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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Has A New Executive Director

Tue 2-4-2020

(Arnolds Park)-- The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association has a new Executive Director.

Clay Norris of Spirit Lake has accepted the position effective January 29th. Norris previously was the Senior Global Product Manager at Pure Fishing and was National Director of Sales and Marketing for Cortland Line Company. Ralph Kluseman, President of the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association, says Norris brings a lot to the table for the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association...Kluseman01 

"What he brings to this association with his background, not only the relationships he's had for decades, but his relationship with children for the music boosters program in Spirit Lake and what he does for his missionary work, he's got a big hear and he's compassionate about building a better world and that's exactly what the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association is all about. We want to impact people across the state of Iowa and we want to do it in a way that not only our kids but our grandkids and our great grandkids have live music opportunities and scholarships and recording time for example, and Clay is really a big advocate for all of that and so having him be our new Executive Director is absolutely a blessing."

Kluseman says Norris will also help the association build on the legacy of its co-founder, John Senn...Kluseman02 

"And it's still bitter-sweet, you know, that we don't have John with us here. But to me a gentleman like Clay that really embodies a lot of what John, the human being that he was, and will help us take this mission forward, is really like I said just absolutely, it's just going to be an amazing journey that we're on from here on out. This road map that we've got in front us that we can now make sure that we touch everybody across the state and take our programming if you will, to every place that we can, to help people have a better life through music, John would be smiling down from up above."

Kluseman added they're very excited about the future of the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association, which is continuing its capital fundraising campaign for its new museum in Arnolds Park. You can find more information on that at iowarocknroll.com.