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Kyser Expands Leadership Team

Christian Wissmuller • People • September 3, 2019

Hilary Brown

Joy Anderson

Kyser Musical Products, Inc. has announced the expansion of its leadership team, appointing Joy Anderson as Director of Human Resources and Hilary Brown as Director of Marketing. The appointments are a part of Kyser’s larger restructuring initiative as it broadens its reach into new product marketplaces and elevates the brand’s footprint across innovative channels and audiences.

“When we started looking for talented individuals to fill these spots, I secretly hoped that we would find women to
take over these roles,” said Kyser CEO Meredith Hamlin. “And it’s not just from an equal-opportunity standpoint,
but it’s about having some genuine diversity in the workplace. Kyser wants and needs a more inclusive culture and
Joy and Hilary are the ones who will help us achieve this.”
Prior to her appointment at Kyser, Anderson spent the last 17 years serving in public education. Her service to the
students, the staff, and the broader community gave her the tools needed to transition into Human Resources. She
looks forward to applying the skills she learned as a teacher toward the growth of this company, and creating a space
where voices are heard, safety is a continued priority, relationships are deepened, and personal and professional
growth is achieved.
Brown has spent more than a decade in the musical instrument industry guiding the marketing and editorial
strategies of numerous organizations across manufacturing, retail/e-commerce, nonprofit and media. She has served
as a Chief Marketing Officer for diversity-focused music education initiatives nationwide, guided the launch of
Fender’s proprietary retail training platform Fender Academy, and helped shape the marketing and e-commerce
vision of premium and vintage retailer Chicago Music Exchange. She is also a freelance content strategist and writer
whose work has been featured on Reverb,, and Guitar, among others.
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