Lemoyne, PA, October 2, 2020 – The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) mourns the loss of longtime Shure executive Mark Brunner. A former President of PAMA from 2011-2013, Brunner was also a key member of PAMA’s Marketing and Retreat Planning Committees, where he lent an important and consistent voice to the strategic planning and implementation of various PAMA activities.
Mark joined Shure in 1989 and during his tenure held several key positions, including Director of Advertising and Managing Director of the Musical Instrument and Touring Sound business unit. Most recently, Mark was the Vice President of Global Corporate & Government Relations, where he worked on numerous industry issues including the FCC rules for wireless device operation/frequency spectrum allocation and lobbied to protect the Pro A/V market sector. Additionally, he was a prominent member of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Manufacturers Council, where he frequently shared his views on legislative wireless white space and broadband issues as well as other related industry topics.
On behalf of PAMA, Greg Beebe, chair of the board of directors, stated, “With the passing of Mark Brunner, we have surely lost one of the leading and most impassioned and valued voices of our industry. Mark always had a remarkably positive attitude. He was a mentor, a sounding board, an advocate of best practices, a good friend and generous supporter to all who knew him. He was the voice of reason and truly made a difference. Our loss is shared by the entire music community, as he has left an indelible imprint on this industry.”
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Photo caption 1: Mark Brunner
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Photo caption 2: Mark Brunner (R) with one of his heroes, legendary engineer/producer Al Schmitt, at an AES Convention book signing
Founded in 2003, the Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) is the collective voice and forum for the leading manufacturers of professional audio products and the people who use them. PAMA member companies conduct business worldwide in support of high-quality audio across a wide range of industries – pursuing the state of the art in technology and practice to enable audio professionals to elevate their craft and delight listeners and audiences every day. PAMA’s mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of high-quality professional audio through market leadership, communication and education. Our core customers are pro-audio professionals around the world with an interest in promoting high-quality audio. Learn more at www.pamalliance.org.