Chet Helms (1942 - 2005)

2018 Inductee

Chet Helms (1942-2005) was the founder and personal manager of Big Brother and the Holding Company who launched the career of Janis Joplin and is often called the father of San Francisco’s 1967 “Summer of Love.”

Arnold M. Preston, Esq.

2018 Inductee

Arnold M. Preston, Esq. is a personal manager, television producer and the plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case Preston v. Ferrer, which ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act pre-empted the California Talent Agencies Act.

Barry Krost 

2018 Inductee

Barry Krost is a literary, music and talent manager whose clients have included Barbara Bain, Jackie Collins, Peter Finch, Cat Stevens, Dusty Springfield, Angela Lansbury, Richard Gere, Liza Minnelli and Joan Collins.

Randy Hoffman 

2018 Inductee

Randy Hoffman is the long-time manager of Grammy® Award winner John Mellencamp and whose management clients have included Mariah Carey, Carlene Carter, Hall and Oates, Julio Iglesias, Maxwell and Ricky Martin.

Aaron Russo ​(1943-2007) 

2018 Inductee

Aaron Russo (1943-2007) was a personal manager, film producer/director and political activist. His clients included The Manhattan Transfer and Bette Midler. His best-known movies include “Trading Places,” “Wise Guys” and “The Rose.” 

Barry Bergman 

2018 Inductee

Barry Bergman is the founder and president of the Music Managers Forum in the United States. A veteran personal manager and music publisher, Bergman has been an outspoken advocate for artist rights on Capitol Hill.

Personal Managers Hall Of Fame 2018 Inductees
Celebrating illustrious careers in personal management, induction into the Personal Managers Hall Of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon a personal manager. Nominations are solicited nationwide from the personal management community and inductees are selected by the National Board of Officers of the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM), the nation’s oldest trade association committed to the advancement of personal managers and their clients.



Personal Managers Hall Of Fame

Celebrating Illustrious Careers in Entertainment, Music, Sports and Talent Management.

Gary Kurfirst (1947 - 2009)

2018 Inductee

Gary Kurfirst (1947-2009) was a personal manager, producer, promoter, publisher and record label executive with a nearly 50 year career.  His clients included Talking Heads, Ramones, Deborah Harry, Eurythmics and Shirley Manson.

Ron Stone

2018 Inductee

Ron Stone is a music manager and musician’s advocate who has influenced legislation on digital music, file sharing and intellectual property distribution rights. His clients have included Bonnie Raitt, Brenda Carlisle and Roy Orbison.