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Mitch Bainwol Wikipedia
Mitchell Burt Bainwol (born March 2, 1959) is a trade association executive currently serving as the President and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. He previously was Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) from 2003 (when he succeeded Hilary Rosen) until 2011. Prior to filling that position, he worked for 25 years in politics and federal policy-making. In August 2011, Cary Sherman succeeded Bainwol as chairman and CEO of the RIAA, and Bainwol became the President and CEO of the Alliance.
Bainwol was born in 1959 in Munich. He spent his childhood in Germany, Thailand, the Canal Zone and Maryland before graduating from Frankfurt American High School. Bainwol studied as an undergraduate at Georgetown University and earned an MBA from Rice University.
After his studies, Bainwol became a staff member for various Republican political figures and organizations from 1977 until 2003 (Robin Beard, Connie Mack, Bill Frist, the RNC, and the NRSC). More specifically, he served as a Congressional intern to Robin Beard, a Presidential Management Fellow (formerly PMI) at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Chief of Staff to Senator Connie Mack, a Senate Leadership Staff Director, Chief of Staff of the Republican National Committee, a consultant for Clark and Weinstock, Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. In 2003 he joined the RIAA as its CEO, succeeding Hilary Rosen. He formerly served as a Board Member of organizations including the National Fatherhood Initiative, the Leadership Music Foundation and the Bryce Harlow Foundation.