Business Major at Mesa Community

College.  A musician and dancer for over 16 years, she expresses her talent through her pop music compositions and classical performances with the MCC Day Band, the

Desert Echos Flute Choir and the Ahwatukee Foothills Community Band.  In between work and school she enjoys networking with here fellow music and entertainment

business colleagues and making new connections.

About Taikun

TAIKUN is a media-head with a passion for music and technology. He is Talent Manager for Zaria Music Management Marketing Group and responsible for seeking talents,

creating, producing, marketing and monetizing content to fans and consumers.   He has been able to leverage his Big 4 consulting experience with various Fortune 500

and small businesses into the media and entertainment industries. He also advises businesses, artists and clients on information technology, business and marketing

strategies. TAIKUN is completing his Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree from the University of Arizona. In his spare time, TAIKUN is involved

with a non-profit organization that creates and promotes schools in emerging countries.

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