Nonprofit Well Dunn Adds David ‘5-1’ Norman To Board

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Nonprofit Well Dunn Adds David ‘5-1’ Norman To Board

By: Eric Renner Brown

Music industry networking nonprofit announced the addition of touring veteran David ‘5-1’ Norman to its board on Monday.

“I am thrilled to have David join our board; he has already provided backstage mentoring opportunities for Well Dunn candidates, and during these difficult times he has stepped in to create incredible learning and networking opportunities with Tour Management 101,” Well Dunn executive director Nancy Tarr said in a statement. “He will be instrumental in developing and launching our newly implemented mentoring program and will be a great asset to our community of students.”

Well Dunn was formed to honor the memory of Emily Dunn, a former Superfly employee who was hit and killed by a bus three weeks after beginning her job with the promoter. The organization helps to connect internship applicants with interested companies.

“Well Dunn is thrilled to welcome David ‘5-1’ Norman to our team,” Superfly’s Rick Farman, who serves as president of Well Dunn, said in a statement. “Mentorships play a key role in the forming of relationships throughout the entertainment industry and David will be an asset in advancing the development of this program. As our mission is to connect diverse college students to networking and learning opportunities – our mentorship program will provide an alternative in place of internships impacted by the pandemic.”

Well Dunn helped place members of its 2019-2020 intern class at organizations including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Headcount, Relix and iVoted.

“I am truly honored and humbled to be joining Well Dunn’s efforts while representing this amazing organization,” Norman said in a statement. “When I started in this industry, I had three amazing mentors whom I still speak with even today. The importance of mentorship is definitely not lost on me, and I look forward to the opportunity to assist these incredible students in their future endeavors.”

In July, Norman spoke with Pollstar about his history working on tours by the likes of Prince, Green Day, John Legend and Alicia Keys, and about his experiences in the music industry.

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