ZOY BEGOS – PRESIDENT
Zoy is owner of ZandR Entertainment, LLC, a Wisconsin-based booking agency and talent buyer. Formed in 2005 by Zoy and Rhonda Begos, ZandR’s goal is to provide more opportunities to bands of all genres, original and cover bands, to play out in the great state of Wisconsin. He has been a member of WAMI since 2009, joined the board of directors in 2012, and accepted the position of treasurer in 2013. In addition to owning ZandR, Zoy has been an environmental consultant for the past 18 years and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Atmospheric Sciences from UW-Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Zoy, a lifelong music lover, is ecstatic and honored to play a small role in continuing to assist with strengthening the live music scene in Wisconsin.
KENNITA HICKMAN – VICE PRESIDENT
Kennita is a freelance writer turned artist manager. Her work has been published in MKE, Source magazine, Urbanology magazine and on YoRaps.com. She has also assisted in the development of skateboard hip-hop duo, The Cranberry Show, in addition to hip-hop artist, B ALXNDR. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Kennita is committed to helping Milwaukee’s music scene thrive and show Milwaukee has talented musicians in all genres. She joined the WAMI Board in 2011 and believes this is just the beginning of a long career in music.
JASON LAMBIE - TREASURER
Jason was born in Appleton and raised in Little Chute, WI. He earned his B.A. in Business Administration, with majors in Marketing and Human Resource Management, from UW-Oshkosh. He currently works as a market research consultant and also plays guitar and sings in Half Empty, a rock cover band. Jason became a WAMI member in 2007 when his band was just gaining popularity. Today Half Empty has two People’s Choice Northeast WAMIs (2011, 2012) under their belt and also won WAMI Cover Band of the Year in 2011. A new WAMI board member in 2014, Jason believes that the Fox Cities have a very rich original music scene and his goal is to continue to evolve their involvement with WAMI. Jason is an avid outdoorsman and deer hunter. He also loves working out and has diverse musical taste. His all-time favorites include Bon Jovi, Eminem, Garth Brooks, and Green Day.
WENDY HUBER- SECRETARY