John Nuechterlein has been President and CEO of the American Composers Forum since 2003, serving the previous five years as its Managing Director. John is responsible for strategic leadership and overall management of the national organization in Saint Paul, with additional oversight of independent chapters in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles. As the leading national membership organization for composers, the Forum now counts some 2,000 individuals and organizations as members. It administers a large variety of artist support programs as well as the successful BandQuest® series, the Dale Warland Endowment and the ever-growing innova® recording label. The Forum has also enjoyed a long and productive partnership with Minnesota Public Radio through its celebrated Composers Datebook® radio program. John brings to the Forum more than 15 years of corporate management experience with a strong background in finance and marketing. Prior to his work at the Forum he held management positions in leading consumer product companies, including Yardley of London, Maybelline and L'Oreal. John holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance and voice from Valparaiso University. In addition to leadership roles at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (Minneapolis), John has served on the boards of both St. John’s Boy’s Choir (Collegeville) and Cantus (Minneapolis). He currently serves on the board of Minnesota Citizen for the Arts.