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New Executive Vice President Announced for the Gospel Music Association

By August 18, 2021News

Longtime leader, Justin Fratt, steps into new role for the GMA

Nashville, TN (August 18, 2021)  The Gospel Music Association is pleased to announce the promotion of Justin Fratt to Executive Vice President. Justin has served the GMA in a variety of roles over the last sixteen years and has led the team from near-bankruptcy to the thriving organization it is today. 

“I feel so fortunate to be able to serve a mission and community I’m passionate about,” says Justin. “After sixteen years at the GMA, I can honestly say I’m more optimistic about the future than ever. Our industry is united and positioned to impact our culture in profound ways and it’s an honor to play a small role in this endeavor. I’m grateful to Jackie Patillo, the GMA Board and our team who have been the best partners I could ask for.”

“Justin is a strategic and self-driven leader,” says Jackie Patillo, President of the GMA, “but more than that, he’s a compassionate person who puts people first. His heart for ministry and music has been an integral part of the GMA over the years. He’s an invaluable member of our team and I couldn’t be prouder to promote him to this new role.”

Justin is especially passionate about creating community and relationships among the diverse genres, ages and demographics represented by Gospel music. As Executive Vice President for the GMA, he will run day-to-day operations for the organization as well as serve as Producer for several of its flagship broadcast properties including the GMA Dove Awards, Because He Lives: An easter Celebration and #LoveGoes Viral: Christmas Special – all of which garner millions of viewers annually.

Justin resides with his wife, Hannah and two rambunctious boys in Franklin, TN.